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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

January 18, 2019

Good morning. 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.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

IN BRIEF:

_ MASSACHUSETTS RUNNER SLAIN: A man charged with killing a Google employee from New York who went missing while out for a run in Massachusetts is getting a new lawyer. SENT.

_ RESORT SUED: A luxury Massachusetts resort has been sued by a woman with a nut allergy who landed in the hospital after being served a veggie burger containing cashews. SENT.

_ WINTER STORM-AMTRAK: Amtrak is modifying service in the Northeast and Midwest because of winter storms moving through the region. SENT.

SPORTS

GRIZZLIES-CELTICS

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

PATRIOTS

The New England Patriots prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC title game. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

PATRIOTS-CHIEFS PREVIEW

It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Kansas City Chiefs’ bandwagon, enthralled by their record-setting young quarterback and exciting offensive playmakers. Then again, maybe they’re just fans of anybody facing New England. The Patriots have dominated the AFC for more than a decade, and the up-and-coming Chiefs view their championship game Sunday as an opportunity to pass the baton. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos for weekend use.

ON FOOTBALL-SEEDINGS

From the first day of training camp in August until deep into the NFL schedule, you hear it. Doesn’t matter what city a team represents or who is coaching and playing for it, the bromide is the same. Win the division. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. For weekend use: 800 words, photos.

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