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AP-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 2:45 p.m.

OF HAWAII INTEREST

AUSTRALIA-US-MARINES

DARWIN, Australia— The commander of more than 1,500 U.S. Marines in northern Australia was relieved of his duties after police caught him driving under the influence of alcohol, the Marine Corps said Monday. Col. James Schnelle, 48, pleaded guilty in the Darwin Local Court on Monday to driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.102 percent after his breath was tested by police in the early hours of Sept. 30. The reading was more than double the legal limit in Australia of 0.05 percent. Schnelle was driving to his nearby home when he was pulled over for a random breath test. He reported to both the Hawaii-based commander of Marine Forces Pacific, Lt. Gen. Lewis Craparotta, and the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force, Lt. Gen. Eric Smith, about four hours later. They called him back “to relieve him of his command,” Schnelle’s lawyer told the court. SENT: 400 words, photo.

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MAUI SEX ASSAULT-SENTENCE

WAILUKU— A Maui man convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. SENT: 300 words.

HAWAII SCHOOLS-BULLYING POLICY

HONOLULU— The Hawaii Department of Education is proposing changes to its misconduct and discipline policy, creating a new offense of sexual harassment and increasing the offense classification of bullying. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF

—HOTEL WORKERS STRIKE — Workers at some of Hawaii’s most iconic hotels are joining a nationwide strike.

— WWII MARINE IDENTIFIED— Relatives of a Chicago-area Marine killed during World War II are welcoming his body back after 75 years being buried in Hawaii as an unknown serviceman.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to aphonolulu@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Honolulu bureau at 808-536-5510 or aphonolulu@ap.org. Correspondent Caleb Jones can be reached at 808-536-5510 or cjones@ap.org.

The AP, Honolulu.

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