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

November 15, 2018

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UPCOMING TOMORROW

CRUMBLING FOUNDATIONS

Several legislative committees are holding an informational forum on Connecticut’s crumbling foundations problem.

TOP STORIES:

SEX TRAFFICKING-MALE VICTIMS

A western Connecticut sex trafficking ring is illuminating what advocates call the underreported scourge of male trafficking and the devastation it leaves behind. By Dave Collins. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR

Connecticut Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has named a diverse advisory team to help him prepare for his new job. The Democrat and his running mate, Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz announced the steering committee members on Thursday at Gateway Community College in New Haven. SENT: 250 words.

WINTRY WEATHER

A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate. The wintry weather was barreling eastward Thursday, with snow and ice expected from Ohio and the Appalachian Mountains through Washington, D.C., New York and New England. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

With: WINTRY WEATHER-CONNECTICUT

IN BRIEF:

— ELECTION 2018-CONNECTICUT LEGISLATURE-RECOUNTS: Connecticut election officials are facing the prospect of another recount in a legislative race, this time in the 33rd state Senate District. SENT.

— SLAVE DUNGEON: The owner of a Connecticut hotel and management agency has been charged with seeking underage girls for “slave training” in his “sex dungeon.” SENT.

— HALLOWEEN SHOOTING: Police in Connecticut have released surveillance footage of a vehicle they say was involved in a double fatal shooting on Halloween. SENT.

— HIGH SCHOOL-ANTI-SEMITIC ACT: Officials at a Connecticut high school say they have “handled” an anti-Semitic incident at the school. SENT.

— YALE-SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION: An attorney for a Yale University student who had faced allegations of sexually assaulting two people says police have closed the investigation without bringing charges. SENT.

— TRACTOR-TRAILER DRIVER KILLED: Police have released the name of the tractor-trailer driver killed in a crash on Interstate 95 in Connecticut. SENT.

— CLEAN AIR GRANT-FERRY — The governor of Connecticut says a ferry service that provides high-speed transportation to Block Island has been chosen to receive a grant to help install cleaner burning diesel engines. SENT 130 words.

SPORTS:

PATRIOTS-BYE

Last season, Tom Brady became the oldest player in NFL history to earn regular-season MVP honors when he did it at the age of 40. But just a year later, he finds himself in the throes of some of his worst passing numbers in three seasons as the Patriots head into their bye week. What’s unclear is whether it’s been an aberration or the first signs of decline for the 41-year-old. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

JETS-BYE

NEW YORK — The New York Jets hit their bye-week break with lots of uncertainty and plenty of disappointment. At 3-7, they’ll be hard-pressed to even match the 5-11 finishes of the last two seasons — and that leaves coach Todd Bowles’ job status in serious doubt. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m. EST.

UCONN SIGNEES

UConn coach Dan Hurley has announced his first signings for next season, guards from New York and New Jersey. SENT.

HARTFORD-QUINNIPIAC

Hartford plays Quinnipiac at TD Bank Sports Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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