Bill offered by Waterford lawmaker attempts to deal with 'spite fences'

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that attempts to ensure local zoning officials have the power to take action when good fences donít make good neighbors.

Volunteers brave winter weather for annual count of bald eagles

Dozens of volunteers across Connecticut braved freezing temperatures to conduct the annual mid-winter bald eagle survey earlier this month.

Connecticut officials tout reduction in school arrests

Connecticut government officials and educators are crediting a variety of efforts for a significant decrease in arrests at schools across the state over the past several years.

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Connecticut sees population decline for first time since 2008

Connecticut's population decreased slightly from July 2013 to July 2014 as about 26,000 more people moved out than moved in, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The overall population dropped 2,664 people during that period.

Connecticut governor announces $31.5M in budget cuts

Cuts announced Friday afternoon follow $54.6 million in cuts ordered by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in November to address a projected deficit of more than $120 million.

State lawmaker seeks to ban homeowner insurance link to dogs

Hartford (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to make it illegal for insurance companies to inquire about or discriminate against a breed of dog when issuing a homeowners insurance policy in Connecticut.

Gun maker gets Newtown lawsuit moved to federal court

Hartford (AP) — Gun maker Remington has moved a lawsuit filed against it by families of those shot in the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, where at least one expert says it has less chance of succeeding.

Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Courtney still at work to set the abolition vote record straight

U.S. Rep. Courtney will release an online guide to Connecticut's vote on abolition.

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Fugitive wanted in NYC fatal stabbing arrested at Foxwoods Resort Casino

On Friday, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police arrested Arturo Lopez-Valle, a fugitive wanted for murder in New York City, in the bus lobby at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

EMTs learning to use Narcan as state heroin overdoses increase

Hundreds of emergency medical technicians from fire and ambulance services across eastern Connecticut are now being trained in the use of Narcan, a drug designed to pull people from the brink of death from a heroin or other opioid overdose.

Police: Norwich man charged with assault for spitting in faces of officers

A man spat in the faces of two police officers Friday morning while being arrested, adding two counts of assault on a police officer to his charges.

Worker killed in accident at Middletown steel factory

A worker has died in an accident at a steel processing plant in Middletown.

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'The chocolate-covered bacon is delicious'

Mini chocolate tacos, chocolate chicken chowder and chocolate dipped dates were just a few of the offerings on hand at the Art of Chocolate event at Mystic Marriott Sunday.

Bill would let municipalities charge hotel tax

State Rep. John Scott, R-40th District, has introduced a bill that would allow municipalities to charge their own hotel and restaurant tax.

Stonington's Tuesday night school forum postponed

Residents will likely have to wait until Thursday to find out the cost of the various options to upgrade the town’s three aging elementary schools.

Montville eyes new school buses

The school system is looking to begin to replace its fleet of school buses using a combination of grants and local funding, according to Superintendent Brian Levesque.