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

February 8, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

IMMIGRATION-RALLY

A rally is planned Friday outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Hartford on behalf of a 70-year-old immigrant from Indonesia who has been living in a Meriden church for over a year to avoid deportation. By Dave Collins. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 1:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ GUN VIOLENCE MEMORIAL: A partnership of Connecticut mothers is teaming with a design firm to create a memorial to honor victims of gun violence. SENT.

_ HERRING CUTBACK: Fishermen of an important species of lobster bait will have to contend with a deep cut in quota this year due to concerns about the fish’s population. SENT.

SPORTS:

KNICKS-PISTONS

The day after the trade deadline, the Pistons and Knicks return to the court to face each other in the second half of a home-and-home this week. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

HURRICANES-RANGERS

The Carolina Hurricanes visit the New York Rangers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Quinnipiac at Iona, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

Princeton at Yale, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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