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

August 22, 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 AP Providence at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org.

Phil Marcelo is on the desk until 8 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. —Rhode Island’s governor and Pawtucket’s mayor say it would’ve been irresponsible to offer the Pawtucket Red Sox a deal similar to the one Worcester made. By JENNIFER McDERMOTT. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: about 300 by 3 p.m.


BOSTON — Before there was Forrest Gump, there was Dave McGillivray. On Thursday, the race director of the Boston Marathon will dash into Boston’s Fenway Park, re-enacting the last leg of his 1978 across America run to raise money for a cancer cure. Hundreds of people have done it since, but McGillivray was one of the first. By William J. Kole. SENT: 565 words, photo.


— CLERGY ABUSE-RHODE ISLAND BISHOP: Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic bishop says while he was “aware of incidents of sexual abuse” reported to church officials while working in Pennsylvania it wasn’t his job to deal with them.

— RHODE ISLAND-LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: Two board members at a public charter network in Rhode Island have donated $75,000 to Dan McKee’s Democratic primary campaign for lieutenant governor.

— TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN-STATES: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says a move by President Donald Trump’s administration to prop up the declining coal industry puts people’s health and the environment at risk.

— RHODE ISLAND BUDGET: Rhode Island’s state budget officer says the state is facing a budget deficit of $158 million beginning in July of next year.

— HERRING FISHING CUTBACK: The federal government is cutting back the East Coast herring fishery by millions of pounds because of concerns about the status of the important little fish’s population.

— CITY HALL BREAK-IN: Providence police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who broke into City Hall and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of electronic equipment. SENT.

— ABANDONED DOG: Authorities in Rhode Island are searching for the person who abandoned a dog with a large tumor. SENT.



The Cleveland Indians visit the Boston Red Sox. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


Li Na, Goran Ivanisevic, Conchita Martinez and Mary Pierce are among eight Grand Slam title winners who are candidates for the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. Jonas Bjorkman, Sergi Bruguera, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Thomas Muster are also on the slate for the Hall’s first election that includes a fan vote. By HOWARD FENDRICH. AP Tennis Writer. SENT: 600 words, photos.


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