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clinton speaks to audience at the university of connecticut

courant.com — Hilary Clinton spoke in front of a sold out crowd at UConn Wednesday. FOX CT's Jeevan Vittal has more. STORRS - Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a targeted message to millennials at a speech Wednesday night at the University of Connecticut: participate.

Two Arrested In Vernon Drug Bust

courant.com — VERNON - A suspected drug dealer and his girlfriend were arrested Thursday after selling crack cocaine during a "buy/bust" operation in the parking lot of a bar, police said. The suspect was identified as Mark Alicea, 27, of Manchester.

Pictures: UConn's Spring Weekend, Through The Years

Spring Weekend 16 years ago. This year there will be a 5K, talent contest and cake decorating. courant.com/news/education… pic.twitter.com/kuq2dIlivz

Connecticut Capital Punishment: A Timeline

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Does El Niño Mean A Warmer Winter For Connecticut?

courant.com — Forecasters believe a strong El Niño could be brewing in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, which could herald some profound weather changes in the continental U.S. El Niño refers to the warming of ocean waters in the Pacific. Its counterpart, La Niña, refers to cooling of the same waters.

April 23, 1987: L'Ambiance Plaza Collapse

Manchester Ponders Future Of Shuttered School, From Housing To The Arts

courant.com — Nearly 100 members of the community joined town officials at the closed Nathan Hale School Wednesday night to discuss ideas for the building's future, from affordable housing to space for the arts.

Theft Added To Southington Town Worker's Goat Case

courant.com — SOUTHINGTON - A town employee arrested in February after a dispute over goats faces new charges. Sandra Brunoli, an assistant town clerk, now is accused of theft, a prosecutor said. Prosecutor Jeffrey Lee added charges of third-degree larceny and third-degree burglary last week, said fellow prosecutor Ronald M. Dearstyne.
A theft charge has been added to the case of a Southington town worker who was embroiled in a dispute over goats.courant.com/community/sout…

Coventry Police: Speed A Factor In Motorcycle Crash That Killed Marine

courant.com — COVENTRY - Speed is believed to be a factor in a weekend motorcycle crash that killed a local father and combat veteran, police said. Michael A. Hastillo, 32, died at the scene of the crash, which happened about 1:40 p.m. Sunday in the area of 357 Flanders River Road.
A combat veteran and dad died in a motorcycle crash in Coventry on Easter. Mike Hastillo leaves behind two children. courant.com/community/cove…

Phillips Won't Play For UConn; Reports Say He May Be Headed Back To BC

courant.com — EAST HARTFORD 09/14/13 UConn's Shakim Phillips (8) runs for a UConn touchdown in the second half against Maryland at Rentschler Field Saturday. But the effort came too late, as Maryland won, 32-21. CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com ORG XMIT: B583162189Z.1 (Cloe Poisson / Hartford Courant / ) Senior wide receiver Shakim Phillips is no longer part of the UConn football team, coach Bob Diaco said Wednesday morning.

A Blossoming Of Art In Downtown Manchester

courant.com — MANCHESTER - With the slow, but sure arrival of spring comes a profusion of art downtown. Imagine Main Street's First Thursday event on May 1 will feature the unveiling of public benches painted by several artists and murals created by Young @ Art artists.

Official: Van In Vernon Crash Was Not Registered As A For-Hire Vehicle

courant.com — VERNON - A 15-passenger van that crashed on I-84 earlier this month, injuring more than a dozen people, may have been operating illegally as a for-hire vehicle. A lawyer for three of the passengers in the van said his clients hired the services of a company called Go Express Inc.
Authorities: Van in April 13 Vernon crash not registered as for-hire vehicle: courant.com/community/vern…