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

October 9, 2018

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 at 401-274-2270, or 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. AP Providence Correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270 or mrsmith@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

BUS DRIVER STRIKE

Bus drivers who are on strike and the private company overseeing school bus operations in Providence are meeting with a federal mediator Tuesday. The strike is affecting more than 9,000 Rhode Island students. UPCOMING: 130 words following 12:30 p.m. meeting with mediator, more on merits.

ELECTION 2018-MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR

Incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and his Democratic challenger, Jay Gonzalez, are preparing to square off in their first debate of the fall campaign. The one-hour debate is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the WBZ-TV studios in Boston. Baker and Gonzalez are slated to hold two additional debates prior to the Nov. 6 election. By Steve LeBlanc. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates from debate starting at 8 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— VETERAN-BRACELETS: A U.S. Army veteran and Rhode Island resident is helping other veterans in need by selling unique bracelets based on his time in the military. SENT.

— BOAT CRASH: A Massachusetts police chief is calling the rescue of a five people thrown into the water after their boat hit a buoy “miraculous.” SENT.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-YANKEES

Rick Porcello takes the mound for the Boston Red Sox in game 4 of the AL Divisional Series, against the New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia. Game starts at 8 p.m.

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