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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Advisory, MA

April 9, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

TROOPER DEATH-CRASH

A funeral is held for a Maine State Police detective and Massachusetts native who was killed when a wheel separated from a truck and struck him alongside I-95. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m. With AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ GANG MEMBER SENTENCED: A member of the violent MS-13 gang has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the death of a 16-year-old boy killed by gang members because he was suspected of cooperating with law enforcement. SENT.

SPORTS

BLUE JAYS-RED SOX

The struggling Boston Red Sox play host to the Toronto Blue Jays for the opener at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 2 p.m.

RED SOX BANNER

The Boston Red Sox raise their fourth World Series banner since 2004 before the home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. By Jimmy Golen. Developing from 1 p.m. pregame ceremony. UPCOMING: About 600 words, photos

CELTICS-WIZARDS

The Boston Celtics visit the Washington Wizards. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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