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Elephant in the Room Boxing Club
5:47 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

New Haven boxing gym trains kids, in an effort to keep violence in the ring

Young boxers in the ring at Elephant in the Room Boxing Club in New Haven (CLICK PHOTO FOR SLIDESHOW)
Craig LeMoult

Life in some low-income neighborhoods is often hard and sometimes violent. One woman in New Haven is trying to prevent violence on the streets, by containing that aggression in a boxing ring.

“Ropes up! 100 revolutions! Lets go!”

Devonne Canady barks orders at about a dozen kids, who spin jumpropes around them while standing on wooden pallets in the parking lot of a boxing gym.

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Delays mean more restrictive jail settings
10:42 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Yale report and U.S. Senators criticize Danbury prison renovation delays

This aerial view shows the Danbury Conn. Federal Correctional Institute, Thursday Sept. 23, 2004. There are 2 sections shown, on the top section of the frame is called the "Inside" prison for hardened prisoners, and at lower section is called the "Camp" for lower risk prisoners.
Credit AP Photo/Douglas Healey

A new report says a delay in renovations at a federal prison in Connecticut may be affecting the welfare of some women prisoners. U.S. Senators from Connecticut and New York are calling on federal officials to speed things up.

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Temperatures returning to normal
7:12 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Cooler than usual summer? Nope.

Over the past few summers, we've had some pretty hot stretches.  But this summer, we didn't have much to complain about. 

But if you’re thinking this is an unusually mild summer, you’re wrong.

“You know, believe it or not, statistically speaking it’s going to end up being a very normal year from a statistical standpoint,” said meteorologist Brian Hurley with the National Weather Service.

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State of Disparity
7:03 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Report highlights impact of race & education on jobs & wealth in Conn.

A new report says Connecticut’s economic recovery is only benefiting the state’s wealthiest citizens.  The advocacy group Connecticut Voices for Children says only the state’s highest earners have seen their wages increase since 2000.  The report says young people, members of racial minority groups, and workers who don’t have a college education are seeing negative trends in wages and employment.

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Election 2014
7:03 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Former President Clinton urges Conn. Democrats to get out the vote for Malloy in November

Former President Bill Clinton, right, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, center rear, greet supporters during a rally in support for Malloy's re-election, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New Haven, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Former President Bill Clinton says polls may show a tight race for governor in Connecticut. But Clinton says Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy could end up winning by more than 10 points if enough Democrats show up at the polls in November.

Clinton was in Connecticut on Tuesday to help rally support for Malloy’s reelection bid.

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