Connecticut

Straws
Dreamstime
March 18, 2019 - 8:16 pm
Legislation that attempts to reduce the number of single-use plastic straws in Connecticut has cleared a key legislative hurdle.
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017 file photo, Robert Gentile is wheeled into the federal courthouse in Hartford, Conn. The reputed Connecticut mobster, who authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history, was released from prison Friday, March 15, 2018, in an unrelated weapons case. Federal prosecutors have said they think Gentile has information about the still-unsolved 1990 $500 million heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. (Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant via AP, File)
March 18, 2019 - 3:44 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history criticized government officials Monday as he adjusted to being back home after finishing a four-year prison sentence for weapons crimes...
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Transgender Connecticut
AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb
February 24, 2019 - 2:26 pm
Andraya Yearwood, a 17-year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning to female.
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In this Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago
(Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
February 14, 2019 - 11:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald was assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison, the officer's wife said Wednesday. Jason Van Dyke was transferred earlier this month to a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut. He told his...
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Body Connecticut Greenwich
February 06, 2019 - 7:24 am
The body of a woman was found in a suitcase along a highway in a wealth Connecticut town.
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Measles
Dreamstime
February 04, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed a hospital's report of a second case of measles in Connecticut. Yale New Haven Hospital reported this weekend that is has treated two patients in the past two weeks. The Health Department said Monday that both cases...
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January 30, 2019 - 12:44 pm
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) -- Police in Connecticut say they've made an arrest in the thefts of more than $100,000 in cash from ATMs. Greenwich police say 37-year-old Joshua Moore faces felony charges of larceny, burglary and criminal mischief in connection with the break-ins. The Greenwich Time reports...
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January 29, 2019 - 3:00 pm
MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Police say an 18-year-old man told them he stabbed his grandparents to death during an argument and tried to set their southeastern Connecticut home on fire afterward. Marcus Fisher was arraigned on murder and arson charges Tuesday in Norwich Superior Court. A judge kept...
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Dreamstime
January 25, 2019 - 5:28 pm
NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) -- Police say a Connecticut woman charged with driving under the influence was drunk on vanilla extract, which contains a significant amount of alcohol. Hearst Connecticut Media reports that New Canaan police found 50-year-old Stefanie Warner-Grise sitting in a car at an...
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Fire truck file image.
Dreamstime
January 25, 2019 - 3:14 pm
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) -- Firefighters in Connecticut have rescued a man who spent about eight hours overnight stuck in a tree he climbed to escape rising flood waters. Willimantic Fire Capt. Scott Card tells the Chronicle of Willimantic that the man rescued at about 5:30 a.m. Friday had been...
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