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

February 6, 2019

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 reporter Jennifer McDermott at 401-274-2270, or jmcdermott@ap.org and 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.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

EARNS-BOSTON SCIENTIFIC

Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $386 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. SENT: 200 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ TRASH BARREL BODY: Police have made an arrest in the 2013 killing of a 66-year-old Rhode Island man whose body was found stuffed in a trash barrel at a park. SENT.

_ PROVIDENCE-STATE AID: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s budget proposal could leave Providence with a $4 million hole in its current budget if it is approved by lawmakers later this year. SENT.

_ MASSACHUSETTS-ADVANCED PLACEMENT: Students in Massachusetts are the nation’s leaders on Advanced Placement exams for the third year in a row. SENT.

_ OFFICER-EXCESSIVE FORCE: A former Massachusetts police officer has been found guilty by a federal jury of using unreasonable force during a 2017 arrest and then falsifying his report of the incident. SENT.

_ FAKE WORKER SCAM: Police in Massachusetts say a man posing as a water department employee tried to get inside the home of an elderly man in Plainville over the weekend. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-RANGERS

The Boston Bruins visit the New York Rangers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Georgetown at Providence, 7:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

Rhode Island at Davidson, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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