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Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine as her running mate

Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket.In a text message to supporters, the presumptive Democratic nominee said, "I'm thrilled to tell you this first:...More

  • Fortune, Friction And Decline As Casino 'Chinatown' Matures In Southeastern Connecticut

    Fortune, Friction And Decline As Casino 'Chinatown' Matures In Southeastern Connecticut

    UNCASVILLE — No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation's largest casinos, a sort of suburban Chinatown has been growing for over a decade. Drawn from New York and Boston by good-paying...

  • Waterbury Officer's Death Ruled Suicide; Second Victim Identified

    Waterbury Officer's Death Ruled Suicide; Second Victim Identified

    WATERBURY — A Waterbury police officer who was found dead Wednesday morning outside a slain man's home had committed suicide, state police said Friday. Hallock Yocher, 37, killed himself in the backyard of 31-33 Marion Ave., state police said. Authorities on Friday also identified the second victim,...

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  • Former Wesleyan Student In Molly Overdose Case Gets Suspended Sentence

    Former Wesleyan Student In Molly Overdose Case Gets Suspended Sentence

    MIDDLETOWN — One of five former Wesleyan University students charged with drug offenses after a series of campus overdoses last year has received a suspended sentence as part of a plea deal that spares her jail time. A judge imposed a sentence of 18 months in prison suspended after three years...

  • Homeowner Finds Bear In His Den, Calls Police

    Homeowner Finds Bear In His Den, Calls Police

    WEST HARTFORD — Jeff Grody thought the sound coming from his den Friday morning couldn't be another person. He was right. "While I was working I heard a noise from another part of the house and I said, 'Gee there's only two people in the house," Grody said. "I got up and walked six steps to the...

  • Police: Incidents In West Hartford Friday Morning Were Attempts To Lure Officers

    Police: Incidents In West Hartford Friday Morning Were Attempts To Lure Officers

    WEST HARTFORD — Officials say they believe several incidents early Friday morn ing, including damage done to a police department employee's motorcycle and vandalism in the town center, were done in succession by a man attempting to lure police. Jared Schlar, 31, of Fernridge Road, eventually was...

  • State Police Look For Big, Tan Pick-Up Truck After Milford Rest Stop Shooting

    State Police Look For Big, Tan Pick-Up Truck After Milford Rest Stop Shooting

    MILFORD — State police said they are looking for a large, tan pick-up truck whose occupants might have been involved with gunfire at a highway rest stop early Friday. No one was injured in the shooting at the rest area off I-95 south. A tractor trailer ended up with a bullet hole on its driver's...

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  • Temperature Hits 99, Hottest Day In Four Years; Thunderstorms Strike At Night

    Temperature Hits 99, Hottest Day In Four Years; Thunderstorms Strike At Night

    Friday was the hottest day in four years, reaching 99 degrees and boosting the demand for electricity and cooling centers around the state, and sparking strong, scattered thunderstorms at night and knocked down tree limbs and power lines. The state also issued an air quality alert until 11 p.m.,...

  • Grand Jury Will Probe Democrats' Fundraising For Malloy's 2014 Campaign

    Grand Jury Will Probe Democrats' Fundraising For Malloy's 2014 Campaign

    HARTFORD – The office of the U.S. Attorney is convening a criminal grand jury to investigate claims of illegal fundraising by the state Democratic Party for the benefit of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Criminal subpoenas have been issued by U.S. prosecutors in recent weeks to a few individuals as part...

  • State Report Faults Hartford Schools For Student Labeling

    State Report Faults Hartford Schools For Student Labeling

    HARTFORD — Administrators who ran a controversial training exercise at SAND School in November could have done so without labeling students based on their educational needs, a move that led to some children being teased or bullied, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of...

  • OSHA Fines Hartford Medical Clinic $24,750 For Mishandling Bloodborne Pathogens

    OSHA Fines Hartford Medical Clinic $24,750 For Mishandling Bloodborne Pathogens

    HARTFORD – Community Health Services, a clinic on Albany Avenue that serves some of the city's neediest patients, has been fined $24,750 by federal workplace regulators for substandard infection-control practices involving bloodborne pathogens, records show. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health...

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