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WEST HARTFORD, Conn | Connecticut recruiting LGBT families to adopt, foster kids

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s child welfare agency has launched an initiative to actively recruit members of the state’s LGBT community to become foster and adoptive parents, bucking recent efforts in some states to curtail gay adoptions. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday that Connecticut wants to be known as a state that … Continue reading WEST HARTFORD, Conn | Connecticut recruiting LGBT families to adopt, foster kids

BRISTOL, Conn | Alabama-Louisville to kickoff ABC’s Saturday Night Football

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — National champion Alabama will face Louisville in ABC’s first Saturday Night Football game, and Miami plays LSU on Sunday night of the season-opening weekend. ESPN announced Wednesday its schedule for the first three weeks of Saturday night games. The Crimson Tide meets Louisville in Orlando, Florida, at 8 p.m. ET on … Continue reading BRISTOL, Conn | Alabama-Louisville to kickoff ABC’s Saturday Night Football

HARTFORD, Conn | RFK Jr: Connecticut court’s Skakel decision an ‘exoneration’

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Robert Kennedy Jr. says the Connecticut Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down the murder conviction of his cousin, Michael Skakel, is effectively an “exoneration.” Kennedy said on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday that he has recently spoken to Skakel, who was “elated” by the court’s ruling May 4. Skakel was convicted in … Continue reading HARTFORD, Conn | RFK Jr: Connecticut court’s Skakel decision an ‘exoneration’

HARTFORD, Conn | New murder trial ordered for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday vacated Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s murder conviction and ordered a new trial in connection with a 1975 killing in wealthy Greenwich. The court issued a 4-3 ruling Friday that Skakel’s trial attorney, Michael Sherman, failed to present evidence of an alibi. … Continue reading HARTFORD, Conn | New murder trial ordered for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel

NORTH HAVEN, Conn | The Latest: Owners of explosion site were divorcing

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion during a standoff in Connecticut (all times local): 10 a.m.Court records show a divorce proceeding between a husband and wife who own a Connecticut home where an explosion injured nine police officers during a standoff with a suspect. The records show Deborah Sayre filed for … Continue reading NORTH HAVEN, Conn | The Latest: Owners of explosion site were divorcing

NEW HAVEN, Conn | Actor T.J. Miller charged with making bomb report on train

NEW HAVEN, Conn.| April 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Actor T.J. Miller has been charged with calling 911 to falsely claim that a woman on the same train as him had a bomb in her luggage. Federal prosecutors in Connecticut say Miller was released on $100,000 bond after an initial appearance in federal court in New … Continue reading NEW HAVEN, Conn | Actor T.J. Miller charged with making bomb report on train