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  • Man helping turtle is attacked by dog

    Man helping turtle is attacked by dog

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:11:44 GMT
    A Hamden man has been mauled by a dog while trying to help a turtle cross a local road.
    A Hamden man has been mauled by a dog while trying to help a turtle cross a local road.
  • Conn. woman arrested on I-684 on drug charges

    Conn. woman arrested on I-684 on drug charges

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:35:02 GMT
    New York State police say a passenger in a car pulled over for speeding was found to be carrying 85 pills of the painkiller Oxycodone. After stopping the car on Interstate 684, police say a search revealed the passenger, Johannie Cruz of Waterbury, Connecticut, had marijuana and painkillers on her.
    New York State police say a passenger in a car pulled over for speeding was found to be carrying 85 pills of the painkiller Oxycodone. After stopping the car on Interstate 684, police say a search revealed the passenger, Johannie Cruz of Waterbury, Connecticut, had marijuana and painkillers on her.
  • 4 arrested after New York churches are burglarized

    4 arrested after New York churches are burglarized

    State police say they've arrested four people in connection with a rash of burglaries at churches in two rural western New York counties.
    Troopers and the sheriff's offices in neighboring Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties received reports of at least eight burglaries starting late last week. Police say the items stolen included cash, two safes and musical equipment. Most of the stolen items have been recovered.
    State police say they've arrested four people in connection with a rash of burglaries at churches in two rural western New York counties.
    Troopers and the sheriff's offices in neighboring Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties received reports of at least eight burglaries starting late last week. Police say the items stolen included cash, two safes and musical equipment. Most of the stolen items have been recovered.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Eagle: 'America's Tall Ship'

    Coast Guard Cutter Eagle: 'America's Tall Ship'

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:22:04 GMT
    The boatswain's pipe aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle rendered honors, Friday, not for Fox 5 but for some more dignified individual who'd just climbed aboard one of the very few active square riggers still in U.S. government service. Riveted together in Hamburg, Germany, for the German Navy, the Eagle earned its American citizenship when the United States seized it after World War II.
    The boatswain's pipe aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle rendered honors, Friday, not for Fox 5 but for some more dignified individual who'd just climbed aboard one of the very few active square riggers still in U.S. government service. Riveted together in Hamburg, Germany, for the German Navy, the Eagle earned its American citizenship when the United States seized it after World War II.
  • Problem affects 5,000 vaccine doses in Connecticut

    Problem affects 5,000 vaccine doses in Connecticut

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:03:24 GMT
    A Connecticut medical practice says a storage problem may have reduced the effectiveness of 5,000 doses of vaccines that were given to more than 3,800 patients in the state since last year and those people may have to get revaccinated.
    A Connecticut medical practice says a storage problem may have reduced the effectiveness of 5,000 doses of vaccines that were given to more than 3,800 patients in the state since last year and those people may have to get revaccinated.
  • Teacher accused of using grade threat for sex

    Teacher accused of using grade threat for sex

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:54:42 GMT
    A Stamford High School English teacher is accused of threatening to fail a student if he broke off their sexual relationship. Danielle Watkins of Norwalk turned herself in to police. She is charged with sexual assault, sale of marijuana and risk of injury to a minor. Police say the 18-year-old student came to them in June and described how the 32-year-old teacher had provided him with drugs and sex since last September.
    A Stamford High School English teacher is accused of threatening to fail a student if he broke off their sexual relationship. Danielle Watkins of Norwalk turned herself in to police. She is charged with sexual assault, sale of marijuana and risk of injury to a minor. Police say the 18-year-old student came to them in June and described how the 32-year-old teacher had provided him with drugs and sex since last September.
  • Connecticut man missing 6 years found on LI

    Connecticut man missing 6 years found on LI

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:51:03 GMT
    A Connecticut man reported missing six years ago has been reunited with his family after a police officer found him wandering on Long Island's East End. Police said Thursday that the officer bought Euripides Cruz lunch after finding him in Southampton on July 10. They say then, acting "on a hunch," the officer searched his name on the Internet. He found Cruz was reported missing from Waterbury, Connecticut, July 8, 2008.
    A Connecticut man reported missing six years ago has been reunited with his family after a police officer found him wandering on Long Island's East End. Police said Thursday that the officer bought Euripides Cruz lunch after finding him in Southampton on July 10. They say then, acting "on a hunch," the officer searched his name on the Internet. He found Cruz was reported missing from Waterbury, Connecticut, July 8, 2008.
  • Ruling sparks debate on retroactive gay rights

    Ruling sparks debate on retroactive gay rights

    Gay rights advocates are calling a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling a step forward for same-sex couples seeking rights and benefits for which they weren't legally entitled before state laws allowed them to marry.
    Gay rights advocates are calling a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling a step forward for same-sex couples seeking rights and benefits for which they weren't legally entitled before state laws allowed them to marry.
  • Connecticut rejects request to house illegal children

    Connecticut rejects request to house illegal children

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-07-16 10:32:04 GMT
    Connecticut officials have rejected a federal request to temporarily house up to 2,000 immigrant children from Central America at a mostly-vacant facility built for developmentally disabled adults.
    Connecticut officials have rejected a federal request to temporarily house up to 2,000 immigrant children from Central America at a mostly-vacant facility built for developmentally disabled adults.
  • Powerful storm hit tristate region

    Powerful storm hit tristate region

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-07-16 04:50:17 GMT
    Powerful thunderstorms prompted the National Weather Service to issue several weather alerts for the New York City metropolitan area in effect through Wednesday morning. Many counties are under a Flash Flood Watch through 6 a.m. July 16. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms moved across the area ahead of a cold front.
    Powerful thunderstorms prompted the National Weather Service to issue several weather alerts for the New York City metropolitan area in effect through Wednesday morning. Many counties are under a Flash Flood Watch through 6 a.m. July 16. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms moved across the area ahead of a cold front.
  • Wagering, revenue continue tumble at Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods

    Wagering, revenue continue tumble at Conn. casinos

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:06:29 GMT
    Connecticut's two Indian casinos have again reported monthly drops in slot machine betting and revenue. The Mohegan Sun said Tuesday that total slot machine bets in June totaled $574.9 million, down 10 percent from June 2013. Foxwoods Resort Casino reported total wagering of $479.1 million in June, down 5 percent from the same month last year.
    Connecticut's two Indian casinos have again reported monthly drops in slot machine betting and revenue. The Mohegan Sun said Tuesday that total slot machine bets in June totaled $574.9 million, down 10 percent from June 2013. Foxwoods Resort Casino reported total wagering of $479.1 million in June, down 5 percent from the same month last year.
  • Woman faces charges for theft of son's ashes

    Woman faces charges for theft of son's ashes

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:58:41 GMT
    Police say a Bridgeport woman has been arrested at the Mohegan Sun casino carrying the ashes of her dead son.
    Police say a woman arrested at the Mohegan Sun casino was taken into custody by Bridgeport authorities who said she was wanted for the theft of her son's ashes.
  • Thunderstorms hit New York, New Jersey

    Thunderstorms hit New York, New Jersey

    Friday, July 4 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-07-04 09:58:34 GMT
    The National Weather Service issued several weather alerts -- including Flood Watches and Warnings and Severe Thunderstorms Warnings -- for a second day in a row for the New York and New Jersey area because of powerful storms.  The Flash Flood Watch remained in effect for certain counties until Friday, July 4, at noon.
    The National Weather Service issued several weather alerts -- including Flood Watches and Warnings and Severe Thunderstorms Warnings -- for a second day in a row for the New York and New Jersey area because of powerful storms.  The Flash Flood Watch remained in effect for certain counties until Friday, July 4, at noon.

  • The Big Idea

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-06-24 02:24:11 GMT
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
  • Raw sewage spills into Naugatuck River in Seymour

    Raw sewage spills into Naugatuck River in Seymour

    Friday, December 27 2013 7:21 AM EST2013-12-27 12:21:16 GMT
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    Thousands of gallons of raw sewage have spilled into the Naugatuck River after a siphon carrying the wastewater ruptured on the river's edge in Seymour.
    Thousands of gallons of raw sewage have spilled into the Naugatuck River after a siphon carrying the wastewater ruptured on the river's edge in Seymour.
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