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Stories with person: Michael Melia
  • 11 Newtown families: No ties to group behind McGraw concert 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 6:53 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - The families of 11 people killed in the Newtown school massacre distanced themselves Wednesday from a Sandy Hook advocacy group, saying they want to clarify that victims' families are not receiving money from a Tim McGraw concert planned this summer.

  • Prosecutor: Convict offered sale of art stolen in 1990 heist story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-15 3:15 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A reputed mobster told an undercover FBI agent that he had access to two of the long-sought paintings stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 and could negotiate a sale of each for $500,000, a prosecutor said Monday.

  • Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs go unprosecuted story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-15 9:29 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - As the elected Iraqi government seeks diplomatic respect and struggles to save its ancient sites from the rampages of the Islamic State group, American military members, contractors and others caught with culturally significant artifacts they brought home from the war there are going largely unprosecuted.

  • World's biggest hedge fund plans Connecticut campus upgrades 
    Updated: Apr-14-15 12:40 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - The world's largest hedge fund is proposing upgrades to its wooded campus in Connecticut, a project that brings a new set of hurdles after the collapse last year of a plan to relocate its offices to a peninsula on Long Island Sound.

  • Connecticut VA facilities better than average on wait times 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 6:22 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - More than 3,000 medical appointments at Connecticut's Veterans Affairs facilities were delayed at least a month during a recent six-month period, but the rate of delays in the state was less than half the national average, according to government data analyzed by The Associated Press.

  • Report: Nearby casinos will siphon $570M from Connecticut 
    Updated: Apr-06-15 5:00 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Native American tribes proposing to build new casinos in Connecticut released a report Monday that says new facilities in New York and Massachusetts, if left unchecked, will siphon away $570 million annually in gambling revenue.