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Ken Dixon: Gov. Scott - Fix your own problems in Florida

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:00:58 GMT

So what's it taking to keep you in Connecticut, where so many people are screaming "the sky is falling" that I'm surprised we're not walking around wearing motorcycle helmets? I mean, what's your head worth, Chicken Little? It says a lot about the nation's economy when Florida Gov. Rick Scott will personally visit your over-mortgaged home in your over-taxed town, to persuade you to follow him home, where the palmetto bugs are as big as crows. Yeah, palmetto bugs are still just American cockroaches.




Fairfield Police: Girl Choked, Mother Found Dead

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:00:10 GMT

Police are investigating a possible attempted murder/suicide on Saturday, saying a little girl ran to a neighbor's house with strangulation marks on her neck and officers later found her mother's dead. The girl ran to the neighbor's home early Saturday morning, and when officers arrived at girl's Barlow Road home they found the mother dead inside, police said.




Gun groups weigh in on Sandy Hook gun suit

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:45:34 GMT

A state police detective holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the make and model of gun used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook School shooting. A state police detective holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the make and model of gun used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook School shooting.




Klarides sisters on the same team again

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:27:21 GMT

Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, R- Seymour, right, talks with Rep. Cristie Carpino, R- Cromwell/Portland, in the House chambers at the Capitol in Hartford on June 1st. Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, R- Seymour, right, talks with Rep. Cristie Carpino, R- Cromwell/Portland, in the House chambers at the Capitol in Hartford on June 1st.




Dowling of Shelton wins Connecticut Amateur Championship

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:58:36 GMT

Richard Dowling hugs his father Rick after winning the 115th Connecticut Amateur Championship at Tashua Knolls Golf Club in Trumbull, Conn., on Friday June 23, 2017. Richard Dowling hugs his father Rick after winning the 115th Connecticut Amateur Championship at Tashua Knolls Golf Club in Trumbull, Conn., on Friday June 23, 2017.




Bridgeport school board meeting was filled with Lighthouse supporters on Monday

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:48:16 GMT

Lighthouse students said teachers made the signs they carried to try and win support for the afterschool program staying in city schools rent free. Lighthouse students said teachers made the signs they carried to try and win support for the afterschool program staying in city schools rent free.




Bus driver charged with sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:24:04 GMT

Police say a former driver for a bus service used by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old intellectually disabled passenger. Police say Luis Cruz, who drove for Connecticut Transportation Services LLC, turned himself in Wednesday.




DEEP: More dead fish surface in Conn. River

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:57:00 GMT

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmenatl Protection says a large number of dead shad are showing up in the Connecticut River. The die-off is part of "post-spawn mortality."




Firefighter killed in blaze had drugs, alcohol in his system

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:56:59 GMT

A recently obtained state toxicology reports shows the Connecticut firefighter who died while battling a house fire in 2014 had alcohol and marijuana in his system. The medical examiner's office had determined 48-year-old Kevin Bell died of asphyxia in October 2014 because his tank ran out of air.




Shared Solar Struggles In Connecticut

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:42:51 GMT

It could produce 2,580 full-time jobs during construction and $374 million in local economic benefits for the state, according to a new report, but the idea of shared solar hasn't gotten off the ground in Connecticut. A new report by Vote Solar, an advocacy group for community or shared solar, found that these types of projects, which require installing solar panels on several acres of land, would not only promote equal access to clean energy, but also jobs and millions in tax revenue.




P.T. Barnum, known most as the creator of his circus, was also a commuter advocate in Connecticut.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:39:00 GMT

The statue of P.T. Barnum in Bridgeport's Seaside Park. Barnum, known most as the creator of his circus, was also a commuter advocate in Connecticut.




Nurse accused in death of Eastern Connecticut student loses...

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:39:15 GMT

A licensed practical nurse from Ansonia who is accused of murdering an Eastern Connecticut State University student has lost his nursing license in an unrelated case involving a fight he had with a visitor in a patient's home. The Board of Examiners for Nursing voted Wednesday to revoke the license of Jermaine V. Richards , 34, after holding a hearing.




GOP healthcare revisions blasted in Hartford

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:22:39 GMT

Connecticut health advocates reacted strongly to the first details of the United States Senate 's proposed revisions to the Affordable Care Act, predicting dire cuts in Medicaid and the potential for more than 220,000 state residents to lose insurance coverage by 2026. "It has been done in the dark because they re ashamed of what it in it," said Tom Swan , executive director of the Connecticut Citizens Action Group .




Connecticut beekeepers strive to save all-important bees

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:22:38 GMT

Honeybees are not aggressive by nature, and will not sting unless protecting their hive from an intruder or are unduly provoked. Honeybees are not aggressive by nature, and will not sting unless protecting their hive from an intruder or are unduly provoked.




GOP healthcare revisions blasted in Hartford

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:22:37 GMT

Connecticut health advocates reacted strongly to the first details of the United States Senate 's proposed revisions to the Affordable Care Act, predicting dire cuts in Medicaid and the potential for more than 220,000 state residents to lose insurance coverage by 2026. "It has been done in the dark because they re ashamed of what it in it," said Tom Swan , executive director of the Connecticut Citizens Action Group .




Connecticut native Stegmaier takes early lead at Travelers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:11:59 GMT

People once held in a privately run Colorado immigration detention center are challenging the system used to keep it clean and maintained, arguing it borders on modern-day slavery. People once held in a privately run Colorado immigration detention center are challenging the system used to keep it clean and maintained, arguing it borders on modern-day slavery.




Scuba divers were working the Binney Park area Thursday morning.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:47:21 GMT

Investigators continue the investigation of found human remains by sweeping Binney Park in Old Greenwich, Conn. Thursday, June 8, 2017.