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

July 5, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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Years of secrecy by America’s police departments about how they predict where crimes will occur and who will commit them are under fire in legal cases across the country. A top concern, advocates say, is that the computer programs perpetuate the problem of minorities being arrested at higher rates than whites. If arrest and crime location data that show such biases are fed into the algorithms, they argue, police will continue targeting minorities and minority neighborhoods at higher rates. By Dave Collins. UPCOMING: 920 words by 10 a.m., photos.


— POOL DROWNING: Authorities say the public pool where a 16-year-old Connecticut boy drowned during an illegal after-hours swim had a video surveillance system meant to detect trespassers, but it was broken.

— DOGS SHOT: A Connecticut man who says he shot and killed his two dogs because one of them attacked his son is being investigated by police.

— MURPHY - CONNECTICUT WALK: U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is kicking off another long walk through the state to hear from constituents.

— STOLEN GUNS-DRUG BUST: Connecticut police making a drug bust say they recovered a gun reported stolen in Massachusetts more than three decades ago.

— CAR INTO HOUSE-FATAL — Authorities say a man has died after crashing his car into a Connecticut home. SENT 130 words.


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