BC-CT--Connecticut News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CT

Editors, news directors:

Good morning. 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive a shorter APNewsNow version of the stories below, along with all updates.


MIDDLETOWN — The unclaimed remains of four U.S. military veterans who were killed in action are being laid to rest Wednesday at a military cemetery in Middletown. The veterans were killed in action over the last 12 years and did not have any family to claim their remains. Developing from 1 p.m. ceremony. With AP Photos.


HARTFORD — A new online portal will provide Connecticut residents with more information about how their tax dollars are being spent by state government. Comptroller Kevin Lembo is unveiling "OpenBudget" on Wednesday. By Susan Haigh. Upcoming 300 words by 3 p.m.


— DRUG DISTRIBUTION ARRESTS. A member of Easton's police commission has become the latest law enforcement official charged with participating in a drug ring that dealt in steroid and prescription narcotics. Raymond Martin appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New Haven charged with conspiracy to possess oxycodone with intent to distribute, an offense that carries a possible 20 year prison term. 130 words. Moved.

— HARTFORD SHOOTING. An early morning shooing in Hartford has left a 38-year-old man dead. Police say they responded to a home on Pliny Street at about 3 a.m. Wednesday after the city's ShotSpotter system detected multiple gunshots in the area. 130 words. Moved.

— INFANT FOUND-BATHTUB Hartford police say a 1-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after he was found unresponsive in a bathtub. 130 words. Moved.

— GUN BUYBACK Bridgeport officials are organizing a gun buyback program in the wake of recent firearm violence. Officials say the city's gun buyback program kicks off Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. at the Bridgeport Police Department.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Connecticut and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click "All" or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.