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

September 21, 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 Karen Matthews 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

GANG VIOLENCE-LONG ISLAND

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — A funeral will be held Friday for a mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter’s suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13. Evelyn Rodriguez, 50, was struck and killed by an SUV on Sept. 14 after a heated confrontation with the driver over the placement of a memorial to her slain daughter, Kayla Cuevas. Rodriguez and another person were seen standing in the street and yelling at the driver of the SUV before the vehicle sped forward and struck her. SENT: 400 words, photos. Will be updated following funeral, scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m.

TRUMP-LAWYER-INVESTIGATION

WASHIINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer says he is providing “critical information” as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 500 words, photos.

SYRACUSE SHOOTING

SYRACUSE — Police say five people, including an 8-year-old girl, were wounded by gunfire during a memorial service in upstate New York. All are expected to survive. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 10 a.m.

AIR POLLUTION-CRIMINAL CASE

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A federal judge is set to decide the fate of an upstate New York factory that faces shutdown over emissions violations. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Friday in the case of Tonawanda Coke Corporation. The plant north of Buffalo was found guilty this week of violating probation by having emissions that could create a threat to public health. By Carolyn Thompson. SETN: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m.

DAY CARE STABBINGS

NEW YORK — Police say five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in New York City. The victims were hospitalized in stable condition. Authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4 a.m. Friday at a home in Queens. SENT: 145 words, UPCOMING: 300 words by 11 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

— DROVE ACROSS RUNWAYS: Authorities say a New York woman who breached security at New Jersey airport and drove her car across two runways has been charged with criminal trespass and other counts.

— STUDENT STABBED: New York City police say a student was stabbed during a robbery outside a Bronx high school.

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