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Premium Content Court approves state request for receivership of Amistad America

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 5:21 pm

UPDATED 1:32 p.m. Hartford Superior Court has approved Attorney General George Jepsen's request on behalf of the state for a receivership to take control of Amistad America Inc.

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Biden arrives to lend political help to Malloy's re-election bid

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

East Hartford - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy received praise and likely financial help on Wednesday from Vice President Joe Biden, who lauded his fellow Democrat as "an incredibly innovative governor" who deserves a second term.Biden was...

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Charges dropped against man in police assault case

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Enfield (AP)- A state judge has dismissed charges against a man who alleges Enfield police beat him up before arresting him on a bogus claim that he assaulted an officer.Enfield Superior Court Judge Howard Scheinblum dropped charges...

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Man charged in fatal stabbing of 1-year-old niece

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Bristol (AP) - A Connecticut man was charged with murder, accused of fatally slashing his 1-year-old niece in her abdomen while babysitting, police said.Authorities in Bristol responded to a 911 call about an injured baby shortly...

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Foley receives Independent Party backing

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Hartford - Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley won the cross-endorsement of the Independent Party of Connecticut on Tuesday night, securing a second spot on the November ballot.The backing comes a week after the Greenwich...

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State lawmakers demand liquid nicotine rules for e-cigs

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Farmington - Two Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday announced a drive in Congress to require child-proof bottles of liquid nicotine used for e-cigarettes.Backed by 12 Senate Democrats, it's the latest effort seeking regulations of the...

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Bristol man charged with killing 1-year-old niece

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 6:23 am

A Bristol man has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of his 1-year-old niece while baby-sitting for her.

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Outside groups play expensive role in Malloy-Foley race for governor

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford - TV viewers in Connecticut can expect to see more and more political ads, funded by big donors and targeting the two major-party candidates for governor as Election Day approaches.With the contest between Democratic Gov.

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Premium Content UConn bomb threat closes admissions office

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 1:04 pm

Storrs — The Tasker Building, the facility that houses the University of Connecticut’s admission office, was evacuated for about an hour Monday morning after the school received a bomb threat.

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Premium Content Malloy touts aid to municipalities in visit to region

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 3:26 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made the rounds in southeastern Connecticut on Monday, chatting with patrons at local coffee shops and highlighting his accomplishments, especially those that benefitted local municipalities.

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Pryor won't serve 2nd term as education chief

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 12:39 pm

The commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Education says he won't serve a second term should Gov. Dannel P. Malloy win re-election.

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Cops: Mom left toddler alone in SUV outside bar

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 7:41 am

Police have arrested a Connecticut woman on allegations she left her 22-month-old child alone in a vehicle outside a bar as she enjoyed drinks with friends.

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In Rhode Island governor's race, Raimondo touts her pension fix

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 10:50 pm

Providence - At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others.But...

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Premium Content Guns, taxes, leadership emerge as top issues in governor's race

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 11:23 pm

Experts say the 2014 race, unlike the 2010 race between Tom Foley and Dannel P. Malloy, will be about Malloy’s record.

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Foley's comments at Fusion Paperboard in Sprague focus of continuing debate

 August 16, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley has been constantly blasted by Democrats for two weeks for his statements outside a soon-to-be-closed paper mill in Sprague, generating an issue that has already been featured in political attack ads...

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Premium Content State has begun audit of Amistad's two years run by Ocean Classroom

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

The state Office of Policy and Management says it has begun an audit of Amistad America’s finances for 2013 and 2014.

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'62 Ferrari sold at auction for $34 million

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 8:52 am

A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by a famed racing driver and Olympic gold medalist has sold for $34.65 million.

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Premium Content Foley and Somers kick off their campaign in Trumbull

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 7:13 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley of Greenwich and Republican lieutenant governor candidate Heather Bond Somers of Groton held a press conference Thursday at their field office in Trumbull to get their campaign message out and answer...

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Premium Content Sen. Fasano says state needs more thorough auditing of Amistad America

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:43 pm

State Sen. Len Fasano, R-North Haven, is asking the state Office of Policy and Management why it did not conduct a more complete audit of Amistad America.

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Minor earthquake reported in Connecticut

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 6:25 am

Some residents in southern Connecticut say they were awoken by their homes shaking, and the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a minor earthquake.

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UConn bans 3 more Greek organizations over hazing

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Hartford - The University of Connecticut announced Tuesday that it had banned three more Greek organizations for hazing, saying students were forced to eat pet food, bob for mini-bottles of alcohol from toilets and be partly or fully...

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Hernandez cousin spared jail time because of cancer

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

Fall River, Mass. (AP) - A cousin of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was spared jail time only because of her advanced cancer, a judge said Tuesday in sentencing her to two years of probation.Tanya Singleton pleaded...

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Premium Content State warns residents of scammers posing as Blue Cross & Blue Shield employees

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 12:09 am

Connecticut residents are being advised to “hang up immediately” if they receive a phone call from anyone claiming to represent Blue Cross & Blue Shield seeking personal health and identification information.

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Driver in school accident had been drinking, police say

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

State police say a woman charged in a car accident outside RHAM Middle School in Hebron that killed a 65-year-old teacher had alcohol in her system that morning.

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Premium Content Somers: 'It's an exciting night' in too-close-to-call lieutenant governor's race

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 1:05 pm

A three-way Republican primary for lieutenant governor was too close to call early Wednesday morning.

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