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

September 21, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

IN BRIEF:

— TEEN SHOT IN HEAD: Police say a 16-year-old Bridgeport boy shot in the head is expected to recover. Police Chief Armando Perez said the Central High School student was shot on Thursday afternoon while riding in a car with friends. SENT: 130 words.

— GUNS TO GARDENING TOOLS: A New Haven initiative is turning guns into gardening tools to promote nonviolence. Sculptor Gar Waterman partnered with the city police department, Yale New Haven Hospital’s Injury Free Coalition for Kids and the Newtown Foundation for the project. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

UCONN-SYRACUSE

Unbeaten after three games, Syracuse doesn’t want its heady start to get derailed against UConn on Saturday. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

RED SOX-INDIANS

Chris Sale is expected to throw about 65 pitches Friday night as the Red Sox visit the Indians in a potential playoff preview. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

ORIOLES-YANKEES

CC Sabathia pitches Friday night at home as the Yankees take on Yefry Ramirez and the last-place Orioles. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

METS-NATIONALS

Jacob deGrom gets the nod for the Mets against Joe Ross and the Nationals in Washington. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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