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

October 6, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good afternoon. 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.

Pat Eaton-Robb is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



When General Electric announced in January, 2016 that it was moving its headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, it was hailed as a major coup not just for the city but for Gov. Charlie Baker, in office just a year. That coup is looking a bit shakier now. AP’s weekly look at an issue preoccupying state officials in Massachusetts. By Steve LeBlanc. Upcoming, about 650 words.


— PROTECTIVE ORDER-KILLING: A man under a protective order after an earlier domestic violence incident has been charged with the murder of his former partner. Police say 42-year-old Christopher Petteway followed through with a threat to kill 63-year-year-old Robert Parise on Thursday, stabbing him to death inside Parise’s New London home. Sent, 130 words.

— WOMAN STRANGLED: A 28-year-old man has been charged in the strangulation of a Willimantic woman. Police say 28-year-old Julio Cruz-Cabrera was taken into custody Friday in New York and is being held as a fugitive. Police say that when he is returned to Connecticut, he will be charged with the murder of 27-year-old Angela Martinez-Acevedo. Sent, 130 words.

— VOTER SCAM: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is warning Connecticut voters about a possible scam involving fake voter registration phone calls. The Democrat says the calls claim to be from TurboVote, which she describes as a reputable voter registration organization. She says the group has confirmed it is not making the suspicious phone calls from people asking to register voters over the phone or arrange for an absentee ballot. Sent, 130 words.

— PEARL HARBOR SAILOR-BURIAL: A sailor from Connecticut who died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is returning to New England. Water Tender 1st Class Stephen Pepe, of Bridgeport, is scheduled to be buried Monday at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Sent, 130 words.



UConn visits Memphis in the American Athletic Conference. Upcoming 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 7 p.m.


Central Connecticut visits Robert Morris. Game time 1 p.m.


The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox play Game 2 of their AL Division Series. David Price is scheduled to start for Boston against Masahiro Tanaka. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words. AP Photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m.


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