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

November 8, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

AARON HERNANDEZ-CONVICTION

Should Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction have been tossed just because he killed himself before his appeal was heard? That’s what Massachusetts’ highest court will consider Thursday in a closely watched case that seeks to scrap the longstanding legal principle that made the former New England Patriots tight end innocent in the eyes of the law. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 280 words, photo. Will be updated following hearing scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

LEGAL MARIJUANA-MASSACHUSETTS-FIRST SALES

With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, the small city of Northampton feels like an appropriate site for the nation’s first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado. Within days perhaps, an existing medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton expects to receive the final go-ahead to throw its doors open to anyone 21 or older who wants to purchase a range of cannabis products. By Bob Salsberg. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WHITE SUPREMACIST ARRESTED: Police in Connecticut say they’ve arrested the leader of a white supremacist group for slowing down traffic on Interstate 95 in Stratford. SENT: 130 words.

— ENDANGERED WHALE MEETING: A group of scientists, conservationists and others is meeting in Massachusetts to brainstorm strategies to save one of the rarest marine mammals on the planet. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

BKC--MOREHEAD STATE-UCONN

UConn hosts Morehead State at Gampel Pavilion. By Pat Eaton-Robb.

CELTICS-SUNS

After a loss in Denver, the Boston Celtics come to Phoenix to face the lowly Suns, who were beaten by 22 points at home against Brooklyn on Tuesday. By Jose Romero. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET.

CANUCKS-BRUINS

The Canucks visit the Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

PATRIOTS-TITANS PREVIEW

Mike Vrabel won three Super Bowl rings playing linebacker and goal-line pass threat for Bill Belichick in New England. Now the rookie head coach gets his first crack at his former coach when Vrabel’s Titans host former teammate Tom Brady and the Patriots in a game Tennessee desperately needs. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Moving in advance.

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