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In Battle Over Liquor Prices, Lobbyist Wants Two Retailers Shut Down

HARTFORD — The longtime lobbyist for the state's package stores says the state should suspend the permits of two major retailers and shut them down for selling liquor below the minimum pricing laws. Lobbyist Carroll J. Hughes says strong action is needed against Total Wine & More and BevMax, the...More

  • Malloy, DOT: CTfastrak Ridership Tops 4 Million

    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...

  • 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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  • Two Men Die In New Haven Shooting, Police Say

    NEW HAVEN — Police are investigating the shooting deaths of two men Tuesday night. One of the men has been identified as Tyree McCrea, 36, of New Haven, Officer David B. Hartman said early Wednesday. The second man's name had not been confirmed; he is believed to have been in his 20s. The homicides...

  • Two Fires In One Week At Vacant Salem Pheasant Farm, State Police Say

    Troopers are investigating two fires that destroyed a vacant pheasant farm, state police said Wednesday. One of the buildings at Bordeau Pheasant Farm, 343 Old Colchester Road, is destroyed, they said. They described the farm as abandoned. The first fire was reported about 1:50 p.m. on Aug. 24,...

  • Three Arrested After West Haven Gunpoint Robbery, Crash With New Haven Police Car

    Three Arrested After West Haven Gunpoint Robbery, Crash With New Haven Police Car

    Police have arrested two men and a juvenile who they say robbed a pedestrian at gunpoint and later crashed into a New Haven patrol car while fleeing police. Kenzell Goodman, 21, of Butler Street in New Haven and Brandon Walker, 20, of Winchester Avenue, New Haven were charged with robbery, larceny...

  • Putnam Police: Man Robs Liquor Store At Knifepoint

    Police are looking for a man who robbed a liquor store at knifepoint and drove away in a older-model minivan with a small spare tire. The holdup happened about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. The man came into Sunny Wine & Spirits, 15 Mechanics St., or Route 12. He took an undisclosed amount of...

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  • Heat, Humidity Return Wednesday

    Heat, Humidity Return Wednesday

    The heat and humidity are back by Wednesday with highs between 85 and 90.  But it only lasts for one day. A cold front Wednesday night will bring the chance for a few showers followed by cooler temperatures Thursday into Labor Day weekend. By “cooler” we really mean around average for this time...

  • 5 Things To Know Wednesday

    5 Things To Know Wednesday

    The week's halfway done, so make sure you're caught up on everything you need to know for the second half.    1. Liquor Battle Wages On After BevMax joined Total Wine & More in filing a federal lawsuit against the state's liquor pricing law, a longtime lobbyist for Connecticut's package stores ...

  • 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....

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