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

January 3, 2019

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The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to help expand an educational program developed in response to the 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Sandy Hook Promise, an organization whose founders include the parents of some of the children killed in the Newtown shooting, announced Thursday that Disney will help fund and further develop its Start With Hello program. That is a curriculum that promotes inclusion and combats social isolation among elementary school students. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


_ GUN VIOLENCE-ESTY: Outgoing U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty has donated $50,000 of her remaining campaign funds to a gun violence prevention program. SENT.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-CONNECTICUT: Authorities have released the name of the man shot and killed by police outside a senior housing complex in Connecticut last week. SENT.

_ POLICE CUSTODY DEATH-SETTLEMENT: A settlement has been reached that would resolve a $54 million federal civil rights lawsuit filed against New London police in connection with the 2014 death of a man in police custody. SENT.

_ FAKE GOOD SAMARITAN: Connecticut police say a man posing as a good Samaritan took advantage of another man who had locked his keys in his car and stole his vehicle. SENT.

_ OFFICER-CHILD PORN: A North Branford police officer is facing child pornography charges. Hamden police say 58-year-old Anthony DeLuise was arrested earlier this week and charged with first-degree possession of child pornography following an investigation that lasted nearly a year.

_ WORKER BURNED: A construction worker has suffered serious burns in an accident at a site of an apartment complex in Connecticut. The Day reports the man became injured while trying to refuel a running air compressor at the site in Pawcatuck Wednesday afternoon.



No. 1 UConn visits Baylor for the first time in nearly five years. The No. 8 Lady Bears have won 44 consecutive non-conference home games since that January 2014 loss to the Huskies. By AP Basketball Writer Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 9 p.m. ET.


The Calgary Flames visit the Boston Bruins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


The 2018 season has been one of constant adaptation for the defending AFC champion Patriots. From Julian Edelman’s four-game suspension to open the season, to a surprise 1-2 start, to several injuries at running back, to Josh Gordon’s arrival and abrupt departure, New England’s mettle has been tested weekly. But after nabbing yet another first-round playoff bye, it’s put the Patriots in position to make another deep playoff run. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. For Weekend Use.


LIU Brooklyn at Sacred Heart, 6 p.m.

Rider at Fairfield, 7 p.m.

Quinnipiac at Manhattan, 7 p.m.

Wagner at CCSU, 7 p.m.


Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the link below.

_ Light at night can disrupt circadian rhythms in children _ are there long-term risks? By Richard G. “Bugs” Stevens, University of Connecticut. https://theconversation.com/light-at-night-can-disrupt-circadian-rhythms-in-children-are-there-long-term-risks-94952


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