Connecticut DUI Program Cuts Jail Time, Deals With Addictions

01/05/14

Connecticut DUI Program Cuts Jail Time, Deals With Addictions

Run by the state Department of Correction, the DUI Home Confinement Program gives offenders who are in jail for DUI the option of participating in a five-week addiction-services class. The DUI unit then pairs them with a sponsor and parole officer, who help them work on their addictions once they are back home.

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WNPR: Trend of More People Leaving Connecticut Than Moving In Worst in Nation

01/03/14

WNPR: Trend of More People Leaving Connecticut Than Moving In Worst in Nation

Accoding to the WNPR story, statistics show that, in 2013, not only did more people move out of Connecticut than moved into the state, making Connecticut an "outbound" state.

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Snow, Arctic Temperatures Hit Connecticut; Tips on Staying Safe

01/03/14

Snow, Arctic Temperatures Hit Connecticut; Tips on Staying Safe

“If you absolutely have to go out on the roads, take a cell phone, throw a blanket in the car,” Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance said. “Walking out in the snow is very dangerous.”

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Connecticut Food Bank Anticipates Worsening Food Insecurity in State

01/02/14

Connecticut Food Bank Anticipates Worsening Food Insecurity in State

“The $36 drop in benefits doesn’t sound like a lot to you and me, but it’s a lot to her,” Mary Ingarra said of a woman whom she was careful not to identify, but one whom she said had lost her job when a dry cleaners closed five years ago.

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AR-15 Ammo Magazines Sent to Connecticut Governor, Legislators as 'Gift'

01/01/14

AR-15 Ammo Magazines Sent to Connecticut Governor, Legislators as 'Gift'

It was part of Alabama gun activist Mike Vanderboegh’s “Toys for Totalitarians” campaign, in which he is sending banned high-capacity magazines to some legislators after he finished sending various examples of magazines to the governors of Colorado, Maryland, New York and, as of Monday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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