AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA
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 followed by Dave Collins. New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or email@example.com. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
SAFE INJECTION SITES
As communities debate trying to stem overdose deaths by allowing safe havens for people to take heroin and other narcotics, places like a needle exchange program in New York City are quietly providing a model of sorts: bathrooms monitored by intercom, so someone can intervene to stop an overdose. Officially, they aren’t the more full-fledged and controversial facilities — often called safe injection sites — that cities including New York are seeking to open and that already operate overseas. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1,200 words with photos, video.
— BOSTON DRUG BUST: Police have seized about $200,000 worth of suspected heroin and cocaine and $60,000 in cash as part of a massive drug sweep in Massachusetts. SENT: 110 words.
— SHOT ANSWERING DOOR: One of three Delaware men charged in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts teen on the doorstep of his own home has been held without bail. SENT: 130 words.
— ATM THEFTS: A man who pleaded guilty to helping steal several ATMs in the Berkshires has been sentenced to up to four years in prison. SENT: 130 WORDS.
— BUS BYPASSES BLACK PASSENGER: A Massachusetts bus driver has been fired for telling a would-be passenger that he wasn’t picked up because he’s black. SENT: 130 words.
BLUE JAYS-RED SOX
The surging Boston Red Sox face the Toronto Blue Jays. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
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