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

January 7, 2019

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 reporter Jennifer McDermott at 401-274-2270, or jmcdermott@ap.org and 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.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



Actor Kevin Spacey is being arraigned on the resort island of Nantucket on charges he groped the 18-year-old son of a Boston TV anchor in 2016. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 300 words, photo. UPCOMING: Updates from 11 a.m. hearing, then 600 words by 3 p.m., fresh photos, video.


_ CAR ON TRACKS: Police say the driver of a car that crashed on the train tracks in Providence has died. SENT.

_ BOSTON MARATHON-SURVIVOR STRUCK: A woman who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 is in the hospital after being struck by a car. SENT.

_ BOSTON MAYOR-HOUSING BILLS: Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is unveiling a legislative package he says will improve housing security. SENT.

_ BOY SAVES GRANDFATHER: A 9-year-old boy is being credited for jumping into action as his grandfather was suffering a life-threatening medical emergency in Massachusetts. SENT.



The Brooklyn Nets visit the Boston Celtics. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


The Los Angeles Chargers got their first postseason win in five years by beating the youngest QB to start a playoff game. Their next challenge is having to go on the road and beat the most experienced postseason QB of them all. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos.


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