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Relatives of people buried at a Bridgeport cemetery where gravestones were removed to make way for new bodies have been left the daunting task of making sure the remains of everyone buried there are where they are supposed to be. Police are investigating.
NEWTOWN SHOOTING-CONSPIRACY LAWSUITS
The father of a boy who was killed in the 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut has filed another defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorists who accused him of being an actor. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words.
Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has chosen a former Westport hedge fund executive to be his chief of staff and Hartford’s current chief financial officer to be Connecticut’s next top budget official. SENT: 280 words, photos.
A judge is scheduled to determine a number of motions in the case of a Vermont man accused by his relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather in Connecticut for inheritance money. UPCOMING: Story, photo on merits.
— OFFICERS SHOOT SUSPECT: Connecticut State Police say Hartford officers have shot and critically wounded a man who opened fire on them while fleeing a traffic stop on foot. SENT.
— FATAL STABBING-MISSING GIRL: A Connecticut man convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend, injuring her best friend and then fleeing the state with his 6-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 75 years in prison. SENT.
— CHICKEN COOP FIRE: Authorities say about 600 chickens have died in a fire at a Connecticut farm. SENT.
— STABBING DEATH-TRIAL: The non-jury trial of a Connecticut teenager charged with fatally stabbing his 71-year-old great uncle has started. SENT.
— NEW BRITAIN SHOOTING: A Connecticut judge has ruled that the case against a man charged in a non-fatal shooting last weekend in New Britain will continue. SENT.
— CHRISTMAS EVE SLAYING: A judge has sentenced a man to 55 years in prison for his role in a deadly Christmas Eve shooting in Bridgeport. The judge told 35-year-old Xavier Rivera Monday he has “no moral compass” and that “society needs to be protected” from him. SENT: 130 words.
— I LOVE MY LIBRARIAN: Librarians from Pittsburgh and Connecticut are among 10 winners of the I Love My Librarian Award. The awards were announced Tuesday by the American Library Association. Winners, each of whom receive $5,000, are nominated by local library users. SENT: 130 words.
The Connecticut women head to Saint Louis for a nonconference game. By Steve Overbey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.
The Boston Bruins visit the Florida Panthers. Game starts at 7 p.m.
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