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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Advisory, RI

December 18, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

_ POST OFFICE_IRAQ CASUALTY: President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law renaming a post office in a small Rhode Island community after a local native who died in Iraq.

_ REPEAT DRUNK DRIVER: A Wisconsin man with 16 drunken driving convictions in three states including Massachusetts is headed to prison.

_ OFFICER DEATH: A judge has sentenced a teen to prison for his role in a crash in New Hampshire that killed an off-duty Massachusetts police officer.

SPORTS

BKC--ALBANY-PROVIDENCE

Albany plays Providence at Dunkin’ Donuts Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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