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AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 6 pm, CT

July 30, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good evening. 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. Sarah Betancourt 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



For years, Connecticut’s Gold Coast near the New York border was the place to campaign if you wanted find Republican votes. Now, candidates are stumping east of the Connecticut River, reaching out to blue-collar Republicans who strongly backed Trump in 2016. By Susan Haigh. Upcoming 12 p.m. with photos.



A Connecticut judge has agreed to keep an arrest warrant sealed in the case of a man accused of killing three family members and stealing their guns. Sergio Correa appeared Monday in New London Superior Court, where a judge approved a prosecutor’s request to keep the warrant sealed through Correa’s next court date on Sept. 24. Correa and his sister are charged with murder in the killings of a 21-year-old man and his parents in Griswold in December but deny it. SENT: 300 words.


Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun. People can use the plans to manufacture a hard-to-trace plastic gun using a 3D printer. The company has filed its own suit, asserting that it’s the victim of an “ideologically-fueled program of intimidation and harassment” that violates the company’s First Amendment rights. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: 509 words.


— KIDNAPPER ARRESTED: A Connecticut man has been arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from two teenage girls and kidnapping one. SENT: 145 words.

—BUS CRASH: Connecticut police have responded to a school bus crash that left one student with minor injuries. SENT: 72 words.

—DRUNKEN DRIVING: Rhode Island State Police say they have arrested a Connecticut man that was allegedly drunken driving with a child in the vehicle. SENT: 72 words.

—MISSING SWIMMER: Divers plan to resume searching for a missing swimmer in the Connecticut River. SENT: 100 words.

— HIGHWAY FATAL: State police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on interstate 95 in Orange. The crash occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Monday at Exit 41. SENT: 130 words.

— GAS STATION FIRE: Fire officials in Manchester are investigating a fire that damaged a gas station over the weekend. Authorities say the blaze started in the rear area of the building near propane tanks. SENT: 130 words.



The Philadelphia Phillies visit the Boston Red Sox. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch at 7 p.m.


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