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Highlights of Connecticut budget implementation bill

Jun. 17, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Thursday gave final legislative passage to a wide-ranging bill that spells out details of the new, two-year $46.3 billion state budget and includes numerous other provisions. It now awaits Gov. Ned Lamont's signature. ...

Legal cannabis bill clears state Senate, Lamont to sign it

Jun. 17, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate voted Thursday to legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults, the final legislative action for a bill that lays the groundwork for the new industry in Connecticut and attempts to address racial inequities stemming from the nation's war...

House passes marijuana legalization bill, sends it to Senate

Jun. 16, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Proponents of legalizing the adult use of marijuana in Connecticut dodged a threatened veto on Wednesday, advancing a revamped bill that Gov. Ned Lamont supports by a narrow vote in the House of Representatives. The much-debated proposal now...

Two men convicted of helping create ransomware attacks

Jun. 16, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

Two men from Estonia have been convicted of federal cybercrime charges involving ransomware and other attacks on computer systems around the globe. Oleg Koshkin, 41, was convicted Tuesday by a jury in U.S. District Court in Hartford of conspiracy to commit computer fraud...

Senate passes marijuana bill, but Lamont vows a veto

Jun. 15, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Tuesday passed legislation for the second time in about a week that legalizes the recreational use of cannabis for adults. But Gov. Ned Lamont is threatening to veto the retooled bill, arguing it opens the industry up to tens of thousands of...

Police: 5 arrested in CT after crashing stolen ride-hail car

Jun. 14, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — Five teenagers crashed a stolen car in Connecticut, called a ride-hailing service, then stole the ride-hail car and crashed it, authorities said. Glastonbury Police Lt. Corey Davis said the five teens aged 15 to 18 were riding in a stolen BMW...

Police recover rifle after woman fatally shot while cooking

Jun. 10, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police say they have recovered the rifle used in a shooting that took the life of a city woman who was inside her apartment cooking when she was hit by a stray bullet. Police Chief Jason Thody said no arrests have been made in the...

Connecticut lawmakers close out unusual session, pass budget

Jun. 10, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers closed out a legislative session like no other on Wednesday night, with the state Senate approving a two-year, $46.3 billion state budget that proponents said will help Connecticut in its continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while...

Woman who stabbed Hartford officer found

Jun. 09, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman charged with stabbing and severely injuring a police officer during an eviction dispute has been acquitted by reason of mental disease or defect of charges including attempted murder. Chevoughn Augustin, 42, will be committed...

Officer resigns and receives payout after fatal traffic stop

Jun. 09, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut police officer, who shot and killed an 18-year-old motorist during a traffic stop, received a $100,000 payout from Wethersfield’s municipal insurer when he resigned from the department, according to documents obtained by the Hartford...