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

July 11, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



Lawyers for two children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border and detained in Connecticut will be in court Wednesday asking for an order to reunite the kids with their parents, who are seeking asylum. Supporters of the 9-year-old boy from Honduras and a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador also plan to rally outside the federal courthouse. By Dave Collins. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.


— CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGE: A 63-year-old Bridgeport man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Luis Valbuena was held on $250,000 bond at his arraignment Tuesday on charges including first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child. SENT: 130 words.

— FAKE DROWNING: Police have arrested a Connecticut man for calling 911 to report a fake drowning. Authorities say the 34-year-old man called to report a child drowning in Hartford Monday afternoon in order to gauge emergency response times. SENT: 130 words.



The Boston Red Sox host the Texas Rangers looking for their third consecutive series sweep. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


The New York Yankees send Sonny Gray to the mound against the last-place Baltimore Orioles in the finale of a four-game series. New York needs a win to earn a split. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


Vince Velasquez is expected back from the disabled list to pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies against All-Star ace Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets in the finale of a four-game series. By Charles O’Brien. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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