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  • Murphy: Trump's Call For A Hack Is Political Tactic But Also 'Treasonous Statement'

    Murphy: Trump's Call For A Hack A 'Treasonous Statement'

    PHILADELPHIA -- U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Republican Donald Trump urging Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email is a political tactic to draw attention away from the third day of the Democratic National Convention, where President Barack Obama and Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, are expected...

  • Medicare Releases New Ratings System for Hospitals

    Medicare Releases New Ratings System for Hospitals

    HARTFORD -- Backus Hospital, part of the Hartford HealthCare system, has received the highest score among Connecticut hospitals reviewed by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Under the new star ratings system, the government rated 3,662 hospitals around the country on a scale...

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  • Manchester Police: Officers Run Deep Into Woods, Climb Platform To Save Life

    MANCHESTER — Two officers saved the life of a 25-year-old man who overdosed on heroin while deep in the woods off Spencer Street, police said Wednesday. The Mansfield man fully recovered after his near-death experience last week, police spokesman Capt. Christopher Davis said.. Officers Jerrad Johnson...

  • Seatbelt Stop In West Hartford Nets MDMA, Marijuana

    Seatbelt Stop In West Hartford Nets MDMA, Marijuana

    WEST HARTFORD — A man stopped Tuesday evening by an officer during a seatbelt enforcement campaign was found with ecstasy and marijuana in his car, police said. Officer Jeffrey Swank stopped Isaiah F. Perry, 22, of Bloomfield, for driving without wearing his seatbelt on Trout Brook Drive near Duffield...

  • Suspected Milford Beach Flasher Arrested, Police Said

    Suspected Milford Beach Flasher Arrested, Police Said

    MILFORD — A man who police said exposed himself to girls on a beach last week has been arrested. Gregory Trimboli, 53, of Celebration, Fla., was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with public indecency and six counts of impairing the morals of a minor, they said. He posted $1,000 bail and...

  • Three State Swimming Areas Closed

    Three of 21 state swimming areas are closed because of the presence of bacteria, the state's environmental agency said Wednesday. No swimming is allowed at Gardner Lake in Salem, Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield and Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middlefield, Lori Hawksley of the state Department...

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  • Suspect In Radioactive Device Theft Arrested

    Suspect In Radioactive Device Theft Arrested

    BRIDGEPORT — The man suspected of stealing a radioactive device that was later found at a local pawn shop has been arrested, police said. Carlos Hernandez, 28, of Noble Avenue in Bridgeport was charged with second-degree larceny and credit card fraud, city officials said Wednesday morning. The...

  • Glastonbury Council Working On Air Conditioning, Dehumidifier Plan For Schools

    Glastonbury Council Working On Air Conditioning, Dehumidifier Plan For Schools

    GLASTONBURY — A final decision on the future of air conditioning in the elementary schools and the sixth-grade Gideon Welles School could be made by the town council as early as next month. Although the council voted 5-4 earlier this month not to send an air conditioning project to a vote in November,...

  • Auriemma Bringing U.S. National Team To Connecticut After Narrow Win In L.A.

    Auriemma Bringing U.S. National Team To Connecticut After Narrow Win In L.A.

    Geno Auriemma's U.S. National team is coming to Connecticut. The next phase of preparation for the Rio Olympics has brought the national women's basketball team to the East Coast after four days in Los Angeles. The team played an exhibition game against France at the University of Delaware Wednesday...

  • Anthem: Commitment to Buying Cigna As Strong As Ever

    Anthem: Commitment to Buying Cigna As Strong As Ever

    Anthem's commitment to buying Bloomfield-based Cigna "remains as strong as ever," company officials said Wednesday. Indianapolis-based Anthem planned to close on its purchase of Cigna in a $48 billion deal by the end of 2016, but after the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit to block the...

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