Good evening. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

Sarah Betancourt is on the desk. New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or

For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



Massachusetts officials are rolling out a new campaign to discourage impaired driving before the first recreational marijuana stores begin opening in coming weeks. By Bob Salsberg. Upcoming 3 pm. With photos.



Boston's new top cop says creating a more diverse police force will require help from the community to dispel entrenched stereotypes and negative perceptions about law enforcement. William Gross told The Associated Press on Tuesday that potential candidates are sometimes discouraged from becoming officers by the same people who complain the police force isn't diverse enough. At the same time, Gross said officers to get out and talk to community members to help change those views. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 430 words with photos.


Jails and prisons are coming around to the idea of providing inmates with methadone and other addiction treatment medications. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 960 words, photos, video.


Incumbent Democratic congressman Michael Capuano and primary challenger Ayanna Pressley — whom many have likened to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York — debate less than a month from Massachusetts' state primary. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 589 words with photos.


Margaret Heckler, an eight-term Republican congresswoman from Massachusetts, secretary of Health and Human Services under President Ronald Reagan, and U.S. ambassador to Ireland, has died. Her family says she died Monday of cardiac arrest at an Arlington, Virginia, hospital. She was 87. SENT. With photos.


— PORN CHARGES-GRAND JURY: A Massachusetts man has been indicted on charges that he secretly took photos and videos of underage, unsuspecting female victims. SENT.

— BODY FOUND-QUARRY: The body of a missing teen has been found in the water of a Massachusetts quarry. SENT.

— HEROIN DISTRUTION CHARGE: A Massachusetts man has been arrested on drug charges. SENT.

—GREYHOUND RESCUE: A Massachusetts organization that finds homes for retired racing greyhounds has agreed to bar its founder from holding any roles in the organization after she was found not guilty of an animal cruelty charge. SENT.

— CHILD RAPIST RELEASE: A 70-year-old convicted child rapist from Massachusetts charged with new offenses that allegedly occurred in prison just before his scheduled release will go to trial in December. SENT.

— GENERAL ELECTRIC LAYOFFS: General Electric says it's laying off 200 hourly workers at its upstate New York plant that produces steam turbines for the company's power unit.SENT.

— CAR OVER GUARDRAIL: Police in Massachusetts say a 41-year-old man died in a crash that sent his car over a guard rail into a wooded area. SENT.

— BOWEL MOVEMENT WARRANT: Police in Massachusetts have sought a search warrant for the bowel movements of a man suspected of swallowing heroin they think he intended to sell. SENT.

— MASSACHUSETTS TOLLS-LEPAGE: Maine Gov. Paul LePage says Massachusetts authorities are using "shakedown" tactics to collect tolls. SENT.

— TEEN ENTICEMENT CHARGES: A Massachusetts man is facing charges for allegedly luring two girls to a tent in the woods, plying them with alcohol, and discussing sex acts. SENT.

— FATAL CRASH-VICTIM NAMED: Authorities have released the name of the driver who died in a two-car crash in Springfield last weekend. SENT.

— INVASIVE BEETLE: Authorities in Maine and elsewhere in the country are asking residents to be on the lookout for the destructive Asian longhorned beetle this month. SENT.



— Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is scheduled to come off the 10-day disabled list and start against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. SENT.


The red hot Boston Red Sox, following a day off after a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees, visit the Toronto Blue Jays. Game starts at 7 p.m.

If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at or 877-836-9477.