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BC-CT--Connecticut News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CT

October 4, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Connecticut. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and can be directed to Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@ap.org.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don’t think they’ll be the ones targeted for digital abuse. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, which also finds that about half of both young people and their parents view social media as having a mostly negative effect on the younger generation. Fifteen-year-old Matty Nev Luby of Connecticut said she’s learned to navigate Instagram and other social media apps by brushing aside the anonymous bullies. By Matt O’Brien and Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


A former Connecticut man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money is scheduled to be back in an New Hampshire court on Thursday. By Michael Casey. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo, by 2 p.m. on merits.


— CONNECTICUT TORNADO: The National Weather Service says preliminary survey results show a tornado cut a nearly 4-mile path from New Canaan to Norwalk during a series of severe thunderstorms on Tuesday. SENT: 130 words.

— LIGHTNING FIRE: Officials suspect a fierce thunderstorm that rolled through Connecticut this week is believed to be the cause of a house fire in Hamden. SENT: 130 words.



Fans have been waiting for another one of these rumbles: baseball’s most-bitter rivals set to tangle again, this time as 100-win heavyweights in the playoffs. Munson vs. Fisk, Pedro vs. Popeye, A-Rod vs. Varitek, and earlier this year Brock Holt vs. Tyler Austin. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are back at each other in the postseason for the first time in 14 years. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 880 words, photos.


The New England Patriots simply don’t lose to the Indianapolis Colts, particularly at home. The Patriots have won the last seven meetings and haven’t fallen to Indy at Gillette Stadium since 2006. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. Game begins at 8:20 p.m.


The Boston Bruins visit the Buffalo Sabres. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


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