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1:28 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Mayor David Martin addresses business leaders with State of the City speech

Stamford Mayor David Martin delivering his first State of the City address to more than 200 people at a Chamber of Commerce lunch event Tuesday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Stamford Mayor David Martin outlined his agenda to the city’s business leaders Tuesday in his first State of the City address.

Martin addressed more than 200 people at a Stamford Chamber of Commerce lunch event.

The 36-minute speech outlined Martin’s plan to change the way city government works. 

  

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Politics
10:58 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Ted Kennedy Jr. announces run for state senate

File photo-Ted Kennedy Jr. speaks during a 2011 rally for then Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who was running for U.S. Senate.
Credit AP Photo/Bob Child

Another Kennedy is trying his hand in politics. Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, announced Monday night he's pursuing a state senate seat in Connecticut.

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UConn women win 9th championship
12:41 am
Wed April 9, 2014

UConn wins championship, again!

Connecticut players leave the bench after the second half of the championship game against Notre Dame in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Connecticut won 79 -58.
Credit AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Tuesday night, just one day after the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team won the NCAA championship, the UConn women repeated the achievement. Both UConn and Notre Dame were undefeated for the season going into the game, but the Huskies stunned the Fighting Irish, winning by more than 20 points.

This marks an unprecedented ninth NCAA division one championship for the UConn women. And it’s only the second time a division one school has had both its men and women’s teams at the top in the same year. The last time that happened was in 2004 – also by UConn.

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Teens can still seek treatment without consent
7:46 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Conn. task force to recommend the state raise the age for mental health consent to 18

A Connecticut task force is going to recommend that the state raise the legal age of consent for mental health treatment to 18. The task force made the decision on Tuesday.

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Bomb plot suspect charged for immigration fraud
6:40 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

FBI says man living in Bridgeport plotted to bomb buildings, using model airplane

A man living in Bridgeport allegedly plotted to bomb a university and a federal building, by flying armed model airplanes at them. El Mehdi Smlali Fahti was arrested by the FBI on Monday.The affidavit says the FBI recorded  him repeatedly saying in Arabic that he planned to bomb a university outside of Connecticut, and a federal building and courthouse in the state, which the document says houses offices for Homeland Security Investigations. It does not specifically name which school or building were targeted.

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