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Florida Woman Crushed by Homemade Elevator: Deputies

A 66-year-old Florida woman was crushed by a homemade elevator when she went to visit her friend's Gulf Coast home earlier this week, authorities said. Margaret Elizabeth Harrison went to Jean Blair's...

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Life After DOMA: Gay Marriage Fight Returns to the States

One month after the Supreme Court struck down a crucial provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, gay Americans and the government alike are still sorting through the ramifications of the ruling — just...

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Aide Blows Medicaid Fraud Whistle on Self: Officials

A Plainville man was arrested today on larceny charges after going to police to complain that he was being short-changed on a plan to defraud Medicaid, according to authorities. Brian Borry, 43, of...

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Suspect in Willimantic Officer Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

A man accused of shooting a Willimantic police officer in the arm as he responded to a well-being call in June pleaded not guilty on Friday to assault, threatening and additional charges. Andrew...

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Cops Bust Pot Grow House, Find 158 Plants

Norwalk police busted an elaborate marijuana grow house on Thursday and found 158 marijuana plants. Police said investigators received information that Matthew Rysz, 40, of 28 Edlie Ave. in Norwalk,...

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Alleged Central Park Attempted Rapist: It Was a Joke!

A man who sneaked up behind a Central Park jogger, threw her to the ground and dragged her off the path last month in an alleged attempt to rape her says it was all a joke and "her eyes" made him think...

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Man Arrested After Shipping Marijuana to Wrong Person: Cops

A shipping mistake is causing some big problems for a California man after police intercepted 14 pounds of marijuana. Police said Edward Walker, 40, of Clear Lake, California shipped 14 pounds of...

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Police Make Second Arrest in Vernon Bank Robbery

Vernon police have made a second arrest in connection with a robbery at People’s Bank in May. Police have arrested James Costello, 37, of Ocean Township in New Jersey, who surrendered to Vernon Police...

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Police investigating After Man Tells Girl to Get Into His Car in Newington

Police are investigating after a man approached a girl as she was walking in Newington this afternoon and told her to get into his car. The girl told police she was walking on Willard Avenue by...

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Police Investigating Man’s Death in Milford

Police are investigating the death of a man in Milford on Sunday afternoon. The preliminary investigation indicates that two youth entered the back of 10 and 16 Broadway, near Naugatuck Avenue, through...

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5 Awkward Press Conferences from Political Sex Scandals

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner raised eyebrows on Friday when, instead of announcing his resignation, he told the press that he will check himself in for two weeks of intensive therapy amid allegations of...

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"Out of Office" Email Gets Political with Vacation

Remember the good ol' school days? When it was guaranteed that there would always be three months off for summer, one week off in the spring and a host of "teacher work days" in between? In this...

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Couple of 75 Years Die a Day Apart

Born on the same date and married for 75 years, a Long Beach, Calif., husband and wife died one day apart earlier this month. Helen and Les Brown, high school sweethearts who celebrated three-quarters...

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Rare Blue Lobster Found at Portland Market

The owner of a Portland market got quite a surprise with a shipment of lobsters this week: A blue lobster. Blue Lou, as he's been dubbed, is turning heads at Tri-Town Foods. "Never seen a blue lobster...

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Police Investigate Death at Gathering of the Vibes

Bridgeport police are investigating the death of a man at the Gathering of the Vibes music festival. According to police, an unresponsive man was found at the festival Friday afternoon. The victim, who...

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View weekly updates on the very best photos in domestic and foreign news. Photo Credit: AP

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Bench Dedicated in Honor of Missing Tolland Girl

Family, friends, former classmates, and neighbors of Janice Pockett gathered for an emotional ceremony to remember the young Tolland girl who disappeared 40 years ago. The town's 300th Anniversary...

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Thousands of Bees Attack North Texas Woman, Kill Horses

A North Texas woman is recovering following an attack from a swarm of bees that killed her two horses. The attack happened Wednesday evening behind a Pantego home in the 2500 block of Miller Lane,...

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Fatal Shooting in Hartford

  Hartford Police are investigating after a fatal shooting early Saturday morning.   Police responded to the intersection of Albany Ave. and Vine St. after Shot Spotter had recorded multiple shots...

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Judge Orders Feds to Return Stripper’s $1M

An exotic dancer from Southern California will get back her more than $1 million in life savings that a Nebraska state trooper seized during a traffic stop last year, after a federal judge said...

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