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Real Nurse Offended By Beer Label

courant.com — The recent controversy over beer names got me thinking about City Steam's popular beer named, "The Naughty Nurse". As a nurse, I am stung each time I hear or read that name. My profession suffers from a negative image promulgated by television and movies. One is the mean battle-axe; intent on doing harm.

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Baggage Bandit Bagged At Bradley

courant.com — WINDSOR LOCKS - A 25-year old East Hartford man was charged with larceny and other crimes after he was caught trying to steal bags from the baggage claim area of Bradley International Airport, according to police.

Police Release Name Of Man Who Was Fatally Shot In Hartford

Jan 29, 2015

Hartford police have released the name of a man killed in a shooting Wednesday night. courant.com/breaking-news/…

William Dong, Serving Two Years For Bringing Guns To University of New Haven Campus, Gets No Added Prison Time From Federal Judge In Connecticut

courant.com — HARTFORD - Shaken by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy and a violent break-in at his aunt's home, a crime he compared to the 2007 Cheshire home invasion, William Dong turned to firearms for protection, his public defender said Thursday. So when a frightened woman reported to West Haven police on Dec.
Jan 29, 2015

No Added Prison Time For Man Who Brought Guns To University of New Haven Campus courant.com/breaking-news/…

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Meriden Police: Driver Tries To Beat Bus, Gets Wedged Underneath It

courant.com — MERIDEN - A driver who police said tried to get ahead of an oncoming school bus ended up wedged under it Thursday morning. Neither the driver nor any of the 10 schoolchildren on the bus was injured, Lt. Salvatore J. Nesci said. The collision happened about 8:30 a.m.
Jan 29, 2015

A driver who tried to beat a school bus ended up wedged under it, Meriden police said. courant.com/breaking-news/…

Bristol Death "Suspicious," Police Say

courant.com — BRISTOL - The death of a man found in a parked car on Shrub Road Wednesday is being treated as a crime, police said Thursday. Police said they were sent to check the wellbeing of a person in a vehicle about 4:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a dead man sitting in a car, they said.
Jan 29, 2015

Bristol police say they ruled out a natural cause of death for a man in his 40s found in a car. courant.com/breaking-news/…

Jan 29, 2015

Police are suspicious about the death of a man found in a parked car in Bristol. courant.com/breaking-news/…

Man Injured At Stanley Access Technologies

courant.com — FARMINGTON - Police and medics responded to Stanley Access Technologies at 65 Scott Swamp Road for an industrial accident about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @daowens: Man dies in accient at Stanley Access Technologies in Farmington courant.com/breaking-news/…

Jan 28, 2015

Man dies in accient at Stanley Access Technologies in Farmington courant.com/breaking-news/…

Cat hit by car and buried later crawls from grave in Florida

courant.com — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead. Earlier this month, a car hit the 1 ½-year-old cat in Tampa. Bart's owner was so distraught, he couldn't stand the thought of burying him, so he asked neighbor to dig a shallow grave.

Kiah Stokes Had A Triple-Double And UConn Beat East Carolina 87-32

courant.com — HARTFORD - Here's something you haven't seen recently in an American Athletic Conference game involving UConn: East Carolina led 2-0 after 48 seconds. It was a ballgame. In fact, the Pirates were tied with the Huskies, 4-4, with 17:58 to play in the first half on Wednesday at the XL Center.
Jan 28, 2015

Kiah Stokes messed around and got #UConn's fourth triple-double in program history: courant.com/sports/uconn-w…

Minor Derailment At Grand Central Delays New Haven Line

courant.com — A minor derailment at Grand Central Station is delaying Metro-North's New Haven Line costumers coming in and going out, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority. MTA said in an update at 6:45 p.m. there will be some canceled and combined trains during the evening rush hour. The minor derailment is blocking train equipment.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @hartfordcourant: A minor derailment at Grand Central Station is causing delays for the New Haven Line cour.at/1yOLuxt #cttraffic

After 2-Year Delay, Claims Commissioner Allows Wrongful Death Claim Against DCF To Proceed

courant.com — HARTFORD - After more than two years, there is finally movement in the $20 million wrongful death claim filed by the father of child-abuse victim Athena Angeles against the state Department of Children and Families. Twenty-seven months after the initial submission, Claims Commissioner J.
Jan 28, 2015

Movement in wrongful death claim by estate of child-abuse victim Athena Angeles; state's motion to dismiss denied cour.at/15JB5rg

Hartford Baking Company May Pursue Jojo's Space; Sarah's Coffee House To Open

courant.com — Jojo's Coffee announced it would close its Hartford cafe at the end of this month, but the Pratt Street storefront may possibly become home to another coffee shop in the near future. Hartford Baking Company of West Hartford is looking into the space, president Scott Kluger confirmed Wednesday.

Valentine's Day Dining In Connecticut

courant.com — Champagne, roses, chocolate and oysters await you at Connecticut restaurants this Valentine's Day, where couples will be treated to special menus for the holiday of romance. With Feb. 14 falling on a Saturday, it's best to make your reservations well in advance, though several restaurants will offer Valentine's specials throughout the weekend.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @GoToCTNow: Valentine's Day will be here soon. These restaurants have special menus for the holiday: trib.al/h2sEsUt http://t.co/LQZ0dxVCjA

Powder Hollow Brewery In Enfield Reports Early Success

courant.com — Mike McManus is learning what it takes to compete in Connecticut's fast-growing craft beer industry. When the soon-to-be 25-year-old opened Powder Hollow Brewery in Enfield as the state's latest craft brewery on Nov. 23, he wasn't sure what to expect for his business.
Jan 28, 2015

#EnfieldCT's new Powder Hollow Brewery is finding success through local customers courant.com/hc-ex-cover-en… #ctbeer http://t.co/acUVgtBIyL

From Hartford 25 Years Later, A Watergate Player Reflects

articles.courant.com — The subpoena arrived at Al Baldwin's office last week. A former secretary at the Democratic National Committee is suing G. Gordon Liddy over the allegation she had been involved in a high- priced prostitution ring being run out of the DNC office in the Watergate complex. Baldwin shook his head.

Gunfire Erupts During Hartford Carjacking

Jan 28, 2015

A man on his way to the store Tuesday night was interrupted by armed robbers who stole his SUV, police said. courant.com/breaking-news/…

Two Men Shot In Hartford, Police Say