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

September 25, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

BOLD BEARS

A record number of black bears have been breaking into homes and businesses in Connecticut and biologists say it is because they have found a safe habitat in the state’s ex-urban areas, where there are plenty of woods but also easy food sources with homes spread out every acre or two. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 780 words, photos.

CLERGY SEX ABUSE

A former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn’t have, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Connecticut-born Arthur Perrault is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque for a detention hearing as prosecutors seek to hold the 80-year-old priest until his trial for aggravated sexual abuse. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 470 words, photos. Will be updated after 12:15 p.m. ET hearing.

HERRING FISHING

The little herring is one of the most important fish on the East Coast, and federal fishing managers on Tuesday will consider a host of potentially major changes to the industry that harvests the species. Atlantic herring is a small, schooling fish that is the target of an industry that collects more than 100 million pounds of catch every year. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 400 words. Will be updated after 9 a.m. meeting.

IN BRIEF:

— STOLEN EQUIPMENT: Watertown police are searching for a suspect they say stole thousands of dollars’ worth of construction equipment from a business. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

ORIOLES-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

YANKEES-RAYS

The Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

BRAVES-METS

The Mets plan to reinstate captain David Wright from the 60-day disabled list when they host NL East champion Atlanta at Citi Field. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

BRUINS PREVIEW

The Boston Bruins are hoping to win the Stanley Cup once more with the core that won it all in 2011, including defenseman Zdeno Chara, who will turn 42 this season. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BKL--WORLD CUP-LATVIA-US

The U.S. will look to continue improving its chemistry as it faces winless Latvia in its final game of the preliminary round. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game tips at 1 p.m. ET.

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