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

May 16, 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 Dave Collins at 860-246-6876 or dcollins@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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

STORMY WEATHER

Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least three people dead and more 200,000 homes and businesses without power. Connecticut officials said men in New Fairfield and Danbury were killed Tuesday in separate accidents when trees fell on their trucks. An 11-year-old New York girl was killed when a large tree toppled onto the car she was in. SENT: 280 words, photos, video.

With: STORMY WEATHER-CONNECTICUT.

BOAT TAX

Connecticut boat dealers are hoping Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will sign legislation reducing the state’s 6.35 percent sales tax on boat sales to 2.99 percent. Many have asked lawmakers for years to pass legislation that would help them better compete with neighboring Rhode Island and New York. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— RED CROSS EMBEZZLEMENT: A West Hartford woman convicted last year of embezzling nearly $500,000 from the Red Cross chapter where she worked has started serving her eight-year prison term after a judge revoked her appeal bond. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

ATHLETICS-RED SOX

The Oakland A’s visit the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

YANKEES-NATIONALS

The Yankees and Nationals try to resume a game suspended because of rain in the sixth inning a night earlier, then play a second game with two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer pitching for Washington against New York’s CC Sabathia. But the forecast calls for more rain Wednesday. First game scheduled to resume at 5:05 p.m.; second game scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

BLUE JAYS-METS

Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ faces Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler in the afternoon finale of their interleague series. New York’s bats broke out Tuesday night in a 12-2 rout of Toronto, with new acquisition Devin Mesoraco having a huge home debut in Queens. By Jake Seiner. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m.

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