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3 hrs ago | WTNH

Conn. teen seeks OK for 21-year-old prom date

A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.

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4 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

Weather Service warns of high fire danger in Conn.

The National Weather Service is warning of a very high fire danger in Connecticut because of gusty winds and dry conditions.

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8 hrs ago | NBC Connecticut

ECSU Prof Apologizes After Blasting Republicans in Class

Eastern Connecticut State University professor Brent Terry has apologized after being caught on video blasting Republicans during a classroom discussion.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Fate of proposed Conn. FOI changes uncertain

It's unclear whether Connecticut lawmakers will approve any legislation this session that would place additional restrictions on the public release of information from homicides as part of an effort to protect victim privacy following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

McKinney to Malloy: Scrap The $55 Refund

Republican Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, who is also running for governor, used a memo that shows income tax receipts lagging as a reason the scrap the $55 tax refund.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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