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

December 28, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

UCONN-OLLIE

The University of Connecticut is asking a federal judge to dismiss a complaint filed by former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who claims his firing was in part racially motivated. UPCOMING: 150 words. More on merits.

WAR ROBOTS

The Army is looking for a few good robots. Not to fight _ not yet, at least _ but to help the men and women who do. At stake is a contract worth almost half a billion dollars for 3,000 backpack-sized devices that can defuse bombs and scout enemy positions. Competition for the work has spilled over into Congress and federal court. By Technology Writer Matt O’Brien. SENT: About 1,200 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ DOUBLE SHOOTING: One man has been killed and another man injured in a double shooting in Hartford. SENT.

SPORTS:

NETS-HORNETS

The Hornets look to avenge Wednesday night’s 2-point loss to the Nets when they face them in a rematch in Charlotte, North Carolina. by Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

SENATORS-ISLANDERS

The Ottawa Senators visit the New York Islanders. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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