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

October 9, 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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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A lawsuit alleging hostile, sexist and discriminatory conduct by male executives at billionaire Steven Cohen’s investment firm in Connecticut has been withdrawn and moved to private arbitration, taking the dispute out of the public eye. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.


A vintage commercial airplane is set to undertake a long, slow journey from Maine to New York where it will be turned into a cocktail lounge. SENT 400 words, photos.


— IMMIGRANT SPARED DEPORTATION-STABBING: The Connecticut Supreme Court has set a date to hear the appeal of a Haitian immigrant who was convicted of killing a Connecticut woman in 2015. SENT.

— TREE REMOVAL: Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation want federal disaster relief made available to help homeowners cover the cost of clearing fallen trees and debris. SENT.

— PROSTITUTE-ROBBERY — Police in Connecticut are investigating a report by a 19-year-old man who said he had arranged to meet a prostitute, but was robbed by two men instead. SENT 130 words.

— OLD LOTTERY TICKET — A Connecticut man cleaning out his wallet says he found a winning Powerball ticket from May that was set to expire in less than a month. SENT 130 words.



The Boston Red Sox have a 2-1 lead over the Yankees and send Rick Porcello to the mound for Game 4 of the AL Division Series against New York, which starts CC Sabathia. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8:07 p.m.


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