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Connecticut lawmakers vote to pass bipartisan budget deal
icon Posted: 10 May 2018 [08:41 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers passed an 11th-hour bipartisan budget agreement before the General Assembly’s midnight adjournment on Wednesday, with lawmakers calling the vote historic. The $20.8 billion deal passed in the House of Representatives on a 142-8 vote at…

Wednesday 05/09/2018
Ex-Death Row inmate resentenced to life in prison
icon Posted: 09 May 2018 [08:12 PM]

WATERBURY (AP) - A man who was on Connecticut’s death row for bludgeoning a 13-year-old boy to death with a sledgehammer is now facing life in prison. The Republican-American reports that 38-year-old Todd Rizzo, of Waterbury, was resentenced Tuesday for…

Malloy to sign bill banning bump stocks
icon Posted: 09 May 2018 [08:10 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday he will sign newly passed legislation that bans devices enabling guns to fire like automatic weapons. “I have yet to hear one legitimate reason why anyone needs to own a device…

Tuesday 05/08/2018
Judge dismisses Sandy Hook parents' lawsuit over security
icon Posted: 08 May 2018 [07:27 PM]

HARTFORD - A Connecticut judge has cited government immunity in dismissing a lawsuit by the parents of two children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre against the town and its school district over alleged inadequate security measures. Superior…

Friday 05/04/2018
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Tuesday 05/01/2018
State opens bidding on aging XL Center
icon Posted: 01 May 2018 [02:31 PM]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Authorities in Connecticut are looking to sell Hartford’s aging downtown arena. The Hartford Courant reports the Capital Regional Development Authority opened bidding for the XL Center on Monday. The authority is a quasi-public agency created by…

Monday 04/30/2018
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Monday 04/23/2018
Norovirus confirmed at WCSU
icon Posted: 23 April 2018 [09:01 PM]

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - Health officials have confirmed that norovirus sickened about 100 students at Western Connecticut State University and prompted the school to close for the day for disinfecting. State Department of Public Health officials said Monday that testing…

Sunday 04/22/2018
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Tuesday 04/17/2018
Sandy Hook families sue Infowars' Alex Jones
icon Posted: 17 April 2018 [08:44 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The families of two children slain in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have filed lawsuits against right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for claiming the shooting in Connecticut did not happen. Neil Heslin, the…

Montville school officials may be prosecuted
icon Posted: 17 April 2018 [08:42 PM]

MONTVILLE (AP) - Prosecutors are deciding whether school officials should be charged for failing to report a substitute teacher accused of running a “fight club” at a Connecticut high school. Police say cellphone videos show 23-year-old Ryan Fish encouraging students…

Sunday 04/15/2018
Seymour apartment building fire displaces 26
icon Posted: 15 April 2018 [08:21 PM]

SEYMOUR (AP) - Over two dozen residents of an apartment building in Seymour have been displaced following a large fire. The Connecticut Post reports 26 residents were displaced following flames that started in the attic, but quickly spread throughout the…

Friday 04/13/2018
Thursday 04/12/2018
Wealthy retirees pump personal fortunes into governor race
icon Posted: 12 April 2018 [08:45 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Campaign finance filings show that two wealthy retired businessmen running for governor are pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money into their campaigns. The Hartford Courant reports that Republican Bob Stefanowski, a former executive…

Wednesday 04/11/2018
Tuesday 04/10/2018
Stafford janitor threatened school shooting, police say
icon Posted: 10 April 2018 [09:02 PM]

STAFFORD (AP) - Police say a middle school janitor in Stafford threatened a school shooting in a move that prompted a district-wide lockdown. Fifty-eight-year-old David Wachta of Monson, Massachusetts has been arrested and charged with breach of peace and first-degree…

Sunday 04/08/2018
State students may be taught about Safe Haven
icon Posted: 08 April 2018 [08:48 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers say they’re optimistic this will be the year the General Assembly requires high school students to learn about a 2000 law that allows newborns to be dropped off at a hospital - no questions asked.…

Thursday 04/05/2018
New nominee would be state's first black chief justice
icon Posted: 05 April 2018 [08:19 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new nominee for chief justice of the state Supreme Court would be the first African-American to hold the judicial branch’s top job. The Democratic governor announced Thursday that he is nominating Associate…

Sunday 04/01/2018
Democrats tell Esty to quit; she refuses
icon Posted: 01 April 2018 [09:02 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The cries for embattled U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to step down for not protecting female staffers who said they experienced violence, death threats and sexual harassment by her former chief of staff intensified on Saturday, with fellow…

Friday 03/30/2018
University recovers money it paid to doctor after his death
icon Posted: 30 March 2018 [08:51 PM]

FARMINGTON (AP) - The University of Connecticut announced Thursday that it has recovered more than $50,000 it paid to a slain researcher while it believed he was working from home. Police checking on the welfare of Dr. Pierluigi Bigazzi, a…

Tuesday 03/27/2018
Vote to confirm state chief justice nominee fails
icon Posted: 27 March 2018 [09:01 PM]

HARTFORD - The Connecticut Senate on Tuesday rejected Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s State Supreme Court chief justice nominee mostly along partisan lines, setting off political reverberations in a state where an open governor’s seat and control of the General…

Tribes warn that bill could hurt revenue sharing
icon Posted: 27 March 2018 [08:59 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The chairmen of Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes are warning the casino revenue-sharing agreements they have with the state could be at risk if lawmakers push ahead with a modified bill that could lead to other entities…

Airbnb pulls listing for Conn. governor's mansion
icon Posted: 27 March 2018 [08:58 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A Connecticut gubernatorial candidate won’t be allowed to rent out rooms in the governor’s mansion, unless he wins the election. Airbnb has pulled a listing placed by Democrat Mark Stewart Greenstein, who was offering rooms in the…