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Norwich man who threatened infant with rock captured

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Norwich man who threatened infant with rock captured

- NORWICH — A man police say threatened an infant with a large rock while robbing a Norwich convenience store in January has been arrested. Police say 28-year-old Kevin Mason was returned to Connecticut on Tuesday following his extradition from Wisconsin. He was held on $35,000 bond pending a Wednesday court appearance on charges including second-degree robbery and risk of injury to a minor
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U.S. soldier killed, others wounded fighting Islamic State in Afghanistan

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U.S. soldier killed, others wounded fighting Islamic State in Afghanistan

- An American service member was killed Wednesday, and an unspecific number were wounded, while battling Islamic State loyalists in eastern Afghanistan. Members of the Afghan army also sustained casualties in what the U.S. military characterized as a partnered operation. Officials in Kabul have said little else about the engagement, releasing only a brief statement indicating the wounded were evacuated for medical treatment, the families of those involved were being notified, and the mission was aimed at "further reducing" the Islamic State's regional presence
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Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers' Access To Classroom Keys

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Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers' Access To Classroom Keys

- Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in their Sandy Hook Elementary School classrooms are asking a judge for access to state police evidence to determine whether a substitute teacher, also killed during the massacre, had access to a key that could have locked her classroom door. Newtown schools officials and teachers who were in the Newtown school on Dec
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Radio Show Host Grants Hundreds Of Christmas Wishes Each Year

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Radio Show Host Grants Hundreds Of Christmas Wishes Each Year

- It was 2007, the recession was mounting, and Mike Stacy's prizes were drying up. "2007 was terrible. People were picking up their prizes because they needed them," Stacy recalled. "I had no prizes, no funding, no nothing." And then a man who would later become Stacy's friend and co-director called into the station, furious over losing a charity auction for a pair of Michael Buble tickets — his wife's favorite
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Van hits a crowd of people in Barcelona, Spain, causing several injuries

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Van hits a crowd of people in Barcelona, Spain, causing several injuries

- BARCELONA — A van has plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, causing several injuries, local police say. The incident took place near the popular tourist area of Las Ramblas, which has been sealed off, according to a Catalan police spokesman. Police believe several people have been injured. They were unable to give a motive for the incident.
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State police need help in identifying a Good Samaritan

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State police need help in identifying a Good Samaritan

- MIDDLETOWN — State Police are trying to find a Good Samaritan, and they need your help to do it. They say the person was one of two who stopped to help remove a driver from a car following an accident/fire on Route 9 back on July 16th. The incident happened just after 9 p.m. on Route 9 southbound in the area of exit 12
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Eclipse historically brings doomsday omens for some

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Eclipse historically brings doomsday omens for some

- Related Coverage (ABC News) — The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21st. means nothing more than an extremely rare occurrence of the moon casting a shadow on Earth. But for decades, scientists say, people believed a total solar eclipse means doom. “It wasn’t just a threat on the sun or the moon though, it was a threat on the whole universe,” stated Dr
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Tags: Astronomy |  Solar System |  Moon | 
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Portland Commissioner Nick Fish announces he has cancer, will undergo chemotherapy

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Portland Commissioner Nick Fish announces he has cancer, will undergo chemotherapy

- PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish announced he has been diagnosed with cancer. In a letter posted on the city website, Fish said he was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the abdomen, or stomach cancer. He says he plans to undergo chemotherapy at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Fish says he will continue serving on city council. "This is the biggest challenge I have ever faced
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Search continues for escaped inmate last seen in Portland

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Search continues for escaped inmate last seen in Portland

- PORTLAND, Ore. – Police are looking for a second inmate who escaped from a fire crew in central Washington Tuesday morning. The other escaped inmate, Tyray Munter, 30, was captured on Southeast 82nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard Wednesday. Now, officers are asking the public to be vigilant while searching for Petrovskiy. Officers believe the two men stole a Jeep and drove to Portland
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Van Mounts Sidewalk, Hits People in Barcelona: Police

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Van Mounts Sidewalk, Hits People in Barcelona: Police

- Police in Barcelona say a white van has mounted a sidewalk and struck several people in the city's Las Ramblas district, an area popular with tourists. There are multiple injuries, police said, but have not yet said whether the incident was intentional or accidental. A Twitter account belonging to the Catalonian Interior Department said in English, "IMPORTANT: incident in Plaça Catalunya #Barcelona
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Fairfield Little League Stars In Action Today; Game 1 Vs. New Jersey At 3 p. m

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Fairfield Little League Stars In Action Today; Game 1 Vs. New Jersey At 3 p. m

- As they rode here together on a charter bus from Bristol Sunday, the young ballplayers from Fairfield American Little League and Holbrook Little League of Jackson, N.J. — opponents today (3 p.m., ESPN) in the first game in the U.S. bracket at the Little League World Series — hardly acted like future rivals. "It probably took an hour into it, maybe 45 minutes into the ride and I turn around and there's a football being thrown between New Jersey and Connecticut," Fairfield American manager Mike Randazzo said Wednesday night
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New Milford Father Loses Battle To Avoid Deportation

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New Milford Father Loses Battle To Avoid Deportation

- The New Milford father whose immigration case drew national media coverage has been deported, his family said. Joel Colindrés, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala with two young children, was denied an emergency stay and was scheduled to leave the country Thursday. “We lost the fight… for now,” his wife, Samantha, wrote on the Save Joel Colindrés Facebook page. “We have exhausted all legal routes in this battle and Joel must deport the country
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Partnership Pledges More Help For Hartford Community Schools

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Partnership Pledges More Help For Hartford Community Schools

- In a time of uncertainty, leaders in Hartford public schools, nonprofit agencies and the philanthropic sector say they are committed to the city’s “community school” strategy that has been cited as a national model. On Wednesday, members of the Hartford Partnership for Student Success, a coalition that includes public and private partners, signed another yearlong agreement to continue the decade-old “wraparound” help that has turned a half-dozen city schools into neighborhood hubs with health services, after-school programs, clothing banks and holiday dinners
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Arrest made in death of woman killed in Greenwich tractor trailer crash

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Arrest made in death of woman killed in Greenwich tractor trailer crash

- GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH)– A New Jersey tractor trailer driver was arrested Wednesday in the death of a woman who was killed in a Greenwich crash last December. Police say Jeffrey Bodnar turned himself into Greenwich Police after being involved in a fatal crash on December 16th. Christina Ann Vomoca, 38, of Stamford, was killed after a tractor trailer, driven by Bodnar, failed to stop at a red light at the bottom of a I-95 exit ramp
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Man charged with shooting 13-year-old boy held on $1M bond

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Man charged with shooting 13-year-old boy held on $1M bond

- NEW HAVEN — A man charged with shooting and injuring a 13-year-old boy has had his request for a form of probation that could lead to dismissal of the charges denied. The New Haven Register reports that a judge told 21-year-old Charles Worthington Tuesday that because of the seriousness of the allegations, he is not eligible for accelerated rehabilitation. Not guilty pleas to charges including first-degree assault were entered on Worthington’s behalf
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Father of Bridgeport teen killed by police files intent-to-sue notice

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Father of Bridgeport teen killed by police files intent-to-sue notice

- BRIDGEPORT — The father of a 15-year-old boy killed by a police officer has filed a legal notice saying he intends to sue the city of Bridgeport over his son’s death. The Connecticut Post reported Wednesday that lawyers for Juan Negron have filed the required notice with the city. Police Chief Armando Perez has said rookie officer James Boulay opened fire May 9 when he was nearly run over by a stolen car driven by Jayson Negron
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  • Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers' Access To Classroom Keys
    Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers' Access To Classroom Keys

    , courant.com

    Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in their Sandy Hook Elementary School classrooms are asking a judge for access to state police evidence to determine whether a substitute teacher, also killed during the massacre, had access to a key that could have locked her classroom door. Newtown schools officials and teachers who were in the Newtown school on Dec
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Politics & Government

  • Trump announces end to manufacturing council amid resignations
    Trump announces end to manufacturing council amid resignations

    , wtnh.com

    (ABC) — After several business leaders announced their resignations from the White House‘s American Manufacturing Council in recent days, President Donald Trump announced he was ending the panel Wednesday, along with the separate Strategic and Policy Forum. “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both,” wrote Trump on Twitter
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Business

  • Trump announces end to manufacturing council amid resignations
    Trump announces end to manufacturing council amid resignations

    , wtnh.com

    (ABC) — After several business leaders announced their resignations from the White House‘s American Manufacturing Council in recent days, President Donald Trump announced he was ending the panel Wednesday, along with the separate Strategic and Policy Forum. “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both,” wrote Trump on Twitter
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Technology

  • UPS is training drivers with virtual reality
    UPS is training drivers with virtual reality

    , wtnh.com

    (CNN) — New UPS drivers will have to prove themselves in virtual reality before they can get behind the wheel of one of the company’s 10,000-pound trucks. The delivery company announced Tuesday that it will add virtual reality tests to its driver training program starting next month. UPS expects virtual reality will make its drivers safer and smarter. “It’s a game-changer for training
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Health

  • Abandoned dogs found in a bag in North Haven are getting medical care
    Abandoned dogs found in a bag in North Haven are getting medical care

    , wtnh.com

    “You can see they have marked hair loss,” said Dr. Joseph Janicki, a veterinarian at the medical center. “They both came in with severe flea infestations.” Dr. Joseph Janicki, who performed the examinations, says the dogs were in bad shape, partly, because of neglect from whoever owned them. “I would say they were neglected,” he said. “They weren’t really taken very good care of…
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Family & Parenting

  • Family Dogs Save Grandkids From Venomous Snake
    Family Dogs Save Grandkids From Venomous Snake

    , nbcconnecticut.com

    When a venomous snake slithered into a yard where two young children were playing in Southwest Florida, a pair of four-legged good Samaritans came to the rescue. Melissa Butt's grandchildren, 4-year-old Zayden and 1-year-old Mallory, were playing in the yard of her Hillsborough County home when her dogs spotted a copperhead snake just inches away from the children. Slayer and Paco jumped in and began barking at the venomous creature
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Society & Culture

Entertainment & Arts

  • Farmington Valley Libraries, Children's Museum Among Locations To View Solar Eclipse
    Farmington Valley Libraries, Children's Museum Among Locations To View Solar Eclipse

    , courant.com

    The Farmington Library, the Simsbury Public Library, and the Children's Museum, in West Hartford, are among the places the public can safely view the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. At the Farmington Library, an event will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Leah Farrell, the library's community services coordinator, said the peak of the eclipse is expected to be around 2:30 p
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Education

  • Partnership Pledges More Help For Hartford Community Schools
    Partnership Pledges More Help For Hartford Community Schools

    , courant.com

    In a time of uncertainty, leaders in Hartford public schools, nonprofit agencies and the philanthropic sector say they are committed to the city’s “community school” strategy that has been cited as a national model. On Wednesday, members of the Hartford Partnership for Student Success, a coalition that includes public and private partners, signed another yearlong agreement to continue the decade-old “wraparound” help that has turned a half-dozen city schools into neighborhood hubs with health services, after-school programs, clothing banks and holiday dinners
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Farming

  • Video shows angry customers trash Florida Chick-fil-A over chicken nuggets
    Video shows angry customers trash Florida Chick-fil-A over chicken nuggets

    , fox61.com

    WARNING: Some of the footage contains explicit language. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A group of angry customers trashed a Chick-fil-A after a disagreement over chicken nuggets, WJXT reports. The incident happened Monday evening at a Jacksonville, Florida restaurant. Allison Music walked into the restaurant and noticed two males arguing with employees. "The teenage boy was arguing with them about his chicken nuggets and getting his refund back
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Travel & Recreation

  • Pop-up Cheetos restaurant opens in New York City with more than 1,000 people on wait list
    Pop-up Cheetos restaurant opens in New York City with more than 1,000 people on wait list

    , fox61.com

    NEW YORK CITY - A big, bold, flavorful culinary concept is coming to life in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. The grilled cheeses are buttered up and the tables are all set for a 3-day only Cheetos-inspired pop-up restaurant with a menu created by Food Network’s Anne Burrell. "The playing and creating of the menu and tasting and then just eating Cheetos was really a blast," Burrell said
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Science & Nature

  • Eclipse historically brings doomsday omens for some
    Eclipse historically brings doomsday omens for some

    , wtnh.com

    Related Coverage (ABC News) — The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21st. means nothing more than an extremely rare occurrence of the moon casting a shadow on Earth. But for decades, scientists say, people believed a total solar eclipse means doom. “It wasn’t just a threat on the sun or the moon though, it was a threat on the whole universe,” stated Dr
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Life & Style

  • UPS is training drivers with virtual reality
    UPS is training drivers with virtual reality

    , wtnh.com

    (CNN) — New UPS drivers will have to prove themselves in virtual reality before they can get behind the wheel of one of the company’s 10,000-pound trucks. The delivery company announced Tuesday that it will add virtual reality tests to its driver training program starting next month. UPS expects virtual reality will make its drivers safer and smarter. “It’s a game-changer for training
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Media & Information

  • Greenwich native to serve as interim White House communications director
    Greenwich native to serve as interim White House communications director

    , fox61.com

    A White House official says President Donald Trump’s longtime aide will serve temporarily as White House communications director. The aide, Hope Hicks, a Greenwich native, will work with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to help set White House messaging strategy. Word of Hicks’ new role comes as the White House struggles to weather the fallout after Trump again blamed “both sides” for weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators
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Motoring

  • Beware at the pump: Black-market fuel schemes use stolen credit card info to make millions
    Beware at the pump: Black-market fuel schemes use stolen credit card info to make millions

    , courant.com

    A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside pickup trucks and vans. Stealing fuel can be less risky than selling drugs or other illegal endeavors, and criminals can make $1,000 or more a day re-selling the stolen fuel at construction sites and unscrupulous gas stations, or to truckers looking to cut costs, investigators and industry experts say
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