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

August 6, 2018

Editors, news directors:

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

US Missing Boaters

Nathan Carman, who is accused by his family of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect inheritance money, has a court hearing in West Hartford to seek access to a trust set up by his grandfather. Developing on merits. File photo planned.



A court proceeding for rapper Kamaiyah in a Connecticut airport disturbance case has been postponed. The 26-year-old artist from Oakland, California, was scheduled to appear in Enfield Superior Court on Monday. Her lawyer says there was a scheduling conflict and the case was continued to Sept. 10. Kamaiyah wasn’t in court. She was arrested at Bradley Airport in May. Police say she refused to remove a head cover and went on a profanity-laced tirade against security officers. SENT: 134 words.


A part of eastern Connecticut where many homeowners are dealing with crumbling foundations is becoming a popular stop for political candidates seeking statewide office. The president of the Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements says he’s had Democratic and Republican candidates for governor and other offices visit his home and tour his basement. Republican candidate for governor David Stemerman visited Tim Heim’s house on Monday and unveiled a plan to help affected homeowners. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 135 words will be updated.


— CHILDREN HIT-CRASH: A car has hit two children as their day care class crossed a street in Connecticut. SENT 100 words.

— ANIMAL CRUELTY: Connecticut police have charged a Massachusetts man with animal cruelty for allegedly leaving two dogs in a parked car. SENT: 120 words.

— BEAR VISITS HOME: A woman in Connecticut woke up to an unlikely visitor when a bear broke into her home. SENT.

— OFFICERS DISCIPLINED: Two Hamden police officers have been disciplined for alleged wrongdoing after settlements were reached between the union and the police chief. SENT.

— GUNS SEIZED: Police responding to a call of a man waving a gun in Connecticut have seized two firearms from inside a car. SENT.

— DEER-MOTORCYCLE CRASH: A motorcyclist has been injured in a crash that killed a deer in Connecticut. SENT.

— STORE BURGLARY: East Haven police are searching for a man who they say robbed a business over the weekend. The burglary happened at My Country Store Sunday morning. SENT.



The Siberian Husky that serves as the mascot for the University of Connecticut is taking on a new role: assistant ring bearer for two university alumni. Jonathan XIV, served as an assistant ring bearer for Daniel and Holly Bronko last month as they tied the knot in Simsbury. Jonathan had also delivered the engagement ring last year during the wedding proposal, which went viral on social media. SENT: 220 words with photos.


Noah Syndergaard starts for the Mets against Homer Bailey and the Reds in a matchup of struggling teams. Former New York ace Matt Harvey, traded to Cincinnati earlier this season, returns to Citi Field. Harvey isn’t expected to pitch in this three-game series. By Ben Walker. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


The New York Yankees try to stop a season-high, five-game slide when they visit the Chicago White Sox. Lance Lynn makes his first start for New York, and Dylan Covey pitches for Chicago — weather-permitting. There are storms in the forecast. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:10 p.m.


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