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

June 9, 2018

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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

US CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR-GUNS

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton’s position on guns could become a key issue in the upcoming Republican primary for governor of a state where there’s already wide-ranging gun control following the Sandy Hook School shooting. Connecticut’s largest state-based gun rights group considers Boughton “anti-gun,” despite his assurances to them otherwise. Upcoming at noon. By Susan Haigh.

TOP STORY:

NEW HAVEN SCHOOL-OBAMA

A groundbreaking is planned for what’s likely the first Connecticut school named after former President Barack Obama. A ceremony is scheduled for the Barack H. Obama Magnet University School is scheduled for Thursday. The K-4 facility will be located at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Board of Education President Darnell Goldson says it’s important to remind people about Obama, noting there seems to be “a concerted effort” to eliminate his initiatives on the federal level. SENT: 140 words.

IN BRIEF:

— PIZZA MAKER-SEXUAL ASSAULT: A job applicant to a Connecticut pizzeria is accusing its manager of sexually assaulting her. SENT: 120 words.

— TRADE SECRETS TRIAL: Two former employees of a Connecticut-based defense contractor accused of stealing trade secrets are set to go on trial. SENT: 126 words.

— TROOPER FUNERAL: A funeral for a Connecticut state trooper who died of cancer at age 51 has been scheduled. SENT: 110 words.

SPORTS:

BBA--WHITE SOX-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox play the second game of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 9 p.m.

RAC--BELMONT STAKES

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify tries to become horse racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner and second in four years with a victory against nine rivals in the Belmont Stakes. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from 6:46 p.m. ET post.

With: RAC--BELMONT STAKES-THE LATEST

RAC--BELMONT-THINGS TO KNOW

Some things to know as Justify seeks to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos, graphics by 4 a.m. ET

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