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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 6 pm, RI

November 9, 2018

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

AP Providence reporter Jennifer McDermott can be reached at 401-274-2270 or jmcdermott@ap.org

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



The lobster industry is getting ready for a major bait shortage next year due to deep cuts in the herring fishery. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.



A memorial honoring fallen soldiers from the U.S. and Britain is being dedicated this month, and the venue couldn’t be more ironic: Boston’s historic Old North Church, where the American Revolution pitting rebellious colonists against English troops basically began. “It’s the one place in Boston where you wouldn’t expect this to happen,” a British organizer says. By William J. Kole. SENT: 610 words, photos.


— DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT: A Rhode Island lawmaker has filed a lawsuit against the city of Providence, claiming she was punished when she addressed suspected discrimination against a Hispanic co-worker. SENT.

— SKYSCRAPER PROJECT: Officials in Providence are supporting a zoning change that would allow a proposed 46-story skyscraper. SENT.

— NEWPORT RENTALS: Newport plans to review a list of recommendations for short-term rental programs issued by a task force that studied the city’s housing market. SENT.

— PROVIDENCE TEACHERS CONTRACT: The Providence Teachers Union has reached a tentative contract agreement with the city that includes pay raises and more professional development.

— MENTAL HEALTH HELP CENTER: Rhode Island is getting its first triage and call center for mental health and substance abuse disorders. SENT.

— HIGHWAY SHOOTING: Rhode Island State Police have retrofitted cruisers with partitions a year after a man stole a police vehicle and set off a chain of events that lead to a fatal shooting on Interstate 95. SENT.

— MOTORCYCLE GANGS: A grand jury has indicted 41 of the 61 people arrested in the spring following a state police investigation into alleged drug and gun dealing by a motorcycle gang. SENT.



The Boston Celtics visit the Utah Jazz. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. ET


The Boston Bruins say goaltender Tuukka Rask has been granted a leave of absence from the team for a personal matter. SENT: 140 words, photos.


Brown at LIU Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Providence vs. Wichita St. at Annapolis, Md., 6 p.m.


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