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BC-AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory, AK

December 17, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Alaska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Anchorage bureau at 800-770-7549 or at apanchorage@ap.org. News Editor Mark Thiessen can be reached at 907-272-7549 or mthiessen@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Alaska at 8:30 a.m.


The following article was provided to The Associated Press by the nonprofit news outlet Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting:


On the surface, Father James Poole seemed like the cool priest in Nome, Alaska. He founded a Catholic mission radio station that broadcast his Jesuit sermons alongside contemporary pop hits. But behind the radio station’s closed doors, Poole was a serial sexual predator. He abused at least 20 women and girls, according to court documents. But the last chapter in his story reveals a new twist in the Catholic abuse scandal: Poole was sent to live out his retirement years on Gonzaga University’s campus in Spokane, Washington. By Emily Schwing, Aaron Sankin and Michael Corey of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. SENT: 3,660 words, photos.



KENAI _ The Coast Guard is leading cleanup efforts after a fishing vessel sank in a harbor in a Seward, releasing marine diesel and other petroleum products. SENT: 260 words.


FAIRBANKS _ The Nenana Native Association has been awarded a $9.1 million grant to complete a long-awaited bridge project Nenana. SENT: 250 words.


_ SNOWMOBILE FATAL _ A Delta Junction man died in a weekend snowmobile crash.

_ LAFAYETTE-COLLEGE-ONLINE-THREAT _ Federal authorities have arrested a man in Alaska in connection to online threats made in May to an eastern Pennsylvania college.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apanchorage@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. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Alaska and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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