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

November 25, 2018

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR

Connecticut is poised to have its first new governor in eight years, and a lot has to be done before Democratic Gov.-elect Ned Lamont takes the oath of office on Jan. 9. By Sue Haigh. SENT: 900 words.

SUPERSTORM SANDY-FISH PASSAGES

Billions of dollars have been spent on the recovery from Superstorm Sandy to help people get their lives back together, but a little-noticed portion of that effort is quietly helping another population along the shoreline: fish that need to migrate from coastal rivers out to the sea and back. The so-called “aquatic connectivity” projects in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia were part of a $105 million effort not only to fix what was damaged by Sandy, but also to improve environmental conditions in places where recreational benefits could help tourism and the economy, as well. SENT: 700 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FAMILY BUSINESS EMBEZZLEMENT: A Virginia woman who embezzled more than $326,000 from a small family business in Connecticut is seeking home confinement instead of a prison sentence. SENT.

— SPORTS ARENA CRASH: Authorities have released the name of the man who died when his car crashed into a Connecticut sports arena on Thanksgiving Day. SENT.

— FORMER FUGITIVE APPEAL: A Connecticut man who spent 22 years on the run after he was convicted of murder is heading back to court for an appeal trial. SENT.

— NURSING HOME ASSAULT: Police in Connecticut have charged an 81-year-old man with attempted murder for allegedly trying to strangle a 76-year-old woman in a nursing home. SENT.

SPORTS:

PATRIOTS-JETS

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (7-3) come off their bye-week break looking to avoid their second two-game losing streak of the season. They’ll go up against Josh McCown and the New York Jets (3-7), who have lost four straight. The 41-year-old Brady and 39-year-old McCown will make for the second-oldest QB combo in NFL history. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 1 p.m.

GIANTS-EAGLES

The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles (4-6) need a win over the New York Giants (3-7) to avoid falling into last place and stay in the NFC East race. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 700 words. Game starts at 1 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Maine at Quinnipiac, 2 p.m.

Pine Manor at CCSU, 4 p.m.

Fairfield vs. Denver at Seattle, Wash., 3 p.m.

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