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

January 13, 2019

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TOP STORY

RECREATIONAL FISHING

The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress, and the country’s millions of anglers and the groups that stake their livelihoods on them hope the changes will bring better management. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 760 words, photos.

LEGAL MARIJUANA-RHODE ISLAND

Gov. Gina Raimondo says with “reluctance” she will propose within the next week that Rhode Island legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ HISTORIC THEATER FIRE: A historic theater in Connecticut has been destroyed in an early morning fire. SENT.

_ DOUBLE FATAL: Authorities say two people have died in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 395 in Norwich. SENT.

_ SNOWMOBILE CRASH: New Hampshire authorities say a snowmobile crash in Groton should remind riders to slow down and use caution as early season conditions vary. SENT.

_ UCONN CULINARY OLYMPICS: Chefs from different UConn dining halls will put their skills to the test in a cooking challenge similar to those on the popular TV shows “Iron Chef” and “Chopped.” SENT.

SPORTS:

CHARGERS-PATRIOTS

The Patriots (11-5) seek their eighth consecutive trip to the AFC title game when they host the Chargers (13-4) in the divisional playoffs. Los Angeles quarterback Philip Rivers enters Sunday with a 1-7 record against New England, including 0-4 in games Foxborough and 0-2 in the playoffs. But the Chargers, who haven’t advanced to the conference title game since losing 21-12 to the Patriots during the 2007 season, are 8-1 on the road this season. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 750 words. Kickoff at 1 p.m. Photos.

_ With sidebar by Jimmy Golen.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Fairfield at Quinnipiac, 2 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits

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