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

March 24, 2019

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TOP STORIES:

CONNECTICUT CASINOS

The federal government may have finally given the go-ahead to a satellite tribal casino in East Windsor, but that doesn’t mean the debate over gambling in Connecticut is settled. Nearly three months into his term, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont still faces the challenging task of trying to negotiate a wide-ranging gambling agreement that doesn’t violate the state’s revenue-sharing agreement with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes but also includes other forms of gambling, such as sports betting. By Sue Haigh. SENT: 800 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHILDREN KILLED: The trial of a Connecticut woman accused of killing her two children is set to resume amid conflicting opinions about her mental health.

_ BODY FOUND-NEW HAVEN: Authorities say the body of a 67-year-old woman was found in a low tide marsh in New Haven.

_ UCONN-RESEARCH FUNDING: The University of Connecticut is receiving more than $12 million in federal grant funding from the Air Force Research Lab program.

SPORTS:

BKW-NCAA WOMEN-TIPPING OFF

The Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference showed conference supremacy in the opening round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. The two power conferences combined to go 13-1 in the first two days. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 850 words, photos.

BKW-NCAA-BUFFALO-UCONN

STORRS, Conn. _ Buffalo will try to make its second straight trip to the Sweet 16 at the expense of No. 2 UConn, which has won 25 straight second-round games. By Pat Eaton-Robb. Upcoming, 600 words, photos. Developing from 7 p.m. start.

HKW-NCAA-NATIONAL

CAMDEN, Conn. _ Minnesota, Wisconsin, Cornell and Clarkson were all in the women’s Frozen Four, vying to make the title game. UPCOMING: 250 words. 2:30 p.m. ET start.

BKN-SPURS-CELTICS

BOSTON _The Celtics return home coming off their third straight loss, which included squandering an 18-point, fourth-quarter lead at Charlotte. They host a Spurs team that is also slumping. San Antonio has lost two straight and is eighth in the West with nine games play. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 600 words. Tip-off at 7:30 p.m. EDT, photos.

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