Bizarre Facts About Vester Lee Flanagan II, Virginia Shooter

By Stephen A. Crockett, Jr. VIRGINIA — Renowned film, stage and television actor Kevin Bacon will lead the Hartford Stage cast in the world premiere of Rear Window, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, from October 22-November 15. Tresnjak said, “I read Cornell Woolrich‘s classic […]

Bizarre Facts  About Vester Lee Flanagan II, Virginia Shooter

White House: President Obama May Give Endorsement for Democratic Primary

By Ann-Marie Adams | The Hartford Guardian WASHINGTON — White House officials on Monday said President Barack Obama may break his silence on whether he would endorse candidates for the Democratic primary.   Expected to be in lame-duck territory beginning this fall, Obama’s agenda has been driving the debate among popular candidates running for the […]

White House: President Obama May Give Endorsement for Democratic Primary

CT Unemployment Hits Seven-year Low of 5.4 Percent

By Mark Pazniokas | CT MIRROR Connecticut gained 4,100 jobs in July as the unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low of 5.4 percent, marking three consecutive months of job growth that have brought the state’s unemployment rate close to the U.S. average of 5.3 percent. Average private-sector weekly pay was $958.91, up 2 percent […]

CT Unemployment Hits Seven-year Low of 5.4 Percent

US Flag Flies High in Cuba for 1st Time in 54 Years

By Stephen A. Crockett Jr, THE ROOT For the first time in 54 years, the U.S. flag was raised over the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, a symbolic nod to the end of a diplomatic strain that has lasted more than half a century. “We are gathered here because our leaders made a courageous decision to […]

US Flag Flies High in Cuba for 1st Time in 54 Years

Connecticut Man Goes Weeks Without Food After DSS Delays Food Stamps

Updated Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 11:32 a.m. By Ann-Marie Adams | The Hartford Guardian HARTFORD — For almost three weeks, Al Lopez went hungry in Connecticut. He was alone and bedridden in Avon after he returned from the John Dempsey Hospital in May. The cupboards were empty. The electricity was off. But Northeast Utilities, […]

Connecticut Man Goes Weeks Without Food After DSS Delays Food Stamps

State Official to Discuss Nuclear Deal on Iran

25 August 2015

HARTFORD — Connecticut residents seeking to understand the Iran nuclear agreement can have their questions answered at a community forum on Thursday in Hartford.   Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) will host Chris Backemeyer of the U.S. Department of State for a community forum on the Iran nuclear agreement. The meeting will be held Thursday […]

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Forest Whitaker to Speak at the United Nations

24 August 2015

By Ann-Marie Mesquita | The Hartford Guardian NEW YORK — academy Award winning film star, Forest Whitaker, will appear at the United Nations to call for action on peace, prosperity and political leadership to the world’s parliamentary leaders at a global conference at UN headquarters in New York Whitaker, founder and CEO of the Whitaker […]

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Hartford Police Seize Marijuana Plants

20 August 2015

HARTFORD — Police on Thursday arrested owners of a marijuana factory on Ansonia Street in the North End. Jaleel Wooley, 24, and Jamie Grant, 36,  of Hartford, were charged with growing 92 marijuana plants at 39 Ansonia St., police said. Detectives from the Vice and Narcotics Division received a tip on Tuesday night and arrested […]

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Hartford Police Arrest Local Man for Illegal Firearm

18 August 2015

HARTFORD — Hartford police on Monday arrested a local man for allegedly possessing a gun illegally and resisting arrest. Amauris Flores, 21, of Hartford, was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, violating his probation from a protective order and interfering with police. Flores, a convicted felon was taken into custody after police interrogated him […]

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State Officials Close 23 Nail Salons for Violations

17 August 2015

WETHERSFIELD — After a surprised investigation into the employment practices of beauty shops, the Department of Labor closed 23 salons, including five in Hartford, state officials said. The investigation, officials said, is in response to several complaints from nail salon employees and recent news articles about questionable health and employment practices at nail salons. According […]

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State Police Arrest Berlin Man for Child Pornography

13 August 2015

BERLIN — After state police Berlin man on Wednesday was arrested for child pornography distribution. Cory Korchman, 25, of 110 Shrub Road in Berlin was arrested on Aug. 11 after state Police Computer Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into child pornography and seized a computer and multiple computer related items. Korchma was taken into custody and […]

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Labor Department to Host Breakfast Roundtable

12 August 2015

WETHERSFIELD – The importance of selecting the correct type of flame resistant clothing will be discussed during a Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Group meeting sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health. Guest speaker Peter Kumiega, New England sales manager for Bulwark FR Apparel, will provide information and answer questions during […]

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CT Residents Encouraged to Stay Near for College

11 August 2015

HARTFORD — The state’s college system will have a college fair for residents in August to encourage them to stay in Connecticut. A “Super Saturday Registration Blitz” will be held at the Connecticut Community Colleges on August 22 to allow students to “Stay Near. Go Far.” with their college education. The 12 community colleges of […]

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Hartford Counselor Charged With Medicaid Fraud

10 August 2015

HARTFORD —  A Hartford pastor who works as a  substance abuse and mental health counselor was arrested on Monday and charged with defrauding Medicaid with false claims of about $73, 000. Since 2011, Dorian G. Parker billed the government health care program for services he was unlicensed to perform, state officials said. Parker, 52, of […]

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Scam Artists Target CT Businesses

07 August 2015

HARTFORD – Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner is warning businesses across Connecticut about bogus forms being sent by an agency called the “Division of Corporate Services.” The bogus company is asking for payment for an “Annual Records Statement,” alleging that payment is required by Connecticut law. Officials said that this scam attempts to collect money […]

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