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

April 6, 2019

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Connecticut’s medical examiner is seeking to exhume two bodies recovered from the infamous 1944 Hartford circus fire in hopes that DNA testing unavailable at the time can finally identify them.

Upcoming: 300 words.


_ INMATES OVERDOSE: Four inmates at the Hartford Correctional Center were hospitalized after overdosing on fentanyl inside the jail. Sent: 130 words.

_ TAP SHOE POLICE CHASE: A suspected car thief is in custody in Connecticut after being caught by gumshoe in training wearing tap shoes. Hartford police says a detective trainee wearing tap shoes and a bow tie made an arrest after a foot chase on Friday, when he spotted a stolen car and boxed it in. Sent: 130 words.

_ BAIL BONDSWOMAN-KILLING: The Connecticut Appellate Court has rejected the appeal of a former bail bondswoman serving a 25-year prison sentence for shooting her boyfriend to death in 2014. A three-judge panel of the state’s second-highest court ruled against 32-year-old Angela Grasso, of Plainville, on Friday. Sent: 130 words.

_ SCENIC RIVERS: Members of Congress from Rhode Island and Connecticut are celebrating the signing of federal legislation that protects several rivers in the two states. Sent: 130 words.

_ SPACE DAY: It’s Space Day in Bridgeport. The event at the Discovery Museum is funded by the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium. Sent: 120 words.



The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Boston Bruins in the last game of the regular season.

UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 1 p.m. start.


Boston’s disappointing opening road trip continues in Arizona at Chase Field. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m.


Nationals newcomer Patrick Corbin faces the New York Mets for the second time in a week. By Ben Walker. Game starts 1:10 p.m


J.A. Happ gets his second start of the season for the New York Yankees in an AL East matchup against right-hander Dylan Bundy and the Baltimore Orioles. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


The New England Revolution visits the Columbus Crew. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit. Developing from 7:30 p.m. start.


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