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

April 11, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

CLEANING THE HUDSON

ALBANY, N.Y. _ The Environmental Protection Agency says more time is needed to assess General Electric’s $1.7 billion Hudson River cleanup and it’s not calling for more dredging at this time. The federal agency said on Thursday it issued a certificate to Boston-based GE that it completed its remedial action under the Superfund cleanup. Many New York officials and environmentalists had urged the EPA to withhold the certificate, saying river PCB levels remained too high. By Michael Hill. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

BBN--METS-BRAVES

ATLANTA _ Kevin Gausman pitches for the Braves and Steven Matz starts for the Mets as Atlanta and New York begin a four-game series. By George Henry. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:20 p.m. EDT.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS: An appointee of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has reported to prison for his role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

_ STATE CONSTITUTION-DRAFT: The handwritten manuscript draft of the New York state constitution, created during the Revolutionary War, is going on public display in downtown Albany.

_ PEOPLE-OPRAH WINFREY: Oprah Winfrey says it’s time for women in the world to set the agenda. With photo.

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.