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

July 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. Sarah Betancourt 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.

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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Lawyers for two children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border and detained in Connecticut will be in court Wednesday asking for an order to reunite the kids with their parents, who are seeking asylum. Supporters of the 9-year-old boy from Honduras and a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador also plan to rally outside the federal courthouse. By David Collins. Upcoming at 3 p.m.



The lawyer for an art gallery owner has asked Connecticut authorities to drop charges against him and return a steel sculpture of a drug spoon that was seized after being placed in front of a drug maker’s headquarters in protest of the opioid overdose crisis. Fernando Alvarez appeared in court Tuesday. His case was continued to July 25. He was arrested on misdemeanor charges last month after he and artist Domenic Esposito dropped the sculpture in front of Purdue Pharma in Stamford. SENT: 342 words.


A U.S. service member killed during World War II when his plane was shot down over France has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty of Winsted, Connecticut, was 22 when his B-26 Marauder with a crew of eight crashed in 1944. His remains were identified by scientists using DNA analysis and on Tuesday he received a burial with full military honors at the cemetery outside Washington, D.C. SENT: 124 words.


— COP INVESTIGATION: A group of Connecticut police officers are under investigation in connection to a civilian complaint about racial profiling. SENT: 135 words.

— ARRESTS-SUSPICIOUS FAMILY DEATHS: A man charged in the killings of a Connecticut couple and their adult son in what authorities called a botched fake robbery will be appointed a lawyer later this month. SENT: 140 words.

— POOL DROWNING: Over 200 people gathered in Connecticut to remember a 16-year-old boy who drowned in a city pool. SENT: 135 words.

— OLD HOMICIDE ARREST: A man arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in Connecticut more than two decades ago has proclaimed his innocence in court. SENT: 135 words.

— ILLEGAL SUBMARINE-PHOTOS: A former U.S. Navy sailor who spent a year in prison for taking photos in classified areas of a nuclear submarine based in Connecticut wants to sue the Justice Department and several former government officials, including President Barack Obama. SENT: 148 words.

—CRASHED CAR-SHOOTING: Police have released the name of the man who was fatally shot while driving his car in West Haven. SENT: 109 words.

— EX-OFFICIAL-HARASSMENT: A former town official from Connecticut is facing charges that stemmed from a sexual relationship he had with a teenage girl. SENT: 143 words.

— DRUG RAIDS: Police in Hartford have arrested five people, seized more than 20 pounds of heroin and confiscated several guns in three drug raids around the city. SENT: 130 words.

— WALMART SHOPPER-RAZOR BLADE: A woman says she sliced her finger on a razor blade in her shopping cart at Walmart in East Windsor. SENT: 130 words.

— TEEN KILLED: A 12th suspect has been arrested in the death of a 15-year-old New York City boy who was slashed in the neck with a machete outside a Bronx bodega. Luis Cabrarasantos was pulled over by state troopers in Southbury, Connecticut, on Monday. SENT: 130 words.



The Boston Red Sox host the Texas Rangers looking for their eighth consecutive victory. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka comes off the disabled list to face the Baltimore Orioles, who enter in last place in the AL East and with a dismal 25-66 record. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


Both starting pitchers will be making their major league debut when the Phillies play the Mets at Citi Field. Philadelphia plans to call up 22-year-old Enyel De Los Santos from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. New York will bring up 28-year-old Drew Gagnon from Triple-A Las Vegas. By Scott Orgera. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


Several players have etched their names in the WNBA record books. Rebekkah Brunson is now the league’s all-time leading rebounder while Diana Taurasi has broken the mark for most field goals made. Sue Bird has set the Seattle franchise mark for points and helped the Storm move into first in The Associated Press power poll for the first time in franchise history. By Doug Feinberg. Sent: 917 words with photos.


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