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MGM Casino Considered Key Element Of Springfield's Rebirth

SPRINGFIELD — In 2011, a tornado crossed the Connecticut River into Springfield, cutting a swath of damage through one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Today, the 14-acre area just south of downtown is considered the cornerstone of rebirth for this struggling city of 154,000, the site of...More

  • Huskies Hold On This Time, Defeat Tulsa, 75-73

    Huskies Hold On This Time, Defeat Tulsa, 75-73

    STORRS — The Huskies didn't allow six miserable minutes in Philadelphia to define their season. Forty-eight hours later, their mettle was being tested again, this time at home, this time with the possibility of an even more embarrassing collapse looming. When Shaquille Harrison scored on a reverse...

  • Revamped, More Challenging SAT Arrives Next Month

    Revamped, More Challenging SAT Arrives Next Month

    Connecticut's 11th-graders will take a revised version of the SAT next month that will also for the first time serve as the state's assessment of student progress. Notably, the new test eliminates any penalty for wrong answers leaving students free to guess and no longer requires students to know...

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  • Tractor Trailer Crashes Into Car On Route 8

    LITCHFIELD — Two men suffered minor injuries when a tanker truck crashed into a car that was stopped on Route 8 early Saturday morning. At about 4 a.m., Jamel Lafrazier, 40, of New Haven, stopped his car in the middle of Route 8's northbound lanes near Exit 41 for unknown reasons, police said. Carlos...

  • Two Injured After Naugatuck Condo Fire

    NAUGATUCK — Two people were treated for smoke inhalation and released after a fire broke out at a local condominium complex Saturday morning. The fire started at about 6:30 a.m. at the complex, located at 39 Horton Hill Road, and was put out a few hours later, Naugatuck Deputy Fire Chief Ellen Murray...

  • State Police Seize 400 Bags Of Heroin From Killingly Home

    State Police Seize 400 Bags Of Heroin From Killingly Home

    KILLINGLY — Two local men were arrested after state police said they seized about 400 bags of heroin from their home Friday. Francisco Fraustro, 39, and David Desjardin, 32, were actively using their apartment on Litchfield Avenue in order to store, process and sell heroin, state police said. At...

  • Hamden Man Arrested In Connection With Fatal Fire

    Hamden Man Arrested In Connection With Fatal Fire

    HAMDEN (AP) — A Hamden man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in a burning house in December. Police say 26-year-old Benjamin Carpenter is charged with murder, first-degree arson, tampering with evidence and conspiracy. Forty-five-year-old Jennifer Antonier...

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  • A Year After Shooting, Hartford Man Still Running Family Business

    A Year After Shooting, Hartford Man Still Running Family Business

    HARTFORD — Nothing can stop Carrell Lee from doing his duty as a son. Not 500 miles. Not an anonymous robber. Not four bullets to the stomach. "My parents gave me a good life," Lee, 59, said. "Education-wise, support-wise, they contributed and helped where it was needed. "I couldn't just walk out...

  • FOX 61 Forecast: Bitter Cold Continues Sunday

    FOX 61 Forecast: Bitter Cold Continues Sunday

    The brutal cold hangs with us for one more day. Wind Chill Warnings for the state expire at noon, as winds back down to just a breezy 10-15 mph. Temperature-wise? It’s still brutal outside. Highs Sunday get in the low teens, feeling like zero. Clear skies Sunday night drop us down to zero. The...

  • Temps Drop Below Zero As Bitterly Cold Weather Grips State

    Temps Drop Below Zero As Bitterly Cold Weather Grips State

    Connecticut residents might want to bundle up this Valentine's Day weekend as the state is expected to see some "life-threatening," potentially record-cold temperatures and blustery wind conditions that could dip temperatures well below zero at times, according to the National Weather Service. Extreme...

  • Flack Attack — Communication Heads Start Rolling At State Agencies

    Flack Attack — Communication Heads Start Rolling At State Agencies

    When the Democrat-controlled General Assembly quietly removed 32 highly paid executive-branch jobs from the state's merit system last year and made them into politically appointed posts, it was unclear when the Malloy administration would begin ousting unwanted people it inherited from past governors....

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