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

December 14, 2018

Editors, news directors:

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TOP STORIES:

NEWTOWN SHOOTING-ANNIVERSARY

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the sixth anniversary of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators. SENT: 300 words, photos.

COAST GUARD ACADEMY-HARASSMENT

Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation have met with Coast Guard officials to express their concerns over alleged discrimination and harassment at the service’s academy. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ COUNCILMAN ARREST: Police say a Connecticut city councilman has been arrested during an immigration protest at a courthouse. SENT.

_ MAYOR-CRASH LAWSUIT: A Connecticut mayor previously accused of harassing a former town employee has now been sued for a crash involving a city-owned car. SENT.

_ HOUSING FUND FRAUD: The former president of a Connecticut nonprofit that provides housing to people with HIV and AIDS has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars in federal funds and spending the money on himself. SENT.

_ ADULT CLUB-PROSTITUTION: A well-known Rhode Island adult entertainment club will remain closed for several more days as police and city officials investigate allegations of prostitution at the site. SENT.

_ ARENA-BOY INJURED: The owners of the Bridgeport sports arena have been ordered by a jury to pay $200,000 to the family of an 8-year-old boy who fell out of the stands while trying to high-five hockey players. SENT.

SPORTS:

HAWKS-CELTICS

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

BRUINS-PENGUINS

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

PATRIOTS-BRADY

Tom Brady had no reason to believe Ben Roethlisberger’s injury last week would keep him out of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. And it won’t. The Pittsburgh quarterback injured his ribs in the loss at Oakland, left the game but returned in the fourth quarter and threw his second touchdown pass of the game. He drove his team to a tying field goal try that failed when kicker Chris Boswell slipped _ and the Steelers lost their third straight. SENT: 650 words, photos.

STEELERS INJURIES

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping running back James Conner’s sprained left ankle will be ready in time to play on Sunday against New England. SENT: 250 words.

YANKEES-RED SOX LONDON

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will open Major League Baseball’s first series in Britain with a night game and conclude the next day in the afternoon. SENT.

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