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Connecticut man pleads not guilty in 1 of 3 killings

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:21:00 GMT

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: HARTFORD - A Connecticut man charged with killing three people in 2008 pleaded not guilty to one of the homicides on Wednesday. Harold Patterson appeared in Hartford Superior Court, where a judge continued his case to April 27. He remains detained on $3 million bail on three murder charges.




Where to spot the Eversource helicopter this month

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:05:31 GMT

These are the helicopters that will be used by Eversource in the area of Darien, CT, starting Sept. 21. Photo from the Darien Police Department.




Three-car accident closes lanes on I-95 near Fairfield

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:43:30 GMT

State Police were on scene at a three car accident early Wednesday morning that disabled at least one vehicle around 6:15 a.m., according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation . The crash occurred between Exits 21 and 20, and closed the left and center lanes were temporarily closed.




Danbury Is Home To One Of Richest Men In World As Billionaire List Grows

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:29:12 GMT

As Forbes rolled out its 2017 list of richest people in the world - with Bill Gates at the top again - the number of heralded Connecticut residents has risen from 12 last year to 17 this year. The two richest men in Connecticut - Greenwich residents Ray Dalio and Steve Cohen - are also among the 100 richest people in the world.




The Latest: Gorsuch says Trump disappointed he lost Colorado

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:21:07 GMT

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says President Donald Trump told him he was disappointed he lost Colorado and believed that with more time he might have won. He says Trump brought up the issue when the two of them had their private interview prior to Trump nominating him to the high court.




GOP grapples with finding a Murphy challenger for Senate

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:56:04 GMT

The chance to reclaim the state's highest office next year has Republicans tripping over each other - but finding a would-be challenger to go up against Democrat Chris Murphy belongs on the back of a milk carton. So far, no one in the GOP is committing to what national handicappers term a yeoman's task - and an expensive one.




Marquest Hall, 15, is arraigned at the Connecticut Superior Court in...

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:56:03 GMT

Marquest Hall, 15, is arraigned at the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford, Conn. Tuesday, March 31, 2015.




Frat closes UConn chapter after sophomore killed

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:11:58 GMT

The Delta Gamma Fraternity, a national Greek women's organization, announced it has decided to close a University of Connecticut chapter in the wake of the death of a sophomore who was part of the organization, CBS affiliate WFSB reports . Jeffny Pally, 19, was run over last fall after leaving a party.




State-City Rumble Goes Public At Capitol

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:45:35 GMT

The state has a backward vision for the train station, so it needs to hand it over to New Haven to run it right. The city can barely shovel out the station after 10 inches of snow or protect workers from falling ice, let alone develop it for the future.




Scammers target tax preparers with last-minute phishing attacks

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:26:04 GMT

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan has issued a warning to tax preparers about phishing email scams seeking deposit updates for refunds. The attack is just one scam that capitalizes on the looming April 18 deadline of the 2017 tax season.




Malloy Is Pushing, Again, For Bail Reform

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:27:37 GMT

The governor, in a presentation to the Sentencing Commission at the Legislative Office Building Monday, said: "No one should be sitting behind bars simply because they are poor." He went on: "As we sit here today, hundreds of Connecticut residents are locked up.




Flu season past peak, but it's not gone yet

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:21:34 GMT

The flu season is past its peak, according to state and national health authorities. But, some doctors said they are still seeing a steady flow of flu patients and don't expect it to stop any time soon.




Study shows economic vitality of multi-use trails

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:55:14 GMT

Mark Nielson, Assistant Director of Naugatuck Valley Council of Government, speaks during a discussion that was held at the New Milford Town Hall on Monday, March 20, 2017 about future trail growth in Western Connecticut. less Mark Nielson, Assistant Director of Naugatuck Valley Council of Government, speaks during a discussion that was held at the New Milford Town Hall on Monday, March 20, 2017 about future trail growth in Western ... more Mark Nielson, Assistant Director of Naugatuck Valley Council of Government, speaks during a discussion that was held at the New Milford Town Hall on Monday, March 20, 2017 about future trail growth in Western Connecticut.




Supreme Court rejects appeal of former Conn. governor

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:21:45 GMT

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland leaves federal court in New Haven, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Rowland was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a political consulting scheme on Wednesday, exactly one decade after he was ordered behind bars in an earlier scandal that forced him from office.




Shippan residents tackle blowing garbage

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:21:44 GMT

David Michel, a Shippan man, points at plastic bottles, paper wrappers and other trash in the narrow wooded strip adjacent to Interstate 95 on South State Street, a road administered by state officials. Michel and other residents are asking for more frequent cleanups by state Department of Transportation officials.




Opinion: Taxing private colleges shoots Connecticut in the foot

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:21:43 GMT

As Gov. Malloy and the Connecticut Legislature debate cost overruns and budget deficits, they are looking, understandably, at every possible way to trim fat from the state budget. Programs and policies well-worn and long protected by compromise, convenience or political favor are under scrutiny, as they should be.




Supreme Court rejects appeal of former Connecticut governor

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:58:21 GMT

" The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland on public corruption charges. The justices on Monday rejected Rowland's appeal of his 2014 conviction for conspiring to hide his work on political campaigns for two Republican congressional candidates.