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February 10, 2019 - 8:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A detailed account of African-American life in the Northeast during World War II, carefully preserved in the basement of the Connecticut State Library, has been uploaded for a new, modern readership. Hunched over a lighted magnifying machine, Christine Gauvreau spent months...
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AP
February 10, 2019 - 8:27 pm
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Diocese of Norwich Bishop Michael Cote has released the names of 43 priests who have served in the Connecticut diocese and have had "allegations of substance" made against them about the sexual abuse of minors. The list of priests accused of abuse since the diocese was...
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Sarah DiMeo
February 10, 2019 - 3:40 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The FBI in New Haven and Yale University police are inviting teenagers to take part in a youth academy aimed at sparking interest in law enforcement careers. The fourth annual Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy is set for July 14 to 20 at Yale. The application deadline is...
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Bernie Loubier
February 10, 2019 - 9:55 am
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is throwing a party to honor 15 students from across Connecticut who submitted winning entries in his annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest. The Connecticut Democrat has scheduled a pizza party at the New Britain police department on Sunday...
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Bernie Loubier
February 10, 2019 - 6:13 am
Plainfield Police with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police Troop D executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Woodstock around 7 o'clock last night stemming from an embezzlement investigation that occurred in 2018 that resulted in the arrest of Cheryl Hicks who resided at...
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Mike Lyle
February 09, 2019 - 11:45 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) -- Hartford Police say a Saturday night shooting left a man suffering from a wound to the leg. Patrol officers responded to the scene in the area of 35 Sumner Street around 9:45 p.m. The victim, who has not yet been identified, is listed in stable condition at a local...
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AP
February 09, 2019 - 9:30 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state senator says Mohegan Tribal Council Chairman Kevin Brown has submitted his resignation citing undisclosed personal reasons. Democratic Sprague Sen. Cathy Osten told The Day newspaper Saturday that the tribe sent her an email informing her that Brown has...
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AP
February 09, 2019 - 9:25 pm
SOMERS, Conn. (AP) — A co-founder of the Friendly's restaurant chain and his wife are hoping to turn a replica of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home into the centerpiece of a new educational and business center in Connecticut. S. Prestley Blake, who is 104 years old, and his wife, Helen, had the...
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February 09, 2019 - 1:43 pm
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTIC) - Timothy Stewart has resigned as President of the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce. Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, Gennaro Bizzarro, accepted the resignation of Stewart, who was President of the Chamber and previously served as mayo of the town. Stewart faced...
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Matt Dwyer
February 08, 2019 - 12:15 pm
By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Supporters of a former Fulbright scholar who took sanctuary at a Connecticut church to avoid deportation have rallied to call on federal immigration officials to allow him to stay in the U.S. About 50 people gathered in a light rain for a...
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