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

September 18, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SHARK ATTACKS-CALLING FOR HELP

On parts of Cape Cod, great white sharks are plentiful but cellphone signals are not — a troubling reality as authorities deal with Massachusetts’ first fatal attack on a person since 1936. Officials are talking about putting antiquated pay phones near beaches and considering other ways to improve telecommunications to speed help to victims. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— TEEN SLAIN: A second man charged in connection with the stabbing death of a 16-year-old Enfield boy has been ordered held on $50,000 bail. SENT: 130 words.

— ADOPTED CHILD MISTREATMENT: A Norwich woman charged with mistreating her adopted daughter in a case that one lawyer compared to the fairy tale “Cinderella,” has been found guilty. SENT: 130 words.

— DATING SITE FRAUD: A Connecticut man has been found guilty to defrauding more than 50 people out of more than $2 million, including several women he met on a dating site. SENT: 130 words.

— POLICE CHASE-CRASHES: State police say a man who drove the wrong way on Interstate 91 and crashed into at least three police cruisers and three other vehicles during a chase in the New Haven area has been taken into custody. SENT: 130 words.

— SCHOOL LOCKDOWN: Two schools in a Connecticut town were placed on lockdown while police investigated a report that a student brought a gun to school grounds last week. SENT: 130 words.

— MISSING MAN: Authorities in Connecticut are searching for a 62-year-old man who went missing. James Rivera was last seen Monday morning at his Hartford home. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-YANKEES

The Boston Red Sox would clinch their third straight AL East title with a win in the opener of a three-game series, but rain is forecast. Nathan Eovaldi (5-7) is scheduled to start for the Red Sox and J.A. Happ (16-6) for the New York Yankees. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. First pitch pushed back to 7:05 p.m.

METS-PHILLIES

Aaron Nola (16-5) starts for the Phillies and Steven Matz (5-11) pitches for the Mets in the middle game of a series. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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