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

November 12, 2018

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TOP STORIES:

CRASH-LAWYER SHOT

Police and firefighters in a Connecticut suburb are fighting efforts to obtain samples of their DNA by the father of a lawyer found shot to death in a wrecked SUV. Dr. Abraham Dabela has subpoenaed the first responders as he tries to determine the source of unknown DNA on his son’s gun and disprove police’s conclusion that his son killed himself. By Dave Collins. SENT: 600 words.

ELECTION 2018-TEACHER CANDIDATES

After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a grassroots uprising to bolster public education could go. As massive walkouts over teacher salaries and school funding inspired many teachers to run for office, Urie was among at least 36 current and former educators on the ballot for the legislature in Kentucky. Two-thirds of them lost. SENT: 800 words.

SPORTS BETTING

A delay in the start of sports betting in Rhode Island is costing the state millions in expected revenue. The budget passed in June included $23.5 million in revenue from sports betting, assuming an Oct. 1 start. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— CHILD WELFARE CHIEF: The head of Connecticut’s child welfare agency has announced that she is stepping down in January. SENT 130 words.

— BOYFRIEND STABBED: Police say a Connecticut woman stabbed her boyfriend during a fight before breaking his cellphone and making off with his car. SENT.

— ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE: A Connecticut man police say shot and stabbed another man last month has been charged with attempted murder. SENT.

— SCHOOL NOTE-STOLEN CAR: Police in Connecticut say a school note left in a stolen car led to the arrest of a 15-year-old student on larceny charges. SENT 130 words.

SPORTS

JETS-BOWLES

When the smoke cleared and the dust settled a day after an embarrassing loss, Todd Bowles still remained coach of the New York Jets. For now, at least. Bowles’ bunch is 3-7 entering its bye week-break, but appears the coach will remain with the team despite overwhelming pressure from fans and media for owner Christopher Johnson to make a change. By Pro Football Writer Christopher Johnson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m. EST.

GIANTS-49ERS

Nick Mullens tries to build on his record-setting NFL debut when the San Francisco 49ers host Eli Manning and the New York Giants. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 5:15 p.m. PST

NETS-TIMBERWOLVES

The Minnesota Timberwolves return from a winless road trip to host Brooklyn without All-Star Jimmy Butler, who was traded to Philadelphia. The Nets wrap up a four-game road trip. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EDT.

CANUCKS-RANGERS

Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers look to extend their season-high point streak to seven games as they host the Vancouver Canucks. New York is 5-0-1 in its last six, its longest such streak since a six-game win streak Oct. 31 to Nov. 11 last season. Vancouver, playing its fourth in a stretch of six straight on the road, has also earned points in six straight (4-0-2). UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Western New England at Sacred Heart, 7:30 p.m.

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