BC-CT--Connecticut News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CT
Editors, news directors:
Good morning. 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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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-COLLEGE HELP
A growing number of colleges and universities are postponing tuition payments, waiving late fees and providing emergency grants to students whose finances have been tied up by the longest government shutdown in history. In New York, Connecticut and Nevada, statewide college systems have agreed to delay payments for students who are federal employees or rely on family members in federal jobs. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 860 words, photo.
_ EVERSOURCE-RATE HIKES: Connecticut’s largest electric utility has asked the state for permission to charge ratepayers for the more than $150 million it has spent to repair damage caused by five major storms over the past two years. SENT.
Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie has brought his $10 million dispute with the school over his firing to both state and federal court. Lawyers for Ollie and the university were to give oral arguments Friday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on a motion that would allow Ollie to move forward with a racial discrimination complaint against the school without jeopardizing his right to an arbitration hearing with UConn over his firing last year. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 440 words, photo. Will be updated. Timing uncertain.
With five rings Tom Brady has already established himself as the most-decorated quarterback in Super Bowl history. He now has a chance to distinguish himself among all players. A Super Bowl win over the Rams would give the 41-year-old a sixth ring, breaking a tie with Hall of Fame defensive end Charles Haley for the most all-time. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m., photos.
John Fassel’s fingerprints were all over the Rams’ NFC championship game victory, from the fake punt to the 57-yard winning field goal. Los Angeles’ peerless special teams coordinator isn’t saying whether he’s cooking up something for the Super Bowl, but Fassel’s units are a major part of the Rams’ success. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 9 p.m. EST.
The New York Knicks visit the Brooklyn Nets. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Brown at Yale, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.
Quinnipiac at Marist, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.
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