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

October 10, 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES

OFFICE PARKS-SCHOOLS

The helicopter landing pad remains on site, but nearly all traces of General Electric have been erased since Sacred Heart University acquired the 69-acre campus that once housed the company’s global headquarters. Where Jack Welch sat at the pinnacle of corporate America professors now lead classes inside the sleek, 1970s buildings on the wooded property purchased by the university following GE’s departure for Boston in 2016. Across the country, office parks that have lost their luster with employers are being repurposed as school buildings. Colleges and K-12 districts willing to think beyond traditional school settings are retrofitting office space to help them deal with growing enrollments and a scarcity of available land in urban and suburban areas. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

RECYCLING SHAKE-UP

America’s recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill. By Mary Esch. SENT: 890 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— CVS-AETNA: The proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna is getting a greenlight from the Department of Justice, with some conditions. SENT.

— OBIT-FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE: Former Connecticut Chief Justice Francis M. McDonald, known as an outspoken, tough-on-crime conservative who often dissented with the majority, has died. He was 87. SENT.

— FATAL HIT AND RUN: Police in Connecticut say a 25-year-old woman who was injured in a hit-and-run has died. SENT.

— RESTAURANT SHOOTING: Police say a man has been seriously injured in a shooting at a Connecticut fried chicken restaurant. SENT.

— HAPPY HALLOWEEN STABBING: Police say a man who said “Happy Halloween” before stabbing two men in New Haven was shot to death by one of the victims. SENT: 130 words.

— CHURCH DEMOLISHED: Crews began demolition work on a century old historic church in Waterbury this week, despite a recent attempt to save it. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

ALCS-RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox are preparing for the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros.

CELTICS PREVIEW

Last season hopes were high for the Celtics in the preseason with a new-look roster that included All-Star arrivals Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. Five minutes into the season opener everything changed with Hayward’s gruesome leg injury. It happened again late in the season with Irving was lost to knee surgery. With both back and healthy, Boston is embracing being called the presumptive favorites in the Eastern Conference. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 780 words, photos.

With: EASTERN CONFERENCE PREVIEW CAPSULES.

EAGLE-GIANTS PREVIEW

After turning over half their roster, it’s not surprising the New York Giants are losing. The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles are another story. By Tom Canavan. 800 words, photos.

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