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AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 6 pm, CT

August 30, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good evening. 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.

Collin Binkley is on the desk. 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES-NETWORKING

Independent gubernatorial and U.S. Senate campaigns are working together, across state lines, to get their candidates elected in an era of hyper-partisanship. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING: 950 words by 1 a.m., photos.

TOP STORY:

MONSIGNOR METH

A Connecticut Roman Catholic priest who ran a methamphetamine ring has been sent back to prison for nine months for failing another drug test while on supervised release. Kevin Wallin appeared in federal court in Hartford on Thursday and was led out of the room in handcuffs. Wallin was sentenced to more than five years in prison in May 2015 for selling pounds of meth and freed on supervised release in November 2016. SENT: 360 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— DISASTER DECLARATION: Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says his administration is appealing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision to deny federal assistance to certain communities and individual homeowners affected by recent storms that included four tornadoes. SENT.

— CITY GREEN-OVERDOSES: A New Haven man accused of distributing synthetic marijuana amid a rash of overdoses has been indicted. SENT.

— TROOPER STRUCK: Police say a 24-year-old woman crashed into a state police truck while under the influence of alcohol. SENT.

— POLICE OFFICER-SEXTS: A Connecticut police officer who was placed on administrative leave over complaints that he sent unwanted sexual texts to a crime victim is back on the job. SENT.

— SUSPICIOUS OBJECT-SCHOOL: A police bomb squad has blown up a pressure cooker that was found abandoned near a Connecticut elementary school, scaring parents and prompting a shelter-in-place order for students and staff. SENT.

— FOXWOODS-OFFICER ASSAULTED: A security guard at Connecticut casino says she’s still recovering from a punch in the face from a guest. SENT.

— MONSIGNOR METH: A Connecticut Roman Catholic priest who ran a methamphetamine ring is facing a possible return to prison after failing another drug test while on supervised release. SENT.

— ESTATE AGENT-KIDS IN CAR: A Connecticut real estate agent has been charged with leaving two young girls in a hot car for about 20 minutes as he showed a listing in Southington. SENT: 130 words.

— APARTMENT FIRE: Fire officials say multiple people were injured when they had to jump from second-story windows to escape an apartment complex fire in Stratford. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

UCF-UCONN

No. 21 UCF and new coach Josh Heupel put the nation’s longest winning streak on the line Thursday at UConn. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Developing from 7 p.m. start

WHITE SOX-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox visit the Chicago White Sox for the opener of a four-game series. Rick Porcello pitches for major league-leading Boston, and Lucas Giolito gets the ball for Chicago. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET.

TIGERS-YANKEES

J.A. Happ takes the mound for the Yankees against Francisco Liriano and the Tigers to open a four-game series in the Bronx. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

PATRIOTS-GIANTS

The Patriots and Giants wrap up the preseason in New York. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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