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AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 6 pm, CT

December 3, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good evening. 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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FATHER SLAIN

A Connecticut woman facing a murder charge in the death of her father has said it was an accident and she was trying to defend herself. Jessica Keene, 24, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 51-year-old Michael Keene, who was found in his Windsor Locks apartment last Tuesday with stab wounds to the neck and torso. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— UNIVERSITY-MENINGITIS: A Connecticut university is taking precautions after a student came down with a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis. SENT.

— STUN FUN CONFISCATED: Police in Connecticut say they confiscated a stun gun modified to look like a phone from an 11-year-old girl at a Hartford elementary school. SENT.

— SENATE REPUBLICANS-LAWYER FIRED: State Senate Republicans in Connecticut say they have fired their lawyer after he said he improperly took tens of thousands of dollars donated to support legislative candidates. SENT.

— CAR DEALER-SHOOTING: Court records show a man who was shot and killed by a bystander during an attempted robbery at a used car dealership in Connecticut was previously convicted for his role in a plot to kill NBA star Ray Allen’s stepfather. SENT 130 words.

— UPSKIRTING SENTENCING: A Connecticut man who took photos and videos up women’s skirts has been sentenced but has avoided time behind bars. SENT.

— DEADLY ROLLOVER: Police say a 20-year-old man ejected in a rollover crash in Westport over the weekend has died. SENT.

— SPORTS BETTING-RHODE ISLAND: Twin River Casino says sports betting will launch at its Tiverton location Monday afternoon, close to the state line with Massachusetts. SENT.

SPORTS

WOMEN’S BKB POLL

UConn is back in a familiar place — No. 1 in the women’s basketball poll. The Huskies moved up one place to the top spot after beating former No. 1 Notre Dame on Sunday by 18 points. UConn was the unanimous choice from the 31-member national media panel Monday. Geno Auriemma didn’t want to make too much of his team’s ascension to the top spot after the 89-71 win over the Irish. SENT: 480 words.

PATRIOTS-DEVELIN

Nearly every time James Develin has touched the football this season for the Patriots, it’s resulted in a touchdown. A special teams player and fullback used mostly as a blocker on offense, he didn’t have carry in either of the previous two seasons. But his first three rushes of 2018 have resulted in touchdowns, including a career-high two scores in New England’s win over Minnesota. It’s right on time for a Patriots offense that has had trouble at times rushing the ball around the goal line this season. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 550 words by 4 p.m., photos.

OVERACHIEVING DOLPHINS

Only one NFL team has been outgained by nearly 1,200 yards and is still in the playoff picture — the underwhelming, overachieving Miami Dolphins. They’re 6-6 and part of the crowded AFC wild-card race despite statistics that would sink most teams. The Dolphins rank 29th in the NFL in offense and 29th in defense, 29th in third-down conversions and 28th in red zone scoring. SENT: 580 words, photos.

WIZARDS-KNICKS

The Washington Wizards visit the New York Knicks. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

CAVALIERS-NETS

The Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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