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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

October 4, 2018

Good morning. 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 AP Providence at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org. Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. AP Providence Correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270 or mrsmith@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Eastern.

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

TOP STORIES:

RHODE ISLAND GOVERNOR

Independent Joe Trillo says he’s making a major announcement that will change this year’s governor’s race. The former state lawmaker was Trump’s state campaign chairman before he announced his campaign for governor. He could act as a spoiler in November. UPCOMING: 130 words following noon event, more on merits.

MISSING BOATERS

A Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money is scheduled to be back in an New Hampshire court.

TEXTING SUICIDE

Lawyers for a Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself will urge the state’s highest court Thursday to toss her involuntary manslaughter conviction. Michelle Carter was convicted last year in the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy, who Carter had urged to “get back in” his truck as it was filling with carbon monoxide. By Alanna Durkin Richer. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 a.m.; 500 words by 4 p.m., photo planned.

IN BRIEF:

— SCHOOL WALKOUT: More than 100 students at a Rhode Island high school staged a walkout to protest deteriorated conditions at the school and to underscore the need for a new building. SENT.

SPORTS:

YANKEES-RED SOX PREVIEW

Fans have been waiting for another one of these rumbles: baseball’s most-bitter rivals set to tangle again, this time as 100-win heavyweights in the playoffs. Munson vs. Fisk, Pedro vs. Popeye, A-Rod vs. Varitek, and earlier this year Brock Holt vs. Tyler Austin. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees back at each other in the postseason for the first time in 14 years. SENT: 880 words, photos.

COLTS-PATRIOTS

The New England Patriots simply don’t lose to the Indianapolis Colts, particularly at home. The Patriots have won the last seven meetings and haven’t fallen to Indy at Gillette Stadium since 2006. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. Game begins 8:20 p.m.

BRUINS-SABRES

The Boston Bruins visit the Buffalo Sabres. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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