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Crime
10:40 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Training to become a police officer in New Haven

Student officers in class at the New Haven Police Academy
Brian Scott-Smith

The City of New Haven is looking for police recruits. Recently the police department held a recruitment drive to get the word out. Brian Scott-Smith went behind the scenes of the New Haven Police Academy to find out more about the training recruits go through to become a police officer.


Children's mental health
6:09 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Report: Conn. schools not using state mental health resources

Connecticut schools aren’t making use of state mental health programs for children. That’s according to report released  Monday by the advocacy group the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut.  The groups says 160,000 children in Connecticut need mental health care, but only 20 percent receive it.


Health care exchange
6:02 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Conn. health exchange approves rates for three plans; a fourth drops out

The Connecticut Insurance Department has approved $215 a month as the cheapest insurance plan premium offered under the state's new health insurance exchange. The department approved three plans Monday, and a fourth plan has dropped out.


Movies for the deaf
12:19 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Deaf moviegoers sue theater chain, alleging violation of ADA

Several deaf moviegoers and advocates for the hearing impaired have filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut against the Bow Tie movie theater chain, alleging it is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing services for hearing-disabled people.


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Newtown history
11:45 am
Fri August 2, 2013

A different kind of look at Newtown: celebrating its colorful history

Daniel Cruson, author of "Legendary Locals of Newtown"
Credit Craig LeMoult

Newtown, Connecticut has been known for one thing since the shooting there in December. But the town has a long and colorful history, and that's what Daniel Cruson wants people to think about when they think of Newtown. He's the town historian, and the author of a new book called "Legendary Locals of Newtown." He spoke with WSHU's Craig LeMoult.


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