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BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

January 5, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Karen Matthews at 212-621-1670.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-NATIONAL PARKS

Nonprofits, businesses and state governments including New York’s are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers. By Brady McCombs and John Flesher. SENT: 1,160 words, photos, video.

CAPITOL WATCH

ALBANY, N.Y. _ In New York government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is turning to Tesla for advice on how to upgrade New York City’s subways. The Democrat says his administration wanted to ask about a new technology known as ultra-wideband sensors, which would automatically slow or stop a subway car if dangerous obstacles are detected. Cuomo says the technology isn’t yet available for transit vehicles, but that it’s important to keep up with advancements to ensure the subway system has the latest technology. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 400 words by 11 a.m.

FILM CRITICS-AWARDS

NEW YORK _ The National Society of Film Critics will announce its awards including best picture of 2018. UPCOMING: 250 words by 6 p.m.

HKN-ISLANDERS-BLUES

ST. LOUIS _ The New York Islanders visit the St. Louis Blues. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

HKN-SABRES-BRUINS

BOSTON _ The Buffalo Sabres visit the Boston Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC-SYRACUSE-NOTRE DAME

SOUTH BEND, Ind. _ Syracuse plays Notre Dame at Purcell Pavilion. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit. Game starts at noon.

BKC-ST. JOHN’S GEORGETOWN

WASHINGTON _ St. John’s plays Georgetown at Capital One Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC-NEW HAMPSHIRE-BINGHAMTON

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. _ New Hampshire plays Binghamton at Binghamton University Events Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC-ST. FRANCIS-WAGNER

NEW YORK _ St. Francis (BKN) plays Wagner at Spiro Sports Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC-QUINNIPIAC-RIDER

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. _ Quinnipiac plays Rider at Alumni Gymnasium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC-CANISIUS-SIENA

ALBANY, N.Y. _ Canisius plays Siena at Times Union Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC-LAFAYETTE-ARMY

WEST POINT, N.Y. _ Lafayette plays Army at Christl Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC-LIU BROOKLYN-BRYAN UNIVERSITY

SMITHFIELD, R.I. _ LIU Brooklyn plays Bryant University at Chace Athletic Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC-NIAGARA-MANHATTAN

NEW YORK _ Niagara plays Manhattan at Draddy Gymnasium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC-STONY BROOK-MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL

LOWELL, Mass. _ Stony Brook plays Massachusetts-Lowell at Costello Athletic Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC-VERMONT-ALBANY

ALBANY, N.Y. _ Vermont plays Albany at SEFCU Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

IN BRIEF:

_ STATE POLIKCE-NEW SUPERINTENDENT: A veteran of the New York State Police has been named the new superintendent of the organization

_ SLOW-MOVING VEHICLES-SPEED LIMIT: Farm tractors and other slow-moving vehicles will be allowed to travel a little faster on New York roads under a new law.

_ RPI-ROBOT COMPETITION: Hundreds of high school students are expected to take part in a robot-building competition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apnyc@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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