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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

February 27, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MASSAGE PARLOR PROSTITUTION

The Florida massage parlor sting that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft last week highlights how authorities in some states are taking new approaches to an old scourge. UPCOMING: Story expected to move by 3 p.m. With photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ CAR INTO HOUSE: Police say two people died and a third person was hurt when an SUV crashed into a home in Massachusetts. SENT.

_ MIT-SORTING HAT: A post-doctoral student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a project that can analyze brain activity and sort users into a Hogwarts house. SENT.

SPORTS:

TRAIL BLAZERS-CELTICS

The Boston Celtics return home after their third straight loss to host a Portland Trail Blazers team that has won four in a row. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Louisville at Boston College, 9 p.m. UPCOMING: 650 words.

Holy Cross at Colgate, 6 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

UMass-Lowell at Maine, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

Boston U. at Lafayette, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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