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

March 21, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY-PRISON

Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? It could go either way, experts say. Some of the wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into top universities may get short stints behind bars, if convicted, to send a message that the privileged are not above the law, some lawyers say. But others predict that most, if not all, will end up with probation and a fine, particularly if they quickly agree to accept responsibility and cooperate, which observers anticipate many will do. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 900 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ CCSU-ALCOHOL IN DORMS: Students at Central Connecticut State University are testing a new pilot program allowing of-age students to have alcoholic beverages in their dorm rooms. SENT.

SPORTS:

BKC--NCAA-YALE-LSU

Third-seeded LSU plays its third game without embattled coach Will Wade and will need to beat 14th-seeded Yale to avoid an early exit in the NCAA Tournament. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Begins at 12:40 p.m. ET.

BKW--NCAA-STORRS

UConn’s players feel a bit disrespected by their No. 2 seeding in the Albany Region and that could be bad news for the rest of the field. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

BKW--NCAA-VERMONT-FLORIDA STATE

America East champion Vermont faces Florida State in a West Region game played in Connecticut. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 2 p.m.. start.

BKW--NCAA-MURRAY STATE-MARQUETTE

Murray State faces Marquette in game in Hartford featuring two of the nation’s top scorers in Murray State’s Ja Morant and Marquette’s Markus Howard. By Ralph Russo. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at about 4:30 p.m.

BKW--NCAA-SAINT MARY’S-VILLANOVA

Defending champion Villanova returns to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 6 seed to face No. 11 Saint Mary’s in Hartford. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 7:20 p.m. start.

BKW--NCAA-OLD DOMINION-PURDUE

No. 3 seed Purdue, which was upset in its opening game of the Big Ten Tournament, faces No. 14 seed Old Dominion in the South Regional in Hartford. By Ralph Russo. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at about 10 p.m.

BRUINS-DEVILS

The Boston Bruins will go for their third straight win when they face the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in their final meeting of the season. The teams split two games this season. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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