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Father who abducted daughter in Conn. caught; girl is safe

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:43:53 GMT

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Amber Alert issued for Conn. girl taken from scene of stabbing

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:24:25 GMT

A 6-year-old Connecticut girl is missing after being taken from the scene of a fatal stabbing early Friday. Officers arrived to the scene on Greenwood Street at approximately 2:45 a.m. and found one person dead and another wounded, according to WTNH .

MGM says third casino should go in Southern Connecticut

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:21:10 GMT

A decision by a powerful legislative committee on a third Connecticut casino is expected within the next three weeks. State lawmakers on the Public Safety Committee hearing today from the two Native-American tribes pushing the plan.

The theme of Connecticut Arts Day for 2017 is 'Moving Forward'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:25:36 GMT

Art lovers mark your calendars for the second annual Connecticut Arts Day. The free day long event to celebrate the arts and culture in the state will be held on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017.

50 things to do in Connecticut this weekend, Feb. 24-26

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:01:16 GMT

The national tour of Broadway's "Cinderella" comes to the Waterbury Palace on Friday , Saturday and Sunday . Find out more .

Gilmore Girls Fan Fest returns to Connecticut, but not in

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:01:15 GMT

"Gilmore Girls" tv show cast member jackson Douglas, who plays "Jackson", takes a photo with young volunteers, Gabriella Amato, 14, of Washington, left, Erin Bailui, 13, of Roxbury and Carlye Gruss, 14, of Roxbury as he arrives at Bryan Memorial Town Hall for a cast pannel discussion during the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest in Washington Depot, Conn, on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Transgender reversal won't impact Connecticut

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:52:14 GMT

A sign posted outside the Santee High School's gender neutral restrooms at their campus in Los Angeles on May 4, 2016. The White House on February 22, 2017, overturned protections for transgender students that required public schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching the gender with which they identify.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy attends an opioid abuse conference in Boston, MA on June 7, 2016.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:52:13 GMT

Hearst Connecticut Media reporter Neil Vigdor Skypes into the daily White House Press Briefing with a question for President Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Donald Trump 's administration delivered a stern rebuke Thursday of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over the state's no-engagement policy toward undocumented immigrants.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy attends an opioid abuse conference in Boston, MA on June 7, 2016.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:52:12 GMT

Neil Vigdor, political reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media, asks White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer about immigration policy during the daily press briefing. Vigdor was selected as part of an initiative allows reporters outside Washington, D.C., to participate via Skype.

Low-cost Norwegian Air promises bargain flights to Europe

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:41:19 GMT

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising cheap trans-Atlantic flights when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York's Hudson Valley. Norwegian announced Thursday that it's opening new flight crew bases at Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport and Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, New York.

Teen charged with lying about being raped by college football players 0:0

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:13:34 GMT

Two college football players who were expelled last year after rape accusations have been cleared by police after authorities say their accuser recanted her story. Nikki Yovino, 18, of South Setauket, NY, has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection to an incident at a Sacred Heart University football party in October, the Connecticut Post reports .

Connecticut legislation could disrupt recycling markets, says ISRI

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:48:50 GMT

The Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has provided written testimony to the Connecticut General Assembly Joint Environment Committee opposing a new product stewardship bill, HB 7067, that the association says "could prove harmful to the recycling industry." The legislation would give the commissioner of the state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection "unbridled authority to set up extended producer responsibility programs" for "any object or substance identified in regulations adopted pursuant to this section," says ISRI.

Suspects extradited back to Connecticut for alleged homicide

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:38:09 GMT

Connecticut State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad and Willimantic Police extradited two men Tuesday accused of an alleged homicide from Arizona back to Connecticut on the strength of the arrest warrants. Juan Chach, 24, and Ignacio Chach-Aperez, 26, were advised on their Notice of Rights and processed accordingly.

One Killed In East Haven Plane Crash Near Tweed Airport

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:28:32 GMT

One person was killed and another was injured Wednesday after a plane crash in East Haven near Tweed New Haven Airport, according to NBC Connecticut. The plane was from a Connecticut flight school, NBC Connecticut reported.

Corrosive ice melt would be phased-out

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:11:24 GMT

Sen. Craig Miner, R-Litchfield, co-chairman of the Environment Committee, promoted legislation that would create surcharges for pet adotpions at shelters, and use to money to help rehabilitate abused large animals that are seized by the state. less Sen. Craig Miner, R-Litchfield, co-chairman of the Environment Committee, promoted legislation that would create surcharges for pet adotpions at shelters, and use to money to help rehabilitate abused large ... more Legislation that cleared the Environment Committee in the state Capitol on Wednesday would force the DOT to phase-out the use of corrosive magnesium chloride in time for the winter of 2022.

Connecticut Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Foreclosure Scheme

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:40:48 GMT

A Connecticut attorney has admitted he scammed multiple homeowners who were in, or facing, foreclosure by making false promises to buy their homes and pay off their mortgages, according to the U.S. attorney's office. After gaining control of the homes, Bradford Barneys would rent them out to tenants who believed he owned the properties, the office said in a news release.

Murphy calls for investigation after deaths at Connecticut sober houses

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:16:26 GMT

Following a recent string of overdoses that have occurred in Connecticut sober houses, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy joined U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren , Orrin Hatch , and Marco Rubio have called on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate federal and state oversight of sober living homes, and determine whether additional oversight is necessary. In a letter to Comptroller General of the United States Gene Dodaro, Murphy outlined the gravity of the opioid epidemic in Connecticut and emphasized that a GAO review of sober homes would be helpful in understanding the role they play in helping Americans recover from substance use disorders.