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TODAY’S TOP STORIES:
ELECTION 2018-CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR
Wealthy businessman Ned Lamont won election Wednesday as Connecticut’s governor, keeping the office in Democratic hands in part by promising to be a “firewall” against the policies of President Donald Trump. The 64-year-old cable TV company founder from Greenwich poured more than $12 million of his own money into the hotly contest race. The Republican Governors Association spent nearly $6 million on ads bashing Lamont as a big spender and repeat of outgoing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, all in the hopes of boosting the chances of political newcomer and Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski. SENT: 730 words.
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— DELIVERY PERSON SLAIN: A Connecticut woman has pleaded guilty for her role in the fatal shooting of a food delivery person when she was 16. SENT.
— PEDESTRIAN KILLED: Police in Connecticut say a pedestrian has been struck and killed in Glastonbury. SENT.
— MAYOR’S SON-EMBEZZLEMENT: The son of a Connecticut mayor has been charged with embezzling more than $80,000 from two restaurants he manages. SENT.
The Titans gave cornerback Malcolm Butler a five-year deal with $30 million guaranteed in March. Halfway through the season, Butler has been the defender beaten most often on a defense that currently allowing the fewest points per game in the NFL. And Tom Brady and the Patriots are up next to pick on their former teammate. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 575 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET.
Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks host Enes Kanter and the New York Knicks in a matchup of two young teams. By George Henry. UPCOMING. 650 words with photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
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