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  • Rifle seized after squirrel shooting in Milford

    Rifle seized after squirrel shooting in Milford

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:48:12 GMT
    Connecticut State NewsConnecticut State News
    Police say they found an unregistered assault rifle and three large-capacity magazines in the home of a Milford man accused of shooting a squirrel.  James Toigo has been charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, cruelty to an animal, reckless endangerment, breach of peace, failure to register an assault rifle and possessing large-capacity magazines.
    Police say they found an unregistered assault rifle and three large-capacity magazines in the home of a Milford man accused of shooting a squirrel.  James Toigo has been charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, cruelty to an animal, reckless endangerment, breach of peace, failure to register an assault rifle and possessing large-capacity magazines.
  • Time takes toll on 1907 Meriden clock tower

    Time takes toll on 1907 Meriden clock tower

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:22:55 GMT
    A 107-year-old clock tower atop Meriden's City Hall could be removed as city officials grapple with a $350,000 renovation cost.
    A 107-year-old clock tower atop Meriden's City Hall could be removed as city officials grapple with a $350,000 renovation cost. Weather has caused the tower's exterior to rot.
  • Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

    Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:47:07 GMT
    President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. The White House says Obama commended men's head coach Kevin Ollie and his team on their decisive championship victory and noted how he enjoyed watching them throughout the tournament. He told women's head coach Geno Auriemma how impressive it was to see the team continue to dominate women's collegiate basketball.
    President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. The White House says Obama commended men's head coach Kevin Ollie and his team on their decisive championship victory and noted how he enjoyed watching them throughout the tournament. He told women's head coach Geno Auriemma how impressive it was to see the team continue to dominate women's collegiate basketball.
  • Connecticut casinos post March slot revenue drop

    Connecticut casinos post March slot revenue drop

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:34:00 GMT
    Connecticut's Indian-run casinos say slot machine revenue fell sharply in March, with Foxwoods Resort Casino citing an "ultra-competitive" market. Foxwoods reported Tuesday that the share of wagers, known as revenue, was $44.6 million, down 10 percent from March 2013. Total slot machine wagering at the Mashantucket Pequot tribal casino was $566 million, down 5 percent.
    Connecticut's Indian-run casinos say slot machine revenue fell sharply in March, with Foxwoods Resort Casino citing an "ultra-competitive" market. Foxwoods reported Tuesday that the share of wagers, known as revenue, was $44.6 million, down 10 percent from March 2013. Total slot machine wagering at the Mashantucket Pequot tribal casino was $566 million, down 5 percent.
  • Cyanide poisoning in suicide shuts neighborhood

    Cyanide poisoning in suicide shuts neighborhood

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:37:07 GMT
    Connecticut State NewsConnecticut State News
    Fairfield fire officials say a man who committed suicide by drinking potassium cyanide prompted a hazardous materials alert that shut part of a neighborhood. Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola told the Connecticut Post that the unidentified man left a note warning first responders. He locked the house and went to bed before swallowing the poison. A portion of the neighborhood was shut Monday night, but neighbors were not in danger.
    Fairfield fire officials say a man who committed suicide by drinking potassium cyanide prompted a hazardous materials alert that shut part of a neighborhood. Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola told the Connecticut Post that the unidentified man left a note warning first responders. He locked the house and went to bed before swallowing the poison. A portion of the neighborhood was shut Monday night, but neighbors were not in danger.

  • Connecticut hopes to sell riders on bus-only route

    Connecticut hopes to sell riders on bus-only route

    A half-billion-dollar bus-only corridor in central Connecticut is nearly a year away from opening, but officials are already trying to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home.
    A half-billion-dollar bus-only corridor in central Connecticut is nearly a year away from opening, but officials are already trying to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home.
  • Connecticut home sells for $120 million

    Connecticut home sells for $120 million

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:56:28 GMT
    A 12-bedroom waterfront estate on 50 acres in wealthy Greenwich has been sold for $120 million. Ogilvy says the estate edged out a Silicon Valley property sold last year for $117.5 million.
    A 12-bedroom waterfront estate on 50 acres in wealthy Greenwich has been sold for $120 million. Ogilvy says the estate edged out a Silicon Valley property sold last year for $117.5 million.
  • Right to record police is focus of proposed law

    Right to record police a focus of Connecticut bill

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:20:58 GMT
    Connecticut lawmakers are again considering a bill that would protect the public's right to record police officers, but law enforcement officials aren't backing down from their opposition.
    Connecticut lawmakers are again considering a bill that would protect the public's right to record police officers, but law enforcement officials aren't backing down from their opposition.
  • Connecticut ex-governor pleads not guilty

    Connecticut ex-governor pleads not guilty

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-12 02:32:30 GMT
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    Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland is due to appear for his arraignment Friday as he once again faces criminal charges.
    Connecticut ex-governor John G. Rowland has pleaded not guilty to charges that he broke federal laws in pursuit of consulting roles with campaigns for the U.S. House in 2010 and 2012.
  • NSA 'cyber-attacks' military service academies

    NSA 'cyber-attacks' military service academies

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:19:43 GMT
    If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off threats cooked up by experts at the National Security Agency.
    If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off threats cooked up by experts at the National Security Agency.
  • UConn celebrates again as women's team wins title

    UConn celebrates again as women's team wins title

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:32:34 GMT
    Kevin Ollie delivered on the promise he made last month after UConn's final home game, bringing an NCAA championship back to Gampel Pavilion.
    UConn police say fans for the most part behaved themselves following the Huskies 79-58 win over Notre Dame for the NCAA women's basketball championship.
  • UConn wins NCAA mens basketball title

    UConn wins NCAA mens basketball title

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-04-08 10:27:41 GMT
    The University of Connecticut men's basketball team will be flying back home with the national championship that will be celebrated at a campus rally just before the women's team plays for the national title. The Huskies beat Kentucky 60-54 to win the title Monday night. They're expected to leave Texas at about 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time and arrive at Bradley International Airport at about 3:45 p.m. There will be no public event at the airport.
    The University of Connecticut men's basketball team will be flying back home with the national championship that will be celebrated at a campus rally just before the women's team plays for the national title. The Huskies beat Kentucky 60-54 to win the title Monday night. They're expected to leave Texas at about 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time and arrive at Bradley International Airport at about 3:45 p.m. There will be no public event at the airport.
  • Raw sewage spills into Naugatuck River in Seymour

    Raw sewage spills into Naugatuck River in Seymour

    Friday, December 27 2013 7:21 AM EST2013-12-27 12:21:16 GMT
    Connecticut NewsConnecticut News
    Thousands of gallons of raw sewage have spilled into the Naugatuck River after a siphon carrying the wastewater ruptured on the river's edge in Seymour.
    Thousands of gallons of raw sewage have spilled into the Naugatuck River after a siphon carrying the wastewater ruptured on the river's edge in Seymour.
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