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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

19 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Money rolling into Connecticut 5th District race

Connecticut's 5th Congressional District race is expected once again to be an expensive battle, attracting millions of dollars in outside money.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Connecticut, Scott Brown, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Republican

23 hrs ago | It's Relevant

Video: Westport Police Crack Down on Texting and Driving

That's the new campaign by the Westport Police Department. And, it could cost you up to 500 dollars if you're caught in the act.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

WTNH

Farmington bus driver arrested for DUI had prior arrests

It was a nervous ride for students on the bus, and now Farminfton parents are on a roller coaster after bus driver Tammy Costello was arrested for DUI earlier this week.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Connecticut

Connecticut Post

Conn. gun rights group backs Foley

For better or worse, Republican Tom Foley's gubernatorial prospects are now intertwined with the largest gun owners group in the state, which is leading the charge against sweeping firearms restrictions passed in response to the Newtown massacre.

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Related Topix: Guns, Connecticut, Newtown, CT, Milford, CT, Dan Malloy, US Governors

Norwalk Citizen News

Pelto fails to earn spot on Connecticut ballot

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office announced Friday that Pelto, a petitioning candidate, did not submit the required 7,500 signatures of registered voters.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Connecticut gun rights group backs Foley

Friday's endorsement by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League , posted on the group's website, immediately prompted accusations from Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy 's campaign that Foley would support repealing the wide-ranging gun control law passed after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School .

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Related Topix: Connecticut

Star Tribune

Officials: Connecticut school bus driver had prior DUI arrest, bus company records reviewed

Connecticut officials examined a school bus company's records after one of its drivers was charged with driving drunk with 20 children on her bus, and authorities learned the woman had been arrested before on a DUI charge.

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Marine News

Jones Act is Critical to Conn. Economy

Study shows Connecticut shipbuilding industry worth $2.5 billion to state's economy, supports nearly 23,000 jobs The American Maritime Partnership joined with the Shipbuilders Council of America to highlight new data that shows Connecticut ranks fourth among all states in private sector jobs related to the shipbuilding and repair industry.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Joe Courtney, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut, US Coast Guard, US Military, US Navy

JD Supra

The Police Have The Right To Remain Silent Too: The Supreme Court...

The Connecticut Supreme Court has resolved an intense debate about what law enforcement agencies are required to release with regard to arrest records and associated reports.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Feds Want To Block Potential Evidence Mistakenly Given to Rowland Defense

NEW HAVEN – The U.S. Attorney's office was trying Thursday to block former Gov. John Rowland from using confidential legal communications as part of his defense in his campaign fraud trial next week after learning that prosecutors inadvertently delivered the secret materials to Rowland's lawyers earlier this summer.

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Related Topix: Connecticut

JD Supra

Alert: Policy Revisions Due to New Laws

This Alert is intended to give a general explanation of 2014 legislative enactments of the Connecticut General Assembly that may impact your board of education policies.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Education Etc.

SFGate

Auditors want more controls on UConn salaries

State auditors are recommending the University of Connecticut put more controls on the salaries the school pays professors and other professionals.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, University of Connecticut

WTNH

Anti-speeding campaign targets rural roads

The Highway Safety Office has announced the launch of the first phase of its anti-speeding campaign, to try and crack down on speeding related deaths in rural areas of the state.

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The Hartford Courant

Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against State DMV

A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the state Department of Motor Vehicles by 13 inspectors who claim they were not fairly considered for promotion to sergeant because of their races and ages.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Old Saybrook, CT

Wed Aug 27, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Bus driver drove students while more than 3 times legal limit

Police said Tammy Costello, 44, faces 20 counts of risk of injury to a minor. She is employed by M&J Bus Inc. An officer en route to the Irving Robbins Middle School happened to be behind Costello's bus on Wednesday.

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

The Hartford Courant

Foley Releases 10-Page Plan On Taxes, Economy

Just hours before the first gubernatorial debate Wednesday, Republican Tom Foley unveiled his plans for Connecticut - with a focus on improving the economy, creating jobs, fixing low-performing public schools, controlling state spending, lowering taxes and improving ethics at the state Capitol.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Dan Malloy, US Governors, Greenwich, CT, Westport, CT, Madison, CT

KUQL-FM Mitchell

U.S. names Conn. official to lead Obamacare marketplace

The Obama administration on Tuesday named the head of Connecticut's state health exchange, Kevin Counihan, to oversee the federal marketplace that provides subsidized private health insurance to consumers in 36 states under Obamacare.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Healthcare Law, Law

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Miami Herald

Proposed new Connecticut utility rate draws fight

Consumer advocates and state officials are lining up against a request by Connecticut's largest utility to raise $232 million from a rate increase that would be used to upgrade equipment following destructive storms and toughen systems to prevent outages in the future.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut, Connecticut Light and Power, Energy

New York Daily News

Conn. woman mauled by raccoon after mistaking it for her cat

A Connecticut senior was mauled by a raccoon after she mistook the critter for her cat and went to pet it.

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Naugatuck Daily News

Rebimbas lauds working group

State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas applauded the formation of a legislative public-private working group to study ways to spread the word about Connecticut's Safe Havens law.

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