Connecticut

E-cigarette Juul
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Kimberly Dole
June 19, 2019 - 6:45 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (1010 WINS/AP) -- Governor Ned Lamont has signed legislation increasing the age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21. The bill which signed into law Tuesday also prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes and vaping products to anyone under 21. The new law takes...
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Libby Cohen
June 17, 2019 - 4:58 pm
Lawyers for the Sandy Hook families suing Alex Jones say the Info Wars host sent them electronic files containing child pornography.
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City of Cromwell
June 13, 2019 - 5:57 pm
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) -- The superintendent of a Connecticut school district says disciplinary action has been taken in response to a video posted on social media that shows a student speaking to a person in blackface. Cromwell Superintendent Thomas McDowell said Thursday that the district also will...
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June 11, 2019 - 5:26 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A former Connecticut drama teacher has been sentenced to nine months in prison for having a sexual encounter with a student. The New Haven Register reports that 46-year-old Jennifer Frechette, of New Haven, was sentenced Monday. She pleaded no contest to having sexual...
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In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advantage of the internet in the school's library. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
June 10, 2019 - 3:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send...
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Fotis Dulos
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Adam Warner
June 09, 2019 - 2:43 pm
The attorney who represents conspiracy radio host Alex Jones has a new client: the estranged husband of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos.
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Twitter/@ErinStewartCT
June 07, 2019 - 3:49 pm
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- A monument in New Britain that honors Puerto Rican members of the U.S. Army has been vandalized. The New Britain Herald reports that vandals spray painted the monument and removed a medallion. The monument across from the New Britain Fire Department headquarters honors...
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Twitter/@GovNedLamont
June 07, 2019 - 2:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (1010 WINS/AP) -- Connecticut's governor has signed a pair of new laws aimed at reducing gun violence. One measure signed by Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat, bans guns that do not have serial numbers. So-called ghost guns are typically sold in parts that can be assembled at home and...
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Shelton PD
June 06, 2019 - 7:15 pm
SHELTON, Conn. (AP) -- Police say a Connecticut woman left her 3-year-old daughter in a hot car with the windows closed while bringing her 5-year-old son into a school. Laura Boyle, of Shelton, was charged with risk of injury to a child. Police also said she was driving an unregistered and...
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June 04, 2019 - 9:32 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Criminal defendants in Connecticut would be barred from claiming as their sole legal defense that they panicked after learning about their victim's sexual orientation. The state House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday preventing defendants from using the so-...
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