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

February 13, 2019

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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

COLLEGES CLOSING

After 185 years of educating students on its campus of brick buildings on Poultney’s main street, Green Mountain College announced last month it would close after this academic year, leaving hundreds of students scrambling to figure out where to go next. The liberal arts college, which saw enrollment drop 43 percent over the last decade, is going the way of some other small schools that have struggled to stay afloat amid a shift toward more career-oriented training and, particularly in college-rich New England, a decline in the number of high school students. By Lisa Rathke and Collin Binkley. SENT: 860 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHILDREN KILLED: The murder trial of a Connecticut woman charged with killing her two children in 2015 is getting underway. The New Haven Register reports LeRoya Moore is scheduled to go on trial Wednesday. SENT: 130 words.

_ BIKE SHARING-HARTFORD: The mayor of Hartford says the city is cutting ties with the bike-sharing company Lime. Lime official Scott Mullen confirmed Tuesday that the bike-sharing service is winding down in Hartford, but did not provide an exact end date. SENT.

SPORTS:

PISTONS-CELTICS

The Celtics return to the Garden after beating the 76ers without Kyrie Irving to snap a two-game losing streak. They face a Pistons team that has won four straight. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

76ERS-KNICKS

The Philadelphia 76ers visit the New York Knicks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Maine at Hartford, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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