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

November 27, 2018

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR

Connecticut Gov.-elect Ned Lamont on Tuesday holds a public policy forum on issues ranging from agriculture to the arts. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES-BREAKUP

Connecticut-based United Technologies is breaking itself into three independent companies now that it has sealed its $23 billion acquisition of aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins. The company’s announcement Monday was the latest by a sprawling industrial conglomerate deciding it will be more efficient and focused as smaller, separate entities. SENT: 320 words, photo.

SPORTS BETTING

Numerous U.S. states are considering jumping on the legal sports betting bandwagon, even as they struggle with the details of regulating it. How much to tax it, and how to regulate mobile betting on phones are emerging as thorny issues for states. So far, seven states offer legal sports betting: Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. And although New Mexico has not passed a sports betting law, the Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel started taking sports bets last month through a tribal gambling compact. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 580 words, photos.

With: SPORTS BETTING-RHODE ISLAND. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

— TEENAGER SHOT: Police in Connecticut have charged a juvenile with manslaughter in connection with the death in January of his 15-year-old friend, who authorities say accidentally shot himself in the head. SENT.

— FORMER FUGITIVE APPEAL: A lawyer has testified he disagreed with the defense strategy during the 1988 trial of a Connecticut man who spent 22 years on the run following his murder conviction. SENT.

— FAMILY BUSINESS EMBEZZLEMENT: A Virginia woman who embezzled more than $326,000 from a family business in Connecticut has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. SENT.

— TEACHER-SEXUAL ASSAULT: A Connecticut special education teacher charged with sexually assaulting two students has pleaded no contest. SENT.

— TEEN GIRL SHOT: A Connecticut man who shot and killed a 16-year-old girl in a moving car when she threatened to disclose their relationship has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. SENT.

— ELECTRIC SCOOTERS-HARTFORD: The Hartford City Council is considering a resolution that would allow the startup company Lime to begin expanding their ride-share program in the city. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

BKC--UMASS-LOWELL-UCONN

Transfer Sidney Wilson is expected to make his debut for UConn as the Huskies host UMass-Lowell at Gampel Pavilion. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 7 p.m. start.

OTHER MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Hartford at Sacred Heart, 6 p.m.

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