BC-CT--Connecticut News Digest 1:30 pm, CT
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_ HEROIN BUST: Police in Connecticut say they have arrested 50 people and seized drugs and guns during an investigation that was spurred by heroin-related deaths. Authorities in Waterbury began the raids at 5 a.m. Friday after having obtained 92 arrest warrants for 52 people. SENT.
_ IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT: Connecticut’s House of Representatives must decide whether to weigh in on the national immigration debate. The Democratic-controlled Senate last week advanced a bill to the Democratic-controlled House for action that makes changes to Connecticut’s civil immigration detainer law. SENT.
_ YALE COMMENCEMENT: Yale University is celebrating its 318th commencement with a weekend full of ceremonies that culminate on Monday. SENT.
_ OVERDOSE DEATHS: Hartford police say two people have died and another has been revived after overdosing in the city’s South End. First responders were called to an apartment building Friday night on reports of multiple unconscious people. SENT.
_ OPIOID SPOON: A giant spoon aimed to draw attention to the country’s opioid crisis will be on display this weekend in New Hampshire. SENT.
Houston plays Boston at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.
A day after the Yankees moved past the Tampa Bay Rays into the AL East lead, Masahiro Tanaka starts for New York against Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell in a rematch of the game won by the Japanese right-hander last weekend. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.
New York plays Miami at Marlins Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4:10 p.m.
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