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Angela Lewis-Shakes learned when she went to a dental appointment last week that her Medicaid coverage had been cut off. She knew she'd have to call the state Department of Social Services to straighten out her coverage.
11 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant
A 27-year-old man was charged Monday with stealing $100 from an autisic man near the Old Main Street shops last Tuesday, police said. Steven St. Jacques was charged with second-degree larceny after he came to police headquarters and admitted to the theft, police said.
The Wethersfield man charged in connection with the bomb threat called into UConn in April told investigators he believed the school was targeted in an attempt to gain notoriety amid the university's success in the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments. Matthew Tollis, 21, of Wethersfield, was arrested and charged by university police on Sept.
A jury of five men and one woman took two hours to acquit William Baskerville in Superior Court in Hartford. Defense attorney J. Patten Brown III said his client's accuser waited eight months to report the crime so that there was no physical evidence.
The Ellington Board of Selectmen recently inducted the late Rachel Lee Wheeler-Rossow to the Ellington Wall of Honor, in recognition of her contributions to the town. Wheeler-Rossow's name was engraved on the Wall of Honor in Arbor Park, and was unveiled at a public ceremony on Sept.
Ashley Gilligan Pastor and Greg Pastor got married March 7, 2014, in New York City. Her father, Ronald Gilligan, died in the World Trade Center attack of Sept.
Weighing in on a national conversation about domestic violence, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday proposed legislation that would prevent access to a gun from anyone subject to a temporary restraining order. The governor made his announcement at a domestic violence roundtable he hosted at the town hall here, two days after a video of former Baltimore Ravens runningback Ray Rice punching his fiancee and knocking her out cold put intimate partner violence at the forefront of public attention.
The first reaction that Bob Diaco had when Luke Allen, who had endured a number of low, short liners, leaned into a third-period punt was, "He just outkicked his coverage." "It was a boomer," Deshon Foxx said Saturday after UConn had outlasted Stony Brook 19-16 for the first victory of Diaco's head coaching career.
Aboard a small boat, Mark Yuknat, captain of the River Quest excursion boat, powers away from a string of barriers across a Connecticut River channel once used for barge traffic at the Connecticut Yankee nuclear power plant. Yuknat, who operates the excursion boat with his wife Mindy, is not a fan of the 220-foot long orange floating boom across Connecticut Yankee's old discharge canal, which he regularly passes on trips upriver.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that he wants to reduce the time Connecticut students spend taking standardized tests, and he released a letter in which he asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to consider ways to relieve the burden on 11th graders, in particular. "I am eager to explore solutions for the students who may be our most over-tested: our eleventh graders," Malloy wrote to Duncan Friday.
Unlike many parent-teacher organizations that often focus on fundraising, academic help and social activities, the governance councils are intended to give parents a direct voice in school policy decisions. "Research shows when you have a meaningful partnership, you achieve greater success.
Police want residents to be wary and vigilant after a "large number of phone scams" have been reported in town. Police said that senior citizens have been particularly susceptible to this type of scam, and that they have prevented three instances lately while working with local businesses where elderly residents were buying pre-paid cards due to these types of scams.
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Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 09:22 pm
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