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

May 15, 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 Dave Collins at 860-246-6876 or dcollins@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.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

WEAPONIZED DRONES

A Connecticut man who faced investigation but wasn’t charged for flying weaponized drones is due in court Tuesday for seven criminal cases involving allegations of child porn possession, attempting to entice minors and fighting with police. Austin Haughwout has pleaded not guilty to all the charges. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— KENNEDY COUSIN: Robert Kennedy Jr. says the Connecticut Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down the murder conviction of his cousin, Michael Skakel, is effectively an “exoneration.” Kennedy spoke on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday. SENT: 130 words.

— LAB FIRE: Authorities say a chemical fire at a research lab in Monroe injured two lab employees. The fire was reported Monday at Axel Plastics Research Laboratories. A sprinkler system extinguished the flames before firefighters arrived. SENT: 130 words.

— TEEN SHOT: New Haven police say a 15-year-old boy was shot while standing on the front porch of a home by a masked man. The teen was shot at about 8:45 p.m. Monday on Orchard Street. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

CAVALIERS-CELTICS

The Celtics dominated the Cavaliers in a 25-point victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Cleveland is expecting a big response by LeBron James in Game 2. Coach Tyronn Lue is also weighing inserting Tristan Thompson into the starting lineup after the Cavs were outscored 60-38 in the paint in Game 1. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.

ATHETICS-RED SOX

The Oakland A’s visit the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

YANKEES-NATIONALS

Masahiro Tanaka heads to the mound for the New York Yankees as they open a two-game interleague series against Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals. These have been two of the best teams in the majors lately: The Yankees have won 19 of their last 22 games, the Nationals 13 of 15. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

BLUE JAYS-METS

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard pitches against the team that drafted and traded him when New York hosts the Toronto Blue Jays in an interleague game at Citi Field. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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