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

February 17, 2019

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TOP STORIES:

WINTER STORM

BOSTON_ Southern New England is expecting a modest storm Sunday into Monday that will bring anywhere from 2 to 7 inches of snow to parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. UPCOMING: about 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING: One man has been killed and two others injured in a shooting outside a Hartford nightclub.

_ TRUCK HIGHWAY INCIDENTS: Two truck incidents are impacting travel on the highway connecting Hartford and New Haven

_ HUMAN TRAFFICKING RING: Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Connecticut man accused of being part of a human trafficking ring that preyed on intellectually disabled and mentally ill boys and young men for more than 20 years.

SPORTS:

T25-UCONN-UCF

ORLANDO, Fla. _ No. 4 UConn tries to improve to 22-2 when the Huskies visit American Athletic Conference rival UCF. By Christopher Davis. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 2 p.m. ET.

RANGERS-PENGUINS

The Pittsburgh Penguins play for the second time in as many days when they host the New York Rangers on Sunday. Game begins at 12:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BRUINS-KINGS

LOS ANGELES — Charlie McAvoy scored with 1:13 remaining, and the Boston Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 for their fifth consecutive victory. Jake DeBrusk scored for the third consecutive game and Tuukka Rask made 23 saves for the Bruins, who are 7-0-3 in their past 10 games. By DAN GREENSPAN. SENT: 548 words, photos.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL BRIEFS:

Fairfield-Niagara

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