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

July 24, 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 Dave Collins at 860-246-6876 or dcollins@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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Connecticut’s State Bond Commission is scheduled to vote on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s controversial plan to spend $10 million to study the impact of putting tolls on certain highways across the state. By Susan Haigh. Upcoming 3 p.m.


Prisons are adopting computer tablets as a way to reduce violence, increase learning, make inmates happier and prepare them for society. Later this summer, Connecticut will join a growing number of prison systems in providing inmates with their own computer tablets. But questions have been raised about whether the tablets could lead to less in-person visitation and whether there is enough regulation to prevent price gouging. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 900 words. With photos.


The 5 Republican candidates for Connecticut governor are trying to break out from the pack, as primary nears. The two wealthy businessmen went on the offensive at Tuesday’s debate at Sacred Heart University, going after one another’s business records. The debate comes as the Aug. 14 primary fast approaches. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 660 words.


— DOG-HOT CAR: A Connecticut man who police say left his dog in a hot car while he enjoyed dinner at a restaurant has been charged. SENT: 135 words.

—SERIOUS CRASH: One person has died and a child has been seriously injured after a three-vehicle crash on a Connecticut highway that sent passengers flying out onto the road. SENT: 130 words.

— STUDENT FIGHT CLUB: A judge has continued the cases of three Connecticut school administrators charged with failing to report an alleged student “fight club” to August. SENT: 140 words.

— GOLDFISH CRACKERS-RECALL: Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish Crackers because of fears they could potentially have salmonella. SENT: 120 words.

—DAY CARE ARRESTS: A teacher at a Connecticut child care center has been charged with handling children in a rough and aggressive manner, while three of her supervisors have been charged with failing to report the alleged abuse as required by law. SENT: 135 words.

— EARNS-UNITED TECHNOLOGIES: United Technologies Corp. (UTX) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $2.05 billion. The Farmington, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of $2.56 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.97 per share. SENT: 200 words.

— GOLDFISH CRACKERS-RECALL: Connecticut-based Pepperidge Farm is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish Crackers because of fears they could potentially have salmonella. SENT: 130 words.

— SCOUTS-ABUSE LAWSUIT: The Boy Scouts of America is facing another lawsuit out of Connecticut, this time from people who say the organization should have done more to stop a former Stamford scoutmaster from allegedly molesting boys in the 1970s. SENT: 130 words.

— HOUSE COLLAPSE: A Milford house that was being raised onto concrete pilings collapsed, injuring one worker. The one-story shoreline home suddenly shifted and tilted while it was being raised on Monday afternoon. SENT: 130 words.



French Open champion Simona Halep has accepted a wild card into the upcoming Connecticut Open, the final tune-up on the WTA Tour before the U.S. Open. SENT: 100 words.


Drew Pomeranz comes off the disabled list for his first start since May 31, pitching for the first-place Boston Red Sox against the last-place Baltimore Orioles, now 0-4 since trading Manny Machado. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


Right-hander Yonny Chirinos will be recalled from the minors to start for Tampa Bay when the Rays continue a three-game series against Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


With a decision looming on whether slugger Yoenis Cespedes needs surgery on both feet that could sideline him for nearly a year, the New York Mets send Zack Wheeler to the mound against San Diego Padres left-hander Eric Lauer in another matchup between the two worst teams in the National League. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


As the WNBA heads into the All-Star Break this week, it’s been a strong first few months of play. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 966 words. With photos.


The Washington Mystics visit the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday in the teams’ last game before the All-Star break. UPCOMING: 130 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.


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