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

November 30, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TODAY’S TOP STORY:

SPORTS BETTING-RHODE ISLAND

Sports betting is coming to a second Rhode Island casino. Twin River Casino announced Friday that sports betting will launch at its Tiverton location Monday. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— RHODE ISLAND BUDGET: A legislative financial adviser says Rhode Island is headed toward a $160 million deficit budget over the next 19 months. SENT.

— ROAD RAGE GUNFIRE: A Rhode Island man who shot at other drivers in two separate highway road rage incidents has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. SENT.

— DRUG HOMICIDES: A Massachusetts man is the first person charged under a new Rhode Island law that allows life sentences for drug dealers who sell drugs that lead to fatal overdose. SENT.

— AARON HERNANDEZ: Newly released jailhouse telephone calls show that the late New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez expected to be released from jail and resume his football career shortly after his arrest on a murder charge. SENT.

— FATAL SHOOTING-PARENTAL RIGHTS: The Rhode Island Supreme Court has again concluded a lower court was correct when it stripped parental rights from a convicted murderer serving two consecutive life sentences. SENT.

— ELECTRONIC MONITORING: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a pair of foundations are funding a suite of projects around the country designed to improve electronic fisheries monitoring. SENT.

SPORTS:

CAVALIERS-CELTICS

The Boston Celtics play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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