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

June 12, 2018

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.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SCHOOL EXPULSIONS-CONNECTICUT

State officials on Tuesday are expected to discuss Connecticut’s progress in addressing school expulsion rates that affect minorities much more frequently than white students. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— WOMAN FOUND DEAD: A woman has been found dead in an affluent Stamford neighborhood and her husband has been hospitalized. The woman’s husband called 911 Monday to report his wife was covered in blood and not breathing. SENT: 130 words.

— MOTHER-CHILD STRUCK: Police say a mother and a 2-year-old child have been seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver who was later tracked down and charged with driving drunk. Waterford police say the woman and the child in a stroller were struck Monday. SENT: 130 words.

— TURKEY SURVEY: Connecticut officials are asking residents to count turkeys as part of an annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey. Residents are being asked to tally all female turkeys, called hens, and their chicks, known as poults. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-ORIOLES

Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez seeks to win his fifth straight start for the Boston Red Sox against the Baltimore Orioles, who have dropped five in a row. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

NATIONALS-YANKEES

Bryce Harper plays at Yankee Stadium for the first time since 2015 as CC Sabathia starts for New York and Tanner Roark for the Washington Nationals in a matchup of division leaders. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

METS-BRAVES

Zack Wheeler starts for the Mets in a series opener against Atlanta and Mike Foltynewicz. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:35 p.m.

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