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

January 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



A Massachusetts man who says he attacked the computer network of a world-renowned hospital to protest the treatment of a Connecticut teenager is set to be sentenced. By Alanna Durkin Richer. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.


_ PRISON GUARD RECRUITMENT: The state of Rhode Island is looking to hire more prison guards and women and minorities are being encouraged to apply. SENT.

_ BREATHALYZER LAWSUIT: A Massachusetts District Court has ruled that no Breathalyzer tests administered in the state can be used as evidence in court until the Office of Alcohol Testing proves its results are accurate. SENT.

_ ABUSE CHRONICLED: A Massachusetts man who took photos of himself sexually abusing a young girl and then traded them online has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. SENT.



The Washington Capitals visit the Boston Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


Boston brings a four-game winning streak into Miami on Thursday night, for the first of four meetings this season between the Celtics and Heat. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.


The Los Angeles Chargers held Tom Brady and New England to just one touchdown in four red zone trips in last year’s game. After flummoxing Baltimore last week, Gus Bradley is hoping to come up with another successful game plan this week. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos.


Bryant at Mount St. Mary’s, 7 p.m.


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