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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

August 29, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

Mark Pratt is on the desk followed by Dave Collins. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



Victory in the closely watched Democratic primary pitting veteran U.S. Rep. Micheal Capuano against Ayanna Pressley, the first black woman to serve on the Boston City Council, could hinge on the strength of the candidates’ organizational abilities to get out the vote on the Tuesday after Labor Day. Pressley, an African-American woman with a robust grassroots following, has drawn comparisons to New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. By Steve LeBlanc. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.


Living history museums like Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts are reimagining how they depict Colonial-era life to address how women and people of color were treated. By Mark Pratt. SENT: 550 words, photos.


— LOTTERY WINNINGS STABBING: A Boston man suspected of killing a 77-year-old man who had just collected a lottery prize has been held without bail. SENT.

— STOLEN GIFT CARDS: A Massachusetts woman who stole gift cards donated by a furniture store to a homeless shelter has pleaded guilty. SENT.

— FATAL HEAD-ON CRASH: Authorities in New Hampshire say a head-on crash has killed a Massachusetts woman and injured five others. SENT.



The Florida Marlins visit the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.


The Atlantic Coast Conference is a year away from the launch of its own TV channel in partnership with ESPN. The league needs the ACC Network to provide a reliable revenue boost after falling behind its power-conference peers in recent years. Commissioner John Swofford says the ACC is reviewing options for the men’s basketball and football schedules to set up attractive matchups that could help get the channel off to a good start in 2019-20. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 1,000 words and photos.

If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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