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BC-CT--Connecticut News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CT

January 7, 2019

Editors, news directors:

Good morning. 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

ELI LILLY-ACQUISITION

Eli Lilly is spending about $8 billion in cash to buy Connecticut-based Loxo Oncology, as the drugmaker bulks up on cancer treatments that target certain gene abnormalities. Loxo Oncology could launch a drug next year and targets an abnormality that occurs in several tumor types, including some lung and thyroid cancers, Lilly said Monday. SENT: 180 words, photo. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ GARBAGE PLANT BREAKDOWN: Environmental regulators say a Hartford garbage plant stored tons of trash outdoors in violation of state permits. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection ordered the plant operators to move dozens of containers of partially processed trash back inside.

SPORTS:

BKW--T25-ICYMI

Many of UConn’s incredible regular-season streaks are over after Thursday night’s loss at Baylor. Still, the Huskies have one left that is among the most remarkable in sports. They haven’t had a losing streak in 25 years. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.

NETS-CELTICS

The Brooklyn Nets visit the Boston Celtics. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

CHARGERS-ON TO NEW ENGLAND

The Los Angeles Chargers got their first postseason win in five years by beating the youngest QB to start a playoff game. Their next challenge is having to go on the road and beat the most experienced postseason QB of them all. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Niagara at Fairfield, 7 p.m.

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