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

August 10, 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 AP Providence at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org. Alanna Durkin Richer is on the desk. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. AP Providence Correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270 or mrsmith@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

POLICE FUNDING LAWSUIT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Cranston Mayor Allan Fung is promising to notify the federal government when immigrants in the country illegally are detained by police in his city, unlike other Rhode Island mayors. Fung, a Republican candidate for governor, said Friday he signed an agreement this week as a way to ensure that criminals in the country illegally cannot continue to commit crimes in Cranston. SENT: 280 words.

IN BRIEF:

— WEST NILE VIRUS - RHODE ISLAND — Officials say two mosquito samples in Rhode Island have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

— ELECTRIC SCOOTERS- NEW ENGLAND — The city of Providence has decided to allow electric rental scooters on a trial basis, after a California company left the scooters on public sidewalks without warning.

—TEEN ON LEASH — Rhode Island police responding to reports of a man leading a 17-year-old girl around on a leash as she was drinking from a vodka bottle have arrested the man but not because he kept the teenager on a leash.

— HISTORIC COTTAGE REOPENS — A historic cottage that was owned by a descendant of the founder of Rhode Island has reopened to the public.

— PROVIDENCE MAYOR — A historic cottage that was owned by a descendant of the founder of Rhode Island has reopened to the public.

— DONKEY SEIZED — The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says a donkey has been removed from a West Greenwich home and is now in the care of a local politician.

— FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Police in Rhode Island say a motorcyclist has died in a crash. SENT.

— CRUISER CRASH DEATH: Police say a woman involved in a crash with a police cruiser in Somerset, Massachusetts has died. SENT.

SPORTS

RED SOX-ORIOLES

The Boston Red Sox play at the Baltimore Orioles. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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