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AP-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

July 30, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Kiley Armstrong at 212-621-1670.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The National Comedy Center opening in August is part museum, part hall of fame and part video arcade, letting visitors move through displays of comedic artifacts to more than 50 immersive exhibits. The nonprofit center in Jamestown, New York, was inspired by the town’s biggest hero, Lucille Ball, who envisioned a place where comedy would be celebrated as an art form. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 753 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Madonna is celebrating her upcoming 60th birthday with a fundraiser for orphans and children in Malawi. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 217 words, photo.


— GORGE FALL-DEATH: Authorities say a man hiking in western New York’s Zoar Valley slipped and fell 70 feet to his death over the weekend.

— FESTIVAL ARRESTS: Police in Rochester say 20 people have been arrested after the city’s annual Puerto Rican Festival ended.

— ADIRONDACK WATERFALLS-DROWNING: State police say a 43-year-old western New York man has drowned while swimming at a waterfall in the Adirondack Mountains.

— CRASH-DRIVER KILLED: Police have identified the driver who was killed in a one-vehicle crash on a road near Syracuse.

— SHOOTING-SYRACUSE: Police in upstate New York say a man has died after he was shot on a city street.

— LEMONADE STAND FLAP: New York’s state Department of Health has apologized to a 7-year-old while investigating why a woman who appeared to be one of its inspectors shut down his lemonade stand.

— WILD TURKEY SURVEY: A “citizen science” survey for wild turkeys is getting underway in New York state, and the Department of Environmental Conservation is asking residents to help out.

— BRONYCON ENDING: The organizers of a convention dedicated to “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” say next year will be their last, citing declining fandom activity among “bronies.”

— PLANE-BLOWN TIRE: A cargo plane made an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport because of a blown-out tire.

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