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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

September 25, 2018

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES

FISHING VESSEL DEATH

A member of a fishing boat crew attacked his fellow crew members at sea with a knife and a hammer, killing one of them, federal prosecutors said. Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, was charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the attack Sunday on the Virginia-based fishing vessel Captain Billy Haver while it was underway about 55 miles off Nantucket, Massachusetts, the U.S. attorney’s office for Boston said in a statement. Vazquez will appear in federal court in Boston at a time to be determined. He assaulted another crew member with a knife in one hand and a hammer in the other, authorities said. SENT: 230 words. UPCOMING: Updates on merits

BILL COSBY

A judge is expected to decide whether to send 81-year-old Bill Cosby to prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. By Maryclaire Dale and Michael Sisak. SENT: 700 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates from 9 a.m. hearing, then 800 words by 6 p.m., photos, video.

HERRING FISHING

Federal fishing managers are considering a host of potentially major changes to the fishery for herring. Harvesting the small, schooling fish is a major industry on the East Coast. Federal regulators say a recent assessment of the stock shows the fish in decline. Herring are bait for the lobster and tuna industries, and the fish is key in the marine ecosystem as food for whales and seals. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: Updates expected mid-afternoon, then 500 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF

— DEATH INVESTIGATION-DAY CARE: Massachusetts education officials have closed a day care following the death of an infant. SENT

SPORTS

ORIOLES-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox play host to the Baltimore Orioles. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

BRUINS PREVIEW

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins are hoping to win the Stanley Cup once more with the core that won it all in 2011, including defenseman Zdeno Chara, who will turn 42 this season. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

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