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

January 11, 2019

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

FIREFIGHTER FUNERAL

NEW YORK _ A funeral is scheduled Friday for a New York City firefighter who fell from a highway bridge while trying to reach a motorist in an overturned car. By Verena Dobnik. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 p.m., photos.

LIMOUSINE CRASH

ALBANY, N.Y. — Some federal employees furloughed under the government shutdown may be recalled to start examining a limousine that crashed in rural upstate New York three months ago, killing 20 people, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. By Mary Esch. SENT: 404 words, photo.

CHILD MARRIAGE-IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON _ Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Some victims of forced marriage, including a woman brought from Pakistan to New York City to marry her cousin at age 13, say the lure of a U.S. passport is partly fueling the petitions. By Colleen Long. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, graphic.

DOG MUSEUM

NEW YORK _ It’s a museum that invites visitors to come! Sit! And stay. The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog opens Feb. 8 in midtown Manhattan, returning to New York after three decades on the outskirts of St. Louis. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 676 words, photos, video.

HKN--SABRES-HURRICANES

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Former Carolina player Jeff Skinner, the NHL’s second-leading goal-scorer, makes his return to Raleigh when the Buffalo Sabres visit the Hurricanes. Carolina traded Skinner in the offseason. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

BKN--PACERS-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ The Indiana Pacers visit the New York Knicks. By Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

BKN--NETS-RAPTORS

TORONTO _ The Brooklyn Nets visit the Toronto Raptors. With photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ DISMEMBERED REMAINS: A central New York man charged with the deaths of his 90-year-old grandmother and their 87-year-old landlord was enrolled at Utica’s Mental Health Court at the time they were killed.

_ FRATERNITY EXPELLED: A judge has upheld the suspensions of several fraternity members at Syracuse University who were captured on video using racial slurs and simulating sexual assault.

_ BOJANGLES SALE: A North Carolina-based chicken-and-biscuits chain is one step closer to having new, New-York based owners.

_ ROCKEFELLER STATE-DONATION: A nearly 350-acre parcel of land has been donated by the late billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller’s estate to the state park reserve at his family’s former property in New York City’s northern suburbs.

_ TUBERCULOSIS CARE SITE: Plans have been approved to turn a building central to Saranac Lake’s historic role in caring for tuberculosis patients into a museum.

_ XGR--FIREARM BACKGROUND CHECKS: Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to extend the background check waiting period for firearm purchase from three days to 10 days.

_ MARIO CUOMO BRIDGE: The planned demolition of the old Tappan Zee Bridge this Saturday has been postponed due to inclement weather.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apnyc@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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