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

September 21, 2018

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 at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org. Mark Pratt is on the desk. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. AP Providence Correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270 or mrsmith@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Researchers say they’ve identified a site off the coast of Rhode Island where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world may be located. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project and the Australian National Maritime Museum identified the site in the harbor near Newport, Rhode Island. Archaeologists are meeting in Newport Friday. They describe the site as “promising,” but said it’ll still take a lot more work and money to identify the ship. By Jennifer McDermott. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 2 p.m. Updates on merits after 5 p.m. meeting.


— CAR WASH OWNER-EAR CROPPING: The owner of a Rhode Island car wash has been charged with allowing illegal dog ear cropping surgery at his business. SENT.

— PHONE SCAM-FIREFIGHTERS: A Rhode Island fire department says phone scammers are posing as representatives collecting money for retirees. SENT.



The Boston Red Sox visit the Cleveland Indians a day after securing the AL East title. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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