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

May 4, 2019

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A Connecticut mayor is seeking community input in the search for a new police chief amid controversy over a shooting involving two police officers who opened fire on an unarmed couple. Hamden Mayor Curt Leng announced late Friday that he has formed a committee to see what residents want in a new chief. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 2:30 p.m.


_ FIERY CRASH: Police in eastern Connecticut say one person has died after their vehicle crashed into a tree and burst into flames. Police and firefighters responded to the wreck in Plainfield shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday. SENT.

_ SCHOOL HISTORY TOUR: A 104-year-old Connecticut elementary school is opening its doors to the public for one of the last times before it closes for good. Manchester officials will host a walking tour of Washington Elementary School on Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m. SENT.

_ FREED MAN-NEW CHARGES: A Massachusetts man who spent three decades in prison for a rape he says he did not commit before being freed in 2016 is now accused by police of raping a woman in January. SENT.



Professional soccer has returned to Connecticut. More than 10,000 fans are expected at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on Saturday evening for the home debut of Hartford Athletic, which plays in the USL Championship. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.


The Boston Bruins host the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. By JImmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.


The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox continue their four-game series. Eduardo Rodriguez starts for Boston, with Manny Banuelos pitching for Chicago. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


Minnesota plays New York at Yankee Stadium. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started at 1:05 p.m.


New York plays Milwaukee at Miller Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


The New England Revolution plays at the Philadelphia Union. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


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