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AP-CT--Connecticut News Digest 6 pm, CT

October 3, 2018

Editors, news directors:

Good evening. 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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UPCOMING TOMORROW

AP POLL-TEENS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age. But most don’t think they’ll be the ones targeted for digital abuse. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, which also finds that about half of both young people and their parents view social media as having a mostly negative effect on the younger generation.

MISSING BOATERS

A Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money is scheduled to be back in an New Hampshire court.

TOP STORIES

PRIEST ABUSE-INVESTIGATION

A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut announced Wednesday that it has chosen a retired state judge to lead an investigation into sexual abuse of children by priests, a review that will look at allegations and church records dating to when the diocese was founded in 1953. Robert Holzberg, who retired as a state Superior Court judge in 2012 and returned to private law practice, will be lead investigator and counsel for the Diocese of Bridgeport’s investigation, which church officials say will begin immediately and be finished next spring. SENT: 390 words.

SCHOOL CHOICE LAWSUIT

A federal judge has dismissed most claims in a lawsuit challenging Connecticut’s restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice programs, saying there is no fundamental right to equal education opportunity under the federal Constitution. By Dave Collins. SENT: 360 words.

FISHING SHARES-CANADA

American fishermen are losing thousands of pounds of valuable fishing quota under a new catch share agreement with Canada. Fishermen from the U.S. and Canada seek haddock, cod and flounder on Georges Bank, which is a critical fishing ground east of New England. UPCOMING: 130 words by noon, 350 words by 1 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— MALLOY-BOSTON COLLEGE: Outgoing Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy has accepted a teaching position at the Boston College Law School for next semester. SENT.

— TEEN KILLED: Police say a driver crashed into a tree during a heavy rainstorm in Connecticut, killing his 19-year-old passenger. SENT.

— FATHER KILLED-OFFICER SHOT: A Connecticut Superior Court judge has struck down an attorney’s motion to throw out all evidence collected ahead of his client’s trial on murder and assault charges. SENT.

— CHILD CARE-SEX OFFENDER: A Connecticut YMCA has backed out of an agreement to use space at a synagogue for a town child care program after learning the synagogue’s president is on the state’s sex offender registry. SENT.

— ONGOING FEUD KILLING: A Connecticut man who authorities say shot another man with whom he had an ongoing feud has pleaded guilty to murder. SENT: 130 words.

— CEMETERY SCHEME: Bridgeport police say Park Cemetery left the grounds littered with human bones and pieces of casket as part of an alleged scheme to rebury the dead. SENT: 130 words.

— HERRING FISHING: Fishing managers in New England are asking the federal government to take action to try to reduce the possibility of overfishing in the herring fishery. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

ATHLETICS-YANKEES

Reliever Liam Hendricks starts for the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild card game against the New York Yankees and 19-game winner Luis Severino. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts at 8:09 p.m.

COLTS-PATRIOTS PREVIEW

The matchups between Peyton Manning’s Colts and Tom Brady’s Patriots were must-watch affairs for a decade. Manning’s departure from Indianapolis in 2012 ushered in a new era when the Colts drafted Andrew Luck. But Luck hasn’t fared nearly as well as his predecessor, going 0-5 in his matchups with Brady. He’ll try again when Indianapolis (1-3) travels to New England (2-2) on Thursday night. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 800 words, photos.

VINATIERI’S LAST STAND

Adam Vinatieri has fond memories of New England. He won three Super Bowl rings and earned a reputation as the league’s best clutch kicker there. And he could be making his final trip to Foxborough on Thursday night. By Michael Marot. SENT: 900 words, with photos.

BRUINS-CAPITALS

After raising their Stanley Cup banner, the Washington Capitals open the 2018-19 season and their title defense against a finally-healthy Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. With HKN--Capitals-Banner Night. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

BETTMAN AND O’REE

A month before they go into the Hockey Hall of Fame together, Commissioner Gary Bettman and Willie O’Ree, the first black player in the NHL, tour the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on the opening day of the season. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos, video by 6 p.m.

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