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Reports from WSHU's Tom Kuser, Ebong Udoma, Dan Katz, Bill Buchner, Ann Lopez, Davis Dunavin and Cassandra Basler.

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Half of all young offenders who were convicted of serious crimes and now serve time at the Manson Youth Institute in Cheshire where first arrested when they were younger than 13-years-old.

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Connecticut gained 6,100 jobs in June led by manufacturing and construction employment.

Andy Condon, with the Connecticut Department of Labor, says June’s increase in jobs overcame declines the state saw in March and April.

Condon says construction and manufacturing are now the fastest growing sectors in the state's labor market, which he calls “a very good sign."

Connecticut’s unemployment rate for June was 4.4 percent, down from 4.5 percent in May.

New York’s unemployment rate is at 4.2 percent.

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Connecticut’s Commissioner for the Department of Children and Families, Joette Katz, is seeking an independent review of the safety of children at a state-run psychiatric hospital in Middletown.

The commissioner made the announcement on Thursday in response to the suicide of a pregnant 16-year-old girl there last month.

Katz says the independent review will be conducted by experts in maintaining a safe environment in psychiatric treatment facilities, like the state’s children’s hospital in Middletown. It will also assess staff training, emergency protocols and equipment.

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new study says rural residents in the Northeast spend more of their income on energy than almost anywhere else in the country.

FTC, States Crack Down On Veteran Charity Scams

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Connecticut and New York have joined a multistate coalition and the Federal Trade Commission in combating fraudulent veteran charities.

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