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AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory 9:45 am, HI

October 9, 2018

Here’s a look at AP Hawaii’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

Hawaii at 9:45 a.m.

GECKO CALLING

HONOLULU— If you got incessant phone calls last week from a hospital that cares for endangered Hawaiian monk seals: You were butt-dialed. By a gecko. The hospital’s director went to Twitter to explain how she found the mystery caller perched on an office phone making calls to everyone in their recent call history with “HIS TINY GECKO FEET!!” Social media delighted in the tale and offered jokes about a certain company calling to save you money on your car insurance. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo by 11 a.m. 

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HAWAII-INMATE SUICIDE

HONOLULU — A Hawaii task force is recommending the state form an independent commission to provide oversight of correctional facilities as well as shepherd in reforms to the prison system. SENT: 300 words.

HONOLULU-POLICE SHOOTING

HONOLULU — Honolulu police officers shot and killed a man across from the Hawaii Capitol after he hit an officer with a machete, police said. SENT: 260 words.

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The AP, Honolulu.

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