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Exiting New Haven Mayor Lines Up Yale Teaching Job

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. has lined up a couple of new jobs when he leaves City Hall after 20 years. DeStefano will be executive director at Start Community […]


Former cross, Holy Land, Waterbury (WTIC file photo)

Waterbury Restores Hillside Cross

Three days before Christmas, Waterbury has restored a giant cross that has been a symbol of the city for nearly 60 years.


Post office file photo (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Sunday Parcel Pickup Available At Some Post Office Branches

Three dozen post offices around Connecticut and another six in western Massachusetts will be open this Sunday, December 22, for limited service, for parcel pickup.


Police stand with grieving residents following a shooting December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. At least 26 people, including 20 young children, were killed when a gunman assaulted the school and another body was found dead at a second linked crime scene, police said.  Police spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vance told reporters that the attacker killed 20 children and six adults, including someone that he lived with, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  The gunman also died at the scene, and a 28th body was found elsewhere.
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Newtown Officer Suffering PTSD Won’t Be Terminated

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ Town officials have decided not to fire a police officer who hasn’t returned to work since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School because of post-traumatic stress disorder. Thomas Bean, 38, […]


File photo of cannabis plants. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Simsbury Approves Pot Production Facility

Simsbury is one step closer to getting a medical marijuana production facility after the zoning commission approved a plan by Greenwich-based Curaleaf Monday night in a 4-2 vote. There was a short public hearing prior […]


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Details Released On Norwich Rec. Director Firing

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) _ Norwich officials say they fired the city’s recreation director over allegations he made personal use of city equipment, allowed drinking of beer at adult softball games on city property and invited […]


Relatives of Sandy Hook shooting victims comfort each other at a press conference. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Newtown Leaders, Victims’ Families Seek Privacy, Acts Of Kindness To Mark Shooting Anniversary

Families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School say they will be lighting candles in the victims’ memory the night before the shooting’s anniversary.


Eddie Perez (Michael McAndrews/AP Photo/Pool)

Former Mayor Wins New Trial

The state Appellate Court has ordered two new trials for former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez.



New Election Ordered In New Britain After Ballot Mix-up

A Hartford Superior Court judge has ordered a new election in New Britain to correct an Election Day ballot mix-up.



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