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

November 30, 2018

Editors, news directors:

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

IMMIGRATION PROTEST

Dozens of demonstrators, some of them chained to each other or to barrels filled with sand, blocked the entrance to a federal courthouse Friday in support of an immigrant from Ecuador who has been living in a church for a year to avoid deportation. By Dave Collins. SENT: 400 words, photos.

SPORTS BETTING-RHODE ISLAND

Sports betting is coming to a second Rhode Island casino. Twin River Casino announced Friday that sports betting will launch at its Tiverton location Monday. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— AARON HERNANDEZ: Newly released jailhouse telephone calls show that the late New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez expected to be released from jail and resume his football career shortly after his arrest on a murder charge. SENT.

— INVESTOR FRAUD: A key player in a stock fraud scheme that cheated about 12,000 investors out of $19 million has been sentenced to three months in prison. SENT.

— RUNDOWN CEMETERY: The manager of a rundown Connecticut cemetery who allegedly allowed new graves to be placed over old graves and approved the disposal of old headstones and human remains has been told to stay away from the site. SENT.

— YALE-CLINIC PARTNERSHIPS — A Connecticut state agency is asking for details on a planned collaboration between Yale New Haven Hospital and two local federally qualified health clinics. SENT 130 words.

— ELECTRONIC MONITORING — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a pair of foundations are funding a suite of projects around the country designed to improve electronic fisheries monitoring. SENT 130 words.

SPORTS:

CAVALIERS-CELTICS

The Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Boston Celtics. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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