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

January 31, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


_ SCHOOL SECURITY GUARD ASSAULT: Hartford police have arrested two adults and one teen accused of assaulting security guards at a school. SENT.

_ EARNS-CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS: Stamford-based Charter Communications Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $296 million. SENT.

_ NO SEAL SELFIES: The federal government is reminding New Englanders that attempting to take a selfie with a seal or a seal pup is a very bad idea. SENT.



The UConn women visit Louisville in a nationally televised matchup of the nation’s 2-3 teams. The Cardinals aim to end a 17-game losing streak against the Huskies. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: 650 words and photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


The UConn men play UCF at CFE Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.


The Philadelphia Flyers visit the Boston Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils will renew their rivalry for the first time this season when they meet at the Prudential Center. It will be the first of four games between the teams. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 700, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


The wide-eyed, talented Jared Goff will try to lead his Rams past the grizzled, 41-year-old Tom Brady, who is looking to guide the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl victory. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 7 p.m.


Yes, it’s time for another story about the Patriots trying to accomplish something nobody has done since the 1972 Dolphins. But not THAT story. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 680 words, photos.


James Develin has been fully focused on football the past nine years, powering the way for the Patriots’ running game as the bruising, bulldozing fullback who smashes holes through defensive lines. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 970 words, photos.


Wade Phillips had more swag than his players when he stepped off the Los Angeles Rams’ plane to the Super Bowl wearing his own 10-gallon cowboy hat and a sheepskin coat famously owned by his late father, Bum. The 71-year-old mastermind defensive coordinator with the millennial boss is quoting Drake and Future, pretending to be good at Fortnite and altogether making the most of his second Super Bowl in four years after going just once his first four NFL decades. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.


There’s an exhibit at the High Museum, not far from the Super Bowl stadium, dedicated to Tommie Smith and his courageous stand for social justice at the 1968 Olympics. Talk about symmetry. Smith raised a fist, Colin Kaepernick took a knee, and both paid an enormous price for doing the right thing. By Sports Columnist Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 6 p.m. EST.


The idea that experience pays off in the most-pressurized situations sports offer is nothing new. Does it for this Super Bowl? By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 500 words, graphic, by 5 p.m.


The NFL Players Association gets its chance to present its side of many issues with a news conference. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos, by 6 p.m.


St. Francis Brooklyn at CCSU, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

Sacred Heart at Mount St. Mary’s, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

Fairfield at Manhattan, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.


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