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AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 1:30 pm, CT

December 3, 2018

Editors, news directors:

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IN BRIEF:

— UNIVERSITY-MENINGITIS: A Connecticut university is taking precautions after a student came down with a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis. SENT.

— CAR DEALER-SHOOTING: Court records show a man who was shot and killed by a bystander during an attempted robbery at a used car dealership in Connecticut was previously convicted for his role in a plot to kill NBA star Ray Allen’s stepfather. SENT 130 words.

— FATHER SLAIN: A Connecticut woman is heading to court to face a murder charge in the death of her father in Windsor Locks. SENT 130 words.

— UPSKIRTING SENTENCING: A Connecticut man who took photos and videos up women’s skirts has been sentenced but has avoided time behind bars. SENT.

— SPORTS BETTING-RHODE ISLAND: Twin River Casino says sports betting will launch at its Tiverton location Monday afternoon, close to the state line with Massachusetts. SENT.

SPORTS

WOMEN’S BKB POLL

UConn is back in a familiar place — No. 1 in the women’s basketball poll. The Huskies moved up one place to the top spot after beating former No. 1 Notre Dame on Sunday by 18 points. UConn was the unanimous choice from the 31-member national media panel Monday. Geno Auriemma didn’t want to make too much of his team’s ascension to the top spot after the 89-71 win over the Irish. SENT: 480 words.

PATRIOTS-DEVELIN

Nearly every time James Develin has touched the football this season for the Patriots, it’s resulted in a touchdown. A special teams player and fullback used mostly as a blocker on offense, he didn’t have carry in either of the previous two seasons. But his first three rushes of 2018 have resulted in touchdowns, including a career-high two scores in New England’s win over Minnesota. It’s right on time for a Patriots offense that has had trouble at times rushing the ball around the goal line this season. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 550 words by 4 p.m., photos.

WIZARDS-KNICKS

The Washington Wizards visit the New York Knicks. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

CAVALIERS-NETS

The Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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