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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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Patients Relocated After St. Francis Hospital Fire

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Officials say a fire in the emergency room of St. Francis Hospital has forced the relocation of 30 patients to other parts of the facility. The fire Thursday night has caused […]

08/27/2015

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Bank Robbery Suspect Sought

(WESTBROOK,Conn./CBS Connecticut) –  State Police are seeking the man who robbed the Citizens Bank  at 1187 Boston Post Road in Westbrook  at about 3:15  Thursday afternoon. The suspect implied he had a weapon, but none […]

08/27/2015

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Ex-GOP House Staffer Imprisoned 1 Year For Mail Fraud

The former chief of staff to the Connecticut House Republicans has been sentenced to a year in prison for taking more than $100,000 in payments from a political campaign direct mail company to which he steered business.

08/27/2015

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Feds: Connecticut Ended Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

The federal government has declared Connecticut the first state in the country to end chronic homelessness among veterans, officials announced Thursday.

08/27/2015

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Algae Closes Swimming Areas

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has closed two swimming areas in Connecticut. DEEP says Indian Well State Park in Shelton and Kettletown State Park in Southbury are off […]

08/27/2015

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Fire Burns Gas Station Pumps, Two Cars In East Hartford

A fire is burning at the pumps at a gas station on Main Street in East Hartford right now.

08/27/2015

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Largest Freshman Class At UConn

STORRS, Conn. (AP) – The University of Connecticut says its largest-ever freshman class is about to start the fall semester. About 5,200 freshmen are entering UConn. Members of the freshman class will begin moving into […]

08/27/2015

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Babysitter Pleads Guilty In Toddler’s Death

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A New Haven baby sitter charged in the death of a 19-month-old boy has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter. New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/1IiQ3Af ) 29-year-old Kinjal Patel pleaded […]

08/27/2015

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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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