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

October 5, 2018

Editors, news directors:

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2018-CONNECTICUT-GOVERNOR

Businessman Bob Stefanowski, the Republican contender for Connecticut governor, is winning the battle for outside help over his Democratic rival, as the Republican Governors Association buys up TV ad time in hopes of securing the state’s top political job once again. The RGA has so far poured nearly $1.6 million into the race to assist the wealthy, former CEO and CFO, spending much of that money on ads negatively portraying Greenwich businessman and Democratic candidate Ned Lamont. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 850 words, photos.

TRIBE-CIGARETTE TAX

A former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman said he plans to take the state of Connecticut to court over Native American-made cigarettes. Kenny Reels told The Day the state Department of Revenue Services seized cigarettes in his store on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation made by other Native American tribes. SENT: 250 words.

TRUMP-NATIONAL MONUMENTS-ATLANTIC

A federal judge tossed a lawsuit Friday from a group of fishing associations that challenged the creation of an underwater monument in the Atlantic Ocean. The fishing groups sued in federal court in Washington against creation of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument by former President Barack Obama in 2016. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg granted the Trump administration’s motion Friday to dismiss the suit. His ruling said the groups failed to adequately explain why the monument is too large. SENT: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

— WRONG-WAY CRASH: Police say a woman driving the wrong way on a Connecticut highway has died in a head-on crash with an off-duty police officer heading home after his shift. SENT.

— TEACHER DEATH: A Connecticut high school is in shock and mourning over the unexpected death of a former district teacher of the year. SENT.

— STABBING VICTIM DEATH: A New London man is now facing a murder charge after a man he allegedly stabbed died overnight. SENT.

— CITY WORKER-CREDIT CARD FRAUD: Authorities say a former city employee in New Haven, Connecticut made $13,000 worth of unauthorized transactions on a city credit card. SENT.

— BURGLARY SENTENCING: A Connecticut man involved in a violent drug burglary last Thanksgiving that left a victim with multiple slash wounds faces seven years in prison. SENT.

— MAN IN WIG-LOTTERY TICKETS: Police say a man partially disguised himself with a wig and stole about $200 in scratch-off lottery tickets from a gas station in Wolcott. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

YANKEES-RED SOX

Chris Sale faces J.A. Happ when the Boston Red Sox meet the New York Yankees in in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. First pitch 7:30 p.m.

PATRIOTS DEFENSIVE GAPS

At first glance, the Patriots had plenty to celebrate on defense during their 38-24 win over the Colts. They didn’t allow a touchdown in the first half and forced three turnovers for the game. But they gave up more than 400 yards for the third time this season and continue to have issues defending the pass. That could be magnified with a visit from Kansas City and quarterback Patrick Mahomes up next. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m., photos.

DARTMOUTH-YALE

Dartmouth plays Yale at the Yale Bowl. Game starts at 6 p.m.

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