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People throughout parts of the Midwest woke Saturday to a heavy and steady snowfall that forced the cancellation of hundreds of airline flights and made driving dangerous. New England residents were bracing for up to 18 inches of snow in northern regions and up to a half-inch of ice in southern areas, where utility companies were preparing for possible power outages. SENT: 400 words, photos. Will be updated.
_ WOMEN’S MARCH-CONNECTICUT: Connecticut’s new Democratic governor, Ned Lamont, was among the crowd at the Women’s March Hartford event with his wife Annie and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz. SENT. Will be updated.
_ SOLAR PROJECT: The town of New Milford is moving to block a solar project on Candlewood Mountain that it says will have adverse effects for the environment. SENT.
_ POLICE TRAINING-HEARING LOSS: A western Massachusetts city is being sued by a woman who says she suffered permanent hearing loss in her right ear after a police captain fired a gun next to her head during a training exercise. SENT.
_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-DINNER: U.S. Coast Guard spouses have organized a dinner in Rhode Island for federal workers impacted by the partial government shutdown. SENT.
UConn, which has lost five of its last six games, hosts Tulane, which has lost six straight. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 2 p.m. tip.
The No. 2 UConn women play at Temple. By Aaron Bracy. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game started at noon.
UConn Athletic Director David Benedict says the school has not ruled out eliminating some sports to close a more than $40 million gap in its athletic budget. Benedict, speaking prior to Saturday’s men’s basketball game with Tulane, says there remains a strong belief that UConn has become a nationally renowned university in part because of its success in athletics. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Chiefs’ bandwagon, enthralled by Kansas City’s record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful the amiable coach can finally win the big one. Then again, maybe they’re just fans of anybody facing New England. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.
The Chiefs’ defense has struggled almost all season, ranking near the bottom of the league in almost every statistical category, but is peaking just in time for the AFC title game. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET.
The Atlanta Hawks, coming off a surprising high-scoring home win over Oklahoma City, will be an underdog again when they face the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
The New York Rangers visit the Boston Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
OTHER MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Yale at Brown, 3:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.
Canisius at Fairfield, 1 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.
Niagara at Quinnipiac, 2 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.
Mass.-Lowell at Hartford, 2 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.
St. Francis (Pa.) at CCSU, 3:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.
Sacred Heart at St. Francis Brooklyn, 4 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.
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