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AP-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

October 11, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Kiley Armstrong at 212-621-1670.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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


NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein is set to appear before a New York judge on Thursday as his lawyers try to get charges dismissed in his criminal case. Judge James Burke is expected to issue rulings Thursday on defense motions seeking to dismiss some or all of a six-count indictment accusing Weinstein of rape and sexual assault. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 491 words. Will be updated. With photos, video.




NEW YORK — Lawyers for indicted U.S. Rep. Chris Collins are expected in court for a pretrial conference in the insider trading case that has complicated his re-election campaign. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 300 words developing from 2:30 p.m. court session.


NEW YORK — Billy McFarland, the promotor behind 2017′s botched Fyre Festival, is scheduled to be sentenced after pleaded guilty to fraud twice, once for bilking investors of more than $26 million in connection with the failed music festival and a second time for cheating people with a sham ticket scheme. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.


NEW YORK — Testimony continues in the trial of three men accused of conspiring to funnel money to the families of top college basketball recruits. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: Story on merits developing from day’s testimony.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Joe Namath will be in the building Sunday, and so will the rest of the only Super Bowl-winning Jets team. It’s the 50th year anniversary of that squad, and rookie quarterback Sam Darnold will take on the Indianapolis Colts — the same franchise that was stunned by New York in that historic game — looking for the first winning streak of his young NFL career. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Isaiah Crowell had the game of a lifetime last Sunday, running for a New York Jets-record 219 yards. He was named the AFC’s offensive player of the week, and Crowell is looking to build off his big performance. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 7 p.m.


WEST POINT, N.Y. — A year ago quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. knew he wasn’t going to see much playing time under center for Army because starter Ahmad Bradshaw was having a stellar senior season for the Black Knights. Now, Hopkins is the lead man and has the demeanor he needs. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.


NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers try again to get their first win as they host the San Jose Sharks. Game time 7 p.m.


— AUCTION-YOUR SONG: An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook.”

— RUNAWAY ALPACA: Traffic in Brooklyn was briefly held up by an alpaca that escaped his handlers and strolled down the borough’s streets.

— RAPPER INDICTED-FABOLOUS: A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted rapper Fabolous on counts of domestic violence and making terroristic threats.

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