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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, RI

April 9, 2019

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

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

TROOPER DEATH-CRASH

Law enforcement officers from New England and Canada are attending a funeral for a Maine State Police detective who died while assisting a driver. Detective Ben Campbell was injured when a tire dislodged from a logging truck and struck him while he was outside his vehicle Wednesday alongside Interstate 95. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m. With AP Photos.

DAIRY HELP

A federal program to help struggling dairy farmers that was delayed by the government shutdown is expected to be running in June. UPCOMING: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ BRYANT-STUDENT-ATHLETES CHARGED: Police say three student-athletes at Bryant University in Rhode Island have been charged in connection with an alleged assault on campus. SENT.

_ INSULT STABBING-VERDICT: A Rhode Island man who said he acted in self-defense when he fatally stabbed another man who had insulted his girlfriend on social media has been convicted of manslaughter. SENT.

_ MASSACHUSETTS GAMBLING-WYNN: Wynn Resorts has removed its security chief after he acknowledged spying on employees following allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn came to light. SENT.

_ BOSTON POLICE-IMMIGRATION: Boston’s police commissioner says his department is honoring “in letter and in spirit” the city’s Trust Act that prevents police from detaining a person solely on their immigration status. SENT.

_ SCHOOL BULLET HOLES: Police are investigating and parents are upset after a teacher found bullet holes in the walls of a Massachusetts elementary school classroom. SENT.

_ HORSE KILLED: A Massachusetts family is mourning the death of their small horse that officials suspect was killed by a black bear. SENT.

_ FRIENDLY’S RESTAURANTS-CLOSINGS: The Friendly’s ice cream and restaurant chain has closed 23 more restaurants around the Northeast. SENT.

_ GANG MEMBER SENTENCED: A member of the violent MS-13 gang has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the death of a 16-year-old boy killed by gang members because he was suspected of cooperating with law enforcement. SENT.

SPORTS

BLUE JAYS-RED SOX

The struggling Boston Red Sox play host to the Toronto Blue Jays for the opener at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 2 p.m.

_ With: RED SOX-PEDROIA.

RED SOX BANNER

The Boston Red Sox raise their fourth World Series banner since 2004 before the home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. By Jimmy Golen. Developing from 1 p.m. pregame ceremony. UPCOMING: About 600 words, photos

CELTICS-WIZARDS

The Boston Celtics visit the Washington Wizards. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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