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Close up root of Palmer Amaranth or Amaranthus palmeri. (SangSanit iStock / Getty Images Plus)
Matt Dwyer
November 14, 2019 - 5:37 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An invasive weed that’s toxic to livestock and resistant to herbicides has been found in Connecticut. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station announced Thursday that the Palmer amaranth, a type of pigweed, was found this fall in two pumpkin fields in East Windsor. The...
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John Silva
November 14, 2019 - 3:43 pm
(Stamford, Conn./WTIC) - Stamford police have released the names of those involved in a fatal pedestrian crash Wednesday night. Investigators say 61-year-old Nancy Flores of Stratford was struck and killed as she attempted to cross Washington Boulevard near Tresser Boulevard just after 9:00 p.m...
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Matt Dwyer
November 14, 2019 - 2:14 pm
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school administrator says in a lawsuit she was suspended and demoted for reporting a coach’s improper relationship with a student. The Norwich Bulletin reports that Denise Grant filed suit Tuesday against Norwich Free Academy. Grant says she reported a rumor...
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Matt Dwyer
November 14, 2019 - 2:05 pm
By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and living on the lam for three decades is being sentenced Thursday in the U.S. for illegally obtaining government benefits. U.S. prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence...
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Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano unveils his caucus' transportation plan. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.
AP
November 14, 2019 - 11:39 am
By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Senate Republicans in Connecticut unveiled an alternative transportation plan on Thursday that doesn’t rely on tolls or tax increases but includes many of the same projects proposed by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. The 10-year, nearly $18 billion...
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AP
November 14, 2019 - 11:31 am
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (WTIC/ AP) A student gunman opened fire this morning at a Southern California high school, killing two students, wounding three others and shooting himself in the head, authorities said. He's in grave condition. The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. (PT) at Saugus High School...
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AP
November 14, 2019 - 10:41 am
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man who allowed his sick, elderly mother to live in squalor has pleaded guilty to intentional cruelty to a person but avoided jail. The Republican American reports 64-year-old James Madsen, of Canaan, was given a suspended two-year sentence Wednesday...
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