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{FD} Hartford latest U.S. city on the brink of bankruptcy

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Hartford is the latest American city to be teetering on the verge on bankruptcy. Continue reading

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{FD} Man arrested on 103 counts of vandalism at UConn, many anti-Trump

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A man was arrested in connection with 103 counts of vandalism, many of them directed against President Donald Trump on the UConn campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut school sign’s misspelling goes undiscovered for months

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A misspelled sign outside the North Branford High School in Connecticut, had gone unnoticed for months until a radio show team pointed it out. Continue reading

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{FD} Cop who killed 15-year-old driving stolen car is identified

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The Connecticut police officer who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy driving a stolen car has been identified. Continue reading

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{FD} Judges hear appeal of portfolio manager’s conviction

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The legal definition of insider trading is being scrutinized by a federal appeals panel considering whether an Ivy League-educated ex-portfolio manager was wrongly convicted. Continue reading

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{FD} Rabbi accused of raping student ordered to testify at trial

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A Connecticut rabbi has been ordered to testify at a civil trial on allegations he repeatedly sexually assaulted a teenage boy. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut court to release ruling on Kennedy cousin Skakel

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Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is set to learn whether he will get a new trial in the killing of a girl in 1975 when they were teenage neighbors in a wealthy Connecticut enclave. Continue reading

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{FD} Dress code crackdown suspends 150 students, brings criticism

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A one-day sweep in which over 150 high school students were suspended for dress code violations is bringing new criticism to a Connecticut district of predominantly Hispanic and black students that was already under scrutiny for having low numbers of m… Continue reading

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{FD} Tattooed fitness model accused of robberies is arrested

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A tattooed fitness enthusiast and model accused of a string of robberies in Connecticut has been arrested in California. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut man granted 30-day reprieve from deportation

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An immigrant facing deportation to Guatemala has been granted a 30-day reprieve hours before he was to be put on a plane to Central America. Continue reading

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{FD} Racing pigeon owner receives probation for killing hawks

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A second Connecticut racing pigeon enthusiast has been sentenced to a year of probation for his role in capturing and killing federally protected hawks. Continue reading

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{FD} No action taken on bill allowing police to weaponize drones

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A bill that would make Connecticut the first state in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons has stalled. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio quadruplets stick together and choose Yale University for college

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Four quadruplet brothers from a Cincinnati suburb have all decided to go to Yale after being accepted into other prestigious universities including Harvard and Stanford. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Connecticut man kills daughter, then himself

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Police in Connecticut say a man fatally shot his adult daughter before taking his own life. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut man faces sentencing for killing hawks

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A second man is facing sentencing for killing federally protected hawks. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused of lying about rape to go before court

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A woman accused of lying about being raped by two Sacred Heart University football players in Connecticut is set to appear in court Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 ex-Choate Rosemary Hall headmasters resign trustee posts amid sexual abuse claims

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Two former Choate Rosemary Hall headmasters have resigned as honorary trustees amid the sex abuse scandal at the prestigious Connecticut boarding school. Continue reading

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{FD} Murder case cracked by Fitbit: Connecticut suspect enters plea

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A Connecticut man appeared in court Friday to face charges in a murder case cops say they cracked with the help of a Fitbit fitness tracker. Continue reading

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{FD} Yale grad students’ ‘hunger strike’ apparently involves eating when hungry

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A group of Yale University graduate students announced Tuesday evening that they would be undertaking a hunger strike to pressure the administration into granting them better union benefits. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man stockpiled massive amounts of explosives

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Authorities say a Connecticut man is under arrest after massive amounts of explosive black powder were found in nearly every room of his home, enough to potentially blow up his entire block. Continue reading

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{FD} US colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

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After protests turned violent at several college campuses in recent months, some colleges and universities are wondering if they’ll be next. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut doctor killed, son hurt in small plane crash

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A small plane crashed near Meriden-Markham Airport in Connecticut on Monday evening, killing a doctor and injuring his son. Continue reading

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{FD} Fitbit logs wife’s steps after husband says she died, police say

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Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Wife’s Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died

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Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015. Continue reading

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{FD} Police say small-plane crash killed man, injured his son

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Police say the crash of a small plane in Connecticut has killed a man and injured his son. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Audit: Panel may warn police about missing data

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The Latest on Hartford police reportedly failing to submit data on thousands of traffic stops as required by a Connecticut law intended to prevent racial profiling (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Audit: Police underreporting required racial profiling data

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Data analysts say police in Connecticut’s capital city have failed to report thousands of traffic stops as required by a state law intended to prevent racial profiling. Continue reading

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{FD} Man rescued at sea denied request for sealing of warrant

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A Connecticut judge has denied a request from a man rescued at sea to seal from public view a warrant that disclosed that he was a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his millionaire grandfather. Continue reading

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{FD} Hernandez’s body released to funeral home after autopsy

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Aaron Hernandez’s body was released to a funeral home following an autopsy, but government officials on Thursday refused to release more information about the circumstances behind his apparent suicide in a maximum-security prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut woman out of jail after murder charge dismissed

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A Connecticut woman who has spent nearly five years behind bars awaiting trial in the shooting death of her boyfriend has been released after prosecutors dismissed a murder charge. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut police close investigation of school sex abuse

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A Connecticut State Police investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by teachers at a boarding school in the rural, northeastern corner of the state has been closed without producing any criminal charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who threatened Jews on metal music site faces sentencing

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A Connecticut man who posted threats against Jews and synagogues on a metal music internet forum plans to argue at his sentencing that he has served enough time in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Sexual abuse at elite Connecticut boarding school went on for decades, report says

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A new report names 12 former faculty and staff members at an elite Connecticut boarding school who allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with students that went on for decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Meals on Wheels volunteer killed after being run over by her own truck

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A 78-year-old woman has been pronounced dead after being ran over by her own truck Tuesday morning in Clinton. Continue reading

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{FD} Driver wearing ‘Hold my beer’ shirt arrested for DUI

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A man arrested for driving under the influence early Monday after an accident, had his mug shot taken while he was wearing a t-shirt that said “Hold my beer and watch this.” Continue reading

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{FD} Police officer goes above-and-beyond to help the homeless

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A Connecticut police officer is going above and beyond the call of duty making it his mission to take community policing to new heights. Between his normal police calls and day-to-day duties, Officer Jim Barrett is dedicated to helping the homeless. Continue reading

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{FD} NASCAR ends deal with racetrack after owner’s arrest

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NASCAR has severed ties with a Connecticut racetrack after its owner was charged with patronizing a prostitution ring that police say exploited young men with mental health issues by delivering them to wealthy clients for sex. Continue reading

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{FD} Dad who dragged teen daughter through school avoids prison

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A Connecticut man who dragged his 13-year-old daughter through her school, giving her bruises and rug burns, has been spared prison time. Continue reading

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{FD} Man linked to art heist to plead guilty in unrelated case

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A reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history is expected to plead guilty to unrelated weapons charges. Continue reading

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{FD} 91-year-old Holocaust survivor dies in Connecticut car crash

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The victim of a Connecticut car crash has been identified as a Holocaust survivor who often shared her story at local schools, community centers and churches. Continue reading

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{FD} Black teen wins essay contest on topic of white privilege

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A black teenager who wrote about the “unavoidable” racial issues he faces growing up in an affluent, predominantly white Connecticut town has won an essay contest on the topic of white privilege. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman charged in Sandy Hook parent threat arrested

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The woman accused of sending death threats to a man whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, has been arrested after failing to show up in court. Continue reading

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{FD} Bill would allow Connecticut police to put weapons on drones

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Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons, a proposal immediately met with concern by civil rights and liberties advocates. Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-transgender bus sparks protests as it visits US cities

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Anti-transgender activists are generating protests as they drive through the Northeast in a big, orange bus emblazoned with the words “boys are boys” and “girls are girls.” The “Free Speech Bus” parked in front of the State House in Boston on Thursday,… Continue reading

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{FD} Trove of Susan B. Anthony letters lands at New York college

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A college in Susan B. Continue reading

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{FD} Hartford plane crash: Student pilot deliberately downed aircraft, police say

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The student pilot of a small plane that crashed in Connecticut last October deliberately took down the aircraft after disobeying his instructor and getting in a fight with him, police and media reports reveal. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut manhunt: ‘Armed and dangerous’ man shot 3 in domestic incident, cops say

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NEW BRITAIN — Police said three people have been shot Wednesday morning in New Britain and the shooter is still at large. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman charged in Sandy Hook parent threat a court no-show

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A Florida woman charged with threatening the parent of a boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, was a no-show at change-of-plea hearing. Continue reading

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{FD} Guilty plea set for woman in Sandy Hook parent threat

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A Florida woman is set to plead guilty to threatening the parent of a boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, because she thought it was a hoax. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: Navy discharged woman over sex-harassment complaint

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A Connecticut woman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she received an “other than honorable” discharge from the U.S. Navy over a sexual-harassment complaint she lodged against a superior. Continue reading

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