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

June 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.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MARILYN MONROE STATUE

A 26-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe newly installed in a Stamford park is scandalizing some because her rear end, with panties exposed by a lifted skirt, is facing the entrance of a nearby church. By Dave Collins. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

— GRANDMOTHER EXPLOITED: A Connecticut man who drained his grandmother’s bank accounts of nearly $200,000 and sold her belongings to support his heroin habit has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. SENT: 130 words.

— TOWN WORKER FIRED-HARASSMENT: Documents released by the town of Andover have revealed new details on a Board of Selectmen member who was fired from his town jobs over sexual harassment complaints. SENT: 130 words.

— FIREFIGHTER RECRUIT INJURED: A firefighter recruit from Rhode Island has been injured in a fall at a Connecticut training facility. Providence Fire Department Spokeswoman Lindsay Lague says recruit Richard Rand was injured Thursday during training at a facility in New Haven. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

WHITE SOX-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox open a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by midnight. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

YANKEES-METS

Masahiro Tanaka starts for the streaking Yankees and Jacob deGrom for the reeling Mets in the first game of New York’s annual Subway Series. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m

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