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    CRUMBLING FOUNDATIONS HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Eastern and central Connecticut homeowners whose foundations are crumbling are asking the Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s office to investigate how much various officials and entities knew about the problem and whether there was any wrongdoing. The formal citizen’s request for a federal investigation was filed Friday by members of Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements. It’s unclear whether the office will take up the homeowners’ request. Thirty-six communities have been identified as potentially having homes with failing foundations because of the presence of a mineral that naturally reacted over the years with oxygen and water,  More »

    CONN COLLEGE FATALITY A man who killed a Conn College student while driving home drunk has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison. 27-year-old James Sposito will also serve five years probation. Sposito pleaded guilty to hitting a 20-year-old Pakistani student who was walking back to his dorm along Route 32 in December of 2015. Police say Sposito had spent the night drinking at several bars. COMPUTER THIEF SURRENDERS A New Haven man accused of stealing a computer from the Waterford Wal-Mart,  More »

    THIRD CASINO AMENDMENTS SIGNED HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – It’s now up to the General Assembly and the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve an agreement that could lead to a new satellite tribal casino in Connecticut. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal leaders on Thursday signed amended compacts and memoranda of understanding between the state and the two federally recognized tribes. The revised agreements ensure the proposed,  More »

    GOP SELECTS CANDIDATES Norwich’s Republican Town Committee has endorsed its slate of candidates for the November municipal elections. Heading the ticket is Peter Nystrom, who’s seeking a second non-consecutive four-year term as mayor. He’s currently the number two person on the City Council. Nystrom says he would not seek re-election as mayor, if he wins this Fall. He was the city’s mayor from 2009 to 2013. Three other GOP incumbents are seeking another 2-year term on the City Council,  More »

    WWE EXECUTIVE IN HELICOPTER CRASH GILGO BEACH, N.Y. (AP) – The son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon has been rescued unhurt from a helicopter that made an emergency landing in the ocean waters off New York. Shane McMahon was the passenger in the Robinson R 44 helicopter that came down in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island’s Gilgo Beach late Wednesday morning. The red aircraft could be seen bobbing on its bright yellow pontoons as small boats circled.  More »


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