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

January 18, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-COAST GUARD TOWN

The effects of the partial government shutdown are felt sharply in New London, a coastal city with a big Coast Guard presence. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ COACHES FIRED-INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS: A Roman Catholic school for girls in Milford has fired two male basketball coaches for allegedly making inappropriate comments. SENT.

_ WINTER STORM-AMTRAK: Amtrak is modifying service in the Northeast and Midwest because of winter storms moving through the region. SENT.

_ DOUBLE HOMICIDE: A Connecticut man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release for a fatal double shooting in Hartford. SENT.

SPORTS:

PATRIOTS-CHIEFS PREVIEW

It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Kansas City Chiefs’ bandwagon, enthralled by their record-setting young quarterback and exciting offensive playmakers. Then again, maybe they’re just fans of anybody facing New England. The Patriots have dominated the AFC for more than a decade, and the up-and-coming Chiefs view their championship game Sunday as an opportunity to pass the baton. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos for weekend use.

PATRIOTS

The New England Patriots prepare for the AFC championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

ON FOOTBALL-SEEDINGS

From the first day of training camp in August until deep into the NFL schedule, you hear it. Doesn’t matter what city a team represents or who is coaching and playing for it, the bromide is the same. Win the division. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. For weekend use: 800 words, photos.

UFC ON ESPN

UFC and ESPN have launched a partnership that would have seemed inconceivable even a decade ago. ESPN will raise the curtain on the octagon Saturday and air the first card of a $1.5 billion, five-year deal that will plaster UFC all over the sports network’s various platforms. The UFC card at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York will air on both ESPN and ESPN-plus and features a pay-per-view worthy main event. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m., photos.

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