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

November 14, 2018

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The Foxwoods Resort Casino is reporting a 10 percent decline in slot-machine revenue for October. The $34.4 million it kept in slots revenue after paying out prizes is 10 percent less than the amount it kept in October 2017. The decrease follows a 5 percent decline in September slots revenue. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update expected.


— ELECTION 2018-CONNECTICUT LEGISLATURE-RECOUNTS: There’s a late addition to the list of postelection recounts still pending in Connecticut, and a possible legal challenge in another legislative race. A spokesman for Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said Wednesday the office was notified late Tuesday by local registrars that the margin of victory in the 64th Assembly District is narrow enough to require a recount. SENT.

— MAYOR CORRUPTION-PENSION: An expected one-day trial over whether former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez’s pension should be revoked or reduced because of his corruption convictions is set to begin. SENT.

— NURSING HOME ARREST: Officials at a Fairfield nursing home called the police on a 91-year-old man visiting his wife. Heinz Vonkuthy said Tuesday he was trying to kiss his wife goodbye at Regal Care when police arrived and arrested him. SENT: 130 words.

— STATE TROOPER-DUI: A Connecticut State Police trooper has been suspended following her arrest last weekend on drunken driving charges. SENT: 130 words.

— GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL OWNERSHIP: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning to buy New York’s Grand Central Terminal for $35 million after years of renting. SENT: 130 words.



The Chicago Bulls visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


The Colorado Avalanche host Boston on Wednesday night in a meeting of two of the top lines in hockey. The Avalanche boast the line of Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog, who’ve combined for 69 points. The Bruins feature Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak, who have a combined 68 points. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 10 p.m. ET.


It was easy to push around Joey Logano when he first broke into NASCAR billed as the next big star. He doesn’t stand for it anymore and as the outlier of this championship race the Connecticut native believes he’s the favorite to win the Cup title. By AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. First in a series of profiles on the 4 championship drivers. UPCOMING: 800 words by 6 pm.


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