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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, RI

October 13, 2018

Good afternoon. 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 the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

Dave Collins is on the desk and reachable at dcollins@ap.org. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-COLLEGES

For 35 years, Ruth D’Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor’s behavior — the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. But last year, as dozens of women came forward to share similar encounters with powerful men, she started to see her memories differently. She’s now among a wave of women inspired by the #MeToo movement to report past sexual misconduct to their colleges, breaking sometimes decades of silence in an attempt to acknowledge the wrongdoing, close old wounds and, in some cases, seek justice. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.

With: SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-COLLEGE-GLANCE.

IN BRIEF:

— STUDENT DEATH-BASKETBALL CELEBRATION: The death of a student at Providence College has prompted the school to cancel an annual celebration that kicks off the men’s and women’s basketball seasons. SENT: 130 words.

— ATTORNEY GENERAL-COAT DRIVE: Rhode Island’s attorney general has launched a winter clothing collection drive with the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket. SENT: 130 words.

— HOMELESS VETERANS: The Providence VA Medical Center says more housing vouchers are available to help homeless veterans in Rhode Island and Massachusetts pay rent. SENT: 130 words.

— ORCHESTRA EMPLOYEE-CHILD PORN CHARGES: Executives with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra say they have hired an independent investigator to examine the organization after the arrest of an artistic adviser on child pornography charges. SENT: 130 words.

— COFFIN STUNT: Dying to win a little cash and a free pass to Six Flags New England? All you need to do is spend 30 hours in a coffin. Six Flags in Agawam says six randomly chosen participants will try to spend 30 hours lying in a coffin that measures just 2 feet wide and 7 feet long. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

ALCS

The AL East champion Boston Red Sox host the Central Division-winning Houston Astros in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by midnight. Game starts at 8:09 p.m.

RED WINGS-BRUINS

The Boston Bruins host the Detroit Red Wings Saturday. Game starts at 3 p.m.

HARTFORD MARATHON

David Sinclair and Rachel Schilkowsky were the men’s and women’s winners of the 25th running of the Hartford Marathon. Sinclair, of Peru, Vermont, crossed the finish line Saturday with a time of 2:18:20, about 3 minutes longer than the course record. Schilkowsky, of Providence, Rhode Island, finished with a 9th overall best time of 2:41:03, about 8 minutes longer than the women’s record. SENT: 130 words.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

MAINE-RHODE ISLAND

Maine plays Rhode Island at Meade Stadium.

BROWN-PRINCETON

Brown visits Princeton Saturday.

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE-BRYANT

Central Connecticut State plays Bryant University at Bulldog Stadium.

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