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STRATFORD, CT - DECEMBER 19: A mourner displays a program for the funeral of slain teacher Victoria Soto, 27, at the Lordship Community Church on December 19, 2012 in Stratford, Connecticut. The first grade teacher died while reportedly trying to protect her students during last Friday's shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

New Connecticut School Named For Teacher Killed at Newtown

Her hometown has named a new school in honor of a teacher killed in the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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Traffic Stop Nets Stolen Gun, Arrest

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A motor vehicle stop nets Hartford police a stolen handgun and a man now charged in a slew of offenses. Around 6 o’clock Friday evening, police pulled over a 1997 Lexus […]

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Home Invasion In Manchester

(Manchester, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Manchester police are investigating an early morning home invasion. It happened a little after 2 a.m. at an apartment in a complex on West Middle Turnpike in town. Officers say a […]

08/29/2015

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Hot Air Balloons Fill Air In Plainville

(Plainville, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Today and tomorrow, the skys over Plainville will be filled with hot air balloons. It’s the annual Plainville Fire Company hot air balloon festival taking place at Norton Park in town. […]

08/29/2015

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Former Subway Executive Weighs In On Jared Fogle

 NEW YORK (AP) _ A former executive who was in charge of Subway’s advertising says he wasn’t aware of Jared Fogle’s criminal sexual conduct with minors. Jeff Moody, who was CEO of the Subway Franchisee […]

08/28/2015

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Shelton Police Seek Assistance In Hit And Run Investigation

(SHELTON,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  –  The Shelton Police  Department Traffic Division is seeking help from the public  in identifying the owner  of a black  vehicle  which struck a bicyclist at Howe Avenue and Bridge Street about 10 […]

08/28/2015

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Bear Encounter Prompts Hiking Trail Closure

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut environmental officials say they closed hiking trails at a Burlington wildlife area after a hiker reported that a bear approached her. Dennis Schain, spokesman for the Department of Energy and […]

08/28/2015

South Windsor

South Windsor Church Fire Was Arson

A fire earlier this month at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in South Windsor was intentionally set.

08/28/2015

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First Scores From New Standardized Tests Show Mixed Results

The first round of results from Connecticut’s new standardized exams show more students than expected are excelling at English language arts, but math skills remain a challenge, according to scores released Friday.

08/28/2015

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7 Years For Hartford Man In Drunk Driving Death

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Hartford man who was driving drunk and hit and killed man in March faces seven years in prison. The Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/1MSCtcX) reports that Luis Acosta on Thursday was found […]

08/28/2015

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Cara. Danica Patrick Place Setting, from the series Shared Dining, by Women of York, 2015. Courtesy of Susan Meiselas/Three Guineas Fund Project. Photo: © Susan Meiselas

Museum Shows Art By Women Incarcerated In Niantic

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Museum is presenting works of art created by incarcerated women.

The exhibition is called “Shared Dining.” It’s inspired by Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party,” a permanent installation at the museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Herstory Gallery.

“Shared Dining” runs through Sept. 13.

It’s the work of 10 women serving time at the maximum-security York Correctional Institution in Niantic, Connecticut.

Each created a painted dinner plate complete with chalice and cloth runner — made with materials allowed in prison.

They substituted Styrofoam cups and paper napkins for Chicago’s ceramic gold chalices and cloth napkins. Each work honors a historical or contemporary woman, including Mala Yousafzai and Princess Diana.

Audio recordings of the women’s stories round out the installation.

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