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STATE v. BUIE

ROGERS, C.J., and PALMER, ZARELLA, McDONALD, ESPINOSA, ROBINSON and VERTEFEUILLE, Js.* Neal Cone, senior assistant public defender, for the appellant .

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Connecticut Post

Ridgefield mourns, debates toddler's death...

The death of 15-month-old Benjamin Seitz has stirred up a flurry of emotion and an array of opinions on a case with many loose ends.

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Patch.com

Are Colder Temps Heading Connecticut's Way?

Let's just get this out of the way fast. That phrase 'polar vortex' you might be reading about? That phenomenon that caused wickedly cold temperatures in January ? It's not making a summer appearance in Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Weather

Washington Times

APNewsBreak: DCF ordered to rehire agency critic

An arbitrator says the Department of Children and Families did not have just cause when it fired a youth services officer who has been an outspoken critic of the child welfare agency.

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BroadwayWorld.com

CBS Sunday Morning to Air Special Summer-Themed Edition, 7/13

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD heads to the coastline of Connecticut for its annual summer at the shore-themed edition to be broadcast July 13, 2014 on the CBS Television Network.

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Related Topix: Sunday Morning, Entertainment, Television, Connecticut, Tennessee

Examiner.com

Chimp victim new law: Watch chimp attack victim appeal for laws on pet primates

A victim of a horrific chimp attack that nearly claimed her life, a Stamford woman is now pressing Congress to pass new laws that would make it more difficult for an average person to keep a primate as a pet in their home.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican

The Wilton Daily Voice

Metro-North To Run Buses On Danbury Branch On Saturdays

Buses will run in place of trains on Saturday mornings and early afternoons on the Danbury Branch throughout July, Metro-North announced.

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Naugatuck Daily News

Sprucing up

Motorists who get off exit 24 on Route 8 may be in for a pleasant surprise in the coming months.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Patch.com

Lane Closures and Detour Planned for Whitehead Highway on Saturday Morning

Drivers on Whitehead Highway can expect lane closures and a detour Saturday, July 12, between Hudson Street and Prospect Street.

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The Day

Governor tells Amistad America to send ship to Sailfest in New London

Crew members aboard the Freedom Schooner Amistad perform routine maintenance while docked at Long Wharf Pier in New Haven Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: New London, CT, Connecticut, North Haven, CT

Sunherald.com

Feds want to use Rowland's radio show in trial

Prosecutors say Rowland made on-air attacks against congressional candidate Andrew Roraback when he was working for Lisa Wilson-Foley, Roraback's rival for the Republican nomination for northwestern Connecticut's 5th Congressional District in 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Connecticut

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mohegan Sun chases new markets as Conn. casino sales slide

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, owner of Connecticut's top-grossing casino, is accelerating its push outside the state as competition threatens to lure more players from its home turf.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, New York, Recreational Vehicle, Mitchell

New Haven Independent

Looney Vows To Fix FOI Ruling

The State Supreme Court may have had no choice but to hand cops new powers to hide information from the public.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Radio Ink

Former Gov. Used Show for Political Gain

The Hartford Courant reports the government says Rowland took money to use his show to bully political opponents.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Ctnewsjunkie.com

McKinney-Walker Grant Postponed Until Next Week

Sen. John McKinney and David Walker won't be getting their public campaign funds on Thursday as planned, but they expect to receive approval from election regulators by July 16. The two are rushing to get out a TV commercial they filmed Monday, the same day their Republican opponent Tom Foley began airing his first commercial of the campaign ... (more)

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WDRB-TV Louisville

Project underway to make Dixie Highway safer for drivers and pedestrians

Dick Jones was just 10 years old but already had appeared in nearly 40 movies when he got the part of Pinocchio.

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CBS News

a Police: Dad in Conn. hot car death parked at work

Connecticut police say the father of a 15-month-old boy who died after being left in a car on a hot day had parked his vehicle at his job with his son inside.

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The Hartford Courant

State Rep. Claire Janowski reads to children at Rockville Public Library

State Rep. Claire Janowski visited Rockville Public Library as a special guest storyteller on July 8. Reading to children ages 3 and up, Janowski took part in the story hour - one of many summer programs planned in the children's wing of the library.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Kids, Family, Willington, CT

TheDay.Com

More than 20 primaries across the state slated for Aug. 12

At least 23 primaries will be held in Connecticut on Aug. 12, including the Democratic primary for 20th state Senate District between party-endorsed candidate state Rep. Betsy Ritter, D-Waterford, and New London Democratic Town Committee Chairman Bill Satti.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

JD Supra

Tales From The Green Room: My FOIA Book, My Television Interview and Why Public Agencies Should Care

On June 7th, 2014, I had the good fortune of being the guest on Focus on Connecticut , which is a weekly, half-hour public affairs show on " News 12 Connecticut.

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