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BC-CT--Connecticut News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CT

March 6, 2019

Editors, news directors:

Good morning. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

CLIMATE CHANGE-EDUCATION

As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American classrooms, politicians around the country are pushing back against the scientific consensus that global warming is real and man-made. A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. Such measures have emerged this year in growing numbers, with many of them inspired or directly encouraged by a pair of advocacy groups. By Michael Melia. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ FORMER WRESTLER-MAYORAL CAMPAIGN: A retired professional wrestler who once faced off against Hulk Hogan has announced a run for mayor in his Connecticut town. East Haven Republican Steven “Big Steve” Tracey says he is calling for new ideas and positive leadership. SENT.

_ FRIEND FATALLY SHOT: A Bridgeport man has pleaded guilty to accidentally killing his best friend in the middle of a drive-by shooting in exchange for 15 years in prison, a deal that didn’t sit well with the victim’s family. SENT.

SPORTS:

CELTICS-KINGS

The Sacramento Kings host the Boston Celtics. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. ET.

KNICKS-SUNS

The New York Knicks visit the Phoenix Suns. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET.

BBO--MANFRED

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred addresses a business group in Boston. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 300 to 600 words by 4 p.m. Developing from noon speech.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

LIU Brooklyn at Sacred Heart, 6 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Northeast Conference tournament, first round.

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