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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

November 13, 2018

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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UNSAFE TOYS

A Boston-based child safety group is releasing its annual holiday list of the 10 most hazardous toys. World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., is unveiling its list Tuesday at a children’s hospital in Boston. UPCOMING: 130 words by noon. More on merits.

DRUG CRISIS-SPIRITIAL SPECIALISTS

Some clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis. In Newburgh, New York, it means Catholic friars leading sidewalk prayers. In New Bedford, Massachusetts, it means pleas to struggling souls to surrender to God. And in Winchester, Virginia, it means funerals for members of their flock who didn’t make it. Though their faiths differ, their goal is the same — to get troubled souls to seek treatment and take comfort in a higher power. By Michael Hill. SENT: 1,800 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— WINTERIZED BOAT FIRE: Officials say several boats wrapped up for winter storage caught fire at a Massachusetts marina. SENT.

SPORTS

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

UMass-Lowell at CCSU, 7 p.m.

Harvard at UMass, 7 p.m.

Holy Cross at Providence, 7 p.m.

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