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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

March 5, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

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

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


_ SUSPECT SOUGHT: Police in Massachusetts are looking for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Randolph who is considered “armed and dangerous.” SENT.

_UMASS-ONLINE COLLEGE: The president of the University of Massachusetts system says administration officials plan to create an online college for adult learners. SENT.

_ MAINE PRISONS-MENTAL ILLNESS: Maine’s corrections agency is working with a Massachusetts hospital to address mental health, stress and trauma impacting staffers and inmates. SENT.



The Carolina Hurricanes visit the Boston Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


The Golden State Warriors try for their third straight victory against Boston when the Celtics visit Oracle Arena for the final time. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 10:30 p.m. ET.


UMass-Lowell at Vermont, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

Holy Cross at Lafayette, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

Loyola (Md.) at Boston U., 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

North Carolina at Boston College, 8 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit.


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