BC-CT--Connecticut News Digest 1:30 pm, CT
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A Connecticut task force on Wednesday recommended against creating special state courts to serve people addicted to opioids, citing successful drug treatment programs already in place and the high cost of establishing such new courts. The panel, which includes top state criminal justice officials and the state’s mental health and addiction services commissioner, released its final report to the legislature’s Judiciary Committee. SENT: 280 words.
_ CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR-EARLY CHILDHOOD: A West Hartford state senator has been nominated to lead Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood. SENT.
_ FOXWOODS FIGHT: Tribal police are investigating a New Year’s Day fight at the Foxwoods Resort Casino that left three people suffering stab wounds. Sent.
_ MOSQUE PROTEST: The departure of an imam who led a Connecticut mosque for a decade has sparked protests by worshippers. SENT.
_ HARTFORD STABBING: A man police say stabbed his girlfriend 30 times and kidnapped her 6-year-old son in Hartford on New Year’s Day has been captured in New York City.
_ FINGER STUCK IN RING: Firefighters in Connecticut have come to the rescue of a woman whose finger got stuck in a ring on New Year’s Eve. SENT.
Connecticut plays South Florida at Yuengling Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.
The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.
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Kennesaw St. at Yale, 7 p.m.
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