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BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 9:30 am, HI

December 5, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 https://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 9:30 a.m.

HAWAII-LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

HONOLULU_ Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green is appointing a former carpenters’ union official to be his chief of staff. Brooke Wilson’s appointment comes after a heated primary election campaign during which a super PAC funded by the carpenters’ union spent over $1 million to support Green. By Audrey McAvoy. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

SPORTS

AP PLAYER OF THE YEAR-FINALISTS

Quarterbacks Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and Dwayne Haskins Jr. of Ohio State are the finalists for The Associated Press college football Player of the Year. By Eric Olson. SENT: 240 words, photos.

OF HAWAII INTEREST

NEW CALEDONIA-EARTHQUAKE

WELLINGTON, New Zealand_ A powerful earthquake that struck in the southern Pacific Ocean on Wednesday sent jitters around the region after authorities warned of possible tsunamis, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage. By Nick Perry. SENT: 500 words.

FROM AP MEMBERS

EX-FOOTBALL PLAYER DEATH

HONOLULU_ The death of a former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman last month has been ruled an accident, Hawaii authorities said. SENT: 175 words.

ROOMMATE BAT ATTACK

WAILUKU_ A Maui man convicted of attacking his roommate with a baseball bat has been sentenced to four years of probation and 200 hours of community service. SENT: 325 words.

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