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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

March 14, 2019

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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY

Colleges and companies moved swiftly to distance themselves from employees swept up in a nationwide college admissions scheme, many of them coaches accused of taking bribes and others prominent parents accused of angling to get their children into top schools by portraying them as recruited athletes. SENT: 1,100 words.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY-CHARITY

The mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes and payoffs, funneling millions of dollars through the tax-exempt organization under the nose of U.S. officials, according to prosecutors and tax documents reviewed by The Associated Press. SENT: 820 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ LOST CAT FOUND: A Massachusetts family says a pet cat who went missing five years ago has returned home after the feline was unexpectedly found. SENT.

_ LOST RINGS RETURNED: Two rings lost in the snow at a Connecticut highway rest stop nearly month ago have been found and returned to a Boston couple thanks to the sharp eyes of a state trooper. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-JETS

The Boston Bruins visit the Winnipeg Jets. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EDT

KINGS-CELTICS

The Sacramento Kings visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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