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

November 13, 2018

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director says Connecticut’s fiscal picture appears to be brightening as the Democrat’s time in office is nearing an end. Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes told the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday that Connecticut’s economy is “growing at a much faster pace than it has (over) the last eight years.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


The principal of Amity High School in Woodbridge is promising to address complaints of openly anti-Semitic episodes with a multiyear action plan. The police presence on campus was increased following an airing of complaints at a public hearing. UPCOMING 350 words.


— ELECTION 2018-CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR: Connecticut’s governor-elect and lieutenant governor-elect are continuing to meet with local elected officials and business executives around the state. SENT.

— TEACHER DEATH: The death of a popular Connecticut high school English teacher has been ruled an accident. SENT.

— TRACTOR-TRAILER DIVER KILLED: Police say a tractor-trailer driver has died in a crash on Interstate 95 in Connecticut. SENT.

— SKIPPING PRISON: A Connecticut man convicted of federal drug charges who failed to show up at prison on the designated date is now facing an additional 10 years behind bars. SENT.

— SHOOTING INVESTIGATIONS: Hartford police are investigating a pair of shootings that occurred just about an hour apart Monday night. SENT.

— BROWN UNIVERSITY-MEXICO: A former president of Mexico warned of the possible consequences of U.S. trade policy during a lecture at Brown University in Rhode Island. SENT.

— AX HANDLE ASSAULT: Hamden police say they are seeking a man they say attacked another person with an ax handle at a gas station. Police say the suspect began arguing with the victim when he backed up his car near the gas pumps Friday afternoon. SENT: 130 words.



Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for an injury that kept him out of the World Series. The team says Dr. Riley Williams operated Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Williams also performed a debridement to remove damaged tissue. SENT: 160 words.


Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice on Tuesday after taking a three-day leave of absence to attend to a personal matter. “This is a family and we are a family and we take care of each other when times are tough,” Rask said about the team he’s been with since 2006. The Bruins granted Rask the leave of absence on Friday. Rask acknowledged the matter was related to his family, but didn’t share details. SENT: 450 words.


After ending a five-game losing streak behind a solid performance by an embattled Eli Manning, the New York Giants have less than a week to get ready to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 600 words.


Mass.-Lowell at CCSU, 7 p.m.

LIU Brooklyn at Fairfield, 7:30 p.m.


Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the link below.

— Move more, sit less — great advice, but how can we make time for exercise? By David E. Conroy, Pennsylvania State University, and Sherry Pagoto, University of Connecticut. https://theconversation.com/move-more-sit-less-great-advice-but-how-can-we-make-time-for-exercise-106741


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