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BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

March 12, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Kiley Armstrong at 212-621-1670.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

RAPE KIT BACKLOG

NEW YORK _ Manhattan’s top prosecutor announces the results of his $38 million national initiative to help law enforcement agencies perform DNA tests on evidence in thousands of languishing rape cases. By Jennifer Peltz. UPCOMING: 650 words by 10:30 a.m., photos, video.

BIKE PATH ATTACK

NEW YORK _ A man accused of killing eight people in a truck attack on a busy New York City bike path is due back in court for a pre-trial hearing. Sayfullo Saipov is scheduled to go on trial in October. Story on merits.

KNICKS-OAKLEY-DOLAN

NEW YORK _ Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley says team owner James Dolan is a “bully” for threatening to ban fans from Madison Square Garden. By Sports Writer Dan Gelston. SENT: 526 words, photo.

HKN--STARS-SABRES

BUFFALO _ The Dallas Stars visit the Buffalo Sabres. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKN--KNICKS-PACERS

INDIANAPOLIS _ The Indiana Pacers return home Tuesday, desperately needing a win against the New York Knicks. The Pacers have lost two straight during their most challenging stretch of the season. New York has the league’s worst record _ and six straight losses. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT.

IN BRIEF:

_ WINDY WEATHER-NY: Buffalo has had five days with winds over 50 mph since Feb. 1.

_ CORPORATE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANS: The office of New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says it has reached agreements with Dollar General and Under Armour under which the companies will release plans for what they’re doing to address climate change.

_ COLLEGE SWIMMERS-TRAVEL BAN: The organizer of a fundraising campaign to help New York state college swimmers stay in North Carolina for a national competition says he will issue refunds.

_ SOJOURNER TRUTH-MONUMENT: A New York sculptor has been chosen to create a monument honoring one of the leading abolitionists and suffragettes of the 19th century.

_ EXONERATION-HALF MARATHON: A man who was wrongfully incarcerated for 30 years plans to celebrate his freedom by running a New York City half marathon this month.

_ GRANDMOTHER’S EYES GOUGED: A Long Island man accused of gouging out his grandmother’s eyes and blinding her during a dispute over money has killed himself.

_ MACKEREL HARVEST: The East Coast harvest of an economically important species of small fish will be scaled back for the rest of the year.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apnyc@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.