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

August 4, 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. Pat Eaton-Robb is on the desk.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MEXICAN FAMILY-SAUCE BUSINESS

NEW YORK — Three generations of Mexican women make about 1,600 pounds of mole poblano a day in a small Brooklyn storefront. What started as occasional cooking for Mexican grandmother Damiana Bravo in the 1970s is now a family-run business. It produces and sells the ancestral Mexican sauce to bodegas, supermarkets and restaurants in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and North Carolina. By Claudia Torrens. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

CONNECTICUT ELECTIONS: Political candidates attempting to petition their way onto Connecticut’s general election ballot in November are running out of time to submit signatures. The deadline for turning in the petitions for verification is Wednesday at 4 p.m. They can be submitted to the local town clerks offices, which then have two weeks to turn them in to the state. They can also be submitted to the Secretary of the State’s office, but still have to be verified by the local election officials.

GOLD STAR BRIDGE: Connecticut’s Department of Transportation is temporarily closing pedestrian access to a sidewalk along I-95 Gold Star Bridge that spans the Thames River. The walkway, which runs from Groton to New London, will be closed for roughly 10 weeks, beginning Aug. 13.

BODY IDENTIFIED: Connecticut police have identified a man who was found dead floating near a beach. Milford police say 57-year-old Gregory Wilson, of Milford, was found floating face down in the Point Beach area on Friday afternoon.

SPORTS:

BBA--YANKEES-RED SOX

BOSTON — Nathan Eovaldi makes his second start for the Red Sox when AL East-leading Boston hosts the Yankees in the third game of their four-game series. New York counters with Chance Adams, making his major league debut in the place of new Yankee J.A. Happ, who is sidelined with hand, foot and mouth disease. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 4:05 p.m.

BBN--BRAVES-METS

NEW YORK — Kevin Gausman makes his Atlanta Braves debut when he pitches against Zack Wheeler and the Mets at Citi Field. Gausman was acquired from Baltimore at the trade deadline. Wheeler, who stayed put in New York, has won three straight starts. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m.

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