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Connecticut police in standoff with barricaded gunman, shots fired

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The Branford Police Department said several law enforcement agencies, including SWAT officers, were assisting in the situation near Main Street and Cherry Hill Road. Authorities urged people to avoid the area and to ...

Connecticut union protesters demanding $20 per hour detained after occupying health department: report

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Nursing home and other long-term care workers from SEIU 1199NE were protesting for their proposed "Bill of Rights" Thursday afternoon when activists entered state buildings and sat down on the ground. A union spokesm...

Connecticut man fatally stabbed his mother, police say

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Winston Weathers, 25, allegedly stabbed Denise McLaughlin, 51, in her Stamford apartment last week, authorities said. He has been charged with murder.  Her body was discovered Friday when police were performing a wel...

Armed Connecticut man on plot to kill girlfriend is nabbed by Florida cops at last minute, video shows

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Bodycam footage shows the suspect, 39-year-old Aaron Thayer, being shocked with a Taser stun gun and apprehended as police arrived at the scene on Saturday. The man's girlfriend, who was not identified, had called po...

Bedbugs found on US Navy submarine USS Connecticut

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The USS Connecticut, one of the most elite submarines in the US Navy, was infested with bedbugs, and some crew members chose to sleep in their cars. A complaint was first filed in December after crew members report...

A Connecticut mother is facing murder charges in the death of her 4-year-old son

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A Connecticut woman is facing murder charges in the death of her 4-year-old son after he was found dead in their apartment Sunday morning, according to police. Tiffany Farrauto, 33, of New London, was arrested after...

Connecticut man accused of starting Molotov cocktail fires targeting ambulances

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A 37-year-old Connecticut man allegedly used a Molotov cocktail to start a fire at an ambulance facility and was also connected to other arson fires targeting Emergency Medical Services agencies in the state on Satu...

New Haven, Connecticut, police secure arrest warrant for suspect in Yale student’s killing

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Police in New Haven, Connecticut, say they have secured an arrest warrant charging MIT graduate student Qinxuan Pan with murder in the fatal shooting of Yale University student Kevin Jiang earlier this month. Pan re...

Fire damages a summer camp Paul Newman started for sick children in Connecticut

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Authorities are investigating a fire that broke out at a summer camp started by the late actor Paul Newman for seriously ill children and their families. Connecticut state troopers and the Fire & Explosion Inves...

Connecticut man arrested for 2004 murder of 16-year-old girl

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Police in Waterbury, Connecticut, arrested and charged a local man for the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose 2004 death had long been unsolved. Willie F. Robinson, 52, of Matteson Street in Waterbury, was arrested ...

Biden poised to nominate Connecticut education chief Miguel Cardona as education secretary

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President-elect Joe Biden is poised to nominate Connecticut education commissioner Miguel Cardona as his education secretary, two people familiar with the matter say, a decision that could be one of the final Cabine...

Connecticut will become the first state to require high schools to offer Black and Latino studies in fall 2022

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Beginning in fall of 2022, Connecticut will require high schools to offer African-American, Black, Puerto Rican and Latino studies, becoming the first state in the nation to do so. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont made t...

Cracker Barrel apologizes for a noose-like cord found hanging in a Connecticut restaurant

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The Cracker Barrel restaurant chain is apologizing after guests saw a decoration that looked like a noose hanging from the ceiling of a Connecticut location. It was spotted on November 7 among the antique tools, box...

Connecticut will not retry Michael Skakel in Martha Moxley murder

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Forty-five years to the day after 15-year-old Martha Moxley went missing, prosecutors for the state of Connecticut said Friday that they would not retry Michael Skakel in her brutal slaying. Skakel, 60 and the nephe...

John Oliver is being honored with his name on a sewage plant after ‘fight’ with a Connecticut town

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It's official, a sewage plant in Danbury, Connecticut will be named after John Oliver after the comedian got into a tiff with the town's mayor. The Danbury Wastewater Treatment Plant is now officially the John Olive...

A Connecticut man’s Halloween display features real-life horrors: The coronavirus and Black lives lost

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While Americans decorate their homes with ghosts and goblins this Halloween, a Connecticut man has decided to put up a much scarier scene. Matt Warshauer erected a multipaneled Halloween display in front of his home...

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