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AP-RI--Rhode Island News Coverage Advisory, RI

August 28, 2018

Good morning. 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. Mark Pratt 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.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

— EXIT CLOSURE: Rhode Island transportation officials say they will pause a bridge project that has caused massive traffic backups. SENT.

— EXCESSIVE HEAT: Much of southern New England including Boston, Springfield and Hartford is under an excessive heat warning for the next two days. SENT.

— TAGGED LOBSTERS: New England’s lobster fishermen are being asked to keep an eye out for tagged lobsters that are part of a survey of the valuable crustaceans. SENT.

SPORTS

MARLINS-RED SOX

The Florida Marlins visit the suddenly struggling Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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