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

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's Office of Child Advocate is rapping state child welfare authorities for how they've handled the case of a transgender girl who has been bounced from facility to facility in recent weeks. The office also calls this month's announcement by DCF officials the girl had been in a fight that led to her move to a psychiatric center a "public shaming."

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) - United Technologies is disputing a claim by GOP gubernatorial candidates Tom Foley and John McKinney that the firm is moving more than 100 jobs at a Connecticut subsidiary to Florida. The firm says only 25-to-50 workers will be moved and it's unclear how many, if any, Connecticut workers will be affected.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Police in New Britain and in Massachusetts say they've cracked two long unsolved killings, with a former New York man arrested. They say Robert Honsch -- now an Ohio resident -- shot his wife in 1995, with her body found by a Massachusetts hiker. He's also accused of the shooting of a woman found in a parking area behind a New Britain strip mall.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - As Connecticut's state park system marks its centennial, the state's 107 current parks will be open for free Saturday and Sunday. Many parks will also be running special programs over the weekend. Governor Dannel Malloy says he hopes residents will use the opportunity to visit a park "off the beaten path."

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