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Trump drug czar nominee visits Connecticut after overdoses

Aug. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

New Haven, Connecticut, became what officials called "ground zero" Monday for efforts to shine a light on the dangers of drugs, as President Donald Trump's nominee for drug czar visited a city reeling from more than 100 recent overdoses on synthetic marijuana. Jim Carroll met with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen....

Troopers cite 10 sports car drivers for going too slow

Aug. 20, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — State police in Connecticut usually pull over cars for driving too fast. But on Sunday, troopers stopped and ticketed 10 cars for going too slow. Police received several calls from angry motorists Sunday about what were described as high-performance, racing-type cars slowing traffic to...

Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill

Aug. 16, 2018 10:44 PM EDT

Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people's homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital. Social workers and mental health professionals also responded to the New Haven...

Onetime teen mom, now a teacher, wins US House primary

Aug. 15, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A onetime teen mother who became a celebrated teacher defeated a veteran politician Tuesday in the Democratic primary for a U.S. House seat currently held by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who didn't seek re-election amid criticism of her mishandling of a sexual harassment case in her office....

In upset, Stefanowski wins GOP nod for Connecticut governor

Aug. 14, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bob Stefanowski, a former GE executive who pitched himself to voters as Bob the Rebuilder, won Tuesday's Republican primary for Connecticut governor in an upset and will face a fellow wealthy businessman, Democrat Ned Lamont, in November. A political newcomer who bypassed the...

The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

Aug. 14, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district. Radinovich defeated Rep. Jason...

Businessman Bob Stefanowski wins GOP nomination for Connecticut governor in race to replace Democrat Dannel P. Malloy

Aug. 14, 2018 10:57 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Businessman Bob Stefanowski wins GOP nomination for Connecticut governor in race to replace Democrat Dannel P. Malloy.

Ex-Teacher of Year Jahana Hayes wins Democrat nod for Connecticut House seat left by Esty, who bungled sex abuse claims

Aug. 14, 2018 9:32 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ex-Teacher of Year Jahana Hayes wins Democrat nod for Connecticut House seat left by Esty, who bungled sex abuse claims.

Ned Lamont wins Democratic nomination for Connecticut governor to replace outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Aug. 14, 2018 8:30 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ned Lamont wins Democratic nomination for Connecticut governor to replace outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Crumbling foundations a go-to issue for political candidates

Aug. 6, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A pocket of eastern Connecticut where hundreds, if not thousands, of homeowners are struggling with crumbling foundations has become a popular stop for political candidates seeking statewide office in this year's election. Democratic and Republican candidates for governor and other...