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

February 15, 2019

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 reporter Jennifer McDermott at 401-274-2270, or jmcdermott@ap.org and approvidence@ap.org.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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



Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld speaks at New Hampshire’s “Politics and Eggs” event, a popular stop for potential presidential candidates. UPCOMING: 500 words by 11 a.m.


What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. And proposing a sweeping Green New Deal that calls for an “economic transformation” to combat climate change. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.


_ CITY HALL SECURITY: Providence officials are considering boosting security at City Hall, including adding metal detectors and closing some entrances to the public. SENT.

_ MUSLIM WOMAN ASSAULTED: A Massachusetts man has been convicted of yelling slurs and attacking a Muslim woman who was on her way to prayer services during Ramadan. SENT.

_ METH DISTRIBUTION-SENTENCING: A Massachusetts man who shipped large quantities of methamphetamine through the mail has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.



The Anaheim Ducks look to go 2-0 under Bob Murray when they host the Boston Bruins, who have won three straight. By Dan Greenspan. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. EST.


Brown at Cornell, 7 p.m.


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