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  • Democratic Senators, Advocates Urge Gun Control in Hartford

    Democratic Senators, Advocates Urge Gun Control in Hartford

    HARTFORD – With Congress in recess and no immediate action expected, gun-control advocates rallied in Hartford on Friday to push their cause by trying to elect Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and take back control of the U.S. Senate from Republicans in the fall elections. Blocked so far in Congress...

  • Manchester Grad Michael Hartfield Named To U.S. Olympic Long Jump Team

    Manchester Grad Michael Hartfield Named To U.S. Olympic Long Jump Team

    Manchester High graduate Michael Hartfield had been waiting almost a month for a call from the U.S. track and field team. On Friday, his late father Tyrell's birthday, he finally got it. After finishing fifth in the long jump at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Ore., on July 3,...

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  • Police: Suspect In Custody After Hartford Cop's Personal Car Stolen In South Windsor

    Police: Suspect In Custody After Hartford Cop's Personal Car Stolen In South Windsor

    HARTFORD — Police on Friday chased the private car of a fellow officer after the BMW was stolen overnight from the officer's home in South Windsor. The driver was taken into custody, but not until after he rammed a patrol car, police said. No one was seriously injured. The BMW had at least one police...

  • Heat Wave Hits 9 Days, One Short Of State Record

    Heat Wave Hits 9 Days, One Short Of State Record

    Predictions that our long heat wave would end on Friday were dashed when the temperature hit 90 degrees at Bradley International Airport about 3 p.m. That was the ninth consecutive day at 90 degrees or higher, one short of the record of 10 days — a stretch that ended on Aug. 2, 1995, according to...

  • SWAT Called To Middletown Rooming House After Armed Robbery

    SWAT Called To Middletown Rooming House After Armed Robbery

    MIDDLETOWN — A man spotted looking around nervously and trying to remove his shirt was found to be the suspect in an armed robbery that had happened moments earlier, police said. A man had entered the Gasman Mini Market about 9:45 p.m. Thursday, displayed a gun and stole cigarettes before leaving,...

  • R.I. State Police: West Hartford Man Dies After I-95 Crash

    HOPKINTON, R.I. — A truck driver from West Hartford died in a crash on I-95 in Rhode Island on Thursday, police said. Theodore Budkofsky, 58, was driving a tractor trailer south on the highway, in the low-speed lane north of Exit 1, when he cut to the right to avoid a Hyundai that went into his...

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  • Cigna Committed To Fighting Antitrust Lawsuit, But Keeps Options Open

    Cigna Committed To Fighting Antitrust Lawsuit, But Keeps Options Open

    Cigna will continue to work with its would-be buyer Anthem as the companies seek to convince a federal judge and regulators that their merged insurance giant would not be detrimental to consumers. The CEO of Bloomfield-based Cigna, David Cordani, told analysts during an earnings call Friday that...

  • Clancy's Call: Jim Dandy Stakes Highlights Huge Day At Saratoga

    There is another outstanding card Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, headed by the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes for 3-year-olds. Named after the 100-1 shot who upset Triple Crown champion Gallant Fox in the 1930 Travers, the Jim Dandy is the 10th race on an 11-race program. Other highlights include...

  • Hartford Police Union Hopes Private Funding Will Save Mounted Unit

    Hartford Police Union Hopes Private Funding Will Save Mounted Unit

    HARTFORD — The Hartford Police Union is spearheading efforts to save the city's mounted patrol unit, the victim of budget cuts, through private donations, officials said this week. A total of $20,000 to cover the costs of maintaining a reduced version of the unit — two horses instead of the current...

  • Hartford Man Charged With Two Newington Robberies

    NEWINGTON — A Hartford man accused of robbing two Newington businesses late last year was taken into custody earlier this week, police said. Randall Michaels, 33, of Merrill Street, is a suspect in the armed robbery of a Subway on Main Street and the Quick Stop Convenience Store on Willard Avenue,...

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