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

January 25, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OPIOID KICKBACK SCHEME

A pharmaceutical company executive is going on trial for allegedly bribing doctors to get his opioids into the hands of more people. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 940 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ DEADLY HIT-AND-RUN: Police are investigating an early morning hit-and-run in Haverhill that left one person dead. SENT.

SPORTS

PATRIOTS-BRADY

With five rings Tom Brady has already established himself as the most-decorated quarterback in Super Bowl history. He now has a chance to distinguish himself among all players. A Super Bowl win over the Rams would give the 41-year-old a sixth ring, breaking a tie with Hall of Fame defensive end Charles Haley for the most all-time. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m., photos.

TRICKY RAMS

John Fassel’s fingerprints were all over the Rams’ NFC championship game victory, from the fake punt to the 57-yard winning field goal. Los Angeles’ peerless special teams coordinator isn’t saying whether he’s cooking up something for the Super Bowl, but Fassel’s units are a major part of the Rams’ success. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 9 p.m. EST.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Brown at Yale, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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