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

December 6, 2018

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

DESECRATED GRAVES

Relatives of people buried at a Bridgeport cemetery where gravestones and remains were removed to make way for new bodies have been left the daunting task of making sure everyone is buried where they are supposed to be. Police are determining whether to file criminal charges against the former caretaker. By Dave Collins. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ DOUBLE SHOOTING-TEEN KILLED: Hartford police say one 17-year-old was killed and another seriously injured in an apartment shooting. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

KNICKS-CELTICS

The New York Knicks visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

BRUINS-LIGHTNING

The Boston Bruins visit the Tampa Bay Lightning. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

GIANTS-REDSKINS PREVIEW

The first time Washington faced the New York Giants this season, Alex Smith was the QB for the Redskins, whose victory pushed them to 5-2 and alone atop the NFC East. The Giants, meanwhile, dropped to 1-7 and were headed nowhere fast. As the rivals prepare to meet again Sunday, so much has happened. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

PATRIOTS-DOLPHINS PREVIEW

Although the New England Patriots have dominated the AFC East for the past decade, they’ve lost four of their past five games in Miami heading into Sunday’s matchup. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 650 words moving in advance for weekend use by 4 p.m., with photos.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Oakland at Fairfield, 7 p.m.

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