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

February 22, 2019

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TOP STORY:

PATRIOTS OWNER-PROSTITUTION CHARGE

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor. Jupiter police told reporters Friday that the 77-year-old Kraft hasn’t been arrested. A warrant will be issued and his attorneys will be notified. SENT: 700 words, photos.

GUN BILL-COLORADO

Colorado Democrats launched another campaign Thursday to pass a “red flag” gun law _ an effort backed by many top law enforcement officials to allow weapons to be seized from people who are determined by a court to pose significant risk. Colorado would join Connecticut and 12 other states that have approved similar laws. By James Anderson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHILD FLU DEATH: Connecticut public health officials have reported the state’s first pediatric flu death of the season. SENT.

_ HARTFORD VIOLENCE: Police in Connecticut’s capital have made an arrest in the city’s fourth homicide in less than a week. SENT.

_ SHOT IN FEET: Police say a woman visiting a Connecticut home was struck in both feet by gunfire that came from outside. SENT.

_ FATHER STABBED: A Connecticut man has been sent to prison for 10 years for stabbing his father in the chest. SENT.

_ CHRISTMAS TOYS STOLEN: A man police say stole hundreds of Christmas toys collected by a Connecticut church for underprivileged children, then tried to sell them out of his minivan to passers-by on the street, has been held on $25,000 bail. SENT.

_ MAYFLOWER MAKEOVER: The restoration process for the Mayflower II at a Connecticut shipyard is going according to schedule. SENT.

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-KNICKS

The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the New York Knicks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Dartmouth at Yale, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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