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Kids listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Kids listings for Dec. 12

DEC. 12-21 OTHER ‘SEUSSICAL, JR.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Performed by Newington Children’s Theatre Company. Join over 35 area children as they bring this Dr. Seuss musical to life. NCTC Theatre, 743 North Mountain Rd., Newington. $12 for adults in advance, $15 at the door. $10…

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Gas prices at pump in Connecticut lowest in 4 years

December 11, 2014
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Gas prices at pump in Connecticut lowest in 4 years

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ For the first time in more than four years, Connecticut motorists are paying less than $3 a gallon for regular gas. AAA said Wednesday the average price of regular gasoline in Connecticut is $2.995. That’s down 24 cents in the last month and 67 cents less than at this time last…

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High school students show appreciation for veterans

December 10, 2014
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High school students show appreciation for veterans

Sixty students from Bristol Eastern High School created certificates of appreciation that were distributed to veterans attending the Iwo Jima memorial service on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Maggie Wernicki, a 3rd grader at Plantsville Elementary School in Southington, presented two Iwo Jima survivors with certificates created by the BEHS students.

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Arrest made in sexual assault of minor

December 10, 2014
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Arrest made in sexual assault of minor

Police made an arrest on Tuesday in connection with a rape of a minor back in June. The suspect is being held on a half million doll ar bond On Dec. 9 at 11:15 A.M., police arrested Walter Ronewicz, 76, at his Southington residence. Police said Ronewicz was charged with one count of sexual assault…

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Queen Ann Nzinga Center to celebrate Kwanzaa Dec. 27

December 9, 2014
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The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. presents its 25th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. at the historic Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. Tickets are $15, general admission; $10, seniors and children (under 12) and can be purchase on our website or call the office at (860) 229-8389. Kwanzaa, an…

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Flood at JFK causes one class to evacuate

December 9, 2014
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An internal flood at John F. Kennedy Middle School forced one class to evacuate the room on Tuesday, Dec. 9 around 12:30 p.m. Assistant principal Kelly Latham said that a leak occurred when one the joints of a pipe in the heating system gave way and a non-toxic liquid called “liquol” leaked out. Nineteen students…

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Liquor stores cited for selling to minors

December 9, 2014
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Liquor stores cited for selling to minors

Members of the Southington Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit conducted unannounced liquor sale compliance inspections at 20 liquor stores/convenience stores where alcoholic beverages are sold on Nov. 28. Six stores were caught selling to a minor, said police. Police used a “cooperating individual who was 18-years old without any forms of identification entered the stores…

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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

December 6, 2014
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By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths. Flu season has begun to ramp up, and officials say the vaccine does not protect well against the dominant…

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State takes permanent possession of neglected horses

December 6, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State agriculture officials will take permanent possession of a Redding woman’s two horses after she was charged with animal cruelty. The News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1AbieiM ) that Lisa Lind-Larsen was found responsible for the emaciated and neglected conditions of her two mustangs in a civil suit filed by the state Department of…

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Republican official sees ‘no appetite’ to force out chairman

December 6, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut Republican Party official says the party will not likely force out the chairman after the GOP’s second consecutive defeat for governor. Edward Dadakis, a member of the Republican State Central Committee, told Hearst Connecticut Media (http://bit.ly/1FJliEb ) there seems to be “no appetite” to force out Chairman Jerry Labriola…

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