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  • WCSU to hold series of events on human trafficking 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 2:58 am
  • DANBURY, Connecticut - Western Connecticut State University is presenting a series of forums and events to raise awareness about human trafficking.

  • Conn. firefighters free elderly man pinned by car 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:20 am
  • FAIRFIELD, Connecticut - Authorities are crediting the "brute strength" and teamwork of firefighters in freeing an elderly man who suffered severe injuries after becoming pinned between the door of his pickup truck and the vehicle's chassis, which was wedged against the doorjamb of a garage.

  • Motorcyclist killed in crash in Conn. 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:19 pm
  • COVENTRY, Connecticut - A motorcyclist has been killed after he collided with a tree in Coventry.

  • Malloy, Wyman to hold seniors forum in Bloomfield 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:50 pm
  • BLOOMFIELD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are holding a special community forum to talk to senior citizens.

  • Open houses planned on new bus line 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 4:50 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A series of meetings are planned to update the public about Connecticut's first bus rapid transit system scheduled to begin operations early next year.

  • Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:25 pm
  • GROTON, Connecticut - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

  • New Britain man charged with murder in strangling 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:01 pm
  • NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut - A New Britain man has been charged with murder in the strangulation death of his 33-year-old female roommate.

  • New Milford mulls law on 'aggressive' panhandling 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:34 am
  • NEW MILFORD, Connecticut - A panhandler could be fined up to $250 in an anti-panhandling initiative considered by New Milford officials.

  • Liverpool beats Norwich 3-2, tops EPL by 5 points 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 9:50 am
  • NORWICH, England - A first English championship in 24 years is within Liverpool's grasp after a 3-2 victory over Norwich that was inspired by Raheem Sterling's double and a 30th goal of the campaign by Luis Suarez on Sunday.

  • New Haven teams canvass in effort to halt violence 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:05 am
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - She hoped to be attending Torrence Gamble's graduation in a few years, not visiting him in prison, Superintendent Garth Harries recalled a teacher telling him after Gamble was shot to death.

  • Dogs show Connecticut kids how to clear land mines 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:04 am
  • GREENWICH, Connecticut - The land mine was buried just a few yards from the children. But they could neither see nor smell it. One wrong step and ... BOOM!!!! ... a crippling, perhaps fatal, explosion could kill or maim.

  • Travel agent accused of stealing from client 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:08 pm
  • ENFIELD, Connecticut - A Windsor woman working as a travel agent is facing charges she used a customer's credit card to pay for shopping, limousine services and flights.

  • Connecticut to study Rocky Hill Veterans Home 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:43 am
  • ROCKY HILL, Connecticut - A push to end homelessness among Connecticut veterans by 2015 is generating renewed interest in the state's Veterans Home in Rocky Hill.

  • Conn. to stock 390,000 trout before season's start 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:30 am
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Despite the long winter, Connecticut's environmental agency says it expects to stock nearly 390,000 trout in time for the fishing season's opening day.

  • New Haven police unit searches for the missing 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:05 am
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - When someone goes missing in the city, it sends the Missing Persons Unit into action.

  • In New London fundraiser, motorcycles are blessed 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:04 am
  • NEW LONDON, Connecticut - Some people spent the first warm weekend of the year at the beach, listening to the tranquil sound of the waves rolling in.

  • US senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:58 pm
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

  • Woman upset by wedding pleads guilty to arson 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:31 pm
  • STAMFORD, Connecticut - A woman has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a Stamford home that belonged to her ex-boyfriend's mother.

  • APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:10 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.

  • New Haven teen charged in killing 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:40 am
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A New Haven man has been charged in the shooting death of a teenager and wounding another youth in March.

  • Connecticut House OKs $400M in tax credits for UTC 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:23 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a deal to grant up to $400 million in tax credits to United Technologies Corp. if UTC makes up to $500 million in upgrades and expansion and hires more workers.

  • Conn. House: horses aren't "inherently vicious" 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:17 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Members of Connecticut's House of Representatives want to make it clear they don't believe horses are inherently vicious, a response to a recent state court ruling.

  • Conn. enrolls total of 208,301 in health coverage 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:13 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's health insurance exchange announced Thursday it enrolled 208,301 people in health plans during the first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, more than double its original goal of 100,000.

  • Connecticut GOP offers state budget alternative 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:26 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Minority Republicans in the Connecticut General Assembly on Thursday offered an alternative $18.9 billion state budget that scraps the governor's proposed $55 tax rebate, ends the state's earned income tax credit program for the working poor and doesn't include what the GOP calls Democratic "gimmicks."

  • Official: Recovering drug addicts should speak up 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:20 pm
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - The president's top adviser on drug policy urged those recovering from drug addiction to give hope to others by speaking out, saying that stigma and denial about substance abuse are obstacles to treatment.