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

December 20, 2018

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is leaving office after eight years as a very unpopular figure in his home state. But outside of Connecticut, the Democrat is held in high regard by various groups for his stances on issues ranging from gun control to criminal justice reform and education. He’s expected to continue playing a role in such issues after he leaves office. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 600 words, photos.


Massachusetts gambling regulators on Thursday review the first quarter of operations at MGM’s resort near the Connecticut state line and also discuss the potential for another casino near Rhode Island. UPCOMING: 300 words.


Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large and crowded orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. The federal government has placed most of the 14,300 migrant children in its care in detention centers and residential facilities packed with hundreds, or thousands, of kids. As the year draws to a close, some 5,400 detained migrant children in the U.S. are sleeping in shelters with more than 1,000 other children. Some 9,800 are in facilities with 100-plus total kids, according to confidential government data obtained and cross-checked by The Associated Press. By Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.


_ NEW MILFORD POLICE SHOOTING: A Connecticut prosecutor says a New Milford police officer was justified when he fatally shot a man who approached officers with a shotgun last year.

_ APARTMENT FIRE: A woman has been killed in a Groton apartment fire that also displaced residents of several other units. Firefighters responded to the blaze Wednesday night.

_ CHASE-POLICE SHOOTING: A state prosecutor says East Hartford police officers were justified in fatally shooting a man during a high-speed chase.



Patriots receiver Josh Gordon says he is stepping away from football in order to focus on his mental health. In a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday morning, Gordon said his decision was spurred by him feeling recently that he could have a better grasp on things mentally. He thanked the Patriots for their support and vowed to work his way back. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 520 words, photo.


The Anaheim Ducks visit the Boston Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


Yale at Monmouth (NJ), 7 p.m.


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