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

November 6, 2018

Editors, news directors:

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-CONNECTICUT

The race for governor is the most closely watched in Connecticut as Republican Bob Stefanowski and Democrat Ned Lamont vie to succeed Gov. Dannel P, Malloy. SENT: 550 words. UPCOMING: Updates through the day and into election night.

With: ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-CONNECTICUT-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

— SEXUAL ASSAULT-CHARGES: A 24-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with sexually molesting two young girls whose families he knows. SENT.

— FATAL STABBING: Police have released the name of the man who was stabbed to death outside a Connecticut apartment complex last week. SENT.

— TAX EVASION: A Connecticut businessman has pleaded guilty to failing to pay more than $1.2 million in federal income taxes over a period of eight years. SENT.

— SHOT IN CAR: Police in Waterbury continue to investigate the death of a man gunned down while sitting in a parked car on a street within a housing complex. SENT.

— DENTIST-EXCESSIVE FORCE LAWSUIT: A jury has ruled against a Connecticut dentist who alleged in a federal lawsuit that three Massachusetts State Police troopers beat him during a traffic stop. SENT.

— SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING-COFFEE DONATIONS: Patrons of a Pittsburgh neighborhood coffee shop received free coffee from families in Connecticut who were also impacted by a deadly shooting. SENT.

— MACKEREL SHUTDOWN: The federal government is shutting down a chunk of the Atlantic Ocean fishery for a species of mackerel for several months. SENT.

SPORTS:

NETS-SUNS

The Brooklyn Nets open a four-game road trip with a game against the Phoenix Suns, who are coming off a victory over Memphis that was just their second win of the season. By Jose Romero. UPCOMING: 700 words. AP Photos. 9 p.m., ET.

CANADIENS-RANGERS

The surging New York Rangers look for their season-high fourth straight win as they host the Montreal Canadiens. By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

CCSU at Hartford, 7 p.m.

Sacred Heart at Holy Cross, 7:05 p.m.

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