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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 1:30 pm, RI

November 16, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island.

AP Providence reporter Jennifer McDermott can be reached at 401-274-2270 or jmcdermott@ap.org

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

WINTRY WEATHER

The first snowfall of the season lingered Friday in the Northeast as thousands of exhausted commuters pointed their fingers at politicians and meteorologists for leaving them creeping along highways or stuck in mass transit hubs because of a storm that left seven dead as it moved through the Midwest and South. SENT: 600 words, photos.

CHRISTMAS TREE SUPPLY

A tight supply of Christmas trees means shoppers may not get the exact specimen they want but there are enough evergreens to go around. By Lisa Rathke. With photos. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

— POST OFFICE-IRAQ CASUALTY: The U.S. Senate has approved a measure to name the post office in a small Rhode Island community after a native son who died in Iraq. SENT.

— CHILD IN CAR: Police have charged a man they say left his 4-year-old daughter locked inside his car for more than half an hour while he was inside a Rhode Island casino. SENT.

— FORKLIFT CHASE: Rhode Island police say a man stole a forklift and drove it around a park, at times trying to ram police cruisers, before he got stuck and had to be forcibly removed. SENT.

SPORTS:

RAPTORS-CELTICS

The Boston Celtics play host to the Toronto Raptors. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET

BRUINS-STARS

The Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins finish their season series 11 days after Boston won 2-1 in overtime at home. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. ET.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Harvard at Rhode Island, 7 p.m.

UMass-Lowell at Brown, 7:30 p.m.

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