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

December 7, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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A federal appeals court says a Connecticut police officer who shot a 12-year-old deaf boy with a stun gun acted reasonably and is immune from being sued by the boy’s parents. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: about 300 words.


BOSTON _ Federal immigration officials have apprehended dozens of people suspected of living in the country illegally in a series of sweeps in New England. SENT: words. UPCOMING: about 300 words.


_ DAD’S POT-SCHOOL: Police in Connecticut say they arrested a man after his 6-year-old son brought marijuana to school.

_ CASINO REVENUES: Mohegan Sun is reporting that MGM’s new casino in Massachusetts is taking a bite out of its profits.

_ CRUMBLING FOUNDATIONS-LAWSUIT: Insurer Allstate has prevailed again in a lawsuit by Connecticut policyholders seeking money to fix their crumbling house foundations.

_ TRIPLE KILLING-APPEAL: The last man sentenced to death in Connecticut has been resentenced to life in prison for the killings of a woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Good Samaritan in Bridgeport. SENT: 130 words.

_ ASIAN LONGHORNED TICK: In the year since the Asian longhorned tick was officially spotted in New Jersey, it’s expanded to eight more states, including Connecticut.



Dan Hurley was teaching high school history in 2001 when he looked out the window and saw smoke rising from the twin towers in New York. This weekend, Hurley returns home to New Jersey as head coach of UConn to play Florida State in an event honoring those killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, including people he knew. He expects to be emotional. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 4 p.m.


Connecticut will retire the numbers of former basketball stars Ray Allen and Rebecca Lobo. SENT: 167 words.


BOSTON _ Nathan Eovaldi is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing to a $68 million, four-year contract. By KYLE HIGHTOWER. SENT: 523 words, photos.


The Toronto Raptors visit the Brooklyn Nets. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ The Heisman has become a quarterbacks award and this season, for the first time since 2008, nothing but QB will be at the presentation ceremony. Back then it was Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Time Tebow. How do Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins stack up? By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos, by 6 p.m.


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