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

December 6, 2018

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The story slugged Desecrated Graves originally listed on Wednesday’s digest has been pushed back until Thursday.

TOP STORIES:

DESECRATED GRAVES

Relatives of people buried at a Bridgeport cemetery where gravestones and remains were removed to make way for new bodies have been left the daunting task of making sure everyone is buried where they are supposed to be. Police are determining whether to file criminal charges against the former caretaker. By Dave Collins. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

With: DESECRATED GRAVES-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

_ PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS: Armed with more members after Election Day, progressive Connecticut lawmakers say their chances have improved to finally enact a paid family medical leave program, a higher minimum wage and legalized recreational use of marijuana for adults in next year’s legislative session. SENT.

_ COLLEGE SECURITY ALERT: Officials say a gun scare at a Connecticut university last month was caused by a student carrying a portable light stand. SENT.

_ EX-CON CANDIDATE: A Connecticut judge has vacated a former state senator’s campaign fraud convictions under orders from the state Supreme Court as prosecutors prepare for a second trial. SENT.

_ CRUMBLING FOUNDATIONS: Hartford-based insurer Travelers has agreed to provide supplemental assistance to its customers in Connecticut with crumbling home foundations. SENT.

_ DISABLED TRAIN-PASSENGER HONORED: A quick-thinking college athlete from Connecticut has been honored for stopping an Amtrak train that had two passenger cars detach after leaving an Albany-area station last month. SENT.

_ DOUBLE SHOOTING-TEEN KILLED: Hartford police say one 17-year-old boy was killed and another seriously injured in an apartment shooting. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

KNICKS-CELTICS

The New York Knicks visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

BRUINS-LIGHTNING

The Boston Bruins visit the Tampa Bay Lightning. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

GIANTS-REDSKINS PREVIEW

The first time Washington faced the New York Giants this season, Alex Smith was the QB for the Redskins, whose victory pushed them to 5-2 and alone atop the NFC East. The Giants, meanwhile, dropped to 1-7 and were headed nowhere fast. As the rivals prepare to meet again Sunday, so much has happened. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

PATRIOTS-DOLPHINS PREVIEW

Although the New England Patriots have dominated the AFC East for the past decade, they’ve lost four of their past five games in Miami heading into Sunday’s matchup. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 650 words moving in advance for weekend use by 4 p.m., with photos.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Oakland at Fairfield, 7 p.m.

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