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    Police are investigating a shooting in New London Thursday night.

    Police received several 911 calls at 11:17 p.m. reporting shots fired and found a man who had been shot in the leg.

    The victim was alert and conscious as he was transported to the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital and police said his injury does not appear to be life-threatening.

    Police said the shooting appears to be an isolated incident and not random.

    The investigation is underway and police ask anyone with information to call the New London Police Department's Detective Division at 860-447-148 or submit anonymous information via the New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip plus the information to Tip411 (847411).



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    Police are investigating a shooting in New London last night.Police are investigating a shooting in New London last night.

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    8 month-old Australian Shepherd, Rico, goes to work with his Dad quite frequently and is in training to be a therapy dog (anxiety/emotional concerns). Rico loves people, other dogs, cats and tennis balls!8 month-old Australian Shepherd, Rico, goes to work with his Dad quite frequently and is in training to be a therapy dog (anxiety/emotional concerns). Rico loves people, other dogs, cats and tennis balls!

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    NBC 4 New York senior correspondent Gabe Pressman, a New York icon and pioneering reporter whose local broadcast career spanned more than six decades, died Friday at the age of 93. 

    Credited with being the first television reporter in New York, Pressman called NBC 4 New York home for more than half a century. He is survived by his wife, four children and eight grandchildren.

    "This is an incredibly sad day for the WNBC family. Gabe Pressman was a television icon who served our viewers for more than 50 years," Eric Lerner, WNBC president and general manager, said in a statement. "He was truly one of a kind and represented the very best in television news reporting. Gabe was still coming to work and thinking about the next story. He was a treasured colleague and friend to all of us and he will be missed. We extend our deepest condolences to the Pressman family during this difficult time."


    New Yorkers embraced Pressman over his 60-plus years on television, and the public outpouring of memories and condolences was immediate and heartfelt. Mayor de Blasio tweeted condolences, calling Pressman "a New York City treasure" who mentored "countless reporters." 


    During his time with NBC 4 New York, Pressman compiled a peerless record of investigative reporting in politics and social issues. Having invented the craft of street reporting, Pressman is recognized by the viewing audience, political and community leaders, and his NBC colleagues, as one of New York's most respected journalists. 


    Steve Scott, president of the New York Press Club, issued a statement calling Pressman "a tenacious seeker of truth" who fought "ferociously for journalists' rights" and tirelessly defended the First Amendment of the Constitution.


    "Gabe's contributions to the field of journalism extended far beyond what his viewers saw on television. It was his hard work behind the scenes that kept the cameras rolling when some would have preferred they be turn off; he kept public meetings open, when some would have preferred they be closed," Scott said. "When he delivered his annual Freedom of the Press message at the Press Club's Journalism Awards dinner on June 5, he was crystal clear: The First Amendment is under attack, and we can't let our guard down. We can't give up. We have to keep fighting for our rights as journalists." 

    Pressman dedicated his life to it. In 1947, upon graduating from the Columbia School of Journalism, Pressman worked briefly as a reporter for the Newark Evening News. He was then awarded a Pulitzer Traveling Scholarship from Columbia, which enabled him to travel throughout Europe for 15 months and to freelance feature stories for the Overseas News Agency. 

    While in Hungary, he covered the famous trial of Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty for The New York Times and for Edward R. Murrow's radio news program. The trial marked the first time that a Primate of the Roman Catholic Church had been tried for treason in modern times.

    In 1949, Pressman joined the staff of the New York World Telegram and Sun as a City Hall reporter. During his years at the paper, he covered the administrations of William O'Dwyer, Vincent Impellitteri and Robert Wagner. 

    He covered major stories including the sinking of the Andrea Doria and the Weinberger kidnapping on Long Island. During that year, Pressman also anchored WRCA-TV's "The Shell Oil News," a five-minute local evening newscast in which he provided the metropolitan area's first major television news reporting. 

    The program subsequently expanded to a 10-minute format when Bill Ryan and Ray Owen were added as reporters. As a reaction to the great newspaper strike of 1963, the station expanded to a full half-hour evening newscast titled "The Pressman-Ryan Report." 

    Amid the tumult of the late 60s, Pressman covered major stories like the New York City blackout, the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968, civil strife in Newark and New York, the mayoral campaigns for Abraham Beame, William F. Buckley, John Lindsay, and the entrance of Robert F. Kennedy into New York politics.

    In July 1972, Pressman moved to WNEW-TV (now WNYW-TV) as a general assignment reporter. During his eight years there he wrote and hosted many specials and series, including "The War On Cancer" (an investigation of the activities of the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society focusing on the politics of cancer), and "The Mood of America" (a report on the 1976 presidential election). 

    Since rejoining NBC 4 New York in 1980, Pressman had been responsible for numerous award-winning programs and multi-part series including: The Homeless: Shame Of A City; The Hungry; Asylum In The Streets; To Bear Witness (a half-hour special on the gathering of holocaust survivors in Jerusalem in the summer of 1981); A Crisis Of Conscience (chronicled the 1982 turmoil within Israel over the massacre in the Lebanese refugee camps); the 1985 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate; Ask The Governors (an open forum with Cuomo, Kean and O'Neill telecast live in July 1983); the New Jersey and Long Island Town Meetings; multiple overseas reports from Israel; and timely coverage of key political issues on "News Forum." 

    Pressman was a combat naval officer in WWII and served as a communications officer on the submarine chaser "PC 470" in the South Pacific, which participated in two invasions of the Philippines. After the war, he was a public relations officer under Admiral John Towers, Commander-In-Chief of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.

    Pressman won many major awards throughout his career including: 11 Emmy Awards; the 1989 Edward R. Murrow Award; the New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 1986 Governors' Award; a 1985 Olive Award for Excellence in Broadcasting; a Peabody Award in 1984 for “Asylum In The Streets”; a Unity award from Lincoln University in 1981 for "Blacks And The Mayor: How Far Apart?"; the New York Press Club's Feature Award for "The Homeless" in 1982; the UPI New York State Broadcasters' Award for Best Feature News Story "The Homeless" in 1982; the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association Award for Excellence in Individual Reporting in 1982; the New York Chapter Of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi's Deadline Club Award for "The Hungry" in 1983; and two New York area Emmy Awards in 1983 for "The Homeless." 

    Born in the Bronx, Pressman attended Morris High School, worked as a cub reporter for the Peekskill Evening Star during summer vacations and graduated from New York University with a bachelor's degree in history and government.


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    Police have made an arrest after investigating prostitution at massage parlors in Branford. 

    The Statewide Organized Crime Task Force has been investigating for the past two months and detectives, as well as the Statewide Narcotics Task Force-Southwest and state Department of Motor Vehicles, served search warrants on two separate massage parlors Thursday. 

    Chunhua Wang, 49, of Flushing, New York, was arrested at Branford Massage on West Main Street and charged with third-degree promoting prostitution. 

    She was released on a $5,000.00 non-surety bond and is due in court in New Haven on July 13. 

    Police said they are still investigating.



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    A Huntington Beach resident marked his 2,000th consecutive visit Thursday to the parks of the Disneyland Resort.

    Jeff Reitz, a Disneyland Resort annual passholder, began his daily sojourns to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park on Jan. 1, 2012, according to Disneyland Resort officials. Back then, the resort was putting the finishing touches on Cars Land, which opened that summer.

    Reitz, a 44-year-old Air Force veteran, was unemployed when he started his streak and was looking to keep up his spirits.

    "It was something to do to keep things fun," he said.

    He had initially intended to end his daily visits after a year, but decided to keep the streak going.

    "It's become a living, breathing thing along the way," Reitz told the Orange County Register.

    Now that Reitz has a regular day job again at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, he typically spends evenings at the park.

    "He said it helps him decompress at the end of the day," Disneyland spokesman John McClintock said. McClintock isn't aware of any other attendance streak that would compare.

    "I do think that it's an unbreakable record," he said.

    Reitz has experienced the newest attraction, "Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission: BREAKOUT!" in Disney California Adventure more than a dozen times and says he's looking forward to seeing the nighttime spectacular "Fantasmic!" when it returns in an enhanced version on July 17 at Disneyland. But the Matterhorn Bobsleds, which he first rode as a 2-year-old with his mom, is his favorite attraction.



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    Huntington Beach resident Jeff Reitz, who has visited the parks of the Disneyland Resort every day since January 1, 2012, marked his 2,000th consecutive visit on Thursday. Here, Reitz snaps a selfie with The Mad Hatter and Alice after a teacup ride at the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland at Disneyland during his 2,000th visit to the park.Huntington Beach resident Jeff Reitz, who has visited the parks of the Disneyland Resort every day since January 1, 2012, marked his 2,000th consecutive visit on Thursday. Here, Reitz snaps a selfie with The Mad Hatter and Alice after a teacup ride at the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland at Disneyland during his 2,000th visit to the park.

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    A Trinity College professor who shared a controversial article on his personal social media pages, sparking a series of threats to the Hartford campus, says he is sorry and regrets that the hashtag he quoted from the title of an article was misinterpreted.

    Johnny Williams, sociology professor who has been with Trinity College since 1996, shared a June 16 article from Medium.com on his personal Facebook and Twitter pages, according to Trinity's president and professor of neuroscience, Joanne Berger-Sweeney.

    The writer goes by the name "Son of Baldwin," Berger-Sweeney said, and the piece "cited another writer’s perspective on the shooting that occurred at the Congressional baseball practice in Virginia last week."

    "The Medium piece went on to explore broader issues concerning race and the relationship between 'victims of bigotry' and 'bigots.' The piece culminated with a call to show indifference to the lives of bigots. That call was reprehensible, and any such suggestion is abhorrent and wholly contrary to Trinity’s values," Berger-Sweeney said.

    “In yesterday's frenzy-amid the escalating threats to my family and me and the incessant harassment that so many associated with Trinity College were receiving-there is one important thing I didn't say: I am sorry. I regret that the hashtag that I quoted from the title of an article was misinterpreted and misperceived as inciting violence and calling for the death of 'white' people. I never intended to invite or incite violence. My only aim was to bring awareness to white supremacy and to inspire others to address these kinds of injustices. I regret the fear and anxiety that the resulting media tumult brought to the college, and I am grateful for the outpouring of support I have received from so many at Trinity and beyond,” Williams wrote in a statement to colleagues, students and staff on Thursday.

    Berger-Sweeney noted that Williams, who teaches about race and racism, did not write the article; however, he did share it on his personal social media accounts using the hashtag connected "directly to the inflammatory conclusion in the article."

    "In my opinion, (Williams') use of the hashtag was reprehensible and, at the very least, in poor judgment," Berger-Sweeney said.

    The school is reviewing the incident with the school's dean of faculty on whether college procedures or policies were broken, according to Trinity College's statement.

    Williams earlier provided a statement to NBC Connecticut that said he has received, via email and telephone, a number of threatening messages. The professor said he was not calling for the death of any group of people but he wanted to spark a debate on the very subject he teaches.

    "It is evident to anyone who carefully reads my posts on Facebook and Twitter that I did not call for the death of all self-identified ‘whites.’ I merely attached the hashtag to my post derived from a blog article written by Son of Baldwin entitled 'Let Them All ------- Die.' This was an admittedly provocative move to get readers to pay attention to my reasoned, reasonable, and yes angry argument," Williams wrote.

    "I posted my comments on social media to draw the attention of the readers to the current dire state of white supremacy in the nation," he said.

    The school spoke to Williams before releasing the statement on Wednesday afternoon.

    "No matter its intent, it goes against our fundamental values as an institution, and I believe its effect is to close minds rather than open them," the college's president said.

    The sociology professor's post resulted in a public rebuke across the country and prompted Trinity College to close the campus on Wednesday when threats started coming in.

    State Representative Themis Klarides, an alumni of Trinity College, is calling for the professor to be removed, saying in part, that the professors' "opinions are simply outrageous and racist in and of themselves. We would urge you to consider this request as in the best interests of not only 'members of the greater Trinity College community,' but of society at large."

    Professor Johnny Williams' full statement from Wednesday can be found below:

    "For the entirety of my adult life I have worked to inform my students, colleagues, and the public about the dire and destructive character of oppression and worked to push all of us towards making the world a more just, equitable and humane place.

    "The recent displays of hate and explicit death threats I have received via email and telephone in response to my recent posts are par for the course in the work that I do but this attack is at a level of vitriol and hatred in excess of what I have ever experienced.

    "This response seems to be a concerted campaign to attack not just what *they think* I said in my post but to attack my integrity, scholarship, teaching, department, and college. The publicity it is receiving also seems to be an organized warning to all others who want to speak out. This seems to be a national drive of intimidation of professors which all colleges and universities should be concerned about.

    "It is evident to anyone who carefully reads my posts on Facebook and Twitter that I did not call for the death of all self-identified ‘whites.’ I merely attached the hashtag to my post derived from a blog article written by Son of Baldwin entitled “Let Them All ------- Die.” This was an admittedly provocative move to get readers to pay attention to my reasoned, reasonable, and yes angry argument.

    "I posted my comments on social media to draw the attention of the readers to the current dire state of white supremacy in the nation.

    "We can debate whether social media has expanded, contracted, or perverted the public sphere. We all know that its anonymity and lack of face to face accountability makes meanness and ad hominem attacks easy to do.

    "I did not and do not use it in that way. My detractors have."





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    The Dallas Zoo needed three things to make a viral video: a happy gorilla, a blue plastic pool and some water.

    Add Michael Sembello's hit "Maniac" from the 1980s movie "Flashdance" and the result is pure joy.

    Zola, who's no amateur at reaching social media fame, was captured Tuesday afternoon splashing around during a swimming pool enrichment session. Then, Zola begins dancing like he's never danced before.

    The video was shot by Primate Supervisor Ashley Orrand and posted on the zoo's YouTube page.

    Bob Hagh, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram video producer, upped the ante by adding music to the raw video, and Zola's inner "steel-town girl on Saturday night" shined through. It's not clear if Zola has ever watched "Flashdance," but his moves definitely emulate Jennifer Beal's perfectly.   


    The Dallas ZooTube video has been viewed more than 67,000 times as of Friday morning. Hagh's tweet has been retweeted over the 20,000 times.

    This isn't the first time Zola's moves have attracted attention. In 2011, a video of him "breakdancing" and splashing his feet at the Calgary Zoo also went viral.

    According to the Zoo, enrichment therapy "helps enhance the environment and lives of animals, like Zola, by providing them with mental and physical stimulation to increase natural behaviors."

    "Enrichment can take many forms, but for this spunky great ape, it means playing and spinning in his favorite blue pool!"



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    Emergency crews are working to repair a propane leak from a large tank on Route 32 in Stafford, just south of Route 190.

    Officials said Route 32 will be closed between the Route 190 rotary and Plains Road in Tolland and Eversource has been called to the scene to disconnect power.

    The tank is located on a commercial property and officials said a railroad track is shut down.



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    A woman was seriously injured in an assault in Meriden Thursday night and police said the suspect is being held on a prior violation of a protective order.

    Police responded to Platt Avenue at 10:50 p.m. after receiving reports that a female was bleeding and needed medical attention and they found the victim with facial and head injuries.

    Several people at the scene told police the victim had been shot, but officers determined that was not the case.

    A weapon was found, but turned out to be a facsimile BB gun and police said it doesn’t appear to have been used to cause the victims’ injuries.

    After investigating, police believe they know who committed the assault and he is being held at the Meriden Police Department. Police said there is an active warrant for his arrest for the violation of a protective order.

    Police said the suspect and the victim have a tumultuous domestic history and the warrant stems from a previous domestic dispute.

    The suspect was also charged with another count of violation of a protective order stemming from last night’s incident and will be arraigned today at the Meriden Superior Court.

    Police said the victim was transported to an area trauma center last evening and went through surgery but no additional information is available about her medical condition.




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    Two adults are dead and another is hospitalized after a car and a white utility truck crashed near Route 8 North in Waterbury.

    Both of the people killed were in the car, which has been covered in a tent.

    The driver of the truck was also injured and that person's injuries are described as not life-threatening.

    A car seat was on the ground at the scene and first responders thought a child might be involved, but there is no indication that anyone under the age of 21 was hurt in the crash, which happened at the exit 35 and East Aurora Street ramp.

    The ramp, as well as Route 73, are closed.

    No additional information was immediately available.

    Check back for updates.




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    If your children did well in school this year, you can treat them to a day at Lake Compounce, and your good student or students will get in for free, acoording to a Facebook post from Lake Compounce. 

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    Lake Compounce says the offer is in-park only.

    The park is located at 186 Enterprise Drive in Bristol. 


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    The humidity is downright oppressive today and temperatures are well into the 80s throughout the entire state.

    High temperatures coupled with high humidity is leading to heat index (what the temperature feels like) values in the low to middle 90s.

    In addition to the heat we're also tracking some showers and thunderstorms as we head into the afternoon and evening. 

    We're forecast scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop after 4 p.m. The best chance for showers and thunderstorms is southern Connecticut. 

    Take a look at First Alert Future Radar at 8 p.m. You can see widespread showers moving across Fairfield and New Haven counties. 

    Showers will continue into the evening hours with a scattered thunderstorm possible. First Alert Future Radar showers widespread showers throughout Hartford county moving into eastern Connecticut at 11 p.m. 



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    A dead dog was found buried in a Meriden park Thursday night. Police are not sure how the dog died, but the animal control officer thought it might have been hit by a car.

    Officers responded to City Park around 11:30 p.m. Thursday to investigate after someone who was out walking a dog found a small dead dog.

    Police said they found an adult female "terrier" type dog in a plastic bag and it appears as if someone buried an it there in a shallow hole.

    The dog had no identifying tags and police said it’s possible the dog had passed away and its owner did not know how to properly handle the animal’s body.

    Police said pet owners can bury a pet on their private property or work with a veterinarian.  

    Police said there is nothing more to investigate unless something new becomes available.




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    By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans say they are more likely to believe former FBI Director James Comey than President Donald Trump in regard to their differing accounts of the events that led up to Comey’s firing, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

    Forty-five percent of respondents say they are more likely to believe Comey's version of events from his June 8 testimony to the U.S. Senate, versus 22 percent who are more likely to believe what Trump has said, NBC News reported.

    Eight percent of respondents said they believe both Trump and Comey, while 21 percent responded that they believe neither of them.

    By party, 76 percent of Democrats side with Comey, while 50 percent of Republicans believe Trump. Independents break for Comey over Trump, 47 percent to 17 percent.

    The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted June 17-20 of 900 adults — including more than 400 by cell phone — and it has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.3 percentage points.





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    Former FBI Director James Comey (left), is set to testify about the private conversations he had with President Donald Trump (right) during a hearing at the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, June 8, 2017.Former FBI Director James Comey (left), is set to testify about the private conversations he had with President Donald Trump (right) during a hearing at the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

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    A 59-year-old North Haven woman is dead after a crash in New Haven last night and police said they found an empty 18-pack of beer in the car that struck the motorcycle she was on. 

    Police also said the suspect left the scene and was later found in a shirt that was covered in vomit. 

    Officers responded to a motorcycle crash at Chapel and East streets at 11:12 p.m. Thursday and learned that two people were on the motorcycle and the other driver involved in the crash fled the scene, police said. 

    Diane Benedetto, 59, of North Haven, the passenger on the motorcycle sustained severe injuries and she was pronounced dead at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The motorcycle driver was also injured and was taken to the same hospital. 

    A witness at the scene told police the offending driver had fled to a nearby scrap yard, where he abandoned the vehicle and walked away, police said. 

    Police found the car and 18 open cans of Modelo beer that were empty, police said. 

    The witness also described the one person seen in the car and officers found someone matching that description moments later. 

    Police identified the man as 35-year-old Carlos Perez, of New Haven, and said he lied to officers about his name and said the car was his but he wasn’t driving. 

    He couldn’t keep track of the number of people he told police were in his car or the names he’d given of the driver, according to police, and at one point said he’d been the only person in the car but maintained it wasn’t he who was driving. 

    Police said the investigation into the crash continues, but they have arrested Perez and charged him with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, manslaughter in the second degree, assault in the second degree with a motor vehicle, evading responsibility, failure to meet minimum insurance requirements, operating a motor vehicle without a license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failure to grant the right of way at an intersection.



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    The congressman who was shot and wounded at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, last week has been moved out of an intensive care unit, a source tells NBC News. 

    Lobbyist Matt Mika also has been moved out of intensive care, George Washington University Hospital said in an update Friday. He has been upgraded to good condition.

    Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth paid Mika a visit on Thursday. A photo shows Mika smiling and holding up a Werth jersey, with Werth at his hospital bed.

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is now listed in fair condition and continues to make good progress.

    U2 lead singer Bono met with members of Scalise's staff Wednesday and signed a card wishing the congressman a speedy recovery.

    Mika is expected to make a full recovery, his family said in a statement last week. Mika is a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and had previously served as an aide to U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Michigan.



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    Jayson Werth, outfielder for the Washington Nationals, visited Matt Mika at The George Washington University Hospital hospital on July 22, 2017Jayson Werth, outfielder for the Washington Nationals, visited Matt Mika at The George Washington University Hospital hospital on July 22, 2017

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    A Norwich woman was arrested after she was found passed out behind the wheel of a car in New London with three young children inside, according to police. 

    New London police responded to Spring Street just before 5 p.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call about a woman passed out behind the wheel of a motor vehicle with children in the vehicle. 

    The car was idling and officers found 26-year-old Cassidy Moniz, of Norwich, passed out in the driver's seat, police said. 

    When Narcan was administered, Moniz became responsive. She was then brought to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. 

    The children in the car ranged in age from 1 to 6 years and were transported to the hospital as a precaution. 

    Moniz has been charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor and possession of marijuana. 

    Police said they did not find any other narcotics at the scene and toxicology and medical report analysis is pending. 

    The state Department of Children and Families is assisting with the investigation. 



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    Both versions of the Republican plan to fix the American health care system would make things worse, not better, according to groups that represent a variety of physicians.

    NBC News reported that pediatrician, cancer specialist, cardiologist and family doctor groups were denouncing the Senate version of the bill within hours of its release Thursday.

    "The Senate draft health care bill is literally heartless," American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said.

    Among the reasons so many medical professionals oppose the changes Republicans have proposed to the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," is that it reduces funding for Medicaid, the state-federal health plan that covers many low-income, disabled and pregnant people, as well as a large portion of American children.



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    Capitol police remove a woman from a protest in front of the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell inside the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, on June 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Members of a group with disabilities were protesting the proposed GOP health care plan that was unveiled today.Capitol police remove a woman from a protest in front of the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell inside the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, on June 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Members of a group with disabilities were protesting the proposed GOP health care plan that was unveiled today.

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    Connecticut gas prices are the lowest they've been in more than a decade.

    "This is really an exceptional trend we’ve been seeing with gas prices across Connecticut – and really nationwide – dipping down as travel ramps up," Amy Parmenter, AAA spokesperson in Greater Hartford, said. "The supplies are just strong enough to offset the demand."

    Gas prices across the state vary by region, Parmenter said. 

    The average gas prices for cities in Connecticut are below:

    • Bridgeport: $2.53
    • Hartford: $2.43
    • New Haven/Meriden: $2.41
    • Norwich/New London: $2.47

    Prices haven't been this low since 2005, including gas price averages nationwide, which is about $2.28, Parmenter said. 

    AAA expects gas prices will continue to dip due to high oil production rates in the United States coupled with news from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that Libya and Nigeria increased output last month. 

    For more on Connecticut gas prices, please go to the Gas Buddy's website here or AAA gas prices here



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    The PGA Tour has decided to push back Saturday morning tee times at the Travelers Championship due to the threat of rain and storms overnight.

    The first players will tee off at 11 a.m. for the third round of the tournament, according to tournament officials. They will tee off in threesomes from both the 1st and 10th tees.

    Play would normally kick off at 9 a.m. for the Saturday round.

    The gates will open at 9 a.m., tournament officials said.

    The threat of showers or a thunderstorm will last through Friday night and into Saturday morning. Some clearing will occur in the afternoon and Sunday's weather looks good for the final round at the Travelers.




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