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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 6 pm, RI

August 6, 2018

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.

Sarah Betancourt is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 was sworn in Monday as Boston’s first black police commissioner, pledging to create a more inclusive and diverse department and prioritize officer well-being. Calling it a historic occasion, Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh administered the oath of office to Gross in front of a standing-room only crowd of about 900 people at the Morning Star Baptist Church. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 340 words with photos and video.


— CASINO CLOSURE: Officials have announced the closing date of a Rhode Island casino. SENT: 90 words.

— MISSING PILOT-VIETNAM: A U.S. Air Force pilot from Rhode Island who went missing during a mission over North Vietnam in 1965 has been accounted for. SENT.

— BOARDING SCHOOL ABUSE: Lawyers for a psychologist who once served at a prominent New England boarding school are seeking to dismiss complaints that he did not report allegations that students were being sexually abused. SENT.

— NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL: Crowds battled the elements for a variety of performances at this year’s Newport Jazz Festival. SENT.

— GAS PRICES-RHODE ISLAND: The price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island is down this week. SENT.

— HOUSE FIRE: Fire officials in Providence are investigating a blaze that damaged a three-story home and displaced 18 adult residents. SENT: 100 words.



A 5-year-old English bulldog that belonged to New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo and has been missing since June has been found dead inside the home of its trainer. The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the dog named Knox died in the custody of a trainer. The animal welfare group says the trainer is being charged by the Cranston Police Department with one count of obstruction and could faces charges of animal cruelty. Mayo lashed out on Instagram. SENT: 270 words.


A look at a few bullpens to watch down the stretch — after a trade deadline in which so many teams tried to add relief pitching help. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. SENT: 600 words, photos.


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