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

September 22, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good afternoon. 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

ELECTION 2018-STATE LEGISLATURES

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Democrats and Republicans are stepping up their spending on state legislative races as they draw nearer to the next round of redistricting. Republicans currently hold two-thirds of the state legislative chambers across the U.S, but Democrats are doubling their spending on targeted races. Republicans also have increased their spending compared to 2016. Both want to be in charge for the redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts following the 2020 Census. By David Lieb. SENT: 1,300 words.

IN BRIEF:

— RESERVOIR KILLING: Police in Connecticut are hoping to generate new leads as they mark the 20th anniversary of an unsolved killing. UPCOMING, 130 words.

— PEDESTRIAN GRANTS: The state Department of Transportation is handing out $12.4 million in grants for bicycle and pedestrian safety projects in 40 Connecticut towns. SENT.

— FATAL HIT AND RUN-ARREST: A Hartford man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian dead. SENT.

— FARM AID: The Farm Aid music festival is taking place this year in Hartford. SENT.

SPORTS:

CONNECTICUT-SYRACUSE— SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse seeks a sweep of its early three-game homestand when the Orange host UConn on Saturday. UPCOMING: 600 words. By John Kekis. Game starts 4 p.m. EDT

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE-FORDHAM— Central Connecticut State plays Fordham at Jack Coffey Field.

ORIOLES-YANKEES: Baltimore plays New York at Yankee Stadium.

METS-NATIONALS: New York’s Corey Oswalt faces Washington’s Austin Voth as the Mets face the Nationals in the third game of their weekend series

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