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Jack Gruber, USA TODAY
AP
November 19, 2018 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - Three Democratic senators have filed a lawsuit challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. The complaint was filed Monday by Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. It argues that the...
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John Silva
November 19, 2018 - 9:39 am
(East Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Police in East Hartford report they are investigating a homicide from Sunday afternoon. Officers were dispatched to the scene at 48 Suffolk Drive around 5:00 p.m., along with East Hartford Fire Department paramedics. Upon arrival, they found 30-year-old town resident...
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AP
November 18, 2018 - 7:58 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano busted up The Big Three and captured an improbable first NASCAR title by soundly beating a trio of champions. Logano won the season finale Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to grab his first Cup championship in a season in which he barely contended until the...
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AP
November 18, 2018 - 7:44 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is planning to highlight new airline passenger protections as the holiday travel season kicks into high gear. Blumenthal will talk about new passenger protections during a noon appearance Monday at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport...
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Bernie Loubier
November 18, 2018 - 11:17 am
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ Police across Connecticut are preparing for another ``Click It or Ticket'' campaign aimed at enforcing the state's seat belt law during the Thanksgiving holiday week. State and local departments will be targeting drivers and passengers who aren't buckled up beginning Monday...
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Bernie Loubier
November 18, 2018 - 10:45 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Outgoing Connecticut Treasurer Denise Nappier is recommending lottery revenues be used to fix the state's underfunded teacher retirement fund. The Democrat suggests Connecticut issue bonds backed by the state lottery. She predicts such a move would generate approximately $1.5...
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Bernie Loubier
November 18, 2018 - 10:41 am
Putnam, Ct. (WTIC 1080 News) State police at Troop D responded to a two vehicle crash in Putnam on Rt 44 around 4:20 Saturday afternoon. Both operators were transported to UMASS Hospital for injuries. Roland Marois of Chepachet Rhode Island died at the hospital Anyone witnessing the crash is asked...
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