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  • Conn. college student dies after choking at pancake-eating contest

    April 3, 2017 11:39 AM

    HARTFORD - A 20-year-old Connecticut college student whose father was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks has died after choking during a pancake-eating contest. Police say Caitlin Nelson died at a New York City hospital on Sunday, three days after participating in the contest at Sacred Heart University. She was... more »
  • Transgender candidate: Race for governor not about gender

    March 12, 2017 12:57 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's first transgender candidate for governor says her bid for the office isn't about her gender. Democrat Jacey Wyatt, a businesswoman from Branford, says she doesn't like what she sees happening in the state and believes a political outsider can bring a new perspective and fresh ideas.... more »
  • Dad, son fight FAA over gun-firing, flame-throwing drones

    July 4, 2016 9:20 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The Federal Aviation Administration and a Connecticut father and son are headed for a court showdown over whether the agency can force them to disclose information about drones shown in YouTube videos firing a gun and deploying a flame thrower in their backyard. Nineteen-year-old Austin Haughwout... more »
  • Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place

    June 20, 2016 11:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 50 people dead. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that upheld laws... more »
  • Connecticut governor gets JFK award for pro-refugee stance

    May 1, 2016 3:39 PM

    BOSTON - Connecticut's governor has received the 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his public support of resettling Syrian refugees in the U.S. Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, presented the award to Dannel P. Malloy at a ceremony Sunday morning in Boston. Malloy, a Democrat, was named this... more »
  • Man arrested, charged with threatening to bomb Trump rally

    April 24, 2016 3:08 PM

    WATERBURY, Conn. - A 20-year-old Connecticut man is facing charges after authorities say he tweeted out a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally Saturday. Connecticut State Police say the U.S. Secret Service contacted them Saturday afternoon after they say Sean Morkys posted on Twitter, "Is someone going to bomb... more »
  • Police: 2 arrested in Connecticut after fight over crab legs

    April 3, 2016 5:42 PM

    MANCHESTER, Conn. - Police say two people were arrested after a dispute over crab legs at a Connecticut restaurant turned violent. WVIT-TV reports police were called to Royal Buffet in Manchester, Connecticut, on Saturday evening after a juvenile was punched in the face. Clifford Knight and Latoya Knight were arrested.... more »
  • Neighborhood divided over trick-or-treat signs instructing parents to provide veggies

    October 29, 2015 3:03 PM

    NEW BRITAINURGING, Conn. - There are mixed reactions among a community in Connecticut where a neighbor has taken upon themselves to tell the neighborhood to hand out vegetables and healthy snacks rather than traditional Halloween candy this weekend. Bright orange posters went up in a community near Lincoln Elementary... more »
  • US appeals court upholds gun laws after Newtown massacre

    October 19, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEW YORK - A federal appeals court has upheld key provisions of New York and Connecticut laws banning possession of semi-automatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday, finding that the core parts of the laws do not violate the Second Amendment. The... more »
  • UConn selling crickets as food

    October 4, 2015 5:06 PM

    STORRS, Conn. - A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets. The university's dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly. The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They're a source of B vitamins, iron and... more »
  • False tsunami alarm

    September 24, 2015 8:58 PM

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- The National Weather Service has a little egg on its face after issuing a false Tsunami warning for the Connecticut shoreline on its radio and emergency alert systems. Some broadcasters used it and it blew up Twitter. The warning was four all of the state's coastal counties... more »
  • 18-year-old's video of gun-firing drone spurs investigation

    July 21, 2015 12:49 PM

    CLINTON - An 18-year-old Connecticut man may be in trouble with federal aviation officials after posting a video online that shows shots being fired from a drone that had been jury-rigged with a handgun. The FAA says it is investigating whether Austin Haghwout of Clinton violated its regulations, which prohibit... more »
  • Body part mystery

    July 15, 2015 9:08 PM

    NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT- A pair of severed human legs was found near some railroad tracks and authorities are trying to find out if they are linked to a missing person. Police say a man flagged an officer down Wednesday morning and led him to the legs in thick foliage... more »
  • 9 shot at housing complex; 1 woman struck while taking bath

    June 11, 2015 10:46 AM

    BRIDGEPORT, CT.- Nine people have been shot at a Connecticut housing complex, including one who was killed and another who was struck while taking a bath when a bullet pierced the wall of her apartment. Police say shots were fired in a parking lot at the Trumbull Gardens Apartment Complex... more »
  • 'Rosie the Riveter' model dies

    April 22, 2015 7:46 PM

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- The woman who was the symbol of millions of American women who went to work on the home-front during World War II is dead. Mary Doyle Keefe was 92. She posed for Norman Rockwell and his painting "Rosie the Riveter" while she was a 19-year-old telephone operator... more »
  • Connecticut governor: move '16 Final Four unless law changes

    March 30, 2015 6:01 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's governor and UConn's athletic director are calling on the NCAA to consider moving next year's Women's Final Four out of Indianapolis unless changes are made to Indiana's new religious-objections law. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other critics contend the law would allow businesses to deny service... more »
  • Threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school

    October 1, 2014 11:02 AM

    MONROE, CT - A bomb threat has led to the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Monroe Police Lt. Brian McCauley says the threat was called in to the school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and the evacuation was ordered as a precaution. He says the school building... more »
  • Prisoner slips off handcuffs, crashes police car

    September 6, 2014 6:31 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Authorities say a man being transported to prison in a Connecticut police cruiser slipped out of his handcuffs and attacked the state trooper behind the wheel, causing the vehicle to crash. State police say 24-year-old Chad Nadeau was en route to the Hartford Correctional Center on Friday... more »
  • Officials: Transgender girl moved to male facility

    July 13, 2014 5:14 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Child protection officials say a transgender Connecticut girl who was moved from a women's prison to a psychiatric center for children has now been relocated to a center for delinquent boys after an assault. Officials said there is no "suitable place" in the juvenile psychiatric center and... more »
  • Transgender cop fired

    June 30, 2014 7:37 PM

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- A transgender cop was fired after a city investigation showed she was not discriminated against, despite her claims. Franchesco Quaranta claims city leaders conspired to fire her because of her sexuality. The city of Middletown says Quaranta failed her a fitness for duty evaluation, refused to... more »
  • Hamburglary

    June 26, 2014 7:27 PM

    PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT- Call it a case of hamburglary as a giant, plastic cheeseburger was stolen from a burger joint. Steve's Grill was hit by burglars who took a six foot fiberglass hamburger statue from the front of the place. The owner says the display is the symbol of his business... more »

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