AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 1:30 pm, CT
Aug. 22, 2018
Editors, news directors:
Good afternoon. 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 Dave Collins at 860-246-6876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TOAY'S TOP STORIES:
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. —Grammy-winning country music star Gretchen Wilson has been arrested at a Connecticut airport after police say she became "belligerent" toward troopers. She is expected in court Wednesday to face a breach of peace charge, before an invitation-only show later in the day at Mohegan Sun. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
— UCONN FRESHMAN CLASS: The new freshman class at the University of Connecticut represents the largest in the school's history, with approximately 5,500 students.
— OVERDOSE VICTIM-ARRESTS: Connecticut police are looking for a woman in connection with dumping the dead body of an overdose victim in May.
— COMPUTER FRAUD: A Connecticut judge has denied a man charged in the theft of more than $100,000 worth of computer parts special probation that would've allowed him to avoid prosecution.
— HERRING FISHING CUTBACK: The federal government is cutting back the East Coast herring fishery by millions of pounds because of concerns about the status of the important little fish's population.
— CHILDCARE PROVIDER CHARGED: Police have charged a Connecticut child care provider with leaving six children alone in her house while she was out running an errand.
— BASEMENT BODY: The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in the basement of a New London home in December has been arrested. SENT: 130 words.
The Cleveland Indians visit the Boston Red Sox. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
Lance Lynn is scheduled to start for the Yankees in the series finale against Trevor Richards and the Marlins in Miami. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
Noah Syndergaard takes the mound as the Mets host Casey Kelly and the Giants. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
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