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News Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut news from The Associated Press

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WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) - Wolcott saw a small tornado in yesterday's storms. The National Weather Service says the EF-0 tornado blew over some trees and did other damage but caused no injuries with wind estimates from the tornado topping out at about 85 miles-an-hour. Another possible twister was reported this morning in suburban Boston.

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Millstone nuclear power plant's unit 2 has been shut down because of a water pump problem. Plant officials say plant technicians detected a water flow problem with an auxiliary pump. The Millstone 3 reactor was not affected. There's no word on when Millstone 2 will be back online.

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) - A Stonington man faces animal cruelty charges for allegedly shooting his girlfriend's pet turtle to death. An animal control officer says Steven Richard allegedly used a BB gun to shot the turtle in the head outside a home, with a neighbor telling police the shooting followed an apparent argument.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Longtime Yale historian David Brion Davis is among 22 people being honored at the White House this afternoon. President Barack Obama is awarding the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal for contributions to arts and humanities.

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