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

February 12, 2019

Editors, news directors:

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TOP STORIES:

YALE-FRATERNITIES

Three women who attend Yale University sued the school and nine all-male fraternities Tuesday, seeking to force the social organizations to admit women in response to alleged sexual assault, harassment and discrimination. SENT 500 words, photo.

BODY IN SUITCASE

Police say an arrest has been made in the slaying of a 24-year-old woman whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in Connecticut. The suspect is accused of using Valerie Reyes’ ATM card. The New Rochelle, New York, woman’s remains were found Feb. 5 in a wooded section of Greenwich. SENT: 220 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ FIREFIGHTER CANDIDATE-MARIJUANA: A Connecticut man whose bid to become a firefighter in the state’s largest city was rejected because he uses medical marijuana has sued. SENT.

_ HOUSES OF WORSHIP-GAS FEES: A Connecticut legislator has introduced a bill to waive demand fees that churches and other houses of worship pay for natural gas. SENT.

_ CONNECTICUT BUDGET: Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says he wants to cut back on state borrowing for school construction and other projects. SENT.

_ FIRE-MAN FOUND: Police say a man firefighters were searching for after a fire in Connecticut has been found dead. SENT.

_ WINTER WEATHER-S NEW ENGLAND _ A winter storm moving into southern New England isn’t expected to drop massive amounts of snow, but its timing is expected to cause major problems on the roads. SENT 130 words.

_ LIGHT FIXTURES-WATER _ Bridgeport officials say newly installed light fixtures which cost hundreds of thousands to install are filling up with rainwater. SENT 130 words.

SPORTS:

BLACKHAWKS-BRUINS

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

CELTICS-76ERS

The Boston Celtics visit the Philadelphia 76ers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Rider at Quinnipiac, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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