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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 1:30 pm, MA

November 9, 2018

Good afternoon. 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



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.


— CYCLIST KILLED: State police say a bicyclist has been struck and killed by a dump truck near the Museum of Science in Boston. SENT.

— RACIST FLYERS: The University of Massachusetts says flyers from a white nationalist hate group have again appeared on its Amherst campus as part of an attempt to recruit college men. SENT.

— HIGH SCHOOL HAZING INVESTIGATION: A Massachusetts high school has prematurely ended its football season in response to hazing allegations. SENT.

— SEA TURTLE STRANDINGS: Scientists say New England has seen an unusually early start to the sea turtle stranding season this year, with more than 40 turtles washing up on Massachusetts beaches. SENT.

— HOSPITAL PILL THEFT: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says it is looking into the theft of nearly 18,000 pills from a hospital and its satellite locations. SENT.

— JFK LIBRARY-NEW LEADER: A former Obama administration appointee who previously led Harvard Business School’s Global Leadership Institute will be the next leader of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. SENT.

— PARKING LOT SHOOTING: A Pittsfield man has pleaded guilty to his role in the shooting death of another man during a drug deal in the parking lot of a supermarket. SENT.



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


The best Boston College team in a decade is standing in the way of No. 2 Clemson’s fourth straight trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 830 words, photos.


Vermont at Boston U., 7 p.m.

New Hampshire at UMass, 7 p.m.

Northeastern at Harvard, 7 p.m.


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