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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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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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December 28, 2018 - 2:42 pm
Hartford, Conn. (WTIC) - Wells Fargo Bank will pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws. The settlement outlines the violations in that Wells Fargo opened millions of unauthorized accounts and enrolled customers into online banking services without...
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December 26, 2018 - 5:52 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Several new laws in Connecticut will take effect on January 1st, 2019. Some highlights of new laws: THE SALARY QUESTION While employers won't be able to ask about a prospective employee's past wages and salary, the new law does not apply if the worker voluntary discloses his...
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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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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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