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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, RI

September 24, 2018

Good afternoon. 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.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung discusses school safety and construction in just his second news conference since announcing his run for governor last year. By Michelle R. Smith. UPCOMING: 500 words following 4:30 p.m. news conference.


A man accused of threatening to kill journalists from The Boston Globe is appearing in court in Massachusetts. Robert Chain is scheduled for an initial appearance in Boston’s federal court on Monday. He was arrested at his home in California after authorities say he called in death threats to the newspaper’s over what he called “treasonous” attacks on President Donald Trump. UPCOMING: 130 words by 4 p.m. more on merits.


A former Roman Catholic priest who sexually abused a 9-year-old boy at a Maine church in the 1990s is going back to prison after pleading guilty on Monday. James Talbot, 80, pleaded guilty to gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact under a plea agreement. He will serve three years in prison. Talbot spent six years in prison for a sexual abuse conviction in Massachusetts. SENT: 360 words.


— OFFICER SHOT-BOSTON: Two men charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a Boston police officer, including one from Rhode Island, have been held without bail pending a hearing to determine whether they are a danger to society. SENT.

— FATAL SHOOTING-PROVIDENCE: Police say the 19-year-old Newport man shot and killed in a Providence parking lot over the weekend was not the intended target. SENT

— MOTORCYCLIST SHOT: Police in Rhode Island say a 28-year-old man riding a motorcycle has been seriously injured in a shooting. SENT.

— DAM REPAIRS: Rhode Island officials say repairs to the failing Wyoming Dam are expected to be completed by next summer. SENT.



The Boston Red Sox play host to the Baltimore Orioles. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


In back-to-back weeks, the Patriots have had weaknesses exposed on both sides of the ball. It’s resulted in them losing two of their first three games for the first time since 2012. They must figure things out in a hurry as they prepare to open their division schedule against 3-0 Miami. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 500 words by 7 p.m. EDT, photos.


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