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

November 19, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LEGAL MARIJUANA-MASSACHUSETTS

The long wait is over and the first legal sales of recreational marijuana are about to be made in Massachusetts. A look at what to expect when the first pot shops open on Tuesday. By Bob Salsberg. UPCOMING: 900 words by 1 p.m.

SPORTS:

NASCAR--IN THE PITS

Connecticut native Joey Logano was 22 and headed toward the unemployment when Roger Penske saved his career. Now Logano is a NASCAR champion, the one goal he’s chased his entire life. By AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 pm.

BKN--CELTICS-HORNETS

The Hornets look to bounce back from a tough overtime loss to the 76ers when Charlotte hosts the Boston Celtics. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKN--AROUND THE NBA

There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season. None of the league’s final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy this time. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 900 words.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Hartford vs. Utah Valley at Las Vegas, 2 p.m.

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