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

December 6, 2018

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Fishermen who seek one of the most important bait fish on the East Coast are likely to see a dramatic reduction next year in the amount they are allowed to harvest, and the change could have major implications for lobster consumers. By Patrick Whittle. UPCOMING: 400 words.



Relatives of people buried at a Bridgeport cemetery where gravestones and remains were removed to make way for new bodies have been left the daunting task of making sure everyone is buried where they are supposed to be. The former caretaker was criminally charged Thursday. By Dave Collins. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.



Armed with more members after Election Day, lawmakers in the Connecticut House progressive caucus predicted Thursday their chances have greatly improved to finally enact a paid family medical leave program, an eventual $15-an-hour minimum wage and legalized recreational use of marijuana for adults in next year’s legislative session. SENT: 270 words.


_ COLLEGE SECURITY ALERT: Officials say a gun scare at a Connecticut university last month was caused by a student carrying a portable light stand. SENT.

_ EX-CON CANDIDATE: A Connecticut judge has vacated a former state senator’s campaign fraud convictions under orders from the state Supreme Court as prosecutors prepare for a second trial. SENT.

_ CRUMBLING FOUNDATIONS: Hartford-based insurer Travelers has agreed to provide supplemental assistance to its customers in Connecticut with crumbling home foundations. SENT.

_ DISABLED TRAIN-PASSENGER HONORED: A quick-thinking college athlete from Connecticut has been honored for stopping an Amtrak train that had two passenger cars detach after leaving an Albany-area station last month. SENT.

_ DOUBLE SHOOTING-TEEN KILLED: Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with a shooting in Hartford that left one 17-year-old boy dead and another injured. SENT.

_ CRUMBLING FOUNDATIONS: Hartford-based insurer Travelers has agreed to provide supplemental assistance to its customers in Connecticut with crumbling home foundations. SENT.

_ HIGH SPEED CRASH-CONVICTION: A 64-year-old Connecticut man has been convicted of manslaughter for causing a horrific car crash that killed a 31-year-old father of three. SENT.

_ COACH-INDECENCY CHARGE: A former Connecticut high school girls’ soccer coach charged with exposing himself in front of a 16-year-old girl told police it was an accident. SENT.

_ ENTANGLED WHALES: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says last year was slightly worse than average for the entanglement of large whales, which is a major threat to the animals’ populations. SENT.



The New York Knicks visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


The Boston Bruins visit the Tampa Bay Lightning. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


The first time Washington faced the New York Giants this season, Alex Smith was the QB for the Redskins, whose victory pushed them to 5-2 and alone atop the NFC East. The Giants, meanwhile, dropped to 1-7 and were headed nowhere fast. As the rivals prepare to meet again Sunday, so much has happened. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.


Although the New England Patriots have dominated the AFC East for the past decade, they’ve lost four of their past five games in Miami heading into Sunday’s matchup. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 650 words moving in advance for weekend use by 4 p.m., with photos.


Oakland at Fairfield, 7 p.m.


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