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

January 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE

This week will see the start of a new two-year Legislative session. On Wednesday, incoming members of the Massachusetts House and Senate will participate in swearing-in ceremonies at the Statehouse, officially launching the 191st session of the General Court _ the Legislature’s official name. By Steve LeBlanc. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-ROMNEY

Faced with biting public criticism from Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney, President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday, reminding him that “I won big, and he didn’t.” Days away from joining the Senate’s Republican majority, Romney broadly criticized Trump’s policies and character in a newspaper column, arguing that the president “has not risen to the mantle of the office.” SENT: 650 words.

With: TRUMP-ROMNEY-The Latest

FALL RIVER FIRE

A woman who crashed her car into a Fall River apartment building, setting off a massive fire, died Tuesday, authorities said. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ SNOWMOBILE CRASH: Authorities say two Massachusetts men on a snowmobile were ejected and injured in a crash on a New Hampshire lake. SENT.

_ HARTFORD STABBING: A man police say stabbed his girlfriend 30 times and kidnapped her 6-year-old son on New Year’s Day has been captured in New York City. SENT.

_ TEEN FALLS FROM CLIFF: Fire officials say a 17-year-old boy fell 30 feet off a cliff while hiking in a remote area of Massachusetts on New Year’s Day. SENT.

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-CELTICS

The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Maine at Brown, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 15 words, more on merits.

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