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

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Traffic is backed up along I-95 in New Haven after a crash this morning involving a tractor-trailer rig and other vehicles. State police have shut down the highway's southbound lanes. There is no word so far on injuries in the crash.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - State corrections head James Dzurenda (zur-EHN'-dah) is moving on and taking a post with New York state's corrections department. Deputy Commissioner Scott Semple has been named acting commissioner of the Connecticut department.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts judge has granted a request from former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home during a police search in their murder probe of Hernandez. The judge ruled police hadn't specifically listed those items in their search warrant for Hernandez's home.

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) -- An Old Saybrook man has been jailed in the theft of a dozen firearms from a local gun shop and after police say he got involved in an hour-long standoff at his home yesterday. Evidence from the gun shop led them to Thomas Russo's home. The standoff ended without incident.

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