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

September 17, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-DEBATE

Ned Lamont and Bob Stefanowski, rivals for Connecticut governor, meet in their second debate of the campaign Monday. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING: 500 words by 9 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— TEEN SHOT: Police in Waterbury say a 16-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after being shot in the back over the weekend. Police say the teen was struck at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday on High Street. SENT: 130 words.

— POSTAL WORKER ROBBED: Authorities in Connecticut continue to search for a man who they say robbed a U.S. Postal Service worker at a post office. The robbery happened Sept. 7 at the Cromwell Post Office. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

METS-PHILLIES

Zack Wheeler and the Mets open a three-game series against Jake Arrieta and the Phillies in Philadelphia. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

PATRIOTS-JAGUARS FOLO

Tom Brady trudged off the field with his helmet in one hand, grass stains on his jersey and a look of frustration on his face. This was a different feeling for the New England Patriots quarterback — at least against Jacksonville. Brady lost for the first time in nine starts against the Jaguars, a 31-20 setback Sunday in which Blake Bortles outshined the three-time league MVP and five-time Super Bowl champion. SENT: 820 words.

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