Connecticut

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office

Connecticut’s Chief Medical Examiner says he expects nearly 900 people will die of a drug overdose this year. The number of deaths has been increasing every year since 2012 – in fact, it’s more than doubled since then. The biggest factor in the increase comes from the painkiller fentanyl.

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Tropical Storm Hermine is hovering some 200 miles off the mid-Atlantic, but the storm's size is causing significant disruptions to vacation plans on this last day of summer.

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A new state-commissioned report released today by a team of Yale public health experts says Connecticut needs to expand its treatment options to fight its opioid epidemic. Last year more than 700 people died from overdoses in the state.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has pledged state and federal law enforcement support to help the city of Bridgeport respond to an uptick in gun violence. Malloy said this on Thursday after a closed door meeting in Bridgeport with FBI agents, as well as state and local law enforcement officials.

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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will appear on Connecticut's general election ballot in November.

Petitions were still being counted Thursday. But Merrill says the third party had "crossed the 7,500 threshold to get on the ballot in November." That's referring to the number of signatures from "qualified electors," or registered voters, needed to place a presidential candidate's name on the state's presidential ballot.

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