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World Cup Village in downtown New Haven
12:48 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

World Cup fever grips New Haven, Conn, at outdoor viewing party at Pitkin Plaza

Soccer fans watching the Brazil Croatia opening match of the 2014 World Cup on TV screens outdoors at Pitkin Plaza in downtown New Haven on Thursday June 12 2013.
Credit Ebong Udoma

As World Cup fever grips the globe, fans in New Haven, Connecticut are watching the matches live outdoors on large TV screens in a downtown courtyard. The courtyard called Pitkin Plaza is now known as New Haven’s World Cup Village.  Host country Brazil took on Croatia in the opening match.

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Report says 44 school shootings after Sandy Hook
5:47 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Larson calls for vote on background check bill

Rep. John Larson speaking on the House floor on Wednesday
Credit C-SPAN

A new report  by the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns and other advocates says between the 2012 shooting in Newtown and February of this year, there were 44 school shootings in the U.S, with 30 more since then. Congressman John Larson of Connecticut is calling for a vote on legislation requiring background checks to purchase guns.

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Transportation
5:12 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Tree clearing along Merritt 30% done, says CDOT

The Connecticut Department of Transportation says tree clearing along the 37 mile-long Merritt Parkway is about 30 percent complete. DOT crews have been on a major push to clear trees along the state’s roads since Hurricane Irene, the October snowstorm in 2011 and super storm Sandy. 

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11 children involved with DCF died in 2013
10:09 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Report to examine deaths of children in Conn. DCF care; hearings called for

An upcoming report on child deaths in Connecticut is expected to show a number of infants and toddlers who were involved with the state’s Department of Children and Families died last year.  The report is already prompting calls for a public hearing into the deaths of kids in DCF’s care.

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Town hopes to open park in 6 months
7:01 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Islip updates skeptical residents on dumping

Islip officials delivering an update to Brentwood residents on illegal dumping
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

Officials on Long Island hosted a public forum Wednesday night to update residents on the illegal dumping at several Islip sites. State and local health officials were present to answer questions on potential health risks.   

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