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  • Hartford's Top Cop Defends Tenure As Council Weighs Reappointment

    Hartford's Top Cop Defends Tenure As Council Weighs Reappointment

    Police Chief James Rovella spent Wednesday night discussing a topic he doesn't normally breach in public meetings: himself. The Hartford native's contract expired last month, prompting a resolution by Mayor Luke Bronin to reappoint him. And per city policy, a committee of city council members interviewed...

  • Hartford Ordered To Pay $6.25 Million To Displaced Tenants

    Hartford Ordered To Pay $6.25 Million To Displaced Tenants

    A judge has ordered the city to compensate hundreds of Hartford families after it violated a decades-old agreement requiring it to provide financial assistance to tenants displaced by fires or forced out by unlivable conditions. The city must pay $6.25 million to 1,690 households that were ordered...

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  • Malloy: State Has Given Out 9,200 Overdose Kits

    Malloy: State Has Given Out 9,200 Overdose Kits

    Amidst a heroin and opioid crisis, the state has handed out thousands of overdose kits. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday that the Department of Public Health has given out about 9,200 kits that contain naloxone, a drug that reverses a lethal opioid overdose, since 2014. "Families across the...

  • State Trooper Suffers Minor Injuries In Multi-Vehicle Crash

    State Trooper Suffers Minor Injuries In Multi-Vehicle Crash

    WINDSOR LOCKS — A state police trooper has suffered minor injuries in a multi-vehicle crash. It happened Wednesday afternoon on I-91 northbound in Windsor Locks. Authorities say a motorcyclist swerved into the trooper's lane to avoid being hit by a tractor-trailer, which then caused the trooper...

  • Rocky Hill Woman Charged With Unemployment Fraud

    A woman was charged after an investigation into unemployment fraud, state officials said. Sylwia Bagan, 37, of Rocky Hill, was taken into custody by inspectors from the Chief State's Attorney's office, officials said. She was charged with larceny in the first degree by defrauding a public community...

  • New Haven Police Investigate Stabbing

    Police are investigating a stabbing Monday night on Franklin Street. Two women were injured and taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Officers found them when they responded about 8 p.m. One victim was in the road covered in blood. The other was nearby with a stab wound in the stomach, police said....

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  • Tough Crowd Gives RR Officials Flak Over Amtrak Bypass Plan

    Tough Crowd Gives RR Officials Flak Over Amtrak Bypass Plan

    Furious at the prospect of high-speed train tracks cutting through their communities, more than 500 people on Wednesday packed into a meeting of government leaders and federal rail regulators. The crowd applauded – at times nearly roaring – as one official after another ripped into the idea of...

  • UConn Still In Big 12 Mix As It Prepares For Thursday Opener Vs. Maine At The Rent

    UConn Still In Big 12 Mix As It Prepares For Thursday Opener Vs. Maine At The Rent

    The football season kicks off Thursday night in East Hartford, when UConn welcomes former Yankee Conference foe Maine to Rentschler Field. A visit by the Black Bears is a reminder of UConn's football past, when the Huskies traveled by bus to such spots as Durham, N.H.; Kingston, R.I.; Amherst,...

  • Season Of Great Expectations: UConn Players, Coaches Can't Wait For Thursday Night Kickoff Vs. Maine

    Season Of Great Expectations: UConn Players, Coaches Can't Wait For Thursday Night Kickoff Vs. Maine

    STORRS – The final days and hours of UConn football training camp have brought the final few messages about focus and mission and something that felt just as important after the latest practice under the afternoon sun — details of the dinner menu. "Mac 'n cheese!" was part of an enthusiastic announcement...

  • Meriden Man Admits To Child Porn

    A Meriden man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to producing child pornography, officials siad. Mark W. Irvin, 64, was arrested in September 2015 after police seized evidence, including computers, from his home, the U.S. Attorney's office said. From about 2012 to August 2015, Irvin was...

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