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

May 28, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

VACCINE EXEMPTIONS-SCHOOLS

States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those who give no excuse at all for lacking their shots. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 1,065 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSING SWIMMER: The search for a teenager who went missing while swimming at a Connecticut lake on Memorial Day has resumed. Rescue crews started searching Candlewood Lake in New Milford on Tuesday morning. SENT.

SPORTS:

STANLEY CUP-HELMETLESS KRUG

Torey Krug got his helmet ripped off in a tussle with David Perron, but instead of going to the bench, he skated like the wind down the ice and crushed Robert Thomas with an open-ice hit. It was one of the signature moments of the Boston Bruins’ victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final and inspired “We want the Cup!” chants from fans, but next year he wouldn’t even be able to do that if a rule change goes through that would force any player who loses his helmet to go to the bench. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 730 words, photos.

INDIANS-RED SOX

Cleveland plays Boston at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

PADRES-YANKEES

San Diego plays New York at Yankee Stadium. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.

METS-DODGERS

Steven Matz takes the mound for the New York Mets against Rich Hill and the Los Angeles Dodgers in a match-up of consistent left-handers. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Begins at 10 p.m. ET.

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