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

August 1, 2018

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

PRISON GRADUATION

Nine years after Wesleyan University began offering college courses to inmates at Connecticut’s Cheshire Correctional Institution, 25 prisoners will become the first to earn degrees Wednesday. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos, following 11:30 a.m. ceremony.

PARENTS SLAIN-GIRLFRIEND

A Connecticut woman who admitted helping her boyfriend cover up his killing of his parents is expected to be sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison. Jennifer Valiante maintains she didn’t know Kyle Navin planned to kill his parents after they threatened to cut him out of their wills. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m., photos. Developing from 10 a.m. sentencing.

MANTLE CARDS-AUCTION

A 76-year-old man from New Jersey recently went through his old sports cards and discovered five Mickey Mantle Topps cards from 1952, all similar to one sold earlier this year for $2.88 million. The man and his brother, who grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, had their collection valuated by Heritage Auction, and they’ve already sold 26 cards for a total of $384,000. By Vin A. Cherwoo. SENT: 830 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL CRASH: Police are investigating after two people were killed in a crash in East Hampton. The crash occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday on Route 16, near the Salmon River. SENT: 130 words.

— RECOVERY CENTER: A community health center in New Haven has received $10 million in state funds to build a recovery center. The new 44,000-square-foot facility will house 52 beds for men and women and offer counseling and medical services. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

ORIOLES-YANKEES

Sonny Gray has won three straight starts for the first time in a year-going into the New York Yankees’ series finale against Baltimore. The Orioles are a big league-worst 32-75 and start Alex Cobb, who leads the major leagues in losses. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.

METS-NATIONALS

The Mets’ Noah Syndergaard returns from the disabled list to start against Tommy Milone and the Nationals in the series finale, as New York tries to recover from a 25-4 drubbing. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 12:05 p.m.

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