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

January 5, 2019

Editors, news directors:

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TOP STORY:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-CONNECTICUT

The state Department of Labor hopes to help some of the approximately 1,500 federal employees likely affected by the federal government shutdown, and who work or live in Connecticut, to navigate the unemployment compensation process. SENT: 130 words. Will be expanded to about 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ BAR KILLING-WRONGFUL DEATH SUIT: The mother of a Connecticut man shot and killed two years ago in a pub parking lot is suing the bar and its permittee. SENT.

_ EX-LAWMAKER-ASSAULT: A former Connecticut state representative who pleaded guilty to assaulting his mother has temporarily lost his ability to practice law in the state. SENT.

_ REPORTING SCAM: Connecticut businesses are being warned about a bogus mailing from “Workplace Compliance Services” claiming a payment is required under state law. SENT.

_ CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR-PUBLIC SERVICE: Gov.-elect Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz are spending one of the final days leading up to Inauguration Day volunteering at nonprofit agencies across Connecticut. SENT.

SPORTS:

BKC--UCF-UConn

HARTFORD, Conn. _ UConn ties to snap a two-game skid as it hosts pre-season conference favorite UCF at the XL Center. By Pat Eaton-Robb. Upcoming 600 words. Developing from noon start. With AP Photos.

BKC--Central Connecticut State-Sacred Heart.

Central Connecticut State University faces Sacred Heart University at William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, Conn. Game starts at 1 p.m.

BKC--Yale-Cal State Northridge

Yale University faces California State University at the Metadome in Northridge, Calif. Game starts at 10 p.m. EST.

BKC--Quinnipiac-Rider

Quinnipiac plays Rider at Alumni Gymnasium in New Jersey. Game starts at 7 pm.

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