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

July 15, 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.

Sarah Betancourt is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORY:

US CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR-CAMPAIGN FINANCES

Some candidates in Connecticut’s crowded governor’s race are already devoting large sums of money to the contest. Newly released campaign finance documents show former Greenwich hedge fund manager and Republican candidate David Stemerman is leading the pack. He’s loaned his campaign $12.8 million and has spent about $3 million. Ned Lamont, the wealthy Greenwich businessman and the endorsed Democratic candidate, has spent nearly $1 million. He spent $9 million on his run for governor in 2010. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 678 words.

IN BRIEF:

— UNTIMELY DEATHS-POLICE INVESTIGATION: Connecticut State police say they’re investigating four untimely deaths in relation to heroin overdoses. SENT: 100 words.

— STABBING CHARGES: A woman has been charged with assault in connection to a Connecticut stabbing. SENT: 130 words.

—FARMERS MARKETS -SNAP: Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro wants more information about the status of a program that allows low-income people to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at thousands of farmers markets across the country. SENT: 135 words.

— CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR-CLIMATE CHANGE: Candidates for governor will be asked what Connecticut should be doing to address the challenges of climate change. SENT: 135 words.

SPORTS:

BBN--NATIONALS-METS

NEW YORK — Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals play the New York Mets at Citi Field in their final game before the All-Star break. By Adry Torres. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET.

BBA--YANKEES-INDIANS

CLEVELAND — All-Star Trevor Bauer starts the Indians finale game before the break as the Indians wrap up their four-game series against the New York Yankees and right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who beat Cleveland in last year’s Division Series.

BBA--BLUE JAYS-RED SOX

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays in the final game before the All-Star break. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch 1 p.m.

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