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  • Death row inmate seeks kosher diet

    Death row inmate seeks kosher diet

    One of two men convicted in the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion is suing Connecticut, claiming his rights are violated because he's being denied kosher food in...
    One of two men convicted in the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion is suing the state, claiming his rights are violated because he's being denied kosher food in prison.
  • Connecticut police stop minorities at high rates

    Connecticut police stop minorities at high rates

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:30:32 GMT
    New data released by the state of Connecticut show police statewide are stopping black and Hispanic drivers at disproportionately high rates compared with population statistics. The figures released Thursday show that about 14 percent of all police traffic stops from last October through May involved black drivers, when blacks comprise about 8 percent of the state's population.
    New data released by the state of Connecticut show police statewide are stopping black and Hispanic drivers at disproportionately high rates compared with population statistics. The figures released Thursday show that about 14 percent of all police traffic stops from last October through May involved black drivers, when blacks comprise about 8 percent of the state's population.
  • Missing Connecticut girl found in Colorado

    Missing Connecticut girl found in Colorado

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:05:09 GMT
    A 14-year-old Connecticut girl missing since last month has been found in Colorado, and the man suspected of kidnapping her after months of online chatting is under arrest. Acting on a tip from the FBI, police in Longmont, Colorado said they got a found the girl in an apartment there on Wednesday afternoon.
    A 14-year-old Connecticut girl missing since last month has been found in Colorado, and the man suspected of kidnapping her after months of online chatting is under arrest. Acting on a tip from the FBI, police in Longmont, Colorado said they got a found the girl in an apartment there on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Mystic Aquarium releases seal pups in RI

    Mystic Aquarium releases seal pups in RI

    An animal rescue team from Mystic Aquarium released four harbor seal pups into the waters off Rhode Island. Two male and two female harbor seal pups, named Orion, Bullwinkle, Freya and Loki, were thin when they were found in Maine in May. Orion and Bullwinkle were also dehydrated.
    An animal rescue team from Mystic Aquarium released four harbor seal pups into the waters off Rhode Island. Two male and two female harbor seal pups, named Orion, Bullwinkle, Freya and Loki, were thin when they were found in Maine in May. Orion and Bullwinkle were also dehydrated.
  • Autistic man robbed of birthday money in park

    Autistic man robbed of birthday money in park

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:36:47 GMT
    Stamford police say a 27-year-old autistic man was tricked and robbed of $100 he had received for his birthday by a man who pretended to befriend him at a local park.
    Stamford police say a 27-year-old autistic man was tricked and robbed of $100 he had received for his birthday by a man who pretended to befriend him at a local park.
  • Conn. remembers 9/11 with lowered flags, ceremony

    Conn. remembers 9/11 with lowered flags, ceremony

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-09-11 09:57:44 GMT
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has directed that U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff to remember the nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has directed that U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff to remember the nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
  • Expert sees fall foliage perfection on schedule

    Expert sees fall foliage perfection on schedule

    Monday, September 8 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-09-08 12:08:25 GMT

    A horticulture expert says Connecticut could have a perfect fall foliage. Unless it rains.  Feff Ward, chief scientist of Forestry and Horticulture for the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, told the New Haven Register the leaves look pretty good so far. He says there's been enough rain to keep them healthy with potential for a "spectacular fall."

    A horticulture expert says Connecticut could have a perfect fall foliage. Unless it rains.  Feff Ward, chief scientist of Forestry and Horticulture for the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, told the New Haven Register the leaves look pretty good so far. He says there's been enough rain to keep them healthy with potential for a "spectacular fall."

  • Toddler hurt in fall from window at New Haven home

    Toddler hurt in fall from window at New Haven home

    A 16-month-old boy is in critical condition after falling from the second story of a New Haven home.
    A 16-month-old boy is in critical condition after falling from the second story of a New Haven home.
  • Conn. lobstermen see end to catches in LI Sound

    Conn. lobstermen see end to catches in LI Sound

    Lobstermen say the second annual closing of the Long Island Sound lobster fishery won't solve the problem of persistent declines in their catch.
    Lobstermen say the second annual closing of the Long Island Sound lobster fishery won't solve the problem of persistent declines in their catch.
  • The Big Idea

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-06-24 02:24:11 GMT
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
  • Raw sewage spills into Naugatuck River in Seymour

    Raw sewage spills into Naugatuck River in Seymour

    Friday, December 27 2013 7:21 AM EST2013-12-27 12:21:16 GMT
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    Thousands of gallons of raw sewage have spilled into the Naugatuck River after a siphon carrying the wastewater ruptured on the river's edge in Seymour.
    Thousands of gallons of raw sewage have spilled into the Naugatuck River after a siphon carrying the wastewater ruptured on the river's edge in Seymour.
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