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July 17, 2014

Black & Puerto Rican Caucus Asks The Governor To Reconsider Housing Immigrant Children

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2014 6:13pm

CTNJ file photo The legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus wrote Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday to ask him to reconsider his decision denying the federal government’s request to house some of the thousands of immigrant children fleeing Central America.

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July 16, 2014

Hartford Gun Buyback This Weekend

by Jhansi Katechia | July 16, 2014 2:40pm

Jhansi Katechia photo Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and a group of local organizations are teaming up with the Hartford Police Department to offer a gun buyback program in an effort to get guns off of Hartford’s streets.

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June 20, 2014

Senators Cite Increase in Accidents, Say Limit on Truckers’ Hours Should Stand

by Jhansi Katechia | June 20, 2014 9:31pm

Jhansi Katechia / CTNewsJunkie MIDDLETOWN — The June 7 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one person and injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several others should have been a wake-up call for Congress, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

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Sandy Hook Commission Looks To Finalize Recommendations

by Hugh McQuaid | June 20, 2014 2:00pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo (Updated 2:50 p.m.) The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission considered ideas for its final report Friday with members expressing frustration over shootings that have occurred since the Newtown shooting and doubts about what their report will do to stem that trend.

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June 17, 2014

New England Governors Meet to Discuss Better Monitoring of Prescription Painkiller Trafficking

by Madeline Stocker | June 17, 2014 11:28pm

Madeline Stocker photo New England governors convened Tuesday in Massachusetts in an attempt to come up with a way to more effectively monitor cross-border prescription painkiller trafficking. The discussion was part of a strategy to stem a regional spike in heroin overdoses and abuse of other opioids.

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June 9, 2014

Call Center Operations Modified After Potential Security Breach

by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2014 3:39pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD — Dry erase boards will begin to replace paper at the Access Health CT call center to reduce the chance an employee will leave the office with customers’ personal information.

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June 8, 2014

Access Health CT Investigating Possible Data Breach By Employee of Call Center Vendor

by Christine Stuart | June 8, 2014 8:25pm

Officials with Access Health CT say a call center representative has come forward after leaving a backpack Friday containing handwritten notes that included customers’ names and Social Security numbers on Trumbull Street in Hartford.

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June 2, 2014

Malloy Praises Outgoing State Police Leader

by Hugh McQuaid | June 2, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid File Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday credited outgoing State Police Col. Danny Stebbins with guiding the agency through the “unimaginable” and difficult period following the Sandy Hook shooting.

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May 15, 2014

Drone Legislation Grounded, Study Approved

by Hugh McQuaid | May 15, 2014 4:16pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Legislation to regulate drones in Connecticut never got off the ground this year, but the Program Review and Investigations Committee voted Thursday to devote one of its researchers to study the issue.

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May 9, 2014

Connecticut Police to Report Taser Incidents

by Staff Report | May 9, 2014 1:57pm

istock Police departments will be required to report their usage of electronic weapons to the state under a bill approved by the legislature on the final night of the session.

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