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

April 16, 2019

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TOP STORY:

CHEN THE STAR

Somehow, in the midst of his freshman season at Yale, Nathan Chen has found time to escape the classroom and the study hall and the tests. All he’s done since becoming an Ivy Leaguer is win the Grand Prix Final, a third straight U.S. figure skating championship, and repeat as world champion. Yale might have a strong hockey team, but Chen’s hat trick can’t be matched by any of the Bulldogs. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 700 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ OFFICERS SHOOTING: Authorities say police investigating an armed robbery opened fire on a car and wounded a woman in New Haven. SENT.

_ LABOR SCERETARY VISIT: U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta is making stops in Connecticut to learn more about a program that has matched nearly 1,300 workers with local manufacturers, including Electric Boat. SENT.

_ UNIVERSITY STABBING: A drama student at a Connecticut university charged with stabbing two other students while rehearsing a movie scene is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. SENT.

_ DECAPITATED CHICKENS: Westport police have captured a man they say has been leaving decapitated chickens outside a local home. SENT.

_ SUPERMARKET WORKERS STRIKE-BOURQUE: A former NHL star is apologizing for crossing a picket line to shop at a Massachusetts supermarket where workers are on strike. SENT.

_ SALMON RECOVERY: Addressing the problems caused by dams is still the biggest challenge facing the recovery of the Atlantic salmon. That’s at the core of a presentation a federal fisheries biologist is scheduled to deliver to a regulatory board on Tuesday in Connecticut. SENT.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-YANKEES

The Red Sox and Yankees open their first series of the season both mired in sluggish starts. Boston ace Chris Sale hasn’t looked like himself after last fall’s World Series run. New York starts struggling LHP James Paxton. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.

METS-PHILLIES

Lefty Steven Matz takes the mound for the Mets while right-hander Nick Pivetta goes for the Phillies. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

ISLANDERS-PENGUINS

The New York Islanders will go for an unlikely sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby is searching for his first goal of the playoffs. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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