AP NEWS
Related topics

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

May 21, 2019

Editors, news directors:

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

POLICE CHASES

Connecticut officials are considering making the statewide police pursuit policy more strict after a fatal officer-involved shooting and several crashes involving juveniles and stolen cars _ a move made by several police departments across the country over the past year. By Dave Collins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY

Two parents, including the former co-chairman of an international law firm, are set to plead guilty in Boston in the college admissions bribery scheme. UPCOMING: 130 words, updates on merits.

IN BRIEF:

_ BEAR KILLED: Connecticut authorities say police were forced to kill a bear after it fatally attacked a dog and threatened an officer. SENT.

_ BEATING DEATH: Police in Bridgeport are looking for three suspects involved in the weekend beating death of a 55-year-old man. SENT.

_ INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT: Authorities say a worker suffered serious leg injuries after falling into large industrial lathe at a Connecticut aerospace parts manufacturer. SENT.

_ COAST GUARD-SEASONAL STATIONS: The Coast Guard is opening three seasonal stations in the region later this week. SENT.

_ NRG-STREAM ENERGY: NRG Energy plans to buy the retail electric and natural gas business of Dallas-based Stream Energy for $300 million. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-CUP VETERANS

When the Bruins take the ice in the Stanley Cup final, they’ll do it with a core group of veterans that know what it’s like to win it and come up short. Apart from Zdeno Chara, who was 33 years old when Boston hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2011, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask were all 25 or younger. Now they all could play pivotal roles in the Bruins’ latest Stanley Cup bid. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words by 7 p.m., photos.

RED SOX-BLUE JAYS

Boston plays Toronto at Rogers Centre. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

YANKEES-ORIOLES

The New York Yankees play Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

RED SOX-YANKEES-LONDON ARTIFICIAL TURF

The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 950 words, photos.

NATIONALS-METS

Washington plays the New York Mets at Citi Field. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

____

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to aphartford@ap.org. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the New York Photo Desk at 888-273-6867, via FTP or via email to statephotos@ap.org.

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press.All rights reserved.