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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

December 17, 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.

Alanna Durkin Richer 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

IN BRIEF:

_ FALL RIVER FIRE _ Authorities say a man has died in a building fire in Fall River.

_ BRIDGEWATER STABBING _ Police say two people were stabbed at a home in Massachusetts and a male suspect has been arrested.

_ CRASH-POLICE SHOOTING _ Police have shot and injured a man following a high-speed chase and car crash in Massachusetts.

SPORTS:

FBN-NFL-ICYMI

Tom Brady scrambled and heaved up a wobbly pass off his back foot, the sort of thing a less-experienced, less-accomplished and, well, less-cool QB might do. The ball was picked off, and the New England Patriots were on their way to a second consecutive loss. More importantly _ and more interestingly _ they were on their way to a five-loss season for the first time in nearly a decade. Maybe, just maybe, the Patriots are not who they’ve been for oh so long. The AP takes a look at that and other top topics after the NFL season’s 15th Sunday. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3 a.m. EST.

HKN-BRUINS

The Boston Bruins visit the Montreal Canadiens.

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