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Effort to expand police mental health coverage progresses

HARTFORD, Conn.- A long-running effort to extend workers' compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle Friday after years of defeat in the General Assembly. While the bill passed the Senate 25-11, some lawmakers predicted it faces trouble in the House of Representatives because it now encompasses...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press
VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital

DENVER- Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. Congress and the Veterans Affairs Department still must find up to $830 million to finish the vastly over-budget hospital without taking services away from...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press
5 homes that sold for $100M or more in 2014

$100 million is "the new billionaire benchmark" for trophy homes, according to a report from Christie's International Real Estate.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Robert Frank
2 ex-Wesleyan students face US charges over drug overdoses

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- Two former Wesleyan University students pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges they distributed synthetic party drugs that resulted in on-campus overdoses and sent 11 people to hospitals. The defendants, Zachary Kramer, 21, of Bethesda, Maryland, and Eric Lonergan, 22, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, appeared in federal court in New Haven.
Source: The Associated Press
Connecticut casino bill now faces uncertain path

HARTFORD, Conn.- Legislation creating a two-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino in Connecticut faces a vote in the state House of Representatives, but the level of support in that chamber remains unclear. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said Thursday that the majority Democrats, who control the House, have not taken any preliminary vote counts...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press
GOP senators advance bill to ease rules on smaller banks

WASHINGTON- Republican senators advanced legislation Thursday that would ease rules on smaller banks and other requirements of the landmark law reining in Wall Street and the financial industry after the 2008 crisis. But it received no support from Democrats, making its chances of Senate passage slim. Now tables have been turned by last November's...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer
CNG begins largest natural gas expansion project in 30 years

EAST HAMPTON, Conn.- Connecticut Natural Gas announced Thursday it has begun construction on a 10- mile natural gas expansion project in East Hampton, the company's largest such project in 30 years. The gas main will serve nine East Hampton schools and municipal buildings, will reach major businesses and make natural gas an option for more than 400 residential...
Source: The Associated Press
Newtown must pay long-term disability to cop after massacre

HARTFORD, Conn.- A Connecticut state board has ruled that Newtown must pay long-term disability to a police officer who developed anxiety and depression after responding to the 2012 shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Hartford Courant reports the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration ruled Monday that the police contract requires the...
Source: The Associated Press
New shops at Foxwoods expand entertainment beyond gambling

Felix Rappaport, president and chief executive officer of Foxwoods, said the 315,000- square-foot Tanger Outlets with 80 stores is intended to attract visitors who don't necessarily play the slot machines or work the poker tables. Foxwoods, which is promoting the Tanger Outlets with weekend activities that include a tightrope walk 80 feet up by Nik Wallenda,...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By STEPHEN SINGER, AP Business Writer
Wolcott's new 911 system can pinpoint origin of cell calls

WOLCOTT, Conn.- The town of Wolcott on Thursday became the first in the state to begin using a new 911 system that will allow police to pinpoint the location of emergency calls made from cellphones. The town's Next-Gen 911 system is part of a pilot program that eventually will include the police departments in New Britain, Wilton, Enfield, Newington, Valley Shore,...
Source: The Associated Press