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

May 14, 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. Sarah Betancourt is on the desk.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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A Connecticut man who faced investigation for flying weaponized drones is due in court Tuesday for seven criminal cases involving allegations of child porn possession, attempting to entice minors and fighting with police. By David Collins. Upcoming 3 p.m.



A U.S. teacher of the year and a former Connecticut lieutenant governor candidate are among the Democrats vying for their party’s nomination to run for the seat held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who says she’s not seeking re-election over a harassment scandal involving an ex-employee. Democrats were set to pick their nominee in the 5th Congressional District on Monday night in Waterbury. The race had been considered a safe hold for Democrats until Esty’s announcement last month. By David Collins. SENT: 416 words.


Police say the Connecticut State Police trooper who died in an off-duty crash in February was drunk and speeding at the time. Wolcott Police Chief Edward Stephens said at a news conference Monday that Trooper Danielle Miller had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit to driver when her cruiser collided head-on with a pickup truck on Route 69 at about 9 p.m. on Feb. 3. Stephens says the 27-year-old Miller was driving 57 mph at the time of impact. SENT: 358 words.


—HEROIN-TRAFFICKING ARRESTS: Two Connecticut men are facing drug trafficking charges for the 800 grams of heroin Massachusetts state police found hidden in their car. SENT: 103 words

— SUSPICIOUS FIRE: Officials say a fire that damaged a Connecticut business may have been intentionally set. SENT: 118 words.

— TAINTED CUPCAKE: Police have charged four people they say brought cupcakes tainted with bodily fluids to their Connecticut school last year. SENT: 132 words.

—TOURISM: New Hampshire tourism officials are using digital billboards, wall advertisements, and college fairs to attract potential visitors in other states. SENT: 137 words.

—HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS-YALE: Close to 4,500 testimonies from the Holocaust are being preserved at Yale University. SENT: 1829 words

—RECOVERY COACH: Former Connecticut lawyer, convict helps others turn their life around as an addiction recovery coach SENT: 613 words.

— WOMAN DEAD-ARREST: A suspect in the death of a Connecticut woman has been arrested in New York City. SENT: 129 words.

— HOUSE EXPLOSION-BARRICADED PERSON: A fundraiser has been planned to help nine Connecticut police officers injured in a barn explosion. SENT: 138 words.

— HOSPITAL-WRONGFUL TERMINATION SUIT — A Connecticut woman says in lawsuit filed in state court that she was fired from her job at a hospital because she pumped breast milk in her office. SENT 130 words.

— HISTORIC TAVERN FOR SALE — A Connecticut building that was once home to a tavern during the Revolutionary War era is now listed up for sale. SENT 130 words.



BOSTON — The Celtics entered last season’s conference finals matchup with Cleveland coming off a seven-game slug fest with Washington and carrying the emotional baggage of helping Isaiah Thomas cope following his sister’s death. Neither is a factor this time around for a rested and confident group that dominated the Cavaliers in Game 1. Boston expects LeBron James to be better going forward but says its blueprint of attacking the Cavs head-on won’t change. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 800 words with photos.


COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two-time NBA champion Ray Allen says he has enjoyed watching the NBA playoffs and former teammate LeBron James put on a show during during the postseason. Allen, who won an NBA title with the Boston Celtics and another with James in Miami, played high school ball in the Palmetto State. He heads the newest group of inductees into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame on Monday. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 778 words.


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