Local News

State Police Probe Commercial Burglaries In EllingtonState Police are looking into a pair of burglaries Thursday morning in Ellington they say appear to be related.
Man Charged In 3 'Cold Case' Killings In HartfordA Hartford man has been arrested in connection with three "cold case" killings dating back to 2008.
Contract Extension For Regents HeadThe Board of Regents for Higher Education is extending an employment contract for Mark Ojakian an additional three years as president of the Connecticut State College and University System.
MADD Connecticut: Message Of Safety For HolidaysThe Connecticut chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving today kicked off its annual effort to remind people to avoid getting behind the wheel after drinking at holiday parties.
Driver Convicted In Accident That Fatally Injured TeacherA driver who struck and fatally injured a teacher in a middle school parking lot in Hebron has been acquitted of manslaughter but convicted of other charges.

Crime

State Police Probe Commercial Burglaries In EllingtonState Police are looking into a pair of burglaries Thursday morning in Ellington they say appear to be related.
Man Charged In 3 'Cold Case' Killings In HartfordA Hartford man has been arrested in connection with three "cold case" killings dating back to 2008.
Driver Convicted In Accident That Fatally Injured TeacherA driver who struck and fatally injured a teacher in a middle school parking lot in Hebron has been acquitted of manslaughter but convicted of other charges.
Former Fugitive Stackowitz Dies At 71
Bank Robbery In Vernon Police in Vernon are investigating a bank robbery in town this morning.
Man Pleads Guilty To Trying To Set Connecticut House AblazeAn East Windsor man who authorities say tried to set a Manchester house on fire but failed due to rain has pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree arson.

Politics

State Launches New Election Audit SystemConnecticut has launched a new system that allows cities and towns to electronically audit election results rather than conduct traditional hand counts.
Twitter Users Believe Time Magazine Gave Donald Trump Devil Horns On CoverDid Time magazine give Donald Trump horns on its “Person of the Year” cover?
DDS Gets Earful At Public Hearing On 5-Year PlanDepartment of Developmental Services workers and their clients were among those who packed a public hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Tuesday, as the agency charts its course for the next five years.
Judge's Ruling Adds Millions More To Stadium Project CostA ruling by a Connecticut Superior Court judge has added almost $3 million to the cost of Hartford's minor league baseball stadium development.
Sen. Blumenthal: Cabinet Nominees Should Provide Tax ReturnsConnecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday that president-elect Trump’s cabinet nominees should provide their tax returns to all congressional committees in the upcoming vetting process.
Connecticut Receives Nearly $11.7 Million For Preschool SlotsConnecticut is receiving nearly $11.7 million in federal funds to expand high-quality preschool.

Business

Donors Buy Hartford's Winterfest Another YearA Crowdfunding campaign for Hartford's Winterfest has resulted in $221,000 in donations as of last week.
Travelers Says Property-Related Claims Spike On HalloweenOn Halloween, homeowners have more to worry about than running out of candy for trick-or-treaters.
South Windsor, East Windsor File Proposals To Host Connecticut CasinoEast Windsor and South Windsor have reportedly joined the competition to host Connecticut's third casino, after a tribal gaming company solicited a new round of site proposals in September.
RBS Settles With Connecticut For $120 Million Over Mortgage-Back SecuritiesThe State of Connecticut and RBS Securities Inc. have reportedly reached a record $120 million settlement over the company’s underwriting of residential mortgage-back securities prior to the 2008 Great Recession.
GOP Lawmakers Call For Special Session ExpansionThe session was called for legislative approval of a tentative agreement that would keep Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut, and state Republicans are asking for an expansion of issues covered.
West Hartford Number 15 On 'Best Places To Live' ListWest Hartford, Connecticut has been ranked 15th on Money Magazine's list of the "best places to live." Hamden and Greenwich also made the list's top 50 locations.

Regional News

Engineer On Derailed Train Suing The RailroadClaims Metro North was negligent and careless
Man Who Allegedly Abandoned His Daughter In NYC ArrestedThe girl led police to her Stamford home where her mother was found dead
Yale's Endowment Outperforms Harvard's; Harvard Still RicherYale University's endowment outperformed Harvard's during the latest fiscal year, giving the Connecticut school the latest victory in the longtime rivalry between the Ivy League institutions.
NYC Explosion an "Intentional Act"More than 25 people injured, 1 critically from an explosion in a crowded Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan on Saturday night.
New England Lobster Prices High Heading Into Holiday WeekendMarket analysts say New England lobster prices are at their highest point in more than a decade heading into the Labor Day weekend.
Energy Companies Seek To Build In Connecticut and 2 Neighboring StatesIt is the first time states have joined in a coordinated procurement effort for clean resouces

CBS National News

John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth and U.S. senator, dead at 95; John Glenn in his own wordsJohn Glenn died Thursday at the age of 95; John Glenn once said he never thought of himself as a hero.
Trump goes after union president over Carrier deal criticismDonald Trump set his sights on another critic Thursday, attacking Chuck Jones, a leader of the union representing Carrier workers. Trump made a deal with the company to preserve 800 Indiana manufacturing jobs -- but more than 1,000 jobs are still going to Mexico. Trump also named fast food CEO Andy Puzder as his pick for labor secretary. Dean Reynolds reports.
John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth and U.S. senator, dead at 95John Glenn died Thursday at the age of 95. The American icon was the first person from the U.S. to orbit earth. He also served in the U.S. Senate for 25 years, representing his home state of Ohio. Nancy Cordes reports on how he became a NASA pioneer.
John Glenn in his own wordsJohn Glenn once said he never thought of himself as a hero. Not surprising, as heroes never do. Scott Pelley helps to remember Glenn, who died Thursday at 95.

CBS World News

Ohio Republican lawmakers pass 20-week abortion ban proposal
Viola Desmond, described as Canada's Rosa Parks, memorialized on $10 bill
Remembering John GlennIn 1998, 60 Minutes was there as John Glenn prepared to return to space 36 years after his historic first mission. Glenn died Thursday
Dangerous wintry weather arrives; more on the wayBlinding snowstorms caused major pileups in the Midwest, icy roads as far north as North Dakota and treacherous conditions in upstate New York

CBS News Politics

John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth and U.S. senator, dead at 95; John Glenn in his own wordsJohn Glenn died Thursday at the age of 95; John Glenn once said he never thought of himself as a hero.
Trump goes after union president over Carrier deal criticismDonald Trump set his sights on another critic Thursday, attacking Chuck Jones, a leader of the union representing Carrier workers. Trump made a deal with the company to preserve 800 Indiana manufacturing jobs -- but more than 1,000 jobs are still going to Mexico. Trump also named fast food CEO Andy Puzder as his pick for labor secretary. Dean Reynolds reports.
John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dead at 95John H. Glenn Jr., a decorated combat veteran and test pilot who gained worldwide fame as the first American to orbit the Earth, died at 95 years old
Hillary Clinton warns about the dangers of fake newsClinton, who spoke at a ceremony to pay tribute to retiring Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid, was recently at the center of one fake news story that resulted in real gunfire

CBS Entertainment News

Gigi Hadid on how she deals with body-shaming trollsThe model talked about how she's come to peace with her social media detractors
"Fuller House" gives Christmas greeting on Season 2 eve"Fuller House" returns for a second season on Friday, and to celebrate the big day, the cast is getting into the holiday spirit
Jamie-Lynn Sigler on life with multiple sclerosisActress Jamie-Lynn Sigler talks candidly on how her life changed after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and if she's interested in a Sopranos reunion.
With "La La Land," Damien Chazelle revives the musicalWriter-director Damien Chazelle follows up his Oscar-winning indie hit “Whiplash” with a much more ambitious outing

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