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28 min ago | The Hartford Courant

ER Visits And Hospitalizations For Asthma On The Rise

Ava Passley covered her nose and giggled as Dr. Jacob Hen walked into an examination room at his pediatric pulmonology office in Trumbull recently. Ava, 3, of Bridgeport, knows what to expect from a visit with Hen, having dealt with asthma since she was 1. She also spent several nights in the hospital after an attack in 2012.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Asthma, Health, Trumbull, CT, Bridgeport, CT

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Washington Examiner

Report: Income inequality cuts Conn. tax revenue

Tax revenue in Connecticut is more volatile than in most other states as capital gains and stock trades for the rich gyrate while wages earned by everyone else have barely increased since before the recession, according to a new report. Tax revenue growth has also slowed to 7.3 percent since 2009 from a high of 10.8 percent in the 1980s, according to the report released Monday by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, Tax, Media, PA

Patch.com

Middlebury Police Traffic Stop Data Report

There are 2.54 million Connecticut residents who are of driving age or older. And during that time frame there were 366,000 traffic stops across the state.

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Daily Mail

British 'ISIS' hackers as young as 16 face extradition to U.S. 'for ...

'A message to the allies of America': British aid worker beheaded by ISIS after being forced to condemn UK government for backing U.S. foreign policy as 'Jihadi John' threatens another Briton is next Is the net closing on Jihadi John? Latest beheading video comes after days of claims special forces are on his tail Inside jihadi boot camp: Islamist fighters in Syria release video of training program showing extremists abseiling down rock faces and descending zip wires Django Unchained actress and her white husband hit out at 'racist' cops who handcuffed her 'mistaking her for a PROSTITUTE after they kissed in public' Palin supporters claim birthday brawl was started by daughter's ex-boyfriend who 'tried to get in to their stretch limo Hummer' and Sarah was just defending her family Bride-to-be whose fiance died just days before their wedding has a heartbreaking photo shoot in her dress ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wedding, University of Connecticut, The, Video Games, Deep Silver

Connecticut Post

With the effects of the recession lingering and polls showing that jobs are the top issue on voters' minds, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and challenger Tom Foley are each trying to claim the pro-business mantle in the governor's race. Malloy, a Democrat, points to increases in private sector jobs during his tenure and claims his economic incentives have helped turn around the historically bad economy.

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Related Topix: US News, Small Business, Stamford, CT, Personal Finance

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Patch.com

Top 10 Most Expensive Homes in CT

By now, you've heard of the castle for sale in Woodstock , Conn., that features turrets, a moat, a 30-acre pond and an interesting past . At an impressive $45 million asking price, you might think it's the most expensive home on the market in Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Best of 2007, Home Listing, Home, Connecticut Government

Connecticut Post

A look inside Bethel's medical marijuana facility

Karen Barski, left, and Angela D'Amico, of Trumbull, Conn. are the owners of the Compassionate Care Center, medical marijuana dispensary opening on Garella Road in bethel, Conn.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Trumbull, CT, Bethel, CT, Connecticut Government

The Day

State treasurer: Home Depot data breach affects Connecticut

Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier is encouraging residents who may have used some of the state-issued prepaid debit cards at Home Depot to take steps to prevent unauthorized use of their accounts. The home-improvement chain has confirmed a theft that could have gone back as far as April and affected customers who used credit and debit cards at nearly 2,200 of its U.S. and Canadian stores.

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Patch.com

Oktoberfest in Connecticut Brings Brats, Bands & Beer

Grab your beer steins and and practice your best German cheers, it's Oktoberfest! "But it's only September?" Oktoberfest officially begins in September, not October, contrary to popular belief. The popular German tradition began in the early 1800s and is celebrated in Munich, Germany for 16 days.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, World News, Germany

News Times

DA: Teen's kidnapping planned for over

Prosecutors say a Colorado man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old Connecticut girl he met online had been planning to abduct her for more than a year. Boulder County Deputy District Attorney Tim Johnson told a judge Thursday that 53-year-old Timothy Wind drove from Longmont, Colorado to Hartford to get her in August.

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Greenwich Citizen

For Mercedes-Benz of Danbury, success starts with hiring

Owner and General Manager Robert C. Camastro speaks with his staff at Mercedes-Benz of Danbury in Danbury, Conn. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

News Times

Malloy touts record in address to Stamford Chamber

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy speaks at the Stamford Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting at the Hilton in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, September 12, 2014. Photo: Lindsay Perry Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy speaks at the Stamford Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting at the Hilton in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, September 12, 2014.

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Patch.com

Out and About in Fairfield County this weekend

Storybook Pajama Party at Stepping Stones Museum: The Berenstain Bears Go To School! The fun doesn't end at 5:00 pm. Storybook Pajama Parties promote literacy and positive family interaction in a fun environment that celebrates learning.

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Related Topix: Fairfield County, CT, Family, Kids, Norwalk, CT, Mystic, CT

The Day

All things nautical at second Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival

The schooner Mystic Whaler passes close to City Pier in New London for the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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Patch.com

Where was Meth Produced in Connecticut?

"As an environmental hazard, the byproducts of meth labs contaminate their surroundings with harmful fumes and highly explosive chemical compounds," according to a face sheet from the U.S. Forest Service. "Abandoned meth labs are basically time bombs, waiting for the single spark that can ignite the contents of the lab.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Drug Enforcement Administration

WTNH

Hartford Archdiocese seeks $1M verdict overturned

The Archdiocese of Hartford is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a $1 million verdict for a man who claimed abuse by a priest in the early 1980s. The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that the archdiocese says the law extending the statute of limitations for such lawsuits is unconstitutional.

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The York Daily Record

Connecticut home invasion inmate seeks kosher diet

One of two men convicted in the gruesome killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion is suing the state, claiming his rights are violated because he's being denied kosher food in prison. Steven Hayes, who is on death row at Northern Correctional Institution in Somers, describes himself in his federal lawsuit as an orthodox Jew and claims he's been requesting a kosher diet since May 2013, The New Haven Register reported .

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Northern Correctional Institution

CBS 3 Springfield

Bridgeport fire leads to environmental damage

A massive fire at a warehouse that houses a roofing company and perfume-recycling company in Bridgeport has forced evacuations of residents, cut electrical power and led to pollution and a ban on fishing in the Long Island Sound. Connecticut environmental officials said Friday morning they have temporarily closed fishing areas in Bridgeport Harbor and on the Sound from Norwalk to Milford.

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Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Greenwich Citizen

Data shows statewide disparities for traffic stops of blacks, Hispanics

Connecticut joined the national conversation about racial profiling Thursday by releasing the largest database ever assembled in the state on the frequency of minority drivers being stopped by police. The raw data submitted by Connecticut's 106 police agencies reveals disparities statewide and in many communities between the proportion of blacks and Hispanics in the population and the proportion of traffic stops of black and Hispanic drivers.

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Related Topix: Trumbull, CT, Bridgeport, CT

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Online gamer nabbed in Monmouth school threat hoaxesOnline gamer...

Online gamer nabbed in Monmouth school threat hoaxes Admitted being part of online gaming group that Skyped threats of bombs, shootings and terror Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/1rYolqJ Local and state police responded to St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel after a bomb threat was reported at the school in January.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Microsoft Xbox, Video Games

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