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BC-CT--Connecticut News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CT

January 10, 2019

Editors, news directors:

Good morning. 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.

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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

HOSPITAL HACKER

A Massachusetts man who says he attacked the computer network of a world-renowned hospital to protest the treatment of a Connecticut teenager is set to be sentenced. By Alanna Durkin Richer. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ HOUSE FIRE-FATALITY: A man who was rescued from a house fire in Torrington has died just days after his wife passed away. Fire officials say 65-year-old John Needham died at a hospital burn unit Wednesday. SENT.

SPORTS:

BKC--SMU-UCONN

SMU looks to remain undefeated in the American Athletic Conference as it travels to UConn, which will try to end a three-game losing streak. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

CELTICS-HEAT

Boston brings a four-game winning streak into Miami on Thursday night, for the first of four meetings this season between the Celtics and Heat. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.

CAPITALS-BRUINS

The Washington Capitals visit the Boston Bruins. By Gethin Coolbaugh. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

CHARGERS-DEFENDING BRADY

The Los Angeles Chargers held Tom Brady and New England to just one touchdown in four red zone trips in last year’s game. After flummoxing Baltimore last week, Gus Bradley is hoping to come up with another successful game plan this week. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

WNBA MOCK DRAFT

The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the two rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut No. 1 in A’ja Wilson, there is no consensus top pick this year. The top three picks remained the same from the first mock draft with Teaira McCowan, Asia Durr and Kalani Brown going 1-2-3. The AP will periodically update the draft board. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 880 words, photos.

OTHER MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

CCSU at Fairleigh Dickinson, 7 p.m.

Sacred Heart at Wagner, 7 p.m.

Monmouth (NJ) at Quinnipiac, 7 p.m.

St. Peter’s at Fairfield, 7 p.m.

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