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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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December 11, 2018 - 10:56 pm
Cromwell, Conn. (WTIC) - The Cromwell Board of Education has placed Superintendent John Maloney and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Krista Karch on paid administrative leave. The Board decided to place the two on leave during a special meeting Tuesday morning after an anonymous complaint alleged that...
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Sarah DiMeo
December 09, 2018 - 2:27 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sen. Richard Blumenthal is urging the House of Representatives to pass legislation that would create a new federal alert system for missing adults. The Ashanti Alert Act, approved unanimously Sept. 6 by the Senate, is named for Ashanti Billie. She's the 19-year-old cousin of...
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December 03, 2018 - 6:20 pm
Norwalk, Conn. - At 1:08 Monday afternoon, Patrol Division Officers were dispatched to a report of a robbery at the People's Bank at 11 Belden Avenue in Norwalk. The reports said a male had entered the bank, stated he had a gun and demanded money. After obtaining the money, the male suspect then...
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Sarah DiMeo
December 02, 2018 - 5:17 pm
PROSPECT, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Connecticut man they say was shot and killed by a bystander during an attempted robbery at a used car dealer. Police say 44-year-old Torrance Battle, of Waterbury, was fatally shot Friday in Prospect. Police say Battle and another man were...
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Sarah DiMeo
December 02, 2018 - 1:49 pm
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The mayor of Bridgeport says he wants to tear down a public housing project known for recurring violence and damaged elevators that keep disabled residents from leaving their homes. Mayor Joe Ganim has asked the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to support...
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Sarah DiMeo
November 25, 2018 - 1:50 pm
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Virginia woman who embezzled more than $326,000 from a small family business in Connecticut is seeking home confinement instead of a prison sentence. Miriam Dubay, of Purcellville, Virginia, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court in Bridgeport. She pleaded...
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Sarah DiMeo
November 25, 2018 - 12:24 pm
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police have charged an 81-year-old man with attempted murder for allegedly trying to strangle a 76-year-old woman in a nursing home. Waterbury police say they responded to Autumn Lake Healthcare at Bucks Hill at about 6 p.m. Saturday where they arrested John Jensen. Police...
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November 24, 2018 - 2:58 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. - An arrest has been made involving a stolen vehicle crash in Hartford. Officer Swank - a West Hartford Police Officer - was inside the Shell gas station on the corner of Troutbrook Drive and Farmington Avenue when he was alerted that someone just stole a car that was left running...
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November 23, 2018 - 6:21 pm
Waterbury, Conn. - A fire occurring at 150 Waterville Street in Waterbury has displaced 12 residents of the building. The Waterbury Fire Department was called to the building's address after reports of a fire that started in the late morning hours on Friday. Fire officials worked to estinguish the...
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