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

October 5, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

ELECTION 2018-CONNECTICUT-GOVERNOR

Businessman Bob Stefanowski, the Republican contender for Connecticut governor, is winning the battle for outside help over his Democratic rival, as the Republican Governors Association buys up TV ad time in hopes of securing the state’s top political job once again. The RGA has so far poured nearly $1.6 million into the race to assist the wealthy, former CEO and CFO, spending much of that money on ads negatively portraying Greenwich businessman and Democratic candidate Ned Lamont. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 690 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— MAN IN WIG-LOTTERY TICKETS: Police say a man partially disguised himself with a wig and stole about $200 in scratch-off lottery tickets from a gas station in Wolcott. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

YANKEES-RED SOX

The New York Yankees visit Fenway Park for Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series against the Boston Red Sox. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

DARTMOUTH-YALE

Dartmouth plays Yale at the Yale Bowl. Game starts at 6 p.m.

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