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Matt Dwyer
March 19, 2018 - 6:23 am
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Three people have died in a residential building fire that caused residents to jump from windows. MassLive.com reports the fire broke out shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday. They found residents jumping out of second- and third-story windows to escape the flames. High winds...
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Matt Dwyer
March 19, 2018 - 6:19 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a former Connecticut lawmaker who was arrested for assaulting his father last year has been arrested on another assault charge. The Hartford Courant reports former state Rep. David Alexander, of Enfield, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with assault of an...
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Matt Dwyer
March 19, 2018 - 6:15 am
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Connecticut governor has made his first public appearance since collapsing at a meet-and-greet event. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton attended an Irish flag raising at Danbury City Hall Saturday afternoon for St. Patrick's Day. Boughton gave a short...
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March 19, 2018 - 6:08 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is standing by his nominee for the chief justice of Connecticut's highest court. The Democrat says if Associate Justice Andrew McDonald is not confirmed by the General Assembly, "it will permanently change how judges are made in Connecticut" and "...
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Matt Dwyer
March 19, 2018 - 6:01 am
CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — A town hall discussion will be held on gun violence prevention and school safety. Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will join Cheshire High School students Monday morning at the high school. The Democratic congresswoman represents a good portion of western Connecticut...
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Mike Guerrera
March 18, 2018 - 11:18 am
(Warren, Conn./WTIC Radio) - One person was killed this morning in a two-vehicle crash on Route 7 in Warren. It happened in the area of 342 Kent Rd. (Route 7) and involved people trapped in the car. One person was killed and another transported via Life Star to Hartford Hospital with serious injury...
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State Police
Mike Guerrera
March 18, 2018 - 8:42 am
(Tolland, Conn./WTIC Radio) - Two men are under arrest after a wild police chase ended in the woods near Willington Saturday afternoon. Ultimately, the State Police K9 Ugo tracked Kerel Vaughn (right in photo), 22 of Waterbury, and Isaiah Freeman (left in photo), 26 of Waterbury, through the woods...
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Mike Lyle
March 17, 2018 - 11:16 pm
(Brooklyn, Conn./WTIC Radio ) -- State police say one person is dead after a two-car crash along Route 6 Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn. It happened at 3:22 p.m. near 136 Hartford Road. The collision was head on as one vehicle was traveling East, the other West. The driver and lone occupant of the...
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Mike Lyle
March 17, 2018 - 10:31 pm
By PAT EATON-ROBB , AP Sports Writer STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The UConn women's team was in an online group chat watching the UMBC men upset top-seeded Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The players assured each other that they weren't going to let anything similar happened to them...
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