August 2014

Lisa White Memorial Set for Nov. 1; Vernon Girl Vanished 40 Years Ago

10/31/14

Lisa White Memorial Set for Nov. 1; Vernon Girl Vanished 40 Years Ago

Investigative journalist and serial killer expert M. William Phelps offers an update on two of the most compelling cold cases in Connecticut, Lisa White and Janice Pockett, first profiled in a Connecticut Magazine article in March 2013.

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10/03/14

Sen. Blumenthal Pushes to Test Ebola Drug Developed by Shelton Company

It's called a NanoViricide, a potential super drug developed in Connecticut that has already proven effective in animal testing against HIV and the flu. Now, scientists at the Shelton-based company that developed it believe it can take on Ebola.

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Joan Rivers Dies at 81; She Sold Her Connecticut Estate in 2013

09/04/14

Joan Rivers Dies at 81; She Sold Her Connecticut Estate in 2013

Comedian, author, businesswoman and host of "Fashion Police" TV show Joan Rivers has died at age 81

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Stony Creek Puppet House Plans Have Branford Neighbors Chafing

08/31/14

Stony Creek Puppet House Plans Have Branford Neighbors Chafing

What began as a well-received plan to bring back theatrical performances to Stony Creek’s historic Puppet House is now attracting drama of a different sort: neighborhood backlash.

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Hershey’s Connecticut Site Where Almond Joy Was Born to Be Auctioned

08/28/14

Hershey’s Connecticut Site Where Almond Joy Was Born to Be Auctioned

It was the birthplace of the Almond Joy and an iconic Naugatuck business for more than 80 years but the final chapter of Hershey's Peter Paul Candy plant has began.

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CL&P’s Proposed 59 Percent Fee Increase Slammed in Connecticut Hearing

08/28/14

CL&P’s Proposed 59 Percent Fee Increase Slammed in Connecticut Hearing

Politicians and ratepayers alike blasted a proposed rate increase by Connecticut Light & Power during a hearing Wednesday night before the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

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New Haven area school cooks learn kid-friendly food techniques at ‘boot camp’

08/22/14

New Haven area school cooks learn kid-friendly food techniques at ‘boot camp’

For cooks in the public school system getting children to eat their vegetables is a challenge. A new program in the New Haven area helps cooks find solutions to this and other challenges.

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Gangs of New London: New Guilty Plea in 'Green Garages' Case

08/19/14

Gangs of New London: New Guilty Plea in 'Green Garages' Case

A group called the Green Garages had long engaged in criminal activities in New London including drug dealing and acts of violence. In 2011 the violence intensified.

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Ransomware Hackers Will Kidnap Your Computer Files, Hold for Ransom, Connecticut AG Warns

08/14/14

Ransomware Hackers Will Kidnap Your Computer Files, Hold for Ransom, Connecticut AG Warns

A new type of computer virus that the FBI estimates has already cost people and businesses $100 million is making its way into Connecticut.

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Westport Crowned Fan-Favorite Town

08/14/14

Westport Crowned Fan-Favorite Town

The votes have been tallied and Westport has been named the still revolutionary Fan-Favorite Town of the Year by the Connecticut Office of Tourism.

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Derby Triple Murder That Shocked Connecticut 25 Years Ago Recalled

08/12/14

Derby Triple Murder That Shocked Connecticut 25 Years Ago Recalled

It has been a quarter-century since the brutal stabbing deaths of three members of the Ferrara family in Derby. The triple homicide Aug. 12, 1989, sent shock waves through the city.

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Hartford and New Haven Ranked Among Top Five Unfriendly Cities; We Disagree

08/06/14

Hartford and New Haven Ranked Among Top Five Unfriendly Cities; We Disagree

Condé Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Survey ranks New Haven and Hartford among top five most unfriendly cities, but with all these destinations have to offer is that really true?

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Tennis Legend Jim Courier to Play James Blake, Andy Roddick at New Haven Open Exhibition

08/06/14

Tennis Legend Jim Courier to Play James Blake, Andy Roddick at New Haven Open Exhibition

Jim Courier will square off against Fairfield native James Blake in a men's "Legends" event at the Connecticut Open.

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New Haven Pastor a Source of Comfort at Shooting Scenes

08/04/14

New Haven Pastor a Source of Comfort at Shooting Scenes

There are a few things that are bound to be there at a homicide scene in New Haven: yellow police tape, detectives and, almost always Pastor Troy McNulty.

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Scholarship Honors Connecticut Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

08/01/14

Scholarship Honors Connecticut Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

TJ Lobraico died defending others last September. Now a scholarship at Western Connecticut has been established in his memory.

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DeLauro Proposes 1-Cent Tax on Each Teaspoon of Sugar in Soft Drinks

07/31/14

DeLauro Proposes 1-Cent Tax on Each Teaspoon of Sugar in Soft Drinks

With high rates of obesity, diabetes and related illnesses prevailing across the United States, U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro on Wednesday proposed the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, or SWEET Act.

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Sulu of 'Star Trek,' a Gay Rights Activist, Draws a Crowd at Yale

07/27/14

Sulu of 'Star Trek,' a Gay Rights Activist, Draws a Crowd at Yale

The laughter of George Takei echoed throughout the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University Friday night as he shared stories from the set of “Star Trek” and discussed “To Be Takei,” a documentary on his life.

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Ron Howard’s Greenwich Estate Sells for $27.5 Million; Buyer Not Named

07/25/14

Ron Howard’s Greenwich Estate Sells for $27.5 Million; Buyer Not Named

The Greenwich, Connecticut, home of director, producer and actor Ron Howard has been sold.

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Voting for Connecticut's Favorite Town Ends Friday; Westport, Putnam Leading

07/24/14

Voting for Connecticut's Favorite Town Ends Friday; Westport, Putnam Leading

There is still time vote for the fan-favorite Connecticut town. Which do you think deserves the crown?

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Work Begins on New Army Training Site in Branford

07/24/14

Work Begins on New Army Training Site in Branford

Crews have begun moving earth off of East Main Street at the future site of the Bridgeport Army Reserve Center, as a Mississippi-based construction company secured a $13.5 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Mystery Surrounds Enfield Time Capsule; Will Medical Examiner X-Ray It?

07/21/14

Mystery Surrounds Enfield Time Capsule; Will Medical Examiner X-Ray It?

The giant slab of concrete unearthed by accident at Enfield High School appears to be a time capsule but who buried it and when remains a mystery.

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Hillary Clinton Signs Copies of 'Hard Choices' in Madison; 1,000 Line Up

07/20/14

Hillary Clinton Signs Copies of 'Hard Choices' in Madison; 1,000 Line Up

R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison hosted a Hillary Clinton book-signing for her book “Hard Choices” July 19. At least 1,000 people got their copies signed.

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