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    SCALPEL LEFT BEHIND NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – An Army veteran who says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a Connecticut veterans affairs hospital. Bridgeport resident Glenford Turner says the scalpel was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. He sued the VA in U.S. District Court last week, seeking unspecified compensatory damages. Court papers say Turner had surgery at the VA hospital in West Haven in 2013.  More »

    MAN FOUND STABBED Norwich police are investigating a stabbing last night in the area of 77 and 88 Chestnut Street. Around 8:15 police responded to a 911 call from a motorist telling them that a male victim had been shot and stabbed. Police found an unidentified 21 year old on the sidewalk at 99 Franklin Street with numerous stab wounds to his body and head.  He was transported to Backus Hospital, where he is reported to be in serious but stable condition.  More »

    HAITIAN FLAG FLYING IN CT HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has directed the flag of Haiti to be flown at his Hartford residence in response to vulgar remarks attributed to President Donald Trump about immigrants from Africa and Haiti. The Democrat said Friday the nation’s diversity should be celebrated, not denigrated. The Haitian flag was also flown at Hartford City Hall. Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano says the president’s comments were “beyond inappropriate and offensive” and “fly in the face of what it means to be Republican and an American.” Fasano,  More »

    PAWCATUCK MIDDLE TO CLOSE The bell is tolling for Pawcatuck Middle School. The Stonington Board of Education voted last night to close the school as part of a consolidation plan. Starting in the fall of 2019, all the town’s middle school students will attend Mystic Middle School.Pawcatuck parent Ashley Gillece says she feels like the school board is turning its back on her neighbors.  Stonington superintendent Van Riley says consolidation will save the town about 800-thousand dollars a year.  More »

    NEWTOWN REPORT DUE TOMORROW HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut State Police say they are releasing a report Friday on the agency’s response to the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that left 26 children and educators dead. Police have not explained why it has taken five years since the shooting to complete the after-action report in which agencies review officers’ actions in an emergency situation. A 20-year-old gunman killed 20 first-grade children and six educators inside the school before killing himself.  More »


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