Editors, news directors:

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. Sarah Betancourt is on the desk.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

US SCHOOL EXPULSIONS-CONNECTICUT

The state is expected to discuss its progress in addressing school expulsion rates that affect minorities much more frequently than white students. Upcoming 300 words by 1 p.m.

TOP STORY:

MAN ARRAIGNED FOR KILLING MOTHER

A Connecticut man charged with killing his mother has told police horrific details about her death. Police records released Monday during the Meriden Superior Court arraignment of 34-year-old Kyle Tucker say he told police he bashed his mother's head with a baseball bat and then burned her body in a fire pit for eight hours. He is being held on $5 million bail until a June 19 court appearance. SENT: 218 words.

TORNADO RECOVERY

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in Connecticut to assess damage from a tornado that touched down during severe storms last month. FEMA officials began preliminary damage assessments in Hamden on Monday as part of a process that could lead to federal aid. Four tornadoes struck six towns in the state on May 15. Two people died and more than 120,000 homes and businesses lost power. SENT: 320 words.

IN BRIEF:

—POLICE CHASE: A driver of a stolen Mercedes slammed into patrol cars in Connecticut and led police on a 13-mile chase. SENT: 107 words.

— UNDERAGE DRINKING: A Connecticut state agency says a bar where more than 100 underage patrons were found one night in April has agreed to close its doors for good. SENT: 125 words.

— CITY EMPLOYEE-THEFT PROBE: Officials in Stamford are demanding answers about the oversight of the city's credit accounts after the arrest of a city employee for misusing funds. SENT: 140 words.

— STOLEN PEDIGREE DOGS: Police in a Connecticut city say 10 pedigree dogs have been stolen over a two-week period. SENT: 104 words.

— EMERGENCY CALLS ERASED: Waterbury officials say all the city's digitally recorded 911 calls from 2017 have been erased. Thousands of calls were erased from computer hard drives operated by Northwest Communications, a nonprofit that oversees emergency dispatching in the city. SENT: 130 words.

— IMPERSONATING FIREFIGHTER: Police have arrested a Norwich man for impersonating a firefighter. Authorities say the 26-year-old man was driving with emergency lights and sirens on in Montville around 8 a.m. Friday. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-ORIOLES

Unbeaten right-hander Steven Wright seeks his third victory when the Boston Red Sox face Dylan Bundy and the last-place Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a three-game series between AL East rivals. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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