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    Next week, 55 Connecticut students will travel to Washington, D.C. to compete at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo. 

    The young Connecticut inventors were selected from the semi-final competition held in Storrs just a few a weeks ago. 

    Among the 200 students from 15 states heading to D.C. are three local students from the Talcott Mountain Science Academy. 

    “Us students, we’re like the next generation," Dash Corning, a seventh grade student at Talcott Mountain Science Academy, said. "We're going to be the people that have to clean up the world and create new things." 

    And they are doing just that. 

    Using Bluetooth technology, the Forget-Me-Not will automatically remember items, such as your phone, keys or laptop and alert you if you forget them before you leave your home. 

    “There are a lot of things on the market that help you find things. This helps you remember things," Emma Ruccio, a sixth grade student at Talcott Mountain Science Academy, said. 

    All of the students from Talcott Mountain Science Academy have a personal connection to their inventions. 

    “Me and my cousin went to play on the ice by a lake, we decided that it looked thick enough so we went on it and it started to crack and we almost fell in," Ryder Bidwell, a sixth-grade student at Talcott Mountain Science Academy, said. 

    This is a danger Ryder hopes his invention will help avoid. 

    “My invention is an app with an add-on accessory that allows you to detect the thickness of ice," Ryder said. “It’s a plastic box with an artometermicropod processor on the inside attached to an ultrasonic sensor." 

    Plug that into an app that Ryder also created by himself, and you have the Ice Alert. 

    Dash Corning used his passion for online gaming to create a new parental control software. 

    “Argus works by analyzing patterns of keystroke and the behaviors of the user rather than the content of the web page or game," Dash said. “This is the outcome of the algorithm and as soon as it crosses the threshold of gaming, then it will start counting up the likeliness that you’re playing a game and once it gets to 100 it will alert your parent." 

    “When I first saw it I couldn’t believe it, I was just amazed that he could do that it was great," Dash's mother, Laura, said. 

    Coordinators of the National Competition are expecting a lot more greatness that will kick off this time next week. 

    “It’s going to be the trip of a life time," Danny Briere, CEO of STEMIE Coalition, said. "Kids are going to be able to go and meet other kids just like them and see other inventions and just have a general good time.” 

    The Connecticut Invention Convention is raising travel funds for the student inventors through a GoFundMe page and through a mobile cause campaign. 



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    These are three of the 55 Connecticut students going to Washington, DC for the Invention Convention. Emma Ruccio, 6th Grade, Ryder Bidwell, 6th Grade, and Dash Corning, 7th Grade.These are three of the 55 Connecticut students going to Washington, DC for the Invention Convention. Emma Ruccio, 6th Grade, Ryder Bidwell, 6th Grade, and Dash Corning, 7th Grade.

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    A judge dismissed charges against an Alabama police officer who allegedly slammed an Indian man to the ground last February during a suspicious-person stop, NBC News reported. 

    Two federal juries failed to reach verdicts in the civil rights case against Eric Parker, the Madison, Alabama, officer accused of taking down 58-year-old Sureshbhai Patel, who was left seriously injured.

    In her ruling, U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala wrote it was reasonable for Parker to have investigated Patel because of a 911 call on Feb. 6.  

    Parker responded to a call about a suspicious black man looking in garages and walking near houses and encountered Patel.

    Patel, visiting his son and grandson from India, testified he didn’t understand English when confronted by officers on his walk. Dashcam video showed Patel slammed to the ground, which resulted in injuries to his spine and partial paralysis. 

    Parker still faces a civil lawsuit in connection with the incident.



    Photo Credit: AP

    In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, Chirag Patel helps his father, Sureshbhai Patel, out of the car as they arrive outside the federal courthouse before start of a trial against Madison, Ala., police Officer Eric Sloan Parker, in Huntsville, Ala. The assault charges against Parker were dropped.In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, Chirag Patel helps his father, Sureshbhai Patel, out of the car as they arrive outside the federal courthouse before start of a trial against Madison, Ala., police Officer Eric Sloan Parker, in Huntsville, Ala. The assault charges against Parker were dropped.

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    A man attacked the clerk at a 7-Eleven in Bristol early this morning, then rifled through the register and fled with cash, according to police. 

    Police responded to the 7-Eleven at 200 Riverside Ave. at 2:14 a.m. Friday to investigate the robbery.

    The clerk, Sajjad Sheikh, said two people were in the store and one bought something, while the other was milling around. 

    When one of the people left the store, the other hit Sheikh in the head, possibly with a rock, and told him to open the register, he said. 

    Sajjad Sheikh (Sa-gaad Shake) store clerk: (03:33:47) 

       “I tried pressing the button, he said don’t press. I’m scared, maybe he have a gun, so I opened the drawer right away.”

    “I tried pressing the button, he said 'Don’t press.' I’m scared, maybe he have a gun, so I opened the drawer right away,” Sheikh said.

    The robber left with money and Sheikh said he was bleeding all over and went to the hospital. 

    Police are now searching for the robber, who was wearing a two-tone hoodie.

    While police investigate, Sheikh said what happened won't keep him from doing his job. 

    “I’m not scared from this thing. I do my job every day. I’m honest, I do honest thing. I need them to catch this guy,” he said.

    The Bristol Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions is investigating and anyone with information should call the Bristol Police at 860-584-3011. 



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    Police are investigating a robbery at a 7-Eleven in Bristol.Police are investigating a robbery at a 7-Eleven in Bristol.

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    Officials of Preston and the Mohegan Tribe announced on Thursday that they have drafted a proposal to redevelop the former Norwich Hospital.

    “This is a proposal that will bring jobs and revenue to our town and clean up the site. I want to thank everyone for their work so far and urge all residents to support this truly historic opportunity for our town,” said Preston First Selectman Bob Congdon.

    The proposal said the plan would create up to 700 permanent jobs and invest to $600 million into the property, the announcement read. 

    A town meeting to vote on the proposal will be held on May 19. The proposal requires the Mohegan tribe to set aside $11 million for the property and "gives them the chance to recoup some of that expense when certain benchmarks ... are met." 

    According to the announcement, the agreement also provides $2 million loan to the town in order to amend debt owed to the state by Preston. 

    In addition to the proposal, the Department of Economic and Community Development agreed to contribute up to $10 million of brownfield funding to support the remaining abatement and redemption of the site. 



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    New Britain Avenue in Rocky Hill will be closed going both directions after a car hit a utility pole, police said.

    Route 160 is closed between the intersection of New Road and Coby Road for a car and utility pole crash.

    It is not clear how long the road will be closed for. Drivers are asked to seek an alternate route.

    Only minor injuries were reported but no other information about the crash was provided.



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    Human remains were found in a cement pipe at a construction site in Bridgeport on Friday, the city confirms.

    The pipe in which the remains were found was recently delivered to the site in the Marina Village area of Bridgeport. 

    The identity and cause of death have not been released. 

    Bridgeport Police are investigating the case. 



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    One person involved in a dump truck crash was killed in Southbury on Friday. 

    Southbury Police responded to the crash on Main Street North at around 1 p.m.

    Police said one vehicle operator died as a result of the dump truck and car crash.

    There were no other details immediately available. 



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    The 11-year-old girl who was seriously injured when her hair was caught in an Omaha carnival ride has opened one of her eyes, NBC News reported.

    "When she opened her eye and she told me, she was like 'Mommy I can see you,' I lost it," Virginia Cooksey said of her injured daughter, Elizabeth. 

    Elizabeth was on a spinning ride at a Cinco de Mayo carnival in Omaha on Saturday when her hair got caught in the machinery, tearing off part of her scalp. She was thrown to the floor while on the ride. 

    The incident is under investigation, according to police. State authorities said the ride was inspected in April without any sign of damage.



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    The family of Elizabeth Gilreath speaks to the media after a carnival ride incident in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 7, 2016.The family of Elizabeth Gilreath speaks to the media after a carnival ride incident in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 7, 2016.

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    Someone is passing high-quality counterfeit $100 bills in Willimantic that passed tests businesses use to detect fakes and police are issuing a warning so that people don’t fall victim.

    Police were alerted after someone passed two fake $100 bills at the Ocean State Job Lot in Willimantic on the night of May 5.

    The counterfeit bills have all the necessary watermarks and color variations and passed the universal counterfeit detector pen that would be used at most local businesses, according to police.

    The discovery that the bills were fake came only during a routine cash count in a money machine, police said.

    When a local bank looked at the bills, they discovered the issues: The vertical security line was too dark, the horizontal security strip was crooked and the serial numbers on both $100 bills were identical.

    Police want to get the word out to alert residents not only in Willimantic, but also statewide, that high-quality counterfeit $100 bills are in circulation here.

    The website for the U.S. Currency Education Program includes images on what to look for to ensure a bill is real.



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    A federal court has found Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in contempt of court for violating orders to stop racially profiling Latinos, NBC News reported.

    The ruling comes after the Arizona sheriff attempted to disobey the court’s order to overhaul the law enforcement agency’s policing practices. Arpaio acknowledged he violated the court's orders.  

    The racial profiling arose as part of Arpaio's widely publicized enforcement operations that target undocumented immigrants, but have had widespread consequences throughout the immigrant and Latino communities in Arizona.

    The federal ruling states that Arpaio and his deputies "have demonstrated a persistent disregard for the orders of the Court, as well as an intention to violate and manipulate the laws and policies regulating their conduct.”

    Arpaio has been a strong supporter of Republican Donald Trump and campaigned for him ahead of Arizona's primary. 



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    In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a news conference at the Sheriff's headquarters in Phoenix. A judge has found the longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix in contempt of court Friday for disobeying his orders in a racial profiling case, bringing the lawman who calls himself In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a news conference at the Sheriff's headquarters in Phoenix. A judge has found the longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix in contempt of court Friday for disobeying his orders in a racial profiling case, bringing the lawman who calls himself "America's Toughest Sheriff" a step closer to a possible criminal contempt case that could expose him to fines and even jail time.

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    Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is facing backlash for his use of a derogatory term to describe Japanese individuals as "Japs" during a panel discussion on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” 

    "National defense and homeland security are issues that mean the most to me and there's real issues with him, real problems with his views," King said. "I don't know if he's thought them through, or it's just like the guy at the end of the bar that says, 'Oh screw them, bomb them, kill them, pull out, bring them home. You know, why pay for the Japs, why pay for the Koreans?'" 

    The national director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations posted a statement with King's comments on YouTube, asking him to stop using “derogatory language targeting any national, ethnic, or minority group.” 

    Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, called on King to apologize.

    In a statement to NBC News, King said called the backlash “intellectual dishonesty” and said his comment shouldn’t be viewed as “anti-Japanese or anti-Asian when I am satirizing and criticizing bias and ignorance.”



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    Rep. Peter King, R-NY, arrives for the House Republican Conference meeting in the basement of the Capitol in this May 29, 2014, file photo.Rep. Peter King, R-NY, arrives for the House Republican Conference meeting in the basement of the Capitol in this May 29, 2014, file photo.

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    The City of Hartford received a major boost from the Connecticut Senate and it's expected to be included in the final budget Gov. Dannel Malloy signs.

    Lawmakers included language with the state budget that would allow Hartford and New Britain specifically to charge a 10 percent admissions tax on venues within their cities. In Hartford, the move is expected generate $400,000 in annual revenue and $100,000 in New Britain.

    “It’s not huge but every little bit matters," said Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin. "On this project where we have to piece together the revenues to pay off the bonds, you know it, it’s important, and I give our legislative delegation a lot of credit for fighting for it.”

    Bronin inherited the troubled Dunkin Donuts' Park project from his predecessor Pedro Segarra, who envisioned a downtown entertainment district in Hartford. The project was slated to cost $55 million to Hartford taxpayers but after cost overruns it will now cost closer to $63 million, with $5.5 million of it the city's responsibility.

    Republicans criticized the move by lawmakers to approve the revenue going to Hartford and New Britain. Sen. Len Fasano, the GOP Minority Leader, likened the move to a "bailout."

    He also mentioned a January letter from Malloy's Chief of Staff that said of possible assistance for stadium financing, "The governor believes it is an should be the responsibility of the City of Hartford."

    A spokesman for the governor said the issue has not reached the governor's desk and that the discussion about funding for Hartford back in January was specifically about construction costs. The fact that Hartford will use the money for debt service relating to the stadium is irrelevant to the governor's position, he said.

    Bronin said any talk of a bailout is false.

    He said since the city made an investment that will draw visitors it should maximize the revenue off of it.

    “It was built with city money. It’s located in the city, it should in some small part come to benefit the city.”



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    Police interviewed the man accused of abducting his 9-year-old niece, who was reunited with her family, NBC News reported.

    Gary Simpson, 57, is charged with especially aggravated kidnapping, but could face other charges as the investigation goes on, according to District Attorney General Dan Armstrong.

    Police were questioning him, trying to figure out why he ran off with Carlie Trent eight days ago. He is being held on $1 million bond, and has a court hearing on Monday.

    Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said there were no signs that Carlie was hurt.

    Simpson is Carlie’s uncle through marriage. The two vanished on May 4 after Simpson, picked her up from school and took off. They were found after two residents were searching a barn in a remote part of Hawkins County.



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    In this arrest photo made available by the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office, TN., shows Gary Lewis Simpson, 57, on Friday, May 13, 2016. Simpson was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping of his 9-year-old niece.In this arrest photo made available by the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office, TN., shows Gary Lewis Simpson, 57, on Friday, May 13, 2016. Simpson was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping of his 9-year-old niece.

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    The soccer club Real Madrid will wear black armbands Saturday to mourn 16 members of a team supporters club killed by ISIS gunmen in an attack on a café in Iraq, NBC News reported. 

    The attack on the café in Balad, a city about 50 miles north of Baghdad, occurred early Friday morning. The gunmen included two suicide bombers who detonated explosive vests after police arrived, Iraqi officials told The Associated Press.

    Fourteen people were killed outright, and two more died of their wounds later, Tha'er said. Officials told the AP earlier Friday that 13 were killed, but the football club said 16 supporters were killed.

    The terror group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack hours after the attack, according to the AP. It is not the first time ISIS has targeted soccer fans. In March, a suicide bomber attacked a soccer stadium in Iskandriyah, southern Baghdad, killing at least 26 people and wounding 71.



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    In this Wednesday, May 4, 2016 photo, people visit the soccer field a suicide bomer struck in March in Iskandariyah, 25 miles (about 40 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. A suicide bomber attacked a cafe north of Baghdad, killing 16 soccer fans.In this Wednesday, May 4, 2016 photo, people visit the soccer field a suicide bomer struck in March in Iskandariyah, 25 miles (about 40 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. A suicide bomber attacked a cafe north of Baghdad, killing 16 soccer fans.

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    It is an eco-friendly alternative to taking a cab or riding the bus in New Haven.

    “You’re looking a pedicab,” said Paul Hammer, founder of CaBike. “This is one of two in our small fleet.”

    Hammer is now the first pedicab operator to go through the city’s new registration process.

    “We’ve seen problems in other municipalities like New York,” Hammer said.

    The Board of Alders passed an ordinance in 2010, but it took some time to sort out the rules, regulations and application process, Director of Transportation, Traffic and Parking Douglas Hausladen said.

    New Haven’s rules require pedicab operators to go through proper training and background checks. They also need to have insurance and know where they can and can’t transport passengers.

    “I think pedal cabs fit a niche market that really don’t compete with too many other markets,” Hausladen said. “We’re not trying to drive away the taxi business.”

    While, Hammer is hoping to grow his business, he said, “We welcome competition, and also cooperation and investment.”

    Hammer charges a pay what you can fee but said some of the money supports Beeep, a non-profit that supplies donated bicycles to low-income riders of all ages.

    “People are very generous when they find out a portion of the proceeds is going to recycle these bikes,” Hammer said.



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    A grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict three Iowa police officers involved in the shooting death of 29-year-old Ali Eisa Abdalla Yahia at a hotel in February, finding that the cops "followed departmental policies regarding use of force," according to a statement from the Urbandale Police Department, NBC News reported.

    Officers were dispatched to the Holiday Inn in Urbandale around 4 a.m. on February 16 after reports of drug use, according to NBC affiliate WHO.

    Police body camera footage from the incident show officers struggling with Yahia on the ground as they told him to stop resisting and threatened to use a Taser on him. The officers asked Yahia to show them both of his hands, as Yahia kept one hand underneath him.

    Further struggling and several gunshots can be heard before the video ends. Police said Yahia shot at the officers, who returned fire and fatally wounded him, according to WHO.



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    Body camera footage from the Urbandale Police Department appears to show Ali Eisa Abdalla Yahia, 29, resisting arrest during a February 2016 incident where both Yahia and officers fired shots, leaving Yahia dead.Body camera footage from the Urbandale Police Department appears to show Ali Eisa Abdalla Yahia, 29, resisting arrest during a February 2016 incident where both Yahia and officers fired shots, leaving Yahia dead.

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    Wallingford police have arrested a man they say is responsible for burglarizing several trucks.

    On May 14th, around 1:34 a.m. police noticed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of 160 South Turnpike Road, which is a plaza with several businesses.

    While police investigated, they learned that several works trucks from the businesses in the plaza had been burglarized.

    Officers were able to track down Jeffrey Alston in a vehicle near the area. Alston, 53, was arrested and charged with several charges including burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing.

    Police believe there is a second suspect involved as well. They are still searching for the suspect.


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    The Pfizer drug company is taking steps to ensure its products do not wind up in cocktails being used to execute prisoners, NBC News reported. 

    "Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we serve," the company said in a statement. "Consistent with these values, Pfizer strongly objects to the use of its products as lethal injections for capital punishment."

    The company is “enforcing a distribution restriction" for several products, including potassium chloride and the powerful anesthetic propofol, which caused the death of Michael Jackson. 

    Under new guidelines, wholesalers and distributors must not resell the products to correctional institutions for lethal injections — and local governments must certify that products purchased are solely for medically prescribed patient care. 

    The move shuts off the government's last open market source for drugs used in executions. 



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    The Pfizer company logo. The company said in a statement it will no longer allow its products to be used in lethal injection cocktails used in correctional facilities.The Pfizer company logo. The company said in a statement it will no longer allow its products to be used in lethal injection cocktails used in correctional facilities.

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    The Coast Guard is searching for a Carnival Liberty cruise ship passenger who went overboard about 195 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas.

    Watchstanders with the 8th Coast Guard District received a call from the ship's master Friday evening reporting they had video of a woman, believed to be 33-year-old Samantha Broberg, falling overboard at about 2 a.m. Friday, just 10 hours after the ship left the port of Galveston on a four-day cruise to Cozumel, Mexico.

    Broberg's travel companions had reported her missing earlier Friday, prompting a ship-wide search.

    "Our steward came into our room, checked the closets, checked the bathroom, looked under the bed looked out on our balcony. I mean, they did a very thorough search," said passenger Jo Trizila of Dallas. "We knew it wasn’t going to end well when the last few updates the announcer said would you please just keep this family in your thoughts and prayers."

    The ship's crew made a confirmation check on all the passengers, but Broberg was not accounted for, the Coast Guard said. An HC-144 Ocean Sentry and crew were sent from the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama, to search for the passenger in the area the ship was located when the passenger was last seen.

    “You’re pretty much on camera 24/7,” said Steve Cosgrove of Dynamic Travel & Cruises in Southlake. “So, they’re able to go back and see exactly when this person may have gone overboard, what hall she walked down, who she was with, they can actually backtrack where was she prior and all of that type of stuff”.

    Carnival’s CareTeam is providing support to Broberg’s travel companions and family, the company said in a statement.



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    Bridgeport police have arrested a man responsible for the slaying of a 17-year-old in broad daylight Friday afternoon.

    According to police, detectives were driving in the area of Madison Ave and Frank St. at 11:59 a.m. on Friday when they heard several shots and saw a man fleeing from the area.

    A foot chase ensued and detectives located Deonte Tomlinson, 19, and took him into custody.

    Tomlinson was charged with fatally shooting Kahlil Sloan Diaz, 18 while he sat in his vehicle in front of 295/297/299 Madison Ave.

    After Diaz was shot, he fled in the vehicle to the corner of Madison Ave. and Frank St. He was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Tomlinson was charged with murder, carrying a pistol without a permit, altering ID marks on a firearm and unlawful discharge of a firearm.


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