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BC-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

December 20, 2018

Good morning. 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 Providence bureau at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org.

Dave Collins is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MASSACHUSETTS GAMBLING

Massachusetts gambling regulators on Thursday review the first quarter of operations at MGM’s resort near the Connecticut state line and also discuss the potential for another casino near Rhode Island. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits.

IN BRIEF:

_ WORKER KILLED: Police say a Rhode Island town employee has been killed while on the job. Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey says officers responded to the Westerly Town Highway Garage on Wednesday afternoon. SENT.

_ FATAL SHOOTING: A Massachusetts man accused of shooting his estranged wife to death outside her parents’ home in Everett is set to appear in court for the first time to face a murder charge. SENT. Will be updated.

_ ELEVATOR SHAFT DEATH: Officials have identified the construction worker who died after falling down an elevator shaft in Haverhill, Massachusetts, as 41-year-old Carlos Ortiz. SENT.

SPORTS:

DUCKS-BRUINS

The Anaheim Ducks visit the Boston Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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