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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.

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TOP STORY:

OFFICER-TRIGGER HAPPY

Hartford police are expected Thursday to release an internal affairs report into an officer caught on video telling young people not to run or fight because he is "trigger happy." UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— 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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