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Malloy, DOT: CTfastrak Ridership Tops 4 Million

HARTFORD — Declaring CTfastrak a huge success, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that the bus service has carried 4 million riders since opening in early 2015. "CTfastrak has exceeded all expectations. It is a transformative investment for our future - ridership levels we originally expected...More

  • Tuttle Likely To Get 30 Years In 1998 Slaying

    Tuttle Likely To Get 30 Years In 1998 Slaying

    Garritt A. Kelly, a lawman on a mission to solve a crime, waited 18 years for someone to take responsibility for killing Gertrude "Trudy" Ochankowski, a beloved home health care worker whose 1998 murder stunned the small lakeside community of East Hampton. So when he heard that Gerald Brian Tuttle,...

  • Video Shows Woman Pulling Children Away From Gas Station Blaze

    Video Shows Woman Pulling Children Away From Gas Station Blaze

    Surveillance video shows a woman, nearly struck as a car slammed into a gas pump, pulling two children to safety as gas caught fire. Though five cars were damaged in the blaze, no one was injured at the gas station on Route 10. Police said the video shows how lucky the woman, and the children she...

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  • DPH Confirms First Human Case Of West Nile In 2016

    An elderly resident was in a hospital Tuesday after contracting West Nile virus, the first human case of the mosquito-borne illness diagnosed in the state this year, state officials said. "The identification of a Connecticut resident with West Nile virus-associated illness that required hospitalization...

  • Chief: Small Group Behind Meriden Violent Crime

    In an update requested by the mayor, the city's police chief attributed the recent increase in violent crime to a small group. "There is a small core group that is responsible for these violent crimes. The majority of this group is presently incarcerated pending court dates," Chief Jeffry W. Cossette...

  • State Trooper Charged With Threatening

    State Trooper Charged With Threatening

    A state trooper accused of threatening a woman was suspended after he was arrested late Saturday, state police said Tuesday. David Greene, 43, of Mystic Road in North Stonington, was charged with first-degree threatening, state police said. The victim called state police just before midnight to...

  • Ex-Wesleyan Football Player Spared Prison In Drug Case

    BRIDGEPORT — Former Wesleyan University football player Ryan Welch was sentenced Tuesday to six months of home confinement for distributing a synthetic drug among teammates and friends, one of whom was hospitalized for days after taking the substance. Welch, of Salem, Mass., was arrested in January...

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  • Teamsters, Hartford Distributors Agree On Five-Year Contract

    Teamsters, Hartford Distributors Agree On Five-Year Contract

    About 120 Teamsters who work in the warehouse and on the road for Hartford Distributors have agreed to a five-year contract. The Hartford Distributors owners, the Hollander family, locked out the workers for eight weeks, starting in early June. The two sides were unable to reach an agreement in...

  • State Moves To Send 48-Year Fugitive Robert Stackowitz Back To Georgia

    State Moves To Send 48-Year Fugitive Robert Stackowitz Back To Georgia

    The state briefly took fugitive Robert Stackowitz into custody Tuesday as part of the process of extraditing him to Georgia to face charges related to his escape from a prison camp there in 1968. A state police detective served an extradition warrant on Stackowitz, 71, at Superior Court in Danbury....

  • Lockheed Martin Laying Off 150 Workers At Sikorsky Aircraft

    Lockheed Martin Laying Off 150 Workers At Sikorsky Aircraft

    Lockheed Martin Corp. said Tuesday it's laying off 150 workers at Sikorsky Aircraft, a year after it bought the helicopter manufacturer from United Technologies Corp. "Although difficult, this action is necessary to ensure we remain competitive in the marketplace, secure future business opportunities...

  • UConn LB Junior Joseph Has Been Good, But Diaco And Staff Feel He Can Emerge As One Of Program's Best

    UConn LB Junior Joseph Has Been Good, But Diaco And Staff Feel He Can Emerge As One Of Program's Best

    STORRS – Linebacker Junior Joseph has put himself on a nice track through three years and two seasons at UConn. He redshirted in 2013 and appeared in 11 games in 2014, making 41 tackles. Last season as sophomore, Joseph was second on the Huskies with 93 tackles, thriving as an every-down middle...

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