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

March 5, 2019

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TOP STORY:

NEWTOWN SHOOTER’S WRITINGS

The public release of writings by the Newtown school shooter has prompted Connecticut’s top prosecutor to propose a bill that would ban such disclosures. A public hearing is set for Wednesday. UPCOMING: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ YALE INVESTMENT PROTEST: Fifteen Yale University students have been cited for trespassing following a demonstration in which they called for the university to divest from fossil fuel companies and companies that hold Puerto Rican government debt. SENT.

_ TAX INFORMATION THEFT: A Nigerian man has been sentenced to time served and now faces deportation for tricking school districts into sending him the personal information of workers that he then used to file fraudulent tax returns. SENT.

_ GHOST WORKERS: A former Connecticut woman has pleaded guilty to creating “ghost employees” for her home health care staffing agency in order to avoid paying taxes. SENT.

_ ELECTION-PARTICIPATION AWARD: State officials are commending four Connecticut communities that all saw over three-fourths of their voters go to the polls last November. SENT.

_ WATER POLLUTION SUIT: A utility is denying allegations by two environmental groups that it violated the Clean Water Act in operating a coal-fired power plant in New Hampshire. Eversource responded Monday to a federal lawsuit by the Sierra Club and the Conservation Law Foundation over the Merrimack Station power plant in Bow. SENT.

SPORTS:

CELTICS-WARRIORS

The Golden State Warriors try for their third straight victory against Boston when the Celtics visit Oracle Arena for the final time. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts at 10:30 p.m. ET.

HURRICANES-BRUINS

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

RANGERS-STARS

With captain Jamie Benn coming off a hat trick that helped cap a successful road trip, the Stars host the New York Rangers. New York can match a season high with a fifth straight loss. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8:30 p.m. ET.

EL-AMIN-CHILD SUPPORT

Former UConn basketball star Khalid El-Amin has been released from custody after paying $10,000 of the nearly $126,000 in delinquent child support he owes a Connecticut woman. SENT.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Stony Brook at Hartford, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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