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

December 14, 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 A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

SHARK FIN SMUGGLING CHARGES

HONOLULU_ U.S. prosecutors accuse the owner and officers of a Japanese fishing boat of helping Indonesian fishermen smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins, worth about $58,000 on the black market. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos.

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JAPAN-US MILITARY-OKINAWA

TOKYO_ Japan’s central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. By Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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MURDER SENTENCE

HILO_ A former attorney convicted of killing his mother on the Big Island delivered a bizarre, rambling statement to the court during sentencing, telling the judge he had “attained immortality” and is the Antichrist. SENT: 350 words.

IN BRIEF

_ LOVE TRIANGLE-ATTEMPTED MURDER _ Police say a Honolulu woman used her pickup truck to run over her wife and the wife’s new partner.

_ HONOLULU PROSECUTOR-FEDERAL INVESTIGATION_ Honolulu’s second-highest-ranking prosecutor is taking a leave of absence after receiving a subject letter linked to an ongoing federal corruption investigation.

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The AP, Honolulu.

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