Good evening. 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. Michelle Smith is on the desk until 8 p.m. 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.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

YARD GOAT YOGA

HARTFORD, Conn. — A minor league baseball team in Connecticut has come up with a novel way to utilize its new stadium during the winter. The Hartford Yard Goats have teamed with a local farm to capitalize on the national goat yoga fad, in which people practice yoga while small goats climb on and around them. Yard Goat Yoga will be held monthly in the team's indoor batting facility and the first session has already sold out. By Pat Eaton-Robb. 450 words. With AP photos.

TODAY'S TOP STORIES:

WINTER WEATHER

BOSTON — Frigid temperatures, some that felt as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region dug out from a massive winter storm that brought more than a foot of snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding a day earlier. Forecasters predicted strong winds and record-breaking cold air to hang around through the weekend. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 684 words, photos.

With:

— WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST: The Latest on winter weather. SENT: 2,096 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— LOTTERY MISTAKE: ROCKY HILL, Conn. — Two employees of the Connecticut Lottery are on leave after a mistake with the drawing for a special New Year's game. SENT: 130 words.

— OCEAN HABITAT: Federal ocean regulators say they have approved most of a proposal to change the rules about how they manage New England ocean habitat. SENT: 130 words.

— BODY FOUND IN SNOW: HARTFORD, Conn. — Hartford police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found lying in the snow during this week's storm. SENT: 130 words.

— STUDENT-CHEATING LAWSUIT: HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut judge has rejected a request for anonymity by a former college student suing a private school in Hartford over his suspension on cheating allegations. SENT: 130 words.

— CHICKENS KILLED: MILFORD, Conn. — Police say a Connecticut man killed 20 chickens and ripped their heads from their bodies in a drunken, jealous rage on Christmas. SENT: 130 words.

— BODY FOUND IN SNOW: Hartford police are investigating the city's first homicide of 2018 after a fatally wounded man was found lying in the snow. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

TIMBERWOLVES-CELTICS

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Game starts at 7 p.m.

PATRIOTS

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — On the field, the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are right where they want to be heading into the postseason. As the AFC's top seed and the owners of a first-round bye, the 13-3 Patriots will get to rest up during the opening weekend of the playoffs. But as they prepare to begin their latest run, their biggest opponent might be the perception of a fracturing relationship between arguably the franchise's three most important pieces. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 900 words, photo.

GIANTS

The New York Giants have interviewed New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia for their vacant head coaching job. Patricia met with new general manager Dave Gettleman, Giants co-owner John Mara and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams on Friday in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The trio was also expected to talk with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels later in the day. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 334 words, photo.

— PATRIOTS-BLANKETS: FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots are trying to cover the homeless as a fresh blast of arctic air grips the region. SENT: 130 words, photo.

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Fairfield at Rider, 7 p.m.

Canisius at Quinnipiac, 8 p.m.

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