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Prosecutor agrees to hearing in home invasion case

September 26, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut prosecutor says newly discovered evidence related to a 2007 home invasion that killed three people warrants a court hearing in the appeal of one of two men sentenced to death for the murders. Prosecutor Marjorie Allen Dauster filed a motion Wednesday saying recordings of phone calls to Cheshire police…

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On social media: Man who raised $55K is throwing potato salad party

September 26, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ A man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up raising $55,000 is making good on his promise to throw a huge party. Zack Brown is planning PotatoStock 2014, an all-ages, charity-minded party Saturday in downtown Columbus featuring…

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Connecticut charging up battery recycling efforts

September 26, 2014
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Connecticut charging up battery recycling efforts

By PAUL SINGLEY The Republican-American WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut residents have approximately 3.7 million alkaline and rechargeable batteries that have reached the end of their lifespans. An overwhelming majority of those dead batteries won’t get recycled _ they will be tossed in the trash. That could change soon. Connecticut is charging up to become…

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Foley calls for cap on Connecticut car taxes

September 25, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley says there should be a cap on local taxes paid for vehicles, a component of his proposed urban agenda. Appearing Wednesday in New Britain, the Greenwich businessman said he would push to limit the tax to 30 mills. One mill is equal to $1 for every…

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Plantsville’s The Sawtelles perform in benefit Saturday

September 25, 2014
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Plantsville’s The Sawtelles perform in benefit Saturday

A Common Ground Community Center For Art and Dance is proud to welcome The Sawtelles, from Plantsville, as the featured performers at its monthly benefit coffeehouse on Saturday, Sept. 27. Husband and wife duo the Sawtelles are a balance of four elements, alternate-tuned guitar, stand-up drum kit and two voices. Sparse but intricately arranged pop…

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In the state: 7 hospitals join Conn. alliance to coordinate care

September 25, 2014
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In the state: 7 hospitals join Conn. alliance to coordinate care

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Five health care systems that operate seven hospitals in Connecticut are forming an alliance intended to help coordinate care, improve efficiency and reduce costs. The Value Care Alliance includes Danbury, New Milford and Norwalk hospitals and Griffin Hospital in Derby, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Middlesex Hospital in Middletown…

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US TV reporter quits on air to promote marijuana

September 25, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug. After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night’s broadcast, KTVA’s Charlo Greene identified herself as the business’s owner and said she…

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Prepare for your wedding and help women survive breast cancer

September 25, 2014
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Prepare for your wedding and help women survive breast cancer

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Brides to be on a budget, who also want to help in the fight against breast cancer, have an opportunity this weekend to fulfill both desires. Brides Against Breast Cancer, a national nonprofit that tours the country selling donated wedding gowns— with the proceeds directly going towards programs and services…

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Christie: Connecticut 1 of top 2 races for GOP

September 25, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said Tuesday that Connecticut is one of the top two gubernatorial races in the country and GOP candidate Tom Foley needs to keep focusing on growing jobs and the state’s economy to win in November.…

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Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

September 24, 2014
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Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its…

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