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BC-CT--Connecticut News Digest 6 pm, CT

January 9, 2019

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A Massachusetts man who says he attacked the computer network of a world-renowned hospital to protest the treatment of a Connecticut teenager is set to be sentenced. By Alanna Durkin Richer. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.



Ned Lamont was sworn in as Connecticut’s governor Wednesday. The Democrat took the oath of office in a ceremony in Hartford, becoming the state’s 89th governor. Immediately following, there was a 19-gun artillery salute outside, followed by an inaugural parade in front of the state Capitol, and a fly-over by the Connecticut National Guard. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 470 words, photo. UPCOMING 500 words, photos.




A Connecticut judge has dismissed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and other drugmakers brought by 37 cities and towns in the state that blame the companies for the opioid crisis and sought to recoup millions of dollars spent responding to the crisis. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING 500 words.


_ POLICE SHOOTING-NEW HAVEN: Authorities say a New Haven police officer shot and injured an armed person. Capt. Anthony Duff says officers were patrolling a neighborhood in the city Tuesday night when they observed a wanted suspect in the area. SENT.

_ FATAL STANDOFF: A 17-hour standoff between police and a man barricaded inside a Connecticut home has ended with the man dead. SENT.

_ HARTFORD HOMICIDE: Police in Hartford are investigating the city’s first homicide of the year. SENT.

_ SCHOOL STABBING: A Connecticut judge is refusing to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of a teenage girl who was stabbed to death at her high school. SENT.

_ POLICE CUSTODY DEATH-SETTLEMENT: New London has authorized spending $175,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a 31-year-old man who died in police custody. SENT.

_ SEXUAL ABUSE-SENTENCING: A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two young girls and will be sentenced to serve 12 years in prison. SENT.

_ TRIBAL MUSEUM: A longtime researcher at a Connecticut tribal museum says the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe is eliminating his job. SENT.

_ HIGHWAY BODY: Connecticut State Police have identified the man whose body was found on a highway ramp earlier this week. SENT.

_ MENHADEN HEALTH: One of the most important species of fish in the ocean’s food chain is getting a close look to help determine the health of its population. Two arms of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission are working on an assessment of the menhaden stock. SENT.



No. 3 UConn returns home for the first time in a month as the Huskies host Cincinnati. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 7 p.m. start.


The Indiana Pacers visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


The Patriots defense has done just enough this season to earn victories against some of NFL’s top quarterbacks, including Andrew Luck, Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. Next up is Philip Rivers, who has yet to throw a touchdown against New England in two playoff meetings. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m., with photos.


UMBC at Hartford, 7 p.m.


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