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File image of money. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.
Matt Dwyer
July 31, 2019 - 1:12 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — About 1,500 nonunion Connecticut state employees will be receiving raises in line with their union colleagues. The Hartford Courant reports that Gov. Ned Lamont signed off on the 3.5% raises that apply to managers, appointees and others. The raises are consistent with recent...
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Matt Dwyer
July 31, 2019 - 1:07 pm
By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers from around Connecticut announced Wednesday they've crafted a wide-ranging compromise bill they hope could lead to a tribal casino in Bridgeport and legalized sports betting. The legislators unveiled the proposed...
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Electronic cigarettes and pods by Juul, the nation's largest maker of vaping products, are offered for sale at the Smoke Depot on September 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
July 31, 2019 - 1:00 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is joining other states in investigating vaping manufacturer Juul Labs. State Attorney General William Tong says the state wants to determine if Juul is illegally marketing its products as smoking-cessation devices and whether it has properly limited its marketing...
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Alphonso Zaporta emerges from a car on the I-84 Westbound onramp from Capitol Avenue in Hartford. As he got out of the car following a chase, he fought with officers, and was shot by police. Image from a Hartford Police body camera.
Aaron Kupec
July 31, 2019 - 8:44 am
The Greater Hartford Branch of the NAACP is taking issue with the police body camera footage released by prosecutors, of last Friday's fatal shooting of a suspect by a Hartford detective.
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Shakur Ford. Photo courtesy of Hamden Police.
Matt Dwyer
July 30, 2019 - 4:24 pm
(WTIC-AM) -- Police made an arrest in connection with a shooting at a party in Hamden last month that wounded five people. Shakur Ford was captured at his home on Washington Avenue in West Haven. Police said the 21-year-old ran away when members of several law enforcement agencies arrived at his...
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AP
July 30, 2019 - 2:41 pm
CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say six staff members at a Connecticut prison have been taken to hospitals after possible exposure to the synthetic opioid fentanyl. The Department of Correction says Cheshire Correctional Institution has been locked down as authorities investigate. An ambulance...
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Alphonso Zaporta emerges from a car on the I-84 Westbound onramp from Capitol Avenue in Hartford. As he got out of the car following a chase, he fought with officers, and was shot by police. Image from a Hartford Police body camera.
Matt Dwyer
July 29, 2019 - 8:00 pm
(WTIC-AM) -- Body camera video released by the Tolland state's attorney late this afternoon shows a deadly Friday night police shooting on the Capitol Avenue onramp to I-84 West in Hartford. Seconds after an officer opened fire, the video shows Alphonso Zaporta slumps to the pavement, motionless...
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