April 2014

Connecticut Man Charged With Threatening Life of Gov. Dannel Malloy

05/03/14

Connecticut Man Charged With Threatening Life of Gov. Dannel Malloy

A Winchester man was arraigned Friday on charges that he allegedly threatened the life of Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on social media.

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Gallup Says Half of Connecticut Residents Want to Move; Believe That?

04/30/14

Gallup Says Half of Connecticut Residents Want to Move; Believe That?

A new Gallup Economy story and polls says half of Connecticut's residents want to move. Do you believe that?

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Greenpeace Captain Protesting Russian Arctic Oil Is From Connecticut

04/29/14

Greenpeace Captain Protesting Russian Arctic Oil Is From Connecticut

Greenpeace captain Peter Willcox returns to sea for the first time after being jailed in Russia.

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Whitehead Possibly Flew Before Wright Brothers; His House Crashes, Definitely

04/29/14

Whitehead Possibly Flew Before Wright Brothers; His House Crashes, Definitely

The Fairfield house of aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead, said by many to have flown before the Wright Brothers, has crashed to the ground.

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Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Arrested for Incident at Connecticut Home

04/28/14

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Arrested for Incident at Connecticut Home

Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, were arrested on disorderly conduct charges by officers investigating a family dispute, but the couple held hands in court Monday and said they did not feel threatened by the other.

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Students in Civics Class Craft Legislation to Limit Smoking in Cars

04/28/14

Students in Civics Class Craft Legislation to Limit Smoking in Cars

As part of their senior civics class at Daniel Hand High School, students are crafting a bill to limit smoking in cars carrying young children.

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Madison Man Who Saw Lindbergh Take Off Celebrates 100th Birthday Saturday

04/26/14

Madison Man Who Saw Lindbergh Take Off Celebrates 100th Birthday Saturday

A Madison man who was there when Charles Lindbergh took off on his famous flight from New York to Paris celebrates his 100th birthday Saturday.

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Beware Wolfdogs in Connecticut? No. Animals in Ledyard Area Are Dogs

04/24/14

Beware Wolfdogs in Connecticut? No. Animals in Ledyard Area Are Dogs

There have been sporadic reports of snow-white canines with pointy ears roaming the Long Pond area in North Stonington and Ledyard in packs of up to seven. Recently things turned deadly.

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Connecticut Rolls Out Next Wave of 'Still Revolutionary' Tourism Campaign

04/24/14

Connecticut Rolls Out Next Wave of 'Still Revolutionary' Tourism Campaign

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced the next wave of Connecticut’s still revolutionary campaign. The new advertising spots, titled “Revolutionary Thoughts,” will showcase a diverse array of experiences travelers can enjoy within close proximity.

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Danbury's Glover Teixeira Hopes to Bring UFC Championship Belt to Connecticut This Saturday

04/22/14

Danbury's Glover Teixeira Hopes to Bring UFC Championship Belt to Connecticut This Saturday

On Saturday Glover Teixeira will face Jon Jones for the light heavyweight championship belt at UFC 172. The Danbury fighter likes his chances and hopes to bring the belt back to Connecticut.

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On Heels of UConn's NCAA Titles, Student-Athletes Unionizing Has Traction

04/18/14

On Heels of UConn's NCAA Titles, Student-Athletes Unionizing Has Traction

State Rep. Patricia Dillon, D-New Haven, plans to sponsor legislation that will help eliminate barriers to athletes unionizing at public universities like UConn.

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Connecticut Catholics Welcome New Bishops

04/17/14

Connecticut Catholics Welcome New Bishops

After suffering through years of child sexual abuse scandals, wayward priests and waning influence, state catholics are ready for new leadership.

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WNBA, Connecticut Sun Continue to Thrive

04/15/14

WNBA, Connecticut Sun Continue to Thrive

After a bright start—studded with homegrown players like former UConn star Rebecca Lobo—the WNBA and the Connecticut Sun continue to find success as they enter their 17th season.

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Day Care Costs Connecticut Families More Than Public College Tuition

04/13/14

Day Care Costs Connecticut Families More Than Public College Tuition

According to a report cited in a Washington Post story, it costs $3,343 a year more for day care than for public college tuition in Connecticut.

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Demonstrators Fight Against Income Inequality in Connecticut Cities

04/10/14

Demonstrators Fight Against Income Inequality in Connecticut Cities

Demonstrators took to the streets in Hartford, Stamford, Middletown, Torrington, West Haven and other Connecticut cities to bring attention to growing income inequality.

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Aftermath of Massive Connecticut Fire: $3 Million in Damage, $18,000 in Overtime, 150 Firefighters, 25 Departments ...

04/09/14

Aftermath of Massive Connecticut Fire: $3 Million in Damage, $18,000 in Overtime, 150 Firefighters, 25 Departments ...

Torrington's fire marshal said he expects to make a final ruling as early as the end of the week on the cause of the massive fire that destroyed a warehouse last week.

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With Victory Tonight UConn Does the 'Impossible', NCAA Tourney Sweep (Again)

04/08/14

With Victory Tonight UConn Does the 'Impossible', NCAA Tourney Sweep (Again)

The UConn men became the national champions last night after they beat the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54. If the women’s team can beat Notre Dame tonight the UConn program will have another NCAA championship sweep—making them not just the only program to accomplish the feat, but also the only team to do it twice.

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UConn Women Have an Edge Against Notre Dame in NCAA Championship Game

04/08/14

UConn Women Have an Edge Against Notre Dame in NCAA Championship Game

Just like the UConn men had converted big opportunities better than NCAA opponents, the women's team has that stat karma on its side big-time going into tonight's game.

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