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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

November 26, 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 until 4:30 p.m. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

GAS EXPLOSIONS-HEARING

A U.S. Senate committee is holding an oversight hearing Monday in Massachusetts to review the response to the September natural gas explosions that struck the Merrimack Valley. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 a.m. hearing, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— AVIATOR-WARSHIP: A U.S. Navy destroyer that will be named for a Navy pilot from Massachusetts who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War is coming to Boston. SENT.

— CHEMICAL PLANT FIRE: Firefighters in Massachusetts knocked down a fire at a chemical plant over the weekend. SENT.

— AMTRAK TRAIN-DELAYED: Some people spent the end of their Thanksgiving holiday stuck on a Boston-bound Amtrak train for more than five hours. SENT.

SPORTS:

CELTICS-NEW ORLEANS

The Boston Celtics visit the New Orleans Pelicans. Game starts at 8 p.m.

BRUINS-MAPLE LEAFS

The Boston Bruins visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. Game starts at 7 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Minnesota at Boston College, 9 p.m.

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