AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 1:30 pm, CT
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Good afternoon. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A record number of black bears have been breaking into homes and businesses in Connecticut and biologists say it is because they have found a safe habitat in the state’s ex-urban areas, where there are plenty of woods but also easy food sources with homes spread out every acre or two. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 780 words, photos.
CLERGY SEX ABUSE
A former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn’t have, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Connecticut-born Arthur Perrault is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque for a detention hearing as prosecutors seek to hold the 80-year-old priest until his trial for aggravated sexual abuse. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 470 words, photos. Will be updated after 12:15 p.m. ET hearing.
The little herring is one of the most important fish on the East Coast, and federal fishing managers on Tuesday will consider a host of potentially major changes to the industry that harvests the species. Atlantic herring is a small, schooling fish that is the target of an industry that collects more than 100 million pounds of catch every year. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 400 words. Will be updated after 9 a.m. meeting.
— DISTRACTED DRIVING: New Haven and Hartford lead the state in distracted driving accidents, according to a new study. SENT.
— LONG ISLAND SOUND-WATER QUALITY: A new environmental report says Long Island Sound’s water quality is improving. SENT.
— CHILD ENTICEMENT: A Houston man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for enticing minors into engaging in sexual activity over the internet while he was a college student in Connecticut. SENT.
— SCUBA DIVING DEATH: Police in Connecticut say a Massachusetts woman has died while attempting to complete her deep water swimming certification. SENT.
—QUARRY DEATH: Police are investigating the death of a man who fell from a cliff at an abandoned Connecticut quarry. SENT.
— STOLEN EQUIPMENT: Watertown police are searching for a suspect they say stole thousands of dollars’ worth of construction equipment from a business. SENT: 130 words.
The Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
The Mets plan to reinstate captain David Wright from the 60-day disabled list when they host NL East champion Atlanta at Citi Field. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
The Boston Bruins are hoping to win the Stanley Cup once more with the core that won it all in 2011, including defenseman Zdeno Chara, who will turn 42 this season. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 750 words, photos.
The U.S. will look to continue improving its chemistry as it faces winless Latvia in its final game of the preliminary round. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game tips at 1 p.m. ET.
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