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Hearing Planned For Assisted Suicide Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut lawmakers are revisiting legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe medication to help terminally ill patients to end their lives. The General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee was scheduled to hold a […]

03/14/2015

Gordon W. Tasker Admissions Building. Photo from UConn web site.

UConn Foundation To Take Over Alumni Association Functions

The UConn Foundation Board of Directors has voted to take over the UConn Alumni Association.

03/13/2015

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Judidiary Committee Considers ‘Second Chance’ Measures

By SUSAN HAIGH,  Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to give nonviolent criminal offenders more opportunities to reintegrate into society received mostly positive reviews Friday from state legislators, who are […]

03/13/2015

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Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Mailing Threats To Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Florida man has pleaded guilty to mailing threatening letters to people in Connecticut including the governor and two federal judges. Federal prosecutors say the handwritten letters sent by 35-year-old Garrett […]

03/13/2015

Aerials from Governor Malloy's tour of damage from Hurricane Sandy (Courtesy Connecticut National Guard)

FEMA To Give Review Opportunity To Superstorm Sandy Victims

By MICHAEL CATALINI,  Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) _ Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to provide Superstorm Sandy victims who think their insurance claims were not fairly paid out a chance for a […]

03/12/2015

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IRS Says Phone Scam This Year Is Largest Ever

Police in a number of Connecticut communities report receiving calls from residents of their towns who have received calls purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service in what the agency says is the largest scam of its kind in the history of the IRS.

03/12/2015

File photo of gambling at a casino. (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Schaghticoke Chief Wants Gambling Hall

Schaghticoke Indian Tribe says it may pursue a gambling hall on its small, nearly empty reservation alongside the
Appalachian Trail.

03/12/2015

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Male Crew Members Accused Of Videotaping Female Officers In Submarine Dressing Area

Navy prosecutors are scheduled to present evidence against 12 male sailors accused of illegally making videos of female officers aboard a nuclear submarine that was among the first to allow American women to serve alongside men.

03/12/2015

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High Tech Way To Report Potholes

In West Hartford, the town is going high-tech to allow residents to report pothole and other road issues.

03/11/2015