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Judge orders Skakel case evidence preserved

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Stamford - A Connecticut judge ordered prosecutors Wednesday to preserve all evidence as Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel awaits a new trial in his murder case.Stamford Superior Court Judge Gary White made the ruling after Skakel's...

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Connecticut's debt maintains negative rating

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford - A ratings agency has maintained Connecticut's debt rating as negative, saying the state's budget relies on one-time fixes and calling the state's economic recovery "slow and uneven."The analysis by Fitch Ratings released...

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Connecticut woman forgives husband who left son in hot car and the child died

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 1:17 am

New Haven - A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he's an amazing father and she forgives him.

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State averages 14 domestic homicides a year

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Hartford - A new report released Tuesday shows Connecticut averaged about 14 domestic violence-related homicides each year between 2000 and 2012.The Connecticut Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee, which examined the data,...

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Premium Content Foley, Osten get testy over layoffs at Sprague press conference

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 2:40 pm

At times talking over each other, gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and state Sen. Cathy Osten took part in a heated exchange during a press conference Tuesday that Foley had called to highlight what he called Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's...

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Connecticut man cleared in killing seeks compensation

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 8:12 am

A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.

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New Britain mayor calls police after alderman's outburst

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 7:52 am

The head New Britain's Common Council has stepped down after what police say was a drunken confrontation with the mayor in her office.

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Report: Connecticut averages 14 domestic homicides

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 6:27 am

A new report shows Connecticut averaged about 14 domestic violence-related homicides each year between 2000 and 2012.

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Foley targets cities in Malloy rematch

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said Monday he's still crafting his urban agenda for Connecticut's cities, focusing on issues such as high unemployment, a large educational achievement gap and affordable housing needs.

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Court: Prosecutors shouldn't have said 'murder'

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford (AP) - The state Supreme Court on Monday upheld a man's murder conviction despite ruling that prosecutors shouldn't have referred to what he did as a "murder" during the trial or used other language deemed inflammatory.The...

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Small twister touches down in Wolcott

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 12:17 am

Among other things, the storm uprooted trees, knocked down a fence and blew down equipment on the baseball field at Wolcott High School, the weather service reported.

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Westerly's ban prompts battle over shave ice

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 10:30 am

A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents.

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Foley sees more civil GOP campaign than in 2010

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Hartford (AP) - Tom Foley, the endorsed Republican candidate for Connecticut governor, said Sunday he and his GOP rival, Sen. John McKinney, had agreed to run a civil campaign that he said has been followed mostly, but not...

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Middletown woman's art started with mom

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Middletown (AP) - For artist Alexandra Ortiz, her talent for hand-painting glassware was something her mother passed down to her.Ortiz, of Middletown, began making her specialized glassware 15 years ago, perfecting a technique began...

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Connecticut domestic violence report to be issued

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Hartford (AP) - The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence is set to release its annual review of domestic violence fatalities and make recommendations.Since 2008, 188 people in the state have died as the result of intimate...

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Mark Twain House getting $2.2M in upgrades

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Hartford (AP) - The Mark Twain House & Museum in Connecticut has been awarded $2.2 million to improve its energy efficiency and correct water infiltration and drainage issues.Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called the Mark Twain House in...

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State seeks freight rail line upgrade

 July 27, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Trains between NL, Canada could carry more goodsHartford - From the port of New London on Long Island Sound north through Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and into...

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Premium Content State bonds will benefit Norwich schools, other regional projects

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Hartford - The State Bond Commission Friday approved a handful of allocations that will affect southeastern Connecticut's towns and cities. In total, the commission approved $725 million in general obligation, revenue bonds and other...

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Lieutenant governor GOP race gets testy

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Hartford (AP) - In Connecticut's statewide elections, the races for governor or U.S. Senate are typically where the most political punches are thrown.But in this year's contest, the Republican primary for lieutenant governor...

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Mother says voyeurism at state park not isolated

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford (AP)- The recent discovery of a small camera hidden inside a bathhouse at Hammonasset State Beach in Madison is not an isolated incident of voyeurism, an East Hartford mother who was the victim of a similar incident at the same...

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TicketNetwork, state reach legal settlement

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford (AP) - Online ticket exchange TicketNetwork Inc. and three other companies have settled a legal dispute that should make it easier for consumers to know they are buying tickets on the secondary market, not directly from events,...

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Premium Content Bond Commission funds will boost several local projects

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 12:18 am

The State Bond Commission approved Friday at least seven bond allocations that will directly affect southeastern Connecticut’s towns and cities.

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Premium Content Malloy calls for local hearing on proposed changes in federal recognition of Indian tribes

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 12:15 am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has written to the U.S. secretary of the interior to complain about the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ failure to schedule a public hearing in Connecticut on proposed changes in the federal-recognition process for Indian...

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Mother says voyeurism at state park not isolated

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 3:33 pm

The recent discovery of a small camera hidden inside a bathhouse at Hammonasset State Beach in Madison is not an isolated incident of voyeurism, said an East Hartford mother who was the victim of a similar incident at the same park three years ago.

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Premium Content Foley: McKinney should leave governor's race, endorse him

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 11:09 am

Gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said he appreciates the endorsements from former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and expects state Sen. John McKinney of Fairfield, a fellow Republican also running for governor, to follow...

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