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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 6 pm, MA

December 4, 2018

Good evening. 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

CONGRESS-ALTERNATIVE ORIENTATION

Students at Harvard University are hosting an alternative “people’s orientation” for new members of Congress. UPCOMING: Story expected to move by 6 p.m.

GEORGE HW BUSH-RACE

George H.W. Bush got elected president after a campaign marked by the infamous Willie Horton ad, about a black murderer who raped a white woman while on a weekend furlough from prison. To many black Americans, the Willie Horton ad is an indelible stain on his reputation. The TV spot about the Massachusetts inmate was produced by Bush supporters during his 1988 presidential campaign against Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. It was widely condemned as racist and is regarded three decades later as one of the most extreme attack ads in modern political history. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

FILM-BRIAN TYREE HENRY

When Brian Tyree Henry filmed his scenes in “If Beale Street Could Talk,” he wept. When he saw the finished film, he wept again. In Barry Jenkin’s lyrical adaptation of James Baldwin’s celebrated novel, Henry plays Daniel Carty, the just-out-of-jail friend of Fonny (Stephan James). SENT: 1,050 words, photos, video

IN BRIEF:

— NATIONAL GRID -LOCKOUT: Massachusetts House lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a separate benefit program for workers locked out during collective bargaining negotiations. SENT.

— SUSPICIOUS FIRES-DEATH: Authorities say one person has been found dead at a central Massachusetts property where several fires were reported. SENT.

— BODY ON HIGHWAY: Police say a 23-year-old man has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in connection with the discovery of his friend’s body on the Massachusetts Turnpike over the summer. SENT.

— CHILD KILLED: Police in Massachusetts have released the name of the 7-year-old boy struck and killed by a piece of heavy equipment last weekend. SENT.

— HOME INVASION-POLICE SHOOTING: Police say three people have been arrested following a home invasion in Massachusetts, including one who was shot by police. SENT.

— DOG KILLED: Police say a Massachusetts man shot and killed a pit bull in his home after it clamped down on his arm and refused to let go. SENT.

— FAMILY HAMMER ATTACK: A Massachusetts man is charged with attacking his family with a hammer, leaving a brother dead and his mother seriously injured. SENT.

— MENORAH TOPPLED: Police in Massachusetts are investigating a toppled menorah as a possible hate crime. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-PANTHERS

The Boston Bruins visit the Florida Panthers. Game starts at 7 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Northeastern at Syracuse, 7 p.m.

UMass-Lowell at Boston U., 7 p.m.

Holy Cross at UMass, 7 p.m.

Providence at Boston College, 7 p.m.

AP ALL ACC

No. 2 Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday. The four-time defending league champions placed 11 players on the two teams as selected by a panel of 14 sports writers who cover the conference. SENT.

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