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

February 19, 2019

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UPCOMING TOMORROW

CONNECTICUT BUDGET

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announces his proposal for the state budget. UPCOMING: Story expected at 1 p.m.

TOP STORY:

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY-CALIFORNIA

Connecticut and 15 other states have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the suit alleges the Trump administration’s action violates the Constitution. SENT: 260 words, photos.

JUDGE THREATS

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a Connecticut man who said his free speech rights were violated when he was arrested and convicted of threatening the judge in his divorce case. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHEST TRAUMA DEATH: Hartford police are investigating the city’s third homicide of the year. Officers responded to a report of an unresponsive male on Woodland Drive at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. SENT.

_ MISSING BOATERS: A probate court trial of a man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money is now scheduled for June. SENT.

_ DAD SUES COLLEGE: A Connecticut father has sued his daughter’s former college, saying the school failed to keep her safe. SENT.

_ FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT: A Connecticut man is facing a new charge in connection with a boating accident last summer that killed a middle school teacher. SENT.

_ GENERAL ELECTRIC-MASSACHUSETTS: A lawmaker says he wants money from incentives that General Electric plans to return to Massachusetts redirected to help the state’s vocational schools. SENT.

SPORTS:

RANGERS-HURRICANES

The Carolina Hurricanes, who have won 17 of 22 to vault into playoff contention, wrap up a three-game homestand against the New York Rangers. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.

CELTICS-THEIR TIME

The Celtics were expected to challenge the Warriors for the NBA crown, and that could still happen though right now they’re looking up at Milwaukee and Toronto in the East. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 850 words, photos.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Iona at Quinnipiac, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the link below.

_ Charter schools exploit a lucrative loophole that would be easy to close. By Derek W. Black, University of South Carolina; Bruce Baker, Rutgers University; and Preston Green III, University of Connecticut. https://theconversation.com/charter-schools-exploit-lucrative-loophole-that-would-be-easy-to-close-111792

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