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

May 7, 2019

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

California businessman Stephen Semprevivo is set to plead guilty to charges that he bribed the Georgetown tennis coach to get his son admitted to the school. Developing from 2:30 p.m. hearing.

GAS EXPLOSIONS

Officials are announcing settlements to three cities and towns affected by September’s Merrimack Valley gas explosions. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m., photo planned. Developing from noon news conference.

MASSACHUSETTS BUDGET

Taxes, education funding and Medicaid spending are a few of the key questions facing the Senate Ways and Means Committee as it prepares to roll out its version of the state’s $42 billion spending plan. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ BODIES IN HOME: A Massachusetts man charged will killing three women whose bodies were found on his property will go to trial next year. SENT.

_ POET-AUCTION: Antiques, paintings, rare books and other items that belonged to former poet laureate Donald Hall are about to go up for auction. SENT.

SPORTS

BRUINS ADVANCE

The Boston Bruins got some timely goals in their tight Eastern Conference semifinal series with Columbus, and when the goals weren’t coming, Tuukka Rask stood tall. The Finn turned in his best playoff performance so far in the 3-0 win over the Blue Jackets in Game 6 that clinched the series and propelled the Bruins into the conference final against Carolina. SENT: 470 words, photos.

RED SOX-ORIOLES

The Boston Red Sox face the Baltimore Orioles and rookie David Hess, who’s looking for his first win since April 1 in a matchup between AL East foes. By David Ginsburg. 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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