Connecticut

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May 09, 2019 - 6:56 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's Democratic-controlled House of Representatives has voted to incrementally increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023, following a marathon, overnight debate. Weary lawmakers advanced the bill to the Senate, 85-59, with one Democrat joining...
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April 29, 2019 - 1:16 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Fans of Nipsey Hussle are upset that someone painted on a mural of the slain rapper at a Connecticut skate park, but police say they don't plan on pursing charges. The Hartford Courant reports that an unidentified woman was video recorded by several people while spray...
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April 20, 2019 - 5:15 pm
A Connecticut appeals court is set to hear arguments in the case of an animal rights group that is trying to free three elephants from a petting zoo by winning them the rights of "personhood.''
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April 16, 2019 - 9:33 am
Police have captured a man they say has been leaving decapitated chickens outside a Connecticut home.
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April 15, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Police say a Connecticut man crashed his SUV while under the influence, then wandered naked into a nearby home.
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Greenwich Police Department
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April 09, 2019 - 5:02 pm
GREENWICH, Conn. (1010 WINS) -- Several people were reportedly hospitalized after a yellow school bus and a minibus collided in Greenwich Tuesday afternoon, "Traffic Advisory: in the area of 1252 King Street is completely closed for very serious accident," the Greenwich Police Department tweeted,...
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April 09, 2019 - 12:40 pm
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating racist slurs spray painted on two buildings at a Connecticut university. The New Britain Herald reports that a racist epithet directed at African Americans was spray painted on an exterior wall of the student center and a wall of a parking...
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Marijuana
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April 08, 2019 - 6:42 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Additional legislation that could ultimately lead to legalized recreational marijuana in Connecticut has advanced. The Judiciary Committee voted 21-19 on Monday in favor of a bill that outlines how marijuana use and sales would be legalized for those 21 years and older. By...
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April 01, 2019 - 9:43 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's new governor is pushing for a statewide tax on sugary drinks, nearly three decades after the last U.S. state imposed one. But Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont is bracing for a fight, predicting industry lobbying will be "ferocious." Taxes on soda and other sugary...
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Marijuana
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March 25, 2019 - 3:41 pm
Supporters of legal marijuana scored a win in Connecticut on Monday after lawmakers passed one of several bills aimed at clearing the way for legalizing weed in the state.
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