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A Marriage Marked By Secrets, A Murder Case Months In The Making

Late one night in November 2015, Connie Dabate texted her husband, Richard, a photo of her in sexy lingerie with the words, "I'm ready for u big boy." A day before, Richard Dabate had texted his pregnant girlfriend to assure her that he and his wife have "talked about the divorce and are on the...More

  • Jeff Jacobs: Ollie Will Fight, But Can He Get Better Leading Program?

    Jeff Jacobs: Ollie Will Fight, But Can He Get Better Leading Program?

    This is Kevin Ollie's program. Ollie's program had the worst record at UConn in 30 years. There had better be anger and angst. There has been. There had better be introspection and conversation. There has been. There had better be change for the better. The months ahead will determine if changes...

  • I'm Not Giving Up On America

    I'm Not Giving Up On America

    In Persian culture, the first day of spring, Nowruz, is a day to celebrate fresh starts: Nowruz translates to "a new day." This spring, I am choosing to remain hopeful that a new day will come for families like mine. When I was 9 years old, my mother emigrated from Iran to the United States. After...

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  • Residents Hospitalized With Smoke Inhalation After Hartford Apartment Fire

    Fire officials responded to a two alarm fire at an apartment building at 217 Wethersfield Avenue Sunday afternoon. The fire broke out in the building just after 2 p.m. and was knocked down by crews by 2:50 p.m. It was not clear at 3 p.m. how much damage the fire had caused inside the building. Officials...

  • Torrington Police, State Police Investigating Untimely Death

    — Local and state police are investigating an untimely death Saturday. According to police, officers responded to Cider Mill Xing Saturday at approximately 4:15 a.m. after the report of an unresponsive person. Police detectives were called to the scene. Detectives then called the state police major...

  • One Dead, One Seriously Injured In Canton Car Crash

    — One person was killed and another suffered serious injuries in a two-car crash on Route 44 Saturday afternoon, police said. One of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene and the other driver was extricated and taken to the hospital, police said. There were no other people in the cars. The...

  • Police Investigating Death Of Stafford Boy

    STAFFORD — State Police say they're investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy in Stafford. Troopers responded to a home in Stafford shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday. It's not clear how the boy died, and detectives are trying to determine whether there was a criminal aspect to his death. State police...

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  • Dan Haar: For Scientists At First Protest, 'This Is Where We Had To Be'

    Dan Haar: For Scientists At First Protest, 'This Is Where We Had To Be'

    NEW HAVEN — Clare Wurm and Mary Harris brought homemade rally signs. They showed up at the March for Science decked out in white lab coats and pink pussycat hats. But they had a look of wonderment, unlike most of the other protesters. That's because Wurm and Harris, veteran science teachers, had...

  • Aaron Hernandez's Funeral Monday In Bristol

    Aaron Hernandez's Funeral Monday In Bristol

    The funeral of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be Monday at a funeral home in his former hometown of Bristol. The private ceremony will be at the O'Brien Funeral Home, on Lincoln Avenue, from 1 to 3 p.m. Burial also will be private. Hernandez's body was taken to the funeral home...

  • UConn Women's Basketball Players Help Surprise Hartford Children With New Bikes

    UConn Women's Basketball Players Help Surprise Hartford Children With New Bikes

    Eight-year-old Emiyah Hardy hopped on her brand new bike and put on her helmet under the watchful eyes of UConn women's basketball players at the Wilson-Gray YMCA and Family Center Saturday afternoon. Forty-five children, most from the Hartford Public School system and some from CREC schools, were...

  • In Hartford, Marchers Seek Respect For Science

    In Hartford, Marchers Seek Respect For Science

    HARTFORD — As the rain fell, marker ink spread across freshly-made posters, sometimes distorting drawings and words. But the more than 1,200 people who showed up with umbrellas and raincoats still held their signs high at a March for Science rally at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza on Saturday. ...

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