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AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 1:30 pm, CT

July 10, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good afternoon. 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. Sarah Betancourt is on the desk.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

OPIOID EPIDEMIC-ART

The art gallery owner who was arrested after dropping an 800-pound sculpture of a drug spoon outside Purdue Pharma’s headquarters, Fernando Alvarez, is due to be arraigned Tuesday on a charge of interfering with police. UPCOMING: On merits.

WWII AIRMAN-FUNERAL

A U.S. service member from Connecticut killed during World War II and whose remains were recently identified is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. UPCOMING: 130 words by 2 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

— ILLEGAL SUBMARIN-PHOTOS: A former U.S. Navy sailor who spent a year in prison for taking photos in classified areas of a nuclear submarine based in Connecticut wants to sue the Justice Department and several former government officials, including President Barack Obama. SENT: 148 words.

—CRASHED CAR-SHOOTING: Police have released the name of the man who was fatally shot while driving his car in West Haven. SENT: 109 words.

— EX-OFFICIAL-HARASSMENT: A former town official from Connecticut is facing charges that stemmed from a sexual relationship he had with a teenage girl. SENT: 143 words.

— DRUG RAIDS: Police in Hartford have arrested five people, seized more than 20 pounds of heroin and confiscated several guns in three drug raids around the city. SENT: 130 words.

— WALMART SHOPPER-RAZOR BLADE: A woman says she sliced her finger on a razor blade in her shopping cart at Walmart in East Windsor. SENT: 130 words.

— TEEN KILLED: A 12th suspect has been arrested in the death of a 15-year-old New York City boy who was slashed in the neck with a machete outside a Bronx bodega. Luis Cabrarasantos was pulled over by state troopers in Southbury, Connecticut, on Monday. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

RANGERS-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox host the Texas Rangers looking for their eighth consecutive victory. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

YANKEES-ORIOLES

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka comes off the disabled list to face the Baltimore Orioles, who enter in last place in the AL East and with a dismal 25-66 record. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

PHILLIES-METS

Both starting pitchers will be making their major league debut when the Phillies play the Mets at Citi Field. Philadelphia plans to call up 22-year-old Enyel De Los Santos from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. New York will bring up 28-year-old Drew Gagnon from Triple-A Las Vegas. By Scott Orgera. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

AROUND THE WNBA

Several players have etched their names in the WNBA record books. Rebekkah Brunson is now the league’s all-time leading rebounder while Diana Taurasi has broken the mark for most field goals made. Sue Bird has set the Seattle franchise mark for points and helped the Storm move into first in The Associated Press power poll for the first time in franchise history. By Doug Feinberg. Sent: 917 words with photos.

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