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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Advisory, RI

April 11, 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 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

BOSTON MARATHON-THE FIXX FACTOR

Thirty-five years after acclaimed author Jim Fixx died of a massive heart attack while running, experts are urging would-be marathoners to talk with their doctors before hitting the road. For longtime Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray, it’s personal: He’s recovering from open-heart triple bypass surgery. “Being fit and being healthy aren’t the same things,” he cautions. By William J. Kole. SENT: 950 words, photos, video.

HYDROPOWER TRANSMISSION

The Maine Public Utilities Commission begins deliberations on a proposal for a 145-mile power line across western Maine. By David Sharp. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ OFFICER EXONERATED: A Providence police officer who had been placed on leave during an investigation into his possible involvement in a tire and rim theft ring has been cleared of wrongdoing. SENT.

_ RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: The federal government is going to continue using a protected zone to try to help endangered whales travel safely until at least late April. SENT.

SPORTS

MAPLE LEAFS-BRUINS

The Bruins open their first-round playoff series against the Maple Leafs, a year after Boston eliminated Toronto in seven games. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BLUE JAYS-RED SOX

The Toronto Blue Jays plays the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

FROZEN FOUR

Providence vs. Minnesota-Duluth, 5 p.m.

Massachusetts vs. Denver, 8:30 p.m.

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