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

May 6, 2019

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UPCOMING TOMORROW

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS BRIBERY

California businessman Stephen Semprevivo is set to plead guilty to charges that he bribed the Georgetown tennis coach to get his son admitted to the school. Developing from 2:30 p.m. hearing.

TOP STORIES:

VACCINE EXEMPTION

A top Democratic lawmaker says there is “a growing consensus” that Connecticut needs to address its current vaccine exemption law “in the coming weeks or months.” Connecticut is the latest state to take on this emotional debate in light of an uptick in measles cases. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 600 words.

TROOPER DEMOTION

Connecticut officials have agreed to reverse the demotion of a state police lieutenant who said he was wrongly accused of drunken driving after rescuing a fellow officer during a 2013 shootout. By Dave Collins. SENT: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ BODY IN SUITCASE: The Connecticut medical examiner says the woman found dead in a suitcase along a road in February had suffocated. SENT.

_ POISON COOKIES: Prosecutors say a Connecticut woman who was imprisoned for mailing cookies laced with rat poison to Supreme Court justices and others has pleaded guilty to escaping from federal custody. SENT.

_ OIL STATION FIRE: A raging weekend fire at a family-owned Connecticut oil service business destroyed six oil trucks and two garages, but most of the property was spared. SENT.

_ HARTFORD SHOOTING: Police say a 23-year-old man has been injured in an early morning shooting in Hartford. Lt. Paul Cicero says the victim was struck in the knee and shoulder at about 2:30 a.m. Monday on Main Street near the Windsor line. SENT.

_ DUCKLINGS RESCUED: Firefighters have rescued eight ducklings from a storm drain on the University of Connecticut campus. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS-BLUE JACKETS

The Columbus Blue Jackets try to stave off elimination from the playoffs as their Eastern Conference semifinal series with Boston shifts back to Columbus for Game 6. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BUCKS-CELTICS

The Bucks try to open a commanding lead in Game 4 of their second round playoff series against the Boston Celtics. Milwaukee leads the series 2-1. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

RED SOX-ORIOLES

Right-hander Josh Smith makes his first start for the Boston Red Sox in a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles, who send John Means to the mound. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

RED SOX-PRICE

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of tendinitis in his pitching elbow. SENT: 160 words.

RED SOX-CORA

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora will not attend the ceremony at the White House on Thursday honoring the 2018 World Series champions. Cora cited the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico as the reason for his decision. SENT: 200 words, photos.

MARINERS-YANKEES

Seattle plays New York at Yankee Stadium. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.

METS-PADRES

New York plays San Diego at PETCO Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET.

ISLANDERS WRAPUP

Despite getting swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New York Islanders know they made big strides in their turnaround season under Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz. Now, they head into the offseason with some tough personnel decisions to make as they try to build on their success. By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 7 p.m.

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