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BC-CT--Connecticut News Digest 6 pm, CT

May 20, 2019

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UPCOMING TOMORROW

POLICE CHASES

Connecticut officials are considering making the statewide police pursuit policy more strict after a fatal officer-involved shooting and several crashes involving juveniles and stolen cars _ a move made by several police departments across the country over the past year.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY

Two parents, including the former co-chairman of an international law firm, are set to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme. UPCOMING: 130 words by noon; will be updated.

TOP STORIES:

CONNECTICUT TOLLS

Connecticut will break new ground if lawmakers ultimately agree to set up dozens of electronic tolls on four existing highways, even though most of the Northeast is already charging drivers. It is unusual for a state to seek federal permission to install that many tolls on existing roads. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words.

METOO-TEACHING CONSENT

In the era of #MeToo, lawmakers, educators and teens themselves are re-examining whether sex education needs to evolve to better address some of the issues in society today. Central to the conversation is whether schools should expand curriculums to help kids understand consent _ a concept often defined differently from state to state. By Maryclaire Dale. SENT: 1,820 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 950 words has also been sent.

With WHAT IS CONSENT? _ In defining consent, there’s a gap between the law, culture.

WW2 TANKER-ENVIRONMENT

Work is underway to extract oil from a British tanker sunk by a German U-boat off Long Island during World War II. A team has been at the site of the tanker, named Coimbra, since April 29 and has pumped more than 62,000 gallons (235,000 liters) of oil since May 11, the Coast Guard said in a news release. Initial dive operations found the tanker was leaking small amounts of oil. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ MOSQUE FIRE: A $5,000 reward has been announced for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to a Connecticut mosque. SENT.

_ GREAT WHITE-CONNECTICUT: An organization that electronically tracks ocean life has detected a nearly 10-foot long great white shark in Long Island Sound. SENT.

_ SUSPICIOUS DEATH: Police in Connecticut are investigating the death of a 50-year-old Milford man they say was involved in an “altercation” before his death. SENT.

_ HERO OFFICER: A Connecticut police officer is being credited with saving a couple and their dog from an early morning fire that gutted their house. SENT.

_ MISSING GIRL: Police in Connecticut say a 12-year-old girl who has been missing for several days has been found. Hartford police tweeted Monday morning that Lexlian Rosa “has been located and is safe.” SENT.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-BLUE JAYS

Boston plays Toronto at Rogers Centre. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:07 p.m.

YANKEES-ORIOLES

New York plays Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

NATIONALS-METS

Mets manager Mickey Callaway is on the hot seat as his slumping team returns home to play NL East rival Washington. New York (20-25) has lost five straight and was swept in three games at lowly Miami over the weekend, totaling only three hits in consecutive shutouts. Nationals lefty Patrick Corbin makes his fourth start of the season against the Mets. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

EX NBA PLAYER-SISTER ARRESTED

The sister of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was accused on Monday of threatening a woman who testified against him at his New York City gun-possession trial. SENT: 220 words.

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