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Sarah DiMeo
June 16, 2019 - 4:59 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC) – A New Haven Police patrol sergeant came upon a motor vehicle hit and run accident at the intersection of Wilmot Road and Brookside Avenue in the West Rock neighborhood just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening, June 15, 2019. A vehicle turning onto Brookside Avenue was struck...
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Sarah DiMeo
May 26, 2019 - 4:23 pm
(Groton, Conn./WTIC Radio) - The Stonington High School senior prom came to an abrupt end Saturday night when someone sprayed an irritant similar to pepper spray into the air. Groton Town Police Sgt. David Miner said police received complaints of students having difficulty breathing after the...
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Sarah DiMeo
May 26, 2019 - 4:03 pm
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A small plot of land in Connecticut that was once the site of a home where five people died during a Christmas Day fire in 2011 has been sold. The Stamford Advocate reports that the .34-acre plot in the city where Madonna Badger's 116-year-old Victorian burned on Dec. 25,...
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Sarah DiMeo
May 26, 2019 - 3:57 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Legislation prohibiting the sale or distribution of shark fins in Connecticut is awaiting final legislative action. The bill awaits a Senate vote after clearing the House of Representatives last week, 110-28. The legislation had originally banned the possession of shark fins...
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Sarah DiMeo
May 18, 2019 - 10:36 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Women who lost children to gun violence were among a crowd that gathered to break ground on a new Connecticut garden that will honor hundreds of victims killed by firearms dating back more than 50 years. The New Haven Register reports nearly 100 people took part in the...
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Sarah DiMeo
May 12, 2019 - 8:55 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have responded to a fire at a mosque in New Haven. New Haven fire officials say the blaze broke out Sunday afternoon at the mosque on Middletown Avenue. Fire officials tell WTNH-TV that one person was inside the Diyanet Mosque when flames erupted near the...
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March 21, 2019 - 7:22 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Department of Correction lieutenant has been placed on administrative leave after an unresponsive Connecticut inmate was taken to the hospital and later died. The agency says an inmate at the New Haven Correctional Center refused to leave the shower area Thursday morning...
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Sarah DiMeo
March 17, 2019 - 5:58 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is planning to head to Thompson to call attention to potential cuts in President Donald Trump's budget. The Connecticut Democrat said the budget would imperil federal aid to replace the Blain Road footbridge and preserve the Last Green Valley...
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Sarah DiMeo
March 17, 2019 - 5:51 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut State Medical Society is taking a new stance on legislation that would allow terminally ill adult patients to receive medical aid in dying. After years of opposing the bill, citing the principles of the Hippocratic Oath, the organization's physicians and...
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Sarah DiMeo
March 17, 2019 - 5:16 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut doctor who prosecutors say bilked Medicaid out of nearly $5 million and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on women and luxury goods is facing sentencing. Ramil Mansourov is set to be sentenced Monday in federal court in New Haven. Prosecutors are...
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