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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

June 12, 2018

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.

Mark Pratt is on the desk followed by Steve LeBlanc. 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.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



A century and a half before the #MeToo movement gave women a bold new collective voice, Louisa May Alcott was lending them her own. “Little Women” has inspired major motion pictures — and millions of girls — since it was published in 1868. Don’t write it off: Alcott’s transcendent and, it turns out, timeless novel is finding new audiences as American women of all ages confront sexual misconduct, misogyny and pay inequity. By Sarah Betancourt. SENT: 770 words, photos.


— DRIVE-BY SHOOTING: Police have arrested a second man in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting in Brockton last week that authorities say stemmed from an ongoing dispute between two groups. SENT: 130 words.

— HOUSE FIRE FATALITY: Authorities say a woman has died in a house fire in western Massachusetts. The blaze in Leyden was reported at about 2 p.m. Monday. SENT: 120 words.

— STATE AGENCY SCAMMED: A Massachusetts auditor says an official at a state agency mistakenly wired more than $93,000 in public money to a scammer’s bank account. SENT: 130 words.

— LARGEST PAPER AIRPLANE: Residents of Fitchburg are hoping to break the world record for largest paper airplane. SENT: 130 words.



Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez seeks to win his fifth straight start for the Boston Red Sox against the Baltimore Orioles, who have dropped five in a row. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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