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The snow and rain isn't over quite yet as there is a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued for the Connecticut coast, and a Winter Weather Advisory for the rest of the state. Litchfield County is still under a Winter Storm Warning. All of the weather advisories will end this afternoon. The National Weather Service ...
Connecticut smokers beware -- that habit isn't just harming your health, but it can end up costing you more than $2.1 million dollars. The financial web site WalletHub did a survey looking at the true per-person cost of smoking in each of the 50 states and the District Of Columbia. Researchers looked at such ...
Mercado escaped from the Carl Robinson Correctional Facility in Enfield, Connecticut, Jan. 7. Mercado was sentenced in August 2016 to three years for burglary. Authorities believe Mercado may have stowed away in the undercarriage of a garbage truck or state vehicle to escape. Photos released of him ...
Federal prison officials say former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland has been transferred from a Pennsylvania prison to an undisclosed halfway house to finish his sentence for campaign fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Jan. 17, 2018, at 4:48 p.m.. Ex-Connecticut Governor in Halfway House After Prison Stint ...

The report indicated states with the highest firearm ownership rates -- more than 56 percent of homes in Alaska have a gun -- had a high rate of gun deaths, while states like Connecticut with stricter gun laws and a lower ownership rate -- about 22 percent in the Nutmeg state -- had the lowest death rates.
The five Democrats who represent Connecticut in the U.S. House are all expected to win re-election, according to analysts like the Cook Political Report. But what is a lot less certain is whether the GOP will keep its majority in the U.S. House. A flip of the House from Republican to democratic control would ...
A coalition of Municipalities, parents and students is expressing 'deep disappointment' with a decision by Connecticut's Supreme Court that the state's education funding is ... (AP) -- The Latest on a decision by Connecticut's Supreme Court that the state's education funding is constitutional (all times local):.
The company announced Tuesday that it is launching in Connecticut and expanding its operations in North Carolina. Connecticut homeowners can now sell their homes with a Redfin agent for a 1% listing fee, subject to a minimum of $3,000. According to the company, its agents provide a complete ...
Meteorologist Scot Haney said an Alberta Clipper will come down to the south of New England and develop a coast storm to the east. "Snow is expected to arrive by [Tuesday] evening, and continue through the day on Wednesday," Haney said. Haney said the forecast calls for 3 to 5 inches for most of the ...
police: woman Driving Wrong Way on I-95 Hits police Cruiser. Connecticut State Police say a woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 crashed into a police cruiser driven by a trooper who was dispatched to stop her. Jan. 15, 2018, at 10:07 a.m.. Police: Woman Driving Wrong Way on I-95 Hits Police Cruiser ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Connecticut public health officials say they have seen a steep increase in the number of people hospitalized with influenza over the past five weeks. The Department of Public Health says this year's flu virus has been particularly severe among people 65 years old ...
Officials from The Cup - North American Championship hockey tournament in Buffalo, NY announced the "sudden passing" of 10-year-old Nico Mallozzi over the weekend. They said Nico was rushed to a hospital after he became sick. He did not play any games with his team, the Connecticut Roughriders ...
A day later and snow accumulation estimates are jumping for Connecticut and it's very possible there could be a huge number of school cancelations and delays Wednesday morning. The snow is expected to get going Tuesday night and end Wednesday morning. While it's not a long duration snowstorm, ...
(AP) -- Flooding is reported on several swollen Connecticut rivers, causing problems around the state. In Kent, officials ... the weather service says the Connecticut River is also flooding, and communities including Hartford, Glastonbury and Portland are either experiencing flooding or being told to expect it.
GOSHEN -- On average, three people each day in Connecticut die as a result of an opiate overdose. That's according to Maria Coutant Skinner, executive director of the McCall Center for Behavioral Health, who discussed the impact of addiction on the Northwest Corner with the Northwest Hills Council of ...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut public health officials say they have seen a steep increase in the number of people hospitalized with influenza over the past five weeks. The Department of Public Health says this year's flu virus has been particularly severe among people 65 years old or older.
It appears Connecticut will see accumulating snow Tuesday afternoon and evening, ending early Wednesday. Light snow is expected to begin mid-afternoon Tuesday and increase in intensity at night. There could be issues with the evening commute Tuesday and the morning commute on Wednesday.
Meteorologist Mike Cameron said flooding is still of concern in areas of the Connecticut River, Housatonic River, Pawcatuck River, Farmington River, and Shetucket River. An ice jam occurs when chunks of ice clump together to block the flow of a river, which can cause flooding in communities near the river ...
Bashing Connecticut is becoming a national sport. Media report after report bemoans our bad business climate, high tax rates, bloated government, lines at the motor vehicle department -- the list is long. I might suggest, respectfully, sheepishly and with some chagrin another opinion. Somehow, despite ...
The Norwich Bulletin reports the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection counts eagles across the state annually. A nonprofit, The Last Green Valley, is responsible for counting in the northeast region of the state. Volunteers fanned out along hotspot areas near rivers on Saturday. Chief Ranger ...
Leondires himself is a doctor at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut, a fertility clinic based out of Norwalk with satellite offices in Stamford, Danbury and Trumbull ("Obviously, I had an inside track," he admitted regarding his path to fatherhood). In recent years, he has seen the percentage of his ...
The day before the announcement, the Connecticut Department of consumer Protection put out a Request For Applications for additional medical marijuana dispensaries. It's unclear if the reversal of those guidelines will have an effect on the state's program. But that's not holding them back, according to ...
The Connecticut Lottery has announced the date of the second Super Draw contest after an error that led to two employees being put on leave. The Connecticut Super Draw was held on New Year's Day with the chance of winning $1 million. However, Connecticut Lottery officials said there was "an error in ...
11, 2018) - The Connecticut State Police recently promoted 10 Troopers to Sergeant and recognized them during a ceremony at state police Headquarters in Middletown on January 11, 2018. Dr. Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, formally ...
Michael Harris, 30, was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday for a nine-town robbery spree that lasted four months. The sentences from several jurisdictions will run concurrent with one another. Felony charges against Harris included 13 counts of first-degree robbery with a firearm, from Nov. 20, 2016, to ...
Score one for Connecticut. CVS Health's pending acquisition of Aetna just upended the insurer's New York relocation plans. Of course, the bulk of Aetna's some 4,000 workers in Hartford would have probably stayed put. But a Manhattan headquarters move would have been another economic and civic ...
The vast majority of the money must come from Connecticut residents. Drew's latest report showed he had raised only about $91,000 in qualifying contributions. His campaign suffered another setback this week when progressive Democrats, including many supporters of fellow Middletown Democrat Susan ...
Connecticut Man Charged With Hacking Celebrity Accounts. A Connecticut man charged with hacking into more than 250 iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars and ordinary people has agreed to plead guilty. Jan. 12, 2018, at 1:32 p.m.. Connecticut Man Charged With Hacking Celebrity Accounts ...
The flu season is intensifying in Connecticut and the state Department of public health said hundreds of hospitalizations and 15 deaths of residents who are 65 years old and older are alarming. Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino and state epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Cartter held a ...
While Aetna promised to keep its Connecticut-based employees and its Hartford campus, Mark Bertolini, Aetna's Chief Executive Officer, said last January that the insurer wanted to broaden its access "to innovation and the talent that will fill knowledge economy-type positions." He also referred to ...
EAST HADDAM, Conn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in a Connecticut home that burned. The body was found after the fire at the East Haddam home Monday afternoon was extinguished. state police did not release the victim's name, nor give a gender or age. An autopsy is scheduled to ...
In 2017, the state had 89 such provisions, placing it behind only California (106) and Massachusetts (100), according to an inventory maintained by the Boston University school of public health and published at StateFirearmLaws.org. The 133 provisions tracked from 1991 through 2017 by ...
EAST HADDAM, Conn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in a Connecticut home that burned. The body was found after the fire at the East Haddam home Monday afternoon was extinguished. state police did not release the victim's name, nor give a gender or age. An autopsy is scheduled to ...
Connecticut Governor Proposes Ban on gun 'Bump Stocks'. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has proposed a statewide ... Connecticut would join Massachusetts, California and the city of Columbia, South Carolina, in banning bump stocks. Federal officials also are considering regulating or banning the ...
ENFIELD - Connecticut officials are ramping up a search for Jerry Mercado, an inmate who escaped this weekend from the Carl Robinson Correctional institution in Enfield and who remains at large. According to reports from the Hartford Courant and WFSB-TV Eyewitness News 3, Connecticut Department ...
Danbury Mayor Announces New Bid for Connecticut Governor. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is adding his name to the list of candidates for Connecticut governor. Jan. ... "Connecticut needs to be a place where people want to live, play, and work, rather than leave as was the case not so long ago." Gov.
The flu season is in full swing and this year is proving to be especially dangerous and deadly. At least 46 states are seeing widespread flu activity, and there have been five deaths so far in Connecticut. staffers at Norwalk Community Health Center know full well the flu outbreak has hit Connecticut hard.
While not every Connecticut winery stays open through the cold months, several year-round operations welcome visitors with attractions like mulled wine and cozy fireplaces. Two "winter wine trails" encourage guests to explore the state's wine regions from January to April, with the Litchfield Hills program ...
The busy Barrington Plaza was purchased last month for $16.1 million by Paragon Realty Group of Westport, Connecticut. Great Barrington -- Barrington Plaza, the largest shopping center in town, has changed hands. Kimco, the Long Island, New York-based management firm that owned the plaza, sold it ...
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2011 file photo, then-legal counsel Andrew McDonald, center, applauds between chief of staff Timothy Bannon, left, and budget director Benjamin Barners as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy presents his first two-year budget during a joint session of the General Assembly at the Capitol in ...
NEW HAVEN -- A task force whose membership looks like a who's who of Connecticut business leaders says that while the state has many positive attributes, lawmakers and political leaders need to act decisively to restore economic growth. "At one time, we were growing faster than the U.S. economy in ...
Ranking as the sixth state with the most Puerto Ricans, Connecticut has been a destination for many evacuees from the island, even though it's more than 1,600 miles away. Assistance centers have opened to help people find housing, schooling and jobs and other services in the state. The United Way ...
The frigid cold air continues to move through Connecticut as many towns are seeing temperatures in the -10 to -15 range without wind chill. Meteorologist Mike Cameron said "this could possibly be one of the coldest days of the year" and "will be bone-chilling cold." Cameron said that "Connecticut is on its ...
Officials in the suburb of West Hartford say about 32 homes have been affected by two water main breaks Saturday. The Metropolitan District said one of the breaks was fixed by the afternoon, restoring water to about 19 homes. But the drinking water and sewage service agency says another main rupture is ...
The good news in the Connecticut forecast is that bitter-cold temperatures will give way to relatively balmy 40 degrees by the end of the week. The bad news is we may have to deal with a bit more snow before we get there. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for all of Connecticut ...
As the federal government penalizes 751 hospitals for having too many infections and patient injuries, some states are feeling the cuts in Medicare payments more than others. This year's punishments landed the hardest in Connecticut and Delaware, where Medicare penalized half of the evaluated ...
Though Connecticut State Police Troopers who were on the ground in Puerto Rico have since returned home, state police continue to help -- now teaching displaced residents about drug abuse awareness. In early Dec. 2017, 13 troopers were sent to Puerto Rico to help local law enforcement with ...
Dannel P. Malloy was elected in 2010, he became the first current or former Connecticut mayor to go directly to the governor's office in more than a century. ... Jonathan Wharton, a professor of political science at Southern Connecticut State University, said mayors enter a gubernatorial race with several ...


 

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