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

June 8, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good afternoon. 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. Steve LeBlanc 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.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MARILYN MONROE STATUE

A Marilyn Monroe’s rear is getting some leers in Connecticut. A 26-foot statue of the iconic actress has been placed in a Stamford park across the street from a church, which is getting a full view of her behind. It depicts the famous scene from the 1955 movie “The Seven Year Itch” where Monroe holds down her dress as air blows up from a subway grate. By Dave Collins. SENT: 130 words UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— BABY INJURED: The parents of a 6-week-old baby girl who died after being brought to the hospital with severe injuries are now facing manslaughter charges. SENT: 130 words.

— PASTA TOSSING LAWSUIT: A jury has awarded more than $100,000 to a woman struck by a bowl of pasta thrown by a man during an argument at a Connecticut restaurant. SENT: 130 words.

— MALLOY VETOES: Some Connecticut legislative leaders want to override some of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s recent vetoes. SENT: 130 words.

— CRASH-FATAL SHOOTING: Police in Connecticut say a man has died after being shot and crashing his car as he drove to a hospital. SENT: 130 words.

— PELLET GUN-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Police in Connecticut say a girl caused a lockdown at an elementary school when she threatened another student with a pellet gun. SENT: 130 words.

— GRANDMOTHER EXPLOITED: A Connecticut man who drained his grandmother’s bank accounts of nearly $200,000 and sold her belongings to support his heroin habit has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. SENT: 130 words.

— TOWN WORKER FIRED-HARASSMENT: Documents released by the town of Andover have revealed new details on a Board of Selectmen member who was fired from his town jobs over sexual harassment complaints. SENT: 130 words.

— FIREFIGHTER RECRUIT INJURED: A firefighter recruit from Rhode Island has been injured in a fall at a Connecticut training facility. Providence Fire Department Spokeswoman Lindsay Lague says recruit Richard Rand was injured Thursday during training at a facility in New Haven. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

WHITE SOX-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox open a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by midnight. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

YANKEES-METS

Masahiro Tanaka starts for the streaking Yankees and Jacob deGrom for the reeling Mets in the first game of New York’s annual Subway Series. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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