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3 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

Conn. man charged in Yale hoax threat

Police say they have charged a Connecticut man with making a call in November in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on his way to shoot up Yale University.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Yale University

3 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut is closing

The head of the New York Police Department admits he was caught off guard by the harsh response to a harmless attempt at community outreach on Twitter.

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Related Topix: Prison, Connecticut, New York, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

7 hrs ago | Westport Now

Murphy Recognizes Staples Young Democrats

U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy today presented certificates of recognition to members of the Staples High School Young Democrats Club at a "pancakes and politics" breakfast at the Westport Woman's Club, one of a series he is holding around the state.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Breakfast, Life, Food

7 hrs ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com

Malloy Gives A Daytime Pitch

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's visit Tuesday afternoon to the Bloomfield Senior Center was his first daytime town hall style meeting and his 54th since taking office.

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Related Topix: US News, Dan Malloy, US Governors, Connecticut

10 hrs ago | Westport Now

Early Tax Returns Diminish Hopes for Big CT budget Surpluses

As the April 15 tax deadline approached, speculation at the Capitol was that tax receipts would rise.

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14 hrs ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com

With 2 Weeks Left in Session, Key House Dems Divided on National Popular Vote

Following more than a week of counting votes, national popular vote supporters haven't managed to wrangle the support needed for a floor debate in the House, where the speaker personally opposes the bill .

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

New Haven Independent

1 Girl's Tragedy Reveals Flaws In State Care

The nation is shocked that Connecticut's Department of Children and Families has sent an abused girl in its care - a girl facing no criminal charges - to an adult prison.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Prison, Maximum Security, State Prisons

CBS 3 Springfield

Conn. inmate gets more time for slashing warden

A Connecticut inmate serving 56 years for felony murder has been sentenced to two more years in prison for slashing a deputy warden in the face with a sharpened toothbrush two years ago.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institution, State Prisons, Prison, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

CBS 3 Springfield

3 more charged in $80M heist in Conn.

Federal authorities have charged three more Florida men in the theft of about $80 million in prescription drugs from a warehouse in Connecticut in 2010.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

The News Tribune

Conn. bill adds text messages to Do Not Call List

A bill that would add text messages to the list of prohibited activities unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday.

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NewsOK.com

Connecticut OK's wind power rules, ends moratorium

Connecticut lawmakers have approved regulations governing wind power in Connecticut, ending an impasse that blocked new turbines producing clean energy.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

FindLaw

Disciplinary Counsel v. Snaider

LAVINE, KELLER and BORDEN, Js. Ira B. Grudberg, for the appellant . Suzanne B. Sutton, first assistant chief disciplinary counsel, with whom was Desi Imetovski, assistant disciplinary counsel, for the appellee .

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FindLaw

Sarrazin v. Coastal Inc

ROGERS, C.J., and NORCOTT, PALMER, ZARELLA, EVELEIGH, McDONALD and ESPINOSA, Js.* Leonard A. McDermott, for the appellant .

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Related Topix: Connecticut, 9, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Roll Call

Miriam's Kitchen Carves Out New Award for Chris Murphy

Miriam's Kitchen is so impressed with Sen. Christopher S. Murphy's humanitarian work that the homeless aid group plans to honor the freshman lawmaker with the inaugural "Mission Possible Champion of the Year" award on May 3. According to a Miriam's Kitchen aide, the Connecticut Democrat has made a name for himself amongst the social assistance ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Christopher Murphy, Connecticut

The Hartford Courant

Winter Hit Connecticut's DOT Budget Hard

The brutal winter that kept Connecticut residents shivering and shoveling for months also took a serious toll on the state's storm cleanup budget.

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The Westport Daily Voice

Highway Exit Ramp In Norwalk To Be Closed At Night For Repairs

Night-time drivers headed from Route 7 onto I-95 south in Norwalk will be facing a detour starting Monday night.

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The Newtown Bee

Keno's Repeal Is No Longer A Sure Bet In Connecticut

Keno, the unwanted child of Connecticut politics, vilified by gambling opponents and publicly defended by no major political figure, improbably remains alive as the General Assembly begins the last two weeks of the 2014 session.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Lottery

Ctnewsjunkie.com

OP-ED | Student Privacy and the Military in Connecticut

I'm dumfounded witnessing the influence apparently wielded by the military in Connecticut's General Assembly.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Department of Defense, US News, Social Security, Personal Finance, Family, Kids, Opinion

Ctnewsjunkie.com

UConn Graduate Assistants Vote To Form Union

More than 2,100 graduate assistants working at the University of Connecticut have won the right to form what will be the largest bargaining group at the school.

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Orange Live

Klarides Proposes Alternative Budget that Offers Path to Economic Stability

On April 17, Deputy House Republican Leader Themis Klarides unveiled a balanced budget fix that reduces spending, pads the Rainy Day Fund, does not create deficits and stays within the Constitutional Spending Cap - a plan for fiscal stability that sharply contrasts Legislative Democrats' shadowy gimmicks.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, US Governors, Dan Malloy

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