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

December 17, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good afternoon. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and can be directed to Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@ap.org.

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IN BRIEF:

_ PEDESTRIAN STRUCK _ Police say an 80-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car in West Hartford.

_ HARTFORD KILLING-ARREST _ A 28-year-old convicted felon has been charged with killing a man in Hartford in 2008.

_ CAR CRASH - BUILDING _ Authorities say they’re searching for the driver of a car that slammed into a building in New Haven.

_ TROOPER SAVES DOG _ A dog that got loose on a Connecticut highway is back with her family thanks to a state police trooper and some good Samaritans.

SPORTS:

T25-WOMEN’s BKB POLL

Baylor fell out of the top five for the first time in nearly a year after losing at Stanford. The Lady Bears dropped from third to sixth in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll on Monday after losing 68-63 on Saturday to the then-No. 11 Cardinal. Stanford moved up to eighth. Kim Mulkey’s team last was ranked outside the top five on Jan. 1, 2018, when Baylor was No. 6. UConn and Notre Dame still are the top two teams in the country. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 350 words.

FBN-NFL-ICYMI

Tom Brady scrambled and heaved up a wobbly pass off his back foot, the sort of thing a less-experienced, less-accomplished and, well, less-cool QB might do. The ball was picked off, and the New England Patriots were on their way to a second consecutive loss. More importantly _ and more interestingly _ they were on their way to a five-loss season for the first time in nearly a decade. Maybe, just maybe, the Patriots are not who they’ve been for oh so long. The AP takes a look at that and other top topics after the NFL season’s 15th Sunday. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3 a.m. EST.

HKN-BRUINS

The Boston Bruins visit the Montreal Canadiens.

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