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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

August 6, 2018

Good morning. 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.

Mark Pratt is on the desk followed by Sarah Betancourt. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



William Gross will become Boston’s first black police commissioner when he’s sworn in Monday at a Baptist church in the city’s Mattapan neighborhood. Gross has served as the second-in-command under William Evans, who’s leaving the department for a job at Boston College. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 300 words following ceremony.


— DEAD WHALE: A minke whale that appeared to be in distress as it swam off the coast of Massachusetts has died. SENT: 120 words.

— FEDERAL BENEFITS THEFT: A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $300,000 in federal Social Security and veterans’ benefits to which she was not entitled. SENT: 130 words.

— CAR OVER GUARDRAIL: One person is dead after a late-night car crash in Topsfield. The Topsfield Fire Department says crews responded to Haverhill Road at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. SENT: 100 words.

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 apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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