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AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 1:30 pm, CT

August 3, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good afternoon. 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. Pat Eaton-Robb is on the desk.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

DATING APP KILLING

Only weeks before a nurse was slain and another woman was sexually assaulted on opposite sides of the country, a New York judge released the suspect without bail in a separate strangulation case — not knowing he had a violent criminal history involving women. The freeing of Danueal Drayton on July 5 has outraged the nurse’s family and frustrated prosecutors. By Dave Collins. SENT 750 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— OFFSHORE WIND: An offshore wind developer is mapping the seafloor off southern New England to design two new wind farms. Providence-based Deepwater Wind said Friday it’s deploying a survey vessel and two dozen experts next week from Rhode Island to begin surveying its federal lease site. SENT: 130 words.

— MARIJUANA CANDY: Police have seized 50 pounds of marijuana infused candy from the FedEx shipping facility in Windsor Locks. SENT: 120 words.

— STABBING-ARREST: Police have arrested a Hartford woman accused in a stabbing that left one person seriously wounded. SENT: 130 words.

— ANTIQUE BOTTLE DISCOVERY: A couple moving into a Massachusetts home from Connecticut have found what they believe is a stash of Prohibition-era booze. SENT: 130 words.

— ZOO-PLASTIC STRAWS — A Connecticut zoo is doing its part to cut down on waste by abandoning plastic straws. SENT 130 words.

SPORTS:

YANKEES-RED SOX

BOSTON — The New York Yankees play the second game of a four-game series against the AL East-leading Red Sox. Boston will send Rick Porcello (13-4) to the mound against Luis Severino (14-4). UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch 7:10 p.m.

BRAVES-METS

NEW YORK — The New York Mets host Atlanta in the second of a four-game series. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m

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