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

September 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY

SHARK ATTACKS-CALLING FOR HELP

On parts of Cape Cod, great white sharks are plentiful but cellphone signals are not — a troubling reality as authorities deal with Massachusetts’ first fatal attack on a person since 1936. Officials are talking about putting antiquated pay phones near beaches and considering other ways to improve telecommunications to speed help to victims. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

IN BRIEF

— URI SHUTTLE SERVICE: The University of Rhode Island has started its expanded shuttle service. Rhody Transportation schedule services the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence and the College of Engineering in West Kingston. SENT

— PRISON GUARD-DRUG SMUGGLING: A former Massachusetts prison guard who lives in Rhode Island has been sentenced after pleading guilty in a scheme to smuggle drugs into the facility for an inmate. SENT.

SPORTS

RED SOX-YANKEES

The Boston Red Sox would clinch their third straight AL East title with a win in the opener of a three-game series, but rain is forecast. Nathan Eovaldi (5-7) is scheduled to start for the Red Sox and J.A. Happ (16-6) for the New York Yankees. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 1:05 p.m.

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