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

May 16, 2019

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TOP STORY:

POLICE-SHOOTING AT CARS

A Connecticut lawmaker is proposing a ban on police shooting at fleeing vehicles in response to recent officer-involved shootings. By Dave Collins. SENT: 450 words, photos.

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS-SECURITY TECHNOLOGY

Efforts to combat the intractable problem of school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement’s response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger. School districts are using products like gunshot detection systems that identify where shots are fired and apps that allow teachers to report attacks and connect with police. By Stefanie Dazio. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

OPIOID CRISIS-LAWSUITS

Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the Connecticut-based company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. SENT: 950 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ FAKE LETHAL VIRUS THREAT: A man authorities say took part in a home invasion at the Connecticut estate of a New York socialite where the victims were injected with what they were told was a lethal virus has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. SENT.

_ POLICE HARASSMENT COMPLAINT: Two outside organizations have submitted proposals to evaluate what some critics have called a toxic culture of misogynistic and homophobic behavior in the Hartford Police Department. SENT.

_ TEEN DEATH-ARRESTS: Two men have been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old Bridgeport man earlier this year. SENT.

_ NEW YEAR’S DAY KILLING: A Connecticut man who fatally shot a woman in Hartford on New Year’s Day in 2017 has been sentenced to 26 years in prison. SENT.

_ TRUMP RADIO: A Connecticut radio station with a conservative talk format is branding itself as “Trump Radio.” SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-HURRICANES

The Boston Bruins look to sweep the Carolina Hurricanes when they meet in Game 4 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final. Goalie Tuukka Rask has stopped 85 of the 90 shots he’s faced in the series. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

YALE-JONES

Yale men’s basketball coach James Jones has signed a contract extension to keep him at the school through the 2025-26 season. Jones is coming off a 22-8 season and an Ivy League championship. Yale didn’t announce the terms of the deal. SENT.

METS-NATIONALS

The Washington Nationals host the New York Mets to close a three-game series. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.

EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

_ 21 questions for today’s college graduates. By James Glaser, Tufts University. https://theconversation.com/21-questions-for-todays-college-graduates-117230

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