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

July 11, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim face off in their first head-to-head debate in this year’s Democratic primary for Connecticut governor. By Susan Haigh. Upcoming 9 p.m. following debate, with photos.



Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked a federal judge to order that the boy and girl be reunited with their families. A hearing in federal court in Bridgeport was held Wednesday. It’s not clear when a ruling will be issued. The 14-year-old girl is from El Salvador and the 9-year-old boy is from Honduras. By Dave Collins. SENT: 550 words.


— SCAFFOLDING DEATH IDENTIFICATION: Police say they have identified a Connecticut man who fell 20 feet from scaffolding. SENT: 99 words.

— TEEN KILLED: One of a dozen suspects in the death of a 15-year-old boy attacked outside a New York City bodega has waived extradition from Connecticut. SENT: 130 words.

— PRISON-DRUG RING: A Connecticut prison inmate has pleaded guilty to running a cocaine distribution ring from behind bars. SENT: 130 words.

— CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGE: A 63-year-old Bridgeport man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Luis Valbuena was held on $250,000 bond at his arraignment Tuesday on charges including first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child. SENT: 130 words.

— DISPATCHER INTERFERENCE CHARGES: A former police dispatcher who interfered with an emergency call involving her son will avoid jail time and instead pay a $500 fine. SENT: 130 words.

— FAKE DROWNING: Police have arrested a Connecticut man for calling 911 to report a fake drowning. Authorities say the 34-year-old man called to report a child drowning in Hartford Monday afternoon in order to gauge emergency response times. SENT: 130 words.

— CASINO DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT: An employee of Rhode Island’s Newport Grand Casino has filed a filed a discrimination lawsuit against the facility alleging she has been paid significantly less than a younger male employee with the same job. SENT: 285 words.



The Boston Red Sox host the Texas Rangers looking for their third consecutive series sweep. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


The New York Yankees send Sonny Gray to the mound against the last-place Baltimore Orioles in the finale of a four-game series. New York needs a win to earn a split. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


Vince Velasquez is expected back from the disabled list to pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies against All-Star ace Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets in the finale of a four-game series. By Charles O’Brien. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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