Starting Monday, the Los Feliz native will host Daily Wager, a daily program on ESPNews airing at 3 p.m. and available for streaming on the ESPN app.Its the first regularly scheduled program from the Walt Disney Co.s sports media behemoth solely dedicated to gaming-related information and data on upcoming contests, and it likely wont be the last as legal sports betting spreads throughout the country.The Supreme Court ruling in May that legalized sports betting is expected to be a boost for sports talk shows, which are the low-cost moneymakers for outlets that need programming to supplement their live play-by-play telecasts.,Open discussion of odds, point spreads and other analytical data related to wagering on pro and college games each night could potentially energize the format for an audience that has a financial stake in the outcomes.The changes in the law open up an entirely new genre of entertainment, said Patrick Rishe, director of the sports business program at Washington University in St. Louis.Other sports networks are already on the bandwagon.,WarnerMedias digital sports website Bleacher Report announced last month that it is building a studio inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas where it will produce gaming-related content.But as the countrys leading source of sports programming, ESPN, with its entry into gaming-themed shows, is marking the strongest indication yet of an attitudinal shift toward a once-verboten subject on which sports TV coverage has traditionally tread lightly.A daily ESPN show is an important milestone, said Lee Berke, president of the consulting firm LHB Sports, Entertainment Media.,ESPNs SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt has a popular segment called Bad Beats, which humorously focuses on heartbreaking, last-minute plays that result in teams failing to cover the spread.Van Pelt sidekick Steve Coughlin will be one of the contributors to Daily Wager along with ESPN radio host Chris The Bear Fallica, ESPN.com gambling industry reporter David Purdum, Las Vegas-based handicapper Preston Johnson, fantasy football analyst Anita Marks and sports betting expert Joe Fortenbaugh.Rishe believes programs that provide usable data for bettors have the potential to draw younger viewers who have drifted away from traditional TV for sports news.,After graduating with a degree in economics from Brown University, he immersed himself in the analytics and data related to gaming and became an expert as a sports journalist in Las Vegas, where the home team is betting, he said.While wager-related data crunched by ESPNs statistic and information group will line the screen during Daily Wager, Kezirian said the programs content will still be accessible to the non-betting fan.Were still in Year 1 of legalization and I think there is a new audience that is open-minded to the space, so we want to be inclusive, he said.

Distrust between the Bridgeport community and the city’s police department has re-emerged following last week’s release of an Internal Affairs report citing 17 officers for misconduct related to a 2017 incident.,In other news, West Haven’s Jay W. Barrett, who is in the end stages of cystic fibrosis, is an avid supporter of President Donald Trump and received campaign memorabilia this weekend after receiving a call from the president last week.,Here are some of the top stories from this weekend:

Jeannia Fu — who is involved with the Justice for Jayson group that formed after the fatal 2017 Bridgeport police shooting of 15-year-old Jayson Negron — said the findings of an Internal Affairs report indicating officer misconduct were troubling.,Other Bridgeport community members are feeling the same way after the 405-page report cited 17 city police officers for misconduct in their handling of a 2017 Halloween party.,A dying West Haven man who made international headlines last week when he received a “bucket list” telephone call of encouragement from President Donald Trump was given a few mementos this weekend. read more

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Authorities are investigating a possible hate crime at a public restroom Monday in the Fairfax District.,According to Los Angeles police, the blood was discovered in the 100 block of North Gardner Street at around 6:45 a.m. on a wall near a playground and in or near a bathroom next to a senior center in the park near the 100 block of North Gardner Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.,Two swastikas drawn in blood were found, according to LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman.,Crews were cleaning up a trail of blood found at a park in the Fairfax District.,Despite initial reports, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust was located at least 500 yards from the park and does not appear to have any connection, Paige reported.

JOHNSTOWN — A longtime, proposed Fulton County sewer district for the Meco hamlet area is being revived.,County Planning Director Scott Henze brought two proposed resolutions concerning the district to the Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee Monday at the County Office Building.,The committee supported scheduling a public hearing on a formal draft map, plan and report on proposed “Fulton County Sewer District No. 3” in Meco.,A board resolution from 2005 authorized a contract with C.T. Male Associates to prepare a report to create a sewer district in the Meco vicinity in the town of Johnstown.,Supervisors last October also passed a resolution to accept ownership of a 1,252-foot Gloversville Enlarged School District sewer line with five manholes servicing the former Meco Elementary School building.

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ELLINGTON, CT/LUDLOW, VT — A report shows that an Ellington man was killed while skiing at a popular Vermont snow sports area earlier this month.,The accident took place on Feb. 10 at Okemo Mountain Resort.,Christian Hanlon, 39, of Ellington, was found by the Ski Patrol off an intermediate trail near the Jackson Gore area, according to a report.,He was transported to the Jackson Gore base patrol station and, after further emergency care and evaluation, was pronounced deceased by the Ludlow Ambulance Service, according to a report.,"Okemo Mountain Resort, Okemo Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest's family and friends," said Doug Pierini, Okemo's vice president and chief operating officer.

John Ferraro, investigative editor at the Hartford Courant, will join Hearst Connecticut March 4 as managing editor for enterprise and investigative reporting, it was announced Tuesday.,He will oversee Hearst Connecticut’s growing state government and politics team, and help accelerate the company’s push for stronger local, regional and statewide accountability journalism.,“If it wasn’t already clear how serious we are about elevating the level of accountability journalism in Connecticut, John Ferraro’s hiring should be a strong indication,” said Matt DeRienzo, Hearst Connecticut’s vice president of news and digital content.,Hearst Connecticut is the largest local news organization in the state, publishing the daily New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Danbury News-Times, Greenwich Time, Norwalk Hour, Middletown Press and Torrington Register Citizen, in addition to Connecticut Magazine, numerous weekly newspapers and a statewide high school sports site, GameTimeCT.com.,In addition to its own state government and politics team, Hearst recently partnered with the Connecticut Mirror and CT News Junkie, two online state government, politics and policy news organizations, using some of their coverage to free Hearst staff up to pursue stories that wouldn’t have been written by anyone in past years.

A second public policy organization is calling for Illinois to tax retirement income and expand the sales tax to some consumer services as part of a sweeping plan to fix the state’s fiscal woes.,In its annual “budget roadmap,” the Civic Federation’s Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability says new taxes should only be considered as part of a multiyear plan that also limits state spending.,The watchdog group’s report notes that Illinois is one of only three states that have an income tax but don’t tax any retirement income.,All of Illinois’ neighbor states tax retirement income in some form.,By taxing all retirement income that is subject to the federal income tax, Illinois could bring in $2.5 billion during the budget year that begins July 1, according to the report.

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At 4:03 p.m. Tiffin Police Department responded to a vehicle having trouble in the snow on East Market Street, a report states.,Fostoria Police Department responded to the 400 of block West Fourth Street for a vehicle stuck in the snow at 4:16 p.m. Saturday, a report states.,At 7:05 p.m., a Fostoria Police Department officer responded to a vehicle stuck in the snow at South Poplar and East Center streets and at 8:45 p.m,, an officer responded to a vehicle stuck in the snow on Perry Street, a report states.,At 11:14 p.m., Tiffin’s Public Works Department reported a vehicle was parked too far out at West Perry and Scott streets, and the crew was unable to get a plow through, a report states.,At 11:59 p.m., Fostoria Police Department responded to a vehicle stuck in a snow drift on East Tiffin Street, a report states.