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Stephen Pepe of Bridgeport was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. His remains were recently identified. Photo courtesy of Governor Dannel Malloy's office.
Matt Dwyer
October 05, 2018 - 10:13 am
(WTIC-AM) -- Funeral services will be held Monday for a Bridgeport sailor who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Navy Water Tender 1st Class Stephen Pepe's remains were recently identified and returned to his family. Monday's burial with full military honors will...
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AP
October 05, 2018 - 10:00 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Businessman Bob Stefanowski, the Republican contender for Connecticut governor, is winning the battle for outside help over his Democratic rival, as the Republican Governors Association buys up TV ad time in hopes of securing the state's top political job once again. The RGA...
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October 05, 2018 - 9:58 am
WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a man partially disguised himself with a wig and stole about $200 in scratch-off lottery tickets from a gas station. Wolcott police say the unidentified man entered the gas station Thursday morning. Authorities say he asked the clerk for $210 in...
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AP
October 05, 2018 - 9:49 am
PROSPECT, Conn. (AP) — In their first debate, the two major party contenders for Connecticut's 5th Congressional District seat gave differing views on everything from President Donald Trump's tax plan to whether the federal minimum wage should be higher. Former Meriden mayor and Republican Manny...
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AP
October 05, 2018 - 9:46 am
NORTH CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut have recovered the body of a 60-year-old Massachusetts man who went missing after crashing his truck during a rainstorm last week. Police say the body of German Perez was recovered Wednesday in the Housatonic River near the scene of the crash...
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Bill Pearse
October 04, 2018 - 9:39 pm
(HARTFORD,Conn./WTIC Radio) - Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics and Street Crimes Unit initiated a street level narcotics interdiction Thursday in response to complaints of drug dealing in the area of Plymouth Street and Wethersfield Avenue. Detectives coverged on 2...
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October 04, 2018 - 3:27 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Jamaican national who was living in Connecticut illegally has been sentenced to eight years in prison for beating his wife unconscious with a lamp. The Hartford Courant reports that 31-year-old Everol Anthony Masters was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to assault...
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Aetna President Karen Lynch at a Connecticut Insurance Department hearing on a planned Aetna CVS merger. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.
Matt Dwyer
October 04, 2018 - 2:01 pm
(WTIC-AM) -- At a Connecticut Insurance Department meeting today, CVS today told state regulators that its purchase of Hartford-based Aetna could help to reduce the cost of health care, and improve the quality of care. CVS executives say the combined company could better analyze medical data and...
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