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

September 6, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good afternoon. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

OFFICER-TRIGGER HAPPY

A Hartford police officer caught on video warning a group of young people not to flee or fight because he was “trigger happy” has been demoted and faces a disciplinary process that could lead to a suspension or his firing. Hartford Police Chief David Rosado announced Thursday that Sgt. Stephen Barone was demoted to officer and assigned to desk duty. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— COURT OFFICIALS-THREATS: A Cromwell man serving prison time for threatening a state judge has been sentenced to four more months behind bars for making online threats to kill judges and employees at the state courthouse in Middletown. SENT: 130 words.

— NO DOG PEE SIGN: A sarcastic sign in the window of a Connecticut restaurant asking people not to let their dogs pee on the eatery’s outside flower pot has earned the owner a $250 fine. SENT: 130 words.

— PARTY SHOOTING-CONNECTICUT: One of the two men killed in a shooting at a house party in Connecticut over the holiday weekend was a basketball coach at a Massachusetts high school. SENT: 130 words.

— OFFICER STABBED: A lawyer for the Connecticut woman charged with stabbing and seriously injuring a police officer says he may pursue an insanity defense. SENT: 130 words.

— FATAL STABBING-MISSING GIRL: A Bridgeport man charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend, seriously injuring her best friend, then fleeing with his 6-year-old daughter has rejected a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for 50 years. SENT: 130 words.

— LEAD ABATEMENT FUNDING: The New Haven Housing Authority has received nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fight lead in public housing. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

HALL OF FAME

Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash headline the 13-member Class of 2018 that will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Friday night in Springfield, Massachusetts. They are set to receive their official jackets and meet with the media on Thursday. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m. With photos.

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