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

December 4, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good afternoon. 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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The father of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting is taking more legal action against the conspiracy theorists who claim the massacre never happened. UPCOMING: Story expected by 5 p.m.


A judge is scheduled to determine a number of motions in the case of a Vermont man accused by his relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather in Connecticut for inheritance money. UPCOMING: Story, photo on merits.


— OFFICERS SHOOT SUSPECT: Connecticut State Police say Hartford officers have shot and critically wounded a man who opened fire on them while fleeing a traffic stop on foot. SENT.

— CHICKEN COOP FIRE: Authorities say about 600 chickens have died in a fire at a Connecticut farm. SENT.

— STABBING DEATH-TRIAL: The non-jury trial of a Connecticut teenager charged with fatally stabbing his 71-year-old great uncle has started. SENT.

— NEW BRITAIN SHOOTING: A Connecticut judge has ruled that the case against a man charged in a non-fatal shooting last weekend in New Britain will continue. SENT.

— CHRISTMAS EVE SLAYING: A judge has sentenced a man to 55 years in prison for his role in a deadly Christmas Eve shooting in Bridgeport. The judge told 35-year-old Xavier Rivera Monday he has “no moral compass” and that “society needs to be protected” from him. SENT: 130 words.

— I LOVE MY LIBRARIAN: Librarians from Pittsburgh and Connecticut are among 10 winners of the I Love My Librarian Award. The awards were announced Tuesday by the American Library Association. Winners, each of whom receive $5,000, are nominated by local library users. SENT: 130 words.



The Connecticut women head to Saint Louis for a nonconference game. By Steve Overbey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.


The Boston Bruins visit the Florida Panthers. Game starts at 7 p.m.


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