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

November 28, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

PARENT LUNCHROOM BAN

One mother shed tears when she read the superintendent’s announcement. Another said it felt like a body blow. After struggling with growing numbers of parents in school cafeterias, the Darien school system said parents and guardians would no longer be welcome to visit with their children during lunch at the town’s elementary schools. By Michael Melia. SENT: 780 words, photos.

CONGESTION TOLLS-NYC

A broad coalition of organized labor, environmental advocates, business groups and private companies is launching a new lobbying effort to introduce congestion tolls in Manhattan. The alliance, known as the Fix Our Transit coalition, was created to push state lawmakers to approve the tolls, which would be levied on vehicles entering the busiest parts of Manhattan as a way to raise money for New York City’s deteriorating subways and transit system. By David Klepper. SENT: 440 words.

IN BRIEF:

— EXOTIC BIRDS STOLEN: Police say exotic birds equaling a total of $15,000 were stolen from a Connecticut pet store this week. New Haven police say the call came in early Tuesday when a newspaper delivery man noticed a pried-open door at a pet store. SENT: 130 words.

— MAN SHOT DEAD: Police in Bridgeport are investigating the city’s ninth homicide of the year. Capt. Brian Fitzgerald says a 30-year-old man was shot in the neck and torso at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

BKW-T25--DEPAUL-UCONN

No. 2 UConn hosts No. 16 DePaul just four days before the Huskies’ showdown with top-ranked Notre Dame. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 7 p.m. start.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Yale at Bryant, 7 p.m.

Quinnipiac at UMass, 7 p.m.

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