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

December 6, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH

NEW YORK _ More than four years after “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against police brutality in the wake of Eric Garner’s death, the NYPD officer accused of using an illegal chokehold on him faces the first hearing in a discipline trial that’s expected to conclude next year. Garner’s mother is calling for the firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo and others who were involved in Garner’s arrest. By Michael R. Sisak. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m., photos.

BUFFALO BILLION

NEW YORK _ Joe Gerardi, one of the developers convicted on charges related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” economic redevelopment program, faces sentencing. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos; developing from 2 p.m. hearing.

BRANDED WOMEN

NEW YORK _ A hearing is held for leaders of a New York-based self-improvement group accused of branding women and forcing them into unwanted sex. By Tom Hays. Developing; timing uncertain. Photos planned.

CENTRAL PARK DUCK CRAZE

NEW YORK _ It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the quackarazzi. By Verena Dobnik. SENT: 458 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ PATH TRAIN SERVICE: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says its World Trade Center train station will be closed on most weekends from next month through December 2020.

_ COAST GUARD PIONEER-FUNERAL: The first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard and one of the last survivors of a race riot in Oklahoma has been laid to rest with military honors.

_ STATE PARK-HOLIDAY EVENTS: More than 40 holiday events are being held this month at New York state parks and historic sites from Long Island to Buffalo.

_ UNDEAD DEER-HUNTERS CHARGED: Authorities say two men hunting illegally in a rural upstate New York town got a big surprise when the deer they had just shot jumped out of the back of their pickup truck.

_ PRANK CALL-FELONY: Police say a 14-year-old upstate New York boy is facing a felony charge for prank calling a suicide prevention hotline and threatening to shoot people at school.

_ NEWSBOY CHARITY DRIVE: Hundreds of volunteers will hit the streets in central New York to hawk newspapers for charity.

_ SYRACUSE SCHOOLS: State education officials say three low-performing schools in Syracuse may be taken over by an outside receiver after failing to show enough improvement during the past year.

_ FARM BUREAU-DONATED FOOD: New York’s farmers are in the gift-giving mood.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apnyc@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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