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

November 9, 2018

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TOP STORIES

ELECTION 2018-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-LAMONT

Fresh off his election victory, Governor-elect Ned Lamont is focusing on economic development in eastern Connecticut. The Democrat and his running mate, Susan Bysiewicz, met privately Friday in New London with a bipartisan group of legislators, municipal officials and representatives of area colleges, businesses, and nonprofit agencies. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

MTA CHAIRMAN-NEW YORK

Joe Lhota has resigned as chairman of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Vice Chairman Fernando Ferrer has been named the acting chairman, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. Lhota, 64, was appointed chairman last year amid increasing problems on the city’s aging subway system. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

— NAZI GRAFFITI: Police in a Connecticut city are investigating after several swastikas were found drawn on chalk on city sidewalks. SENT.

— MOLESTATION SENTENCING: A Connecticut man who video recorded himself raping a 4-year-old boy has been sentenced to decades in prison. SENT.

— RESTAURANT MONEY REPAYMENT: The former manager of a Connecticut restaurant has been ordered by a judge to repay nearly $200,000 to the eatery’s owner. SENT.

— CONDEMNED CHURCH FOR SALE: A vacant and condemned church in Vernon that has become a frequent target of vandals is now up for sale. SENT: 130 words.

— SHOOTING-MAN INJURED: Police say a man who was injured in a shooting in Connecticut is facing charges in connection to another shooting last year. SENT.

— REVOLUTIONARY WAR KNAPSACK-DISPLAY: A rare military knapsack carried by a Connecticut soldier during the American Revolution is going on display at Fort Ticonderoga in New York this weekend in honor of Veterans Day. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

CALHOUN’S RETURN

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun returns to the sidelines for the University of Saint Joseph, a Division III school, in a game against William Patterson. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Developing from 7 p.m. game.

CELTICS-JAZZ

The Boston Celtics visit the Utah Jazz. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. ET

BRUINS-RASK

The Boston Bruins say goaltender Tuukka Rask has been granted a leave of absence from the team for a personal matter. SENT: 140 words, photos.

YALE-CALIFORNIA

California and Yale open their men’s basketball seasons on Friday with a game in China. UPCOMING: 700 words. Game starts at p.m. PST.

OTHER COLLEGE BASKETBALL:

Hartford at Utah St., 9 p.m.

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