AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 6 pm, CT
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sarah Betancourt is on the desk.
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US TRANSPLANT PATIENT DEPORTATION
Activists in Connecticut are protesting the planned deportation of a man scheduled for a kidney transplant. By Pat Eaton-Robb. Upcoming 6 p.m. with photo.
SCHOOL SHOOTING VIDEO GAME
The designer of a school shooting video game is fighting opposition from slain students’ parents, who were successful in getting two online platforms to remove “Active Shooter.” Acid Software recently posted the game for sale on its website, which is now being targeted by victims’ parents and other anti-gun violence advocates. The site links to comment bulletin boards where one user suggests adding screams and more blood to the game. By Dave Collins. SENT: 580 words with The Latest.
NEW ENGLAND MOB
Two U.S. Marshals Service officials wearing makeup and wigs to disguise their identities have testified in the case of a former New England Mafia boss accused of killing a nightclub owner in 1993. The officials took the stand using pseudonyms and disguises on Wednesday to describe how Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme left the area where he had been living in the Witness Security Program and later was arrested after the remains of Steven DiSarro were found in 2016. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 478 words with photos.
EPA AIR POLLUTION
A federal judge in New York has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has violated the federal Clean Air Act by failing to curb ozone air pollution that blows into Connecticut and New York from the west. The EPA says it will release a plan later this month designed to address the states’ concerns. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 320 words.
— RARE MEDAL-FORT DISPLAY: A rare medal made for members of an American fraternal organization of Revolutionary War officers is going on display at Fort Ticonderoga. SENT: 135 words.
— OFFSHORE WIND: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut will purchase power from offshore wind for the first time. SENT: 136 words.
— HAMMER ATTACK-MAN CHARGED: A man who says he was upset with his rooming house neighbor for talking about him has been arrested for attacking the man with a hammer. SENT: 110 words.
— PEDESTRIAN HIT- SERIOUS CRASH: A pedestrian has been rushed to the hospital with head injuries sustained in a Hartford car crash. SENT: 87 words.
— LIBRARY OVERDOSE: Authorities in Connecticut say quick thinking by a library director saved an overdose victim at a library. SENT: 140 words.
— STORE CUSTOMER KILLED: Police in Connecticut say DNA has led them to a suspect in a fatal shooting during a robbery. SENT: 140 words.
— SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-PROFESSOR: Newly released documents show that a Connecticut university professor who was suspended pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct had been the subject of complaints from women for more than a decade. SENT: 135 words.
— HOUSING FUND FRAUD: The former president of a Connecticut nonprofit that provides housing to people with HIV and AIDS has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars in federal funds and spending the money on himself. SENT: 139 words.
— DIRT BIKE DEATH: Police say a man riding a dirt bike has died after crashing into a parked dump truck in Connecticut. SENT: 74 words.
— SLEEPING DISPATCHERS: Police say three emergency dispatchers in Madison have been caught sleeping on the job. Capt. Joseph Race says two of the dispatchers resigned in February and May and one was fired in May as a result of an investigation into the matter. SENT: 130 words.
— FORMER MAYOR ARRESTED: A former Middletown mayor has been arrested for stealing more than $900,000 from his employer and a family member. SENT: 130 words.
— DIRT BIKE DEATH: Police say a man riding a dirt bike has died after being involved in a collision with a dump truck. The crash occurred at about 4 p.m. Tuesday in Milford. SENT: 130 words.
The Boston Red Sox look to left-hander Chris Sale to put the finishing touch on a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in a rare midweek afternoon matchup at Camden Yards. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 3:05 p.m.
One night after the Yankees hit Washington star Bryce Harper with a pair of pitches, the teams wrap up their two-game interleague series. Sonny Gray starts for New York. Erick Fedde will be brought up to pitch for the Nationals in the slot that opened when Stephen Strasburg went on the disabled list. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Jacob deGrom, the National League ERA leader, will try to pitch the struggling New York Mets to a win over the division-leading Atlanta Braves. Mike Soroka will be on a 90-pitch limit as he returns from a month-long shoulder injury for Atlanta. By George Henry. SENT: 1030 words with photos.
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