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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

February 22, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to AP Providence reporter Jennifer McDermott at 401-274-2270, or jmcdermott@ap.org and approvidence@ap.org.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

OBIT-WWII KISSING SAILOR PHOTO

A funeral is held in Rhode Island for the sailor photographed kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II. UPCOMING: Story, photos expected by 1 p.m.

WHITEY BULGER-LETTERS

Letters written by James “Whitey” Bulger that provide a glimpse inside the Boston crime boss’ life behind bars are being auctioned off. UPCOMING: 750 words by noon.

ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN

New Hampshire’s Democratic Party says Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be the keynote speaker at an annual dinner on Feb. 22 in Manchester. UPCOMING: Story to move by 2 p.m., with updates, photos.

RENEWABLE ENERGY-MASSACHUSETTS

Democratic Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo unveils plans to address climate resiliency and renewable energy. Story on merits.

IN BRIEF:

_ BOSTON OFFICER WOUNDED: Police say a Boston police officer has been wounded during an exchange of fire with a motorist during a traffic stop in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood. SENT.

_ ABLOW-MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Two more patients of Dr. Keith Ablow have filed lawsuits against the renowned Massachusetts psychiatrist alleging he pressured them into sexual relationships. SENT.

_ EX-AUDITOR-SENTENCE: A federal judge has reduced the prison sentence for a former county official in Cleveland who pleaded guilty to bribery in a public corruption investigation. Frank Russo is now at a medical facility in Devens, Massachusetts. SENT.

SPORTS:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Harvard at Brown, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

Davidson at Rhode Island, 9 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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