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

December 24, 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 reporter Jennifer McDermott at 401-274-2270, or jmcdermott@ap.org and approvidence@ap.org.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. AP New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES

RHODE ISLAND-TOP STORIES

The re-election of Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo, an announcement by the Pawtucket Red Sox that they’re leaving Rhode Island, and state lawmakers’ struggle to address sexual misconduct were among the top stories in the state in 2018. SENT> 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ OFFICER INJURED: A Providence police officer has been injured in a crash that investigators say was caused by a drunken driver who ran a stop sign.

_ DEADLY SHOOTING: Springfield police are investigating the city’s latest homicide. Department spokesman Ryan Walsh says a 33-year-old man was shot at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday. SENT.

_ ICE KILLS WOMAN: Officials say falling ice struck and killed a Massachusetts woman who was hiking with her family in New Hampshire. SENT.

_ CRASH-UPS TRUCK: A Massachusetts woman has died in a car crash involving a UPS truck in Maine. SENT.

_ MARINE MAMMALS PARTNERSHIP: The University of New Hampshire is partnering with the Seacoast Science Center to help determine what is causing the deaths of seals and other marine mammals found along the northern New England seacoast. SENT.

SPORTS

PATRIOTS

The New England Patriots react to Sunday’s game against Buffalo. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

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