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

May 3, 2019

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HARTFORD _ Videos released Friday show a Connecticut police officer’s fatal shooting last month of an 18-year-old man during an attempted traffic stop and chase, which sparked protests by the teen’s relatives and activists. Wethersfield officer Layau Eulizier is seen on police dashcam and business surveillance videos running in front of a car while it is stopped briefly during the April 20 chase on a busy four-lane road. Eulizier yells, “Show me your hands” several times and fires two shots through the front windshield when the teenager drives at him. By Dave Collins. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.



HARTFORD _ State health officials have released data showing double-digit percentages of students in some Connecticut public schools are exempted from certain vaccinations for religious or medical reasons. The Department of Public Health posted the town-by-town, school-by-school information for the first time Friday on its website. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


Sentencing is scheduled Friday for a Connecticut man who police say killed his father and lived with the corpse for five months before shooting a police officer who entered his home in 2013. Andrew Samuolis was convicted of murder and assault in February after a three-judge panel rejected an insanity defense. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m. Developing from 2 p.m. sentencing.


_ PARKING LOT-DEATH _ New Hampshire State Police say an investigation suggests a 55-year-old woman found dead in a vehicle in a state liquor store parking lot had suffered a medical emergency.

_ SUBMARINE BASE COMMANDER _ The Navy submarine base in Groton, Connecticut, is getting a new commanding officer.

_ SHARK FISHING _ The rules for recreational shark fishermen are going to get more difficult to try to protect a vulnerable species of shark. An arm of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has signed off on changes to the size limits for Atlantic shortfin mako sharks in state waters. SENT.



The Celtics look to keep home-court advantage when they host the Bucks in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference second-round series. Milwaukee will be hoping to replicate its Game 2 performance in which it outscored Boston 39-18 in the third quarter of a 123-102 victory to tie the series at a game apiece. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Tipoff at 8 p.m.


The Carolina Hurricanes can finish off the first four-game series sweep in franchise history when they take on the New York Islanders in Game 4 of their second-round series. Islanders coach Barry Trotz hasn’t yet said if Robin Lehner _ winless in his career against Carolina _ will start in goal. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.


Chris Sale, eyeing his first win of the season, meets his former team as the Boston Red Sox continue a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox. The seven-time All-Star is 0-5 with a 6.30 ERA in six starts. Reynaldo Lopez, who struck out a career-high 14 against Detroit on Sunday, pitches for Chicago. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET.


Minnesota takes baseball’s best record into the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium, where the Twins are 14-50 since 2002 _ including the postseason. James Paxton pitches for New York against Kyle Gibson, who is 1-5 with a 6.86 ERA in eight starts against the Yankees. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


New York plays Milwaukee at Miller Park. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m.


Meghan Duggan need only look around sports to get excited about what an NHL-run women’s hockey league might look like. The NBA did it with the WNBA. Soccer leagues in Europe and the U.S. have done it. And that was enough for the 2018 U.S. Olympic gold-medal winning captain and more than 200 fellow players to take a leap of faith by pledging not to play in North America this year to try to get to the point where there’s a single, economically viable professional league. By Stephen Whyno and John Wawrow. SENT: 930 words, photos.


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