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

March 20, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

IN BRIEF:

_ FRIEND STABBED: Police say what started as a romantic encounter ended in a fight and Rocky Hill’s first homicide in nearly two decades. SENT.

SPORTS:

US SKATEBOARDING TEAM

There’s always been a rebelliousness and a bit of an attitude to skateboarding, and now there’s credibility. That’s what being added to the Olympics will do for a sport, and that was the vibe when USA Skateboarding announced its first-ever national team of eight men and eight women, including Alexis Sablone of Old Saybrook, Connecticut. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 955 words.

CELTICS-76ERS

The Boston Celtics visit the Philadelphia 76ers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

JAZZ-KNICKS

The Utah Jazz visit the New York Knicks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

BKC--NCAA-WEST REGION

Gonzaga’s team this season has been called more talented than the one that reached the NCAA title game two years ago. The Zags get their chance to prove it starting Thursday against Fairleigh Dickinson in the West Region, which includes games in Hartford. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.

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