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

October 13, 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 and reachable at 860-246-6876. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



A prestigious Connecticut boarding school has released a new report that accuses three more adults of sexual misconduct involving students. Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford hired a law firm to review new abuse allegations that arose after the release of an investigative report last year that accused 12 former faculty members of sexual misconduct involving students. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words by 3 p.m.


— STUDENT DEATH-BASKETBALL CELEBRATION: The death of a student from Connecticut at Providence College has prompted the school to cancel an annual celebration that kicks off the men’s and women’s basketball seasons. SENT: 130 words.

— COFFIN STUNT: Dying to win a little cash and a free pass to Six Flags New England? All you need to do is spend 30 hours in a coffin. Six Flags in Agawam says six randomly chosen participants will try to spend 30 hours lying in a coffin that measures just 2 feet wide and 7 feet long. SENT: 130 words.

— RED PANDA HABITAT: Two red pandas at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport have some roomier new living quarters. The red pandas, Rochan and Meri, have a new habitat that includes air conditioning and an outdoor yard with open viewing for visitors. SENT: 130 words.



David Sinclair and Rachel Schilkowsky were the men’s and women’s winners of the 25th running of the Hartford Marathon. Sinclair, of Peru, Vermont, crossed the finish line Saturday with a time of 2:18:20, about 3 minutes longer than the course record. Schilkowsky, of Providence, Rhode Island, finished with a 9th overall best time of 2:41:03, about 8 minutes longer than the women’s record. SENT: 130 words.


The AL East champion Boston Red Sox host the Central Division-winning Houston Astros in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by midnight. Game starts at 8:09 p.m.


The Boston Bruins host the Detroit Red Wings Saturday. Game starts at 3 p.m.



Sacred Heart plays Dartmouth at Memorial Field.


Mercer plays Yale at Yale Bowl.


Central Connecticut State plays Bryant University at Bulldog Stadium.


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