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Storm Winds Down After Exceeding Expectations

A surprise snow storm blanketed Connecticut early Friday, closing schools and roads, exceeding most snowfall predictions, and knocking out power to thousands. But by Friday afternoon the snow had stopped, the sun was shining and the weather was in the mid-30s and mild. The snow stopped early Friday...More

  • West Hartford Police See DUI Arrest Decrease After Nightlife Boom

    West Hartford Police See DUI Arrest Decrease After Nightlife Boom

    WEST HARTFORD — In the last decade, Assistant Police Chief Bob McCue has seen the town change to a vibrant nightlife destination, he said. West Hartford did not become a destination for restaurant and late night bar activity until about 2009, resulting in a steady climb in drunken driving, he said....

  • No Snow Day For Newington Schools

    No Snow Day For Newington Schools

    NEWINGTON -- The school system faced a blizzard of criticism on Facebook and elsewhere Friday after officials decided to hold classes in spite of a snowstorm that dumped about six inches on the region. Newington was one of the few Hartford area districts that went ahead with classes, provoking...

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  • Andover Man Charged With Fraud

    An electrician from Andover was charged by investigators with collecting $8,000 in benefits fraudulently, according to the chief state's attorney's office Friday. Timothy C. Thompson, 52, was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud,...

  • Former New Haven Man Gets Federal Prison Time For Role In Maine Drug Ring

    BANGOR, Maine — A former New Haven man who pleaded guilty to his role in a crack cocaine distribution ring in Maine has been sentenced to three years behind bars. Twenty-eight-year-old Torrence Benton was sentenced to federal prison Thursday in a Bangor court. Court documents say Benton distributed...

  • Hartford Police Bust Alleged Dealers On Park Street

    Hartford Police Bust Alleged Dealers On Park Street

    HARTFORD — An undercover buy and bust operation on Park Street Thursday led to the arrest of 10 people on drug charges, police said. Using Vice and Narcotics detectives, working undercover, purchased drugs from street level dealers in the area of South Green Park and Park Street, police said. "This...

  • Hartford Man Gets 6 Years In Federal Prison For Dealing Crack Cocaine

    HARTFORD – Project Longevity had given Courtney Byrd, a crack cocaine dealer, an out. They would help him find a job. On Thursday, Byrd, 32, of Hartford, was sentenced following a narcotics conviction to six years in prison by U.S. District Court judge Micheal P. Shea. He never followed through...

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  • Twitter moves to root out terrorist supporters, suspending 125,000 accounts

    Twitter moves to root out terrorist supporters, suspending 125,000 accounts

    Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The effort signaled efforts by Twitter to automatically identify tweets supporting...

  • Psychiatric Board Considers More Freedom For Man Who Killed Driver In Wrong-Way Crash

    MIDDLETOWN – The chairwoman of the Psychiatric Security Review Board on Friday expressed concerns about the transfer to a less secure ward of Ling Xin Wu, acquitted by reason of insanity four years ago in the suicidal, wrong-way crash on Route 2 that killed a Shelton man and critically injured...

  • Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

    Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

    Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade. Until now, Apple offered credit to iPhone owners only if the device had an intact screen and working buttons. Apple hopes that with more leeway, applicable only to iPhone 5 and later models, more...

  • Budget Plan Doesn't Include CTfastrak East Expense

    Budget Plan Doesn't Include CTfastrak East Expense

    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's new budget proposal doesn't set aside anything for the start of CTfastrak East, but transportation planners are still mapping out potential routes and schedules to start this summer. The state still plans to begin limited service on one or more new CTfastrak routes...

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