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

February 1, 2019

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 Kiley Armstrong 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

POLICE DISCIPLINE-NYC

NEW YORK _ A panel of criminal justice professionals is ready to announce recommendations for reforming the New York Police Department’s disciplinary process. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 130 words; will be updated to 500 words by 3 p.m. Developing from noon press conference.

WWII SHIP DISASTER-MYSTERY

ALBANY, N.Y. — American Legion officials are calling on New York lawmakers to request the Pentagon exhume the Long Island graves of sailors killed in a World War II ship explosion in an attempt to identify the fallen servicemen. By Chris Carola. SENT: 367 words, photos.

BANGLADESH-BANK HEIST

DHAKA, Bangladesh— Bangladesh’s central bank has filed a lawsuit in a New York court against a Philippine bank, seeking damages and the return of $81 million stolen from its account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2016, an official said Friday. SENT: 520 words, photo.

BBO--HALL OF FAME-RIVERA

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. _ Mariano Rivera, the first player voted unanimously into the Baseball Hall of Fame, soaks in the atmosphere on a tour to prepare for his July induction. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 11 a.m. press availability.

BKN--CELTICS-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ The Boston Celtics visit the New York Knicks. With photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

HKN--LIGHTNING-ISLANDERS

The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the New York Islanders. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ WEATHER-NEW YORK: Northern and western New York are still gripped in bone-chilling cold following a winter storm that has claimed at least three lives.

_ XGR--EARLY VOTING: County officials from around New York are asking Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to approve state funding for early voting now that it’s the law.

_ ACTIVIST DJ KILLED: Two men convicted in the deadly drive-by shooting of a popular disc jockey outside a northeastern Pennsylvania bar have been sentenced to life in prison without the chance for parole.

_ DOUBLE HOMICIDE-CONVICTION: A 45-year-old Binghamton man has been convicted for a second time of killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend.

_ QUEENS-FATAL FIRE: Authorities say a woman was found dead in a fire at a home in Queens.

_ TAXI SURCHARGE: A judge has lifted a temporary restraining order that blocked the state’s congestion surcharges on taxis and other for-hire vehicles in Manhattan.

_ STUCK IN ELEVATOR: Officials say the private elevator that broke down inside a Manhattan townhouse and trapped a housekeeper for three days had a faulty motor.

_ HUNTING ACCIDENTS: State officials say 13 people were injured last year in hunting accidents involving guns. Three of them died.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apnyc@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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