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BC-CT--Connecticut News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CT

March 19, 2019

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 mmelia@ap.org. New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

CONNECTICUT GAMBLING

Bills addressing nearly every aspect of gambling in Connecticut, from sports betting to casinos, will face their first vote by the legislature. The bills are up for a vote in the Public Safety Committee on Tuesday. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ ARSON CONVICTION: A man has been convicted of setting fire to the Hartford home where his family lived after they confronted him about his drug use. SENT.

_ POLICE STATION-MILFORD: The mayor of Milford has sidelined plans for a new police station, upsetting both the police chief and other officials. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-ISLANDERS

The Boston Bruins hope to have David Pastrnak back in the lineup for the first time in more than a month when they visit the New York Islanders. Boston is looking for its second straight win after a three-game skid. The first-place Islanders have won five of seven. By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

RED WINGS-RANGERS

The Detroit Red Wings visit the New York Rangers. By Scott Charles. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

NCAA-EARLY BRACKET REVEAL

Geno Auriemma was sitting in his office after practice Monday when UConn’s video coordinator came in and said he had the entire NCAA Tournament women’s bracket. At first, Auriemma thought it was a fake. After studying it for a few minutes, the Hall of Fame coach knew it was the real thing, even with his team seeded second for the first time since 2006. The bracket was mistakenly put out by ESPN hours before the network had scheduled its selection show. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 820 words.

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