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

March 29, 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY

More than a dozen parents charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme are due in court. They are expected to make initial appearances Friday in federal court in Boston. They’re among 33 prominent parents charged in what authorities have called the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates on merits, photo planned.

IN BRIEF:

_ FATAL FIRE: One person has died in a house fire in Somers. Neighbors say they heard several explosions around 6 p.m. on Thursday before the home burst into flames. SENT.

SPORTS:

BKW--NCAA-UCLA-UCONN

Rebounding will be key to decide who advances to the Albany Regional final when second-seed UConn faces sixth-seed UCLA. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. Game tips at 7 p.m.

NCAA WOMEN’S TIPPING OFF

There will be plenty of star power and Pac-12 teams on display when the women’s Sweet 16 tips off on Friday night with four games. Napheesa Collier and UConn will get things started when they face UCLA. The Bruins crashed the Albany Regional by upsetting third-seed Maryland. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 720 words, photos.

RED SOX-MARINERS

After making his first start in Japan, new Seattle lefty Yusei Kikuchi makes his home debut on Friday night as the Mariners face the Boston Red Sox. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words. Game at 10:10 p.m. ET.

PACERS-CELTICS

The Indiana Pacers visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BLUES-RANGERS

The St. Louis Blues visit the New York Rangers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

WNBA MOCK DRAFT

The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the three rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut No. 1 in A’ja Wilson, there is no consensus top pick this year. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

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