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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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DGA wants to buy ads for Malloy campaign
6:12 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Federal judge dismisses Democratic Governor's Association challenge to Conn campaign finance law

A US District Court judge in New Haven dismissed a lawsuit challenging Connecticut’s election campaign law on Wednesday. The national Democratic Governor’s Association had claimed the state’s campaign law is unconstitutional.

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