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January 13, 2019 - 8:43 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma sent a message to his starters on Sunday, pulling the entire group 4 ½ minutes into what was expected to be an easy win over an injury-depleted South Florida team. The third-ranked Huskies, who trailed by as many as eight points in the first half,...
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January 13, 2019 - 8:25 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut jury is weighing the case of a Hartford man charged with using a shotgun to kill his teenage girlfriend. The jury in the murder trial of 24-year-old Torrick Maragh started deliberating on Friday and is expected to continue this week. Maragh is charged in the...
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January 13, 2019 - 8:22 pm
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut hometown of the man whose name has become synonymous with treason is marking his 278th birthday. The Norwich Historical Society on Monday plans to commemorate Benedict Arnold's birthday by turning off the Christmas lights at City Hall for the season. Society...
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AP
January 13, 2019 - 8:19 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal plans to highlight how air traffic controllers and other federal workers in Connecticut are being affected by the partial federal government shutdown. The Democrat will appear Monday at Bradley International Airport with Federal Aviation...
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Sarah DiMeo
January 13, 2019 - 2:08 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Chefs from different UConn dining halls will put their skills to the test in a cooking challenge similar to those on the popular TV shows "Iron Chef" and "Chopped." The school will hold its 19th annual Culinary Olympics on the Storrs campus Tuesday. The competition will include...
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January 13, 2019 - 11:48 am
STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A historic theater in Connecticut has been destroyed in an early morning fire. Firefighters arrived at the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford at about 1 a.m. Sunday to find heavy fire in the building that has been closed since the 1980s. Fire Marshal Brian Lampart...
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January 12, 2019 - 9:45 pm
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say two people have died in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 395 in Norwich. Connecticut State Police say the crash occurred in the northbound lanes at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Yantic Fire Chief Frank Blanchard tells the Norwich Bulletin one vehicle crossed...
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Bernie Loubier
January 12, 2019 - 5:40 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont is getting some extra time to craft his first state budget proposal. Traditionally, the governor's budget would be presented to the General Assembly on the first Wednesday following the first Monday of February. That would mean Feb. 6 this year. But...
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Bernie Loubier
January 12, 2019 - 5:28 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Three Senate Democrats who filed a lawsuit arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional say the Trump administration is using the partial government shutdown to delay the case. U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Sheldon...
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Morgan Cunningham
January 12, 2019 - 6:30 am
PLAINFIELD, CT (WTIC Radio)_ Police in Plainfield are investigating a home invasion that happened around 2 a.m. on Saturday morning. A man called police from his home on Hope Road after he awoke to the sound of his front door being kicked in. The homeowner retreived a gun for protection. He...
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