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

July 6, 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. Steve LeBlanc 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A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

WWII AIRMAN-FUNERAL

Over a dozen relatives of an airman killed during World War II are planning to attend his funeral, more than 70 years after his death. UPCOMING 300 words.

TOP STORIES:

IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES-CONNECTICUT

Lawsuits filed on behalf of two children taken from their parents at the border and sent to Connecticut by immigration officials cite the constitutional right to family integrity in asking for them to released and reunited with their families. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING 450 words by 2 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— UCONN BRANCH SALE: The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees has approved the sale of the school’s former West Hartford branch campus to a global financial technology company for $5.2 million. SENT: 130 words.

— CONSTRUCTION DEATH: A worker has died after falling from scaffolding at a construction site along Interstate 95 in Darien. SENT: 130 words.

— RUNNING FROM ICE: Police say a man trying to run from federal immigration authorities near a Connecticut courthouse has been struck and injured by an unmarked police cruiser. SENT: 130 words.

— WOMAN SHOT-REWARD: The reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a man suspected of killing his wife’s best friend in New Haven has grown to $30,000. SENT: 130 words.

— SWASTIKA CARVINGS: More swastika carvings have been found in a Connecticut town that has seen a spate of anti-Semitic graffiti. SENT: 130 words.

— CONNECTICUT NUCLEAR PLANT: Owners of a Connecticut nuclear plant say the facility faces closure unless the state reverses course and fully considers the plant’s benefits to the environment and regional grid in an upcoming electricity auction. SENT: 130 words.

— SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA-OVERDOSES: Officials in a Connecticut city have reported more than a dozen overdoses on July 4 due to synthetic marijuana. SENT 130 words.

— EX-LAWMAKER-ARREST: A former Connecticut lawmaker charged with assaulting his 69-year-old mother has had his request to enter a program that could have enabled him to avoid jail and a felony conviction denied. SENT 130 words.

SPORTS:

RED SOX-ROYALS

Chris Sale is on the mound for the Boston Red Sox as they open a three-game series in Kansas City. The Royals send out Jason Hammel. By Alan Eskew. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m. ET.

EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

— Coping with heat waves: 5 essential reads. By Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation. http://theconversation.com/coping-with-heat-waves-5-essential-reads-99495

— Milking cows for data — not just dairy products. By Matthew Stuber, Gary Kazmer, Shalabh Gupta and Steven Zinn, University of Connecticut. http://theconversation.com/milking-cows-for-data-not-just-dairy-products-97165

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