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Human Skulls, Books On Satan, Witchcraft Found At Transfer Station — STAMFORD - Two human skulls and books on Satan and witchcraft were discovered Thursday afternoon at Stamford's refuse transfer station. Police said the state medical examiner determined that the skulls are human. "We've got some homework to do to find out where they came from and how they got to Stamford," said Lt.

N.Y. Man Found Guilty Of All Counts In East Hartford Triple Homicide Case — HARTFORD -- A jury found Horvil "Trix" Lebrick of New York guilty of all counts Friday, including felony murder, in the death of Shawnalee Hudson in 2010 during a botched robbery that killed three. Lebrick, 35, of Brooklyn, was convicted of felony murder, criminal attempt to commit first-degree robbery and accessory to first-degree assault, home invasion and first-degree burglary in Superior Court.
Oct 31, 2014

A jury found a N.Y. man guilty of all charges in an East Hartford triple homicide case.… Here's the full story.

'Fall Back' Doesn't Mean An Extra Hour Of Drinking This Weekend, State Says — When Connecticut "falls back" an hour this Sunday at 2 a.m. for the end of daylight saving time that doesn't mean bar and restaurant patrons will get to enjoy an extra hour of drinking, the commissioner of the state's Department of Consumer Protection reminded residents in a release.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @FunWithCarbsLG: CT Dept. of Consumer Protection: "Fall back" doesn't mean an extra hour of alcohol sales/consumption Sunday…

Oct 31, 2014

CT Dept. of Consumer Protection: "Fall back" doesn't mean an extra hour of alcohol sales/consumption Sunday…

Officials On Notice After Talk Of Halloween Havoc In Windsor — WINDSOR - School officials notified parents and police have talked to possible participants warning against Halloween mischief. Officials say they are responding to talk of plans to wreak havoc around the center of town, including shooting at property and trick or treaters with paintball and air soft guns.

'Vote shaming' mailing ploy is disgraceful. — Have the state's major political parties become the Thought Police? Connecticut voters might well assume they are under Orwellian surveillance after the "vote-shaming" letters many have received in the last few days. The Democratic Party has sent some voters a "report card" telling them how often they have voted in recent elections.

Five Things To Know This Morning — Johnsonville, the long abandoned village in East Haddam once envisioned as a tourist attraction, may be headed for a new life after its owners accepted a high bid of $1.9 million for the property Thursday in an online auction.
Oct 31, 2014

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SCSU Students On Alert After Two Armed Robberies On Campus — Southern Connecticut State University students are being urged to take caution after two armed robberies took place on campus early Friday morning. University police are currently searching for the suspect, who has been described as a black male in his 20s wearing an orange and gray hoodie, according to a post on the university's Facebook page.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @hartfordcourant: SCSU students urged to take caution after two armed robberies on campus early Friday morning

After 80-Year Hiatus, Aetna, Travelers Teams Meet Again — HARTFORD - For the first time in about 80 years, the Aetna women's basketball team played a game on its Bulkeley Memorial Auditorium court. The floor, refurbished this year, was newly varnished. The bleachers were packed with Aetna and Travelers employees.
Oct 31, 2014

In the 30's, Womens bball packed MSG! After 80-Year Hiatus, Aetna, Travelers Teams Meet Again…

Pennsylvania shooter, Eric Frein, found and in custody — Pennsylvania fugitive Eric Frein wanted for killing trooper is captured, ABC News reports.

Flap over Halloween celebrations in Newington schools triggers idiocy outbreak — Let us be clear: Halloween was not canceled. Not in Newington. Not anywhere. The story of the Newington school system's Halloween policy is a study in the ability of the digital universe to inflame muttonheads scattered all over the continent. Ebola is difficult to catch. Idiocy spreads like wildfires.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @hartfordcourant: Colin McEnroe: End of Halloween celebrations in #Newington schools triggers idiocy outbreak

Milford Schools, Dad Settle Lawsuit After Daughter Barred Over Ebola Fears — MILFORD - A local third-grader barred from school for 21 days because of fears of Ebola will return Friday, one school day earlier than anticipated, the school district and father announced in a joint statement Thursday night. Stephen Opayemi had traveled with his daughter to Nigeria for 10 days, returning on Oct.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @hartfordcourant: Milford Schools, Dad Settle Lawsuit After Daughter Barred Over Ebola Fears

In New Haven, Michelle Obama Urges Democrats To Get Out The Vote — NEW HAVEN - First Lady Michelle Obama headlined a campaign rally for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Thursday as the Democrats embark on a final drive to get out the vote for Tuesday's election.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @jennydwilson: Dems chose New Haven for first of two campaign rallies, hoping liberal stronghold will again propel Malloy to victory…

Judge Denies Move For Hernandez Trial — A Massachusetts judge on Thursday turned down a request from Aaron Hernandez's attorneys to move his murder trial to a different county. Lawyers for the former New England Patriots tight end had asked for a change of venue because media coverage had "poisoned" the jury pool in Bristol County.

Testimony Opened Thursday In Manchester Domestic Murder Trial — HARTFORD - In the minutes after Annatassia Keise was fatally shot at her Manchester apartment in 2012, her distraught boyfriend admitted he did it but said it was an accident, a police officer testified Thursday. Steve Simpson told Officer Neil Rodman he had his gun in front of Keise and "she pushed him away and it went off," the officer testified in Superior Court.
Oct 30, 2014

Manchester murder suspect to police: "Oh God, I shot her."… Testimony opened today in Simpson trial.

Hartford Man Pleads Guilty To Choking Attack — HARTFORD - A city man accused of a knifepoint kidnapping in 2012 pleaded guilty to lesser charges Thursday in Superior Court. Donnell Hubbard, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree strangulation and first-degree unlawful restraint under the Alford doctrine. With Alford pleas, the defendant doesn't admit guilt but acknowledges that the state has enough evidence to prosecute.

East Haddam's Johnsonville Draws High Bid of $1.9 Million — Johnsonville, a historic village in East Haddam created as a tourist attraction that never caught on, drew a high bid of $1.9 million Thursday, according to's web site, where the bidding was conducted. The high bidder could not immediately be determined.

The Lucky Taco Food Truck owners have big plans for their newly opened restaurant In Manchester, Connecticut — Erin and Dave Emmons, owners of the popular Lucky Taco food truck, have gone from offering mobile dining to providing restaurant seating at their new business on Main Street in Manchester. The couple purchased the former Brass Key restaurant at 729 Main St.
Oct 30, 2014

.@LUCKY_TACO food truck owners open restaurant on Main Street in Manchester…

D'Addario's Auto Service receives Family Business Award — Forty-nine years ago, Joe D'Addario opened an auto service center on Tolland Street. Five years later, he moved it to Burnside Avenue. Now Joe's son, Curtis D'Addario, runs the business and is grooming his sons to eventually take over. "When we're ready to hang up our hats, they'll keep it going," said Curtis.

State Trooper Saves A Life With Narcan

Oct 30, 2014

RT @hartfordcourant: Days after state troopers started carrying Narcan, a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose, a trooper saved a life