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

February 16, 2019

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TOP STORIES:

HIGHWAY TOLLS

Gov. Ned Lamont, who said during his campaign that he would support highway tolls for only tractor-trailers, announced Saturday that he’s considering a wider tolling option. The Democrat, in an op-ed published in Hearst Connecticut Media newspapers, said attorneys tell him that truck-only tolling likely could be done only on certain bridges to generate revenue for their repair. SENT, 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHILDREN KILLED: A computer forensics expert says the cellphone of a Connecticut mother charged with murdering her children included searches for overdoses, suicide and the effects of natural gas. The New Haven Register reports that Mark Newth, who works for the state Forensic Science Laboratory, testified Friday in the murder trial of LaRoya Moore. SENT, 130 words.

_ SLOT REVENUE: Connecticut’s two casinos have both reported another monthly drop in slot-machine revenue. This is the seventh straight month that the slot take has dropped at both the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino. SENT, 130 words.

SPORTS:

PEANUT-FREE BALLPARK

HARTFORD, Conn. _ Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the team’s Double-A baseball stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game. The team decided to go a bit further, making the ballpark peanut free. By Pat Eaton-Robb. Sent, 500 words. AP Photo.

BRUINS-KINGS

LOS ANGELES _ The Los Angeles Kings continue their three-game homestand against the Boston Bruins. By Dan Greenspan. UPCOMING.600 words, photos. Game starts at 10:30 p.m. EST

COLLEGE BASKETBALL BRIEFS

Central Connecticut State-St. Francis

Vermont-Hartford

Sacred Heart-LIU Brooklyn

Yale-Cornell

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