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

September 28, 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 the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

Bob Salsberg is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


— FORMER SENATOR-FRAUD CHARGES — A former state senator has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and tax charges.

— WWI VET HONORED — Rhode Island officials are hosting a ceremony in honor of the only African-American soldier from Rhode Island killed in action during World War I.

— URI-TUNA RESEARCH CENTER — The University of Rhode Island has opened a new tuna research facility.

— SKATE FISHING — The federal government is allowing fishermen of skates to bring thousands more pounds of the fish to the docks this year.



Rick Porcello is scheduled to pitch the first of three games Friday against the Yankees. New York sends J.A. Happ to the mound. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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