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

July 12, 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.

Dave Collins is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR-DEMOCRATS

Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim meet in their first debate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary Thursday evening. Lamont is the party’s endorsed candidate, while Ganim petitioned his way onto the Aug. 14 ballot. About 1,000 Realtors and their guests are expected to be in attendance. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Developing from 7 p.m. event.

IN BRIEF:

— PLANE CRASH: A small airplane with only the pilot on board has crashed near an airport in the central Connecticut town of Plainville. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Rutan Defiant aircraft crashed south of the town’s airport around 10:45 a.m. Thursday. SENT: 130 words.

— TEACHER-SEXUAL ASSAULT: A former student teacher and assistant track coach at a West Hartford high school charged with having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student has been admitted to a program that could lead to dismissal of the charges. SENT: 130 words.

— ARRESTS-SUSPICIOUS FAMILY DEATHS: A 23-year-old woman already charged with assisting in the killings of a Griswold couple and their adult son in what has been called a botched fake robbery now faces arson charges. SENT: 130 words.

— HOMICIDE ARRESTS: Hartford place have announced arrests in two unrelated homicides earlier this year. SENT: 130 words.

— TRAIL SHOOTING: Police have arrested two people in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenager near a recreational trail in Connecticut. SENT: 130 words.

— BANK ROBBERY-GUILTY PLEA: A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to a bank robbery in Connecticut. SENT: 130 words.

— HARTFORD-SOCCER: The United Soccer League announced Wednesday it is bringing a team to the Connecticut city next year, and they will play under the name Hartford Athletic. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

BLUE JAYS-RED SOX

David Price goes to the mound for the Boston Red Sox as they take on Toronto and try to build their lead in the AL East. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

YANKEES-INDIANS

Two of baseball’s best pitchers square off as Indians All-Star Corey Kluber starts the opener of a four-game series against New York and Yankees ace Luis Severino, who leads the majors with 14 wins. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

NATIONALS-METS

Steven Matz takes on All-Star Max Scherzer as New York welcomes Washington to Citi Field to open a four-game series Thursday. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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