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

June 13, 2018

Good afternoon. 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 AP Providence at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org. Sarah Betancourt is on the desk. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. AP Providence Correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270 or mrsmith@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

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The group that owns The Breakers mansion in Rhode Island is opening a welcome center that has drawn strenuous opposition from neighbors and preservationists. The Preservation Society of Newport County will hold a ceremony Thursday on the grounds of the national historic landmark. By Jennifer McDermott. SENT: 143 words with photos. Will be updated.


—FIREWORKS SCHOOL: A man has been arrested in Rhode Island for lighting fireworks behind a middle school and causing an evacuation. SENT: 92 words.

— INFOSYS -RHODE ISLAND: Information technology outsourcing firm Infosys is partnering with the Rhode Island School of Design for a planned design center. SENT: 123 words.

— PET SALES: The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would prohibit pet shops from selling cats and dogs in Rhode Island unless they come from shelters. SENT: 113 words.

— PROVIDENCE MAYOR-ENGAGEMENT: A spokesman for the city has confirmed that Democratic Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is engaged to his longtime girlfriend Stephanie Gonzalez. SENT: 90 words.

— CAR CRASH-POWER OUTAGE: Rhode Island utility company National Grid says a car crash knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in Warwick. SENT: 80 words.



The Boston Red Sox look to left-hander Chris Sale to put the finishing touch on a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in a rare midweek afternoon matchup at Camden Yards. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 3:05 p.m.

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