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UTC to add thousands of jobs, invest billions in research (WFSB) UTC to add thousands of jobs, invest billions in research (WFSB)

UTC to hire thousands, invest billions between now and 2022 Video included

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United Technologies made an announcement on Wednesday, saying it plans to hire thousands and invest billions.

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The beautiful weather continues, but big changes are in store for the weekend!

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Morning clouds, showers, and thunderstorms gave way to sunny skies as drier air moved in from the west.

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Do you agree with NFL's policy change regarding the National Anthem?

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Eric Parker takes a trip to Hamden

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For many people, a mention of Hamden will only call to mind Sleeping Giant State Park or perhaps Quinnipiac University, both are there, but the town has much more than that. 

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Man accused of deadly New Britain hit and run faces judge

Jonathon Soto was arrested for Saturday's deadly hit and run in New Britain (New Britain PD) Jonathon Soto was arrested for Saturday's deadly hit and run in New Britain (New Britain PD)
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A 22-year-old New Britain man appeared before a judge, charged with being the driver in a fatal hit and run that occurred over the weekend. 

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Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate' Video included

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The Justice Department said it would expand an open, internal investigation into the ongoing Russia probe by examining whether there was any politically motivated surveillance.

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As Hamden residents continue clean-up, city holds emergency meeting

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What a difference a week can make. Wednesday night an emergency meeting will be held in Hamden to discuss the storm damage. 

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Vice president says U.S. Coast Guard cadets "will be great leaders" Video included

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After four years of studying and learning to become the best officers they can be, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy class of 2018 graduated in front of friends and family on Wednesday.

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Roads closed, wires down after Suffield tractor-trailer crash

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Several roads are closed after a tractor-trailer brought down poles and wires on Wednesday. 

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Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

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A federal judge says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.

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New Canaan officers save one of their own after a medical emergency

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New Canaan police officers saved a fellow officer after he suffered a medical emergency. 

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Six more Sandy Hook families file defamation lawsuit against radio host

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Six families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting, and an FBI agent filed a defamation lawsuit against radio host Alex Jones, and the financial network that supports him.

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State Board of Education votes to consider revoking Path Academy charter

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The Connecticut State Board of Education held a special meeting on Wednesday, where it voted to consider revoking the charter of Path Academy.

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Lockdowns at New Haven schools lifted amid shooting investigation

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Three New Haven schools were placed on lockdown as police responded to a nearby shooting on Wednesday afternoon.

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FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

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Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.

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Broccoli recalled at South Windsor Stop & Shop

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A voluntary recall has been issued for broccoli sold at a Stop & Shop in South Windsor.

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NFL to issue fines for kneeling during the national anthem

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The NFL owners will talk more about how to handle protests before wrapping up their meetings Wednesday.

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78-year-old woman dies in Southington house fire

Crews battled a deadly house fire in Southington (WFSB) Crews battled a deadly house fire in Southington (WFSB)

The victim of a weekend house fire in Connecticut has been identified as a 78-year-old woman.

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Lightning blamed for house fire in Old Lyme Video included

Lightning struck a tree near a house on Talcott Farm Road and it sparked a fire early Wednesday morning. (WFSB) Lightning struck a tree near a house on Talcott Farm Road and it sparked a fire early Wednesday morning. (WFSB)
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Lightning was blamed for a house fire that broke out in Old Lyme early Wednesday morning.

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Police: Man beat up ex-girlfriend, put her in trunk and led cops on wild chase

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Authorities say a man punched his ex-girlfriend, stuffed her in a car trunk and led Florida authorities on a high-speed chase.

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Southbury continues to work on assessing storm damage cost Video included

Southbury officials continue to assess the cost of last week's storm damage. (WFSB) Southbury officials continue to assess the cost of last week's storm damage. (WFSB)
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The Town of Southbury is working to assess the cost of damage after last week's devastating storm.

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Teen died a hero while protecting classmates from Santa Fe high school shooter

Christian "Riley" Garcia (Family photo via CNN) Christian "Riley" Garcia (Family photo via CNN)
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 As survivors describe the terror-filled moments after a student opened fire at Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people, stories of heroism are coming to light. 

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Crews cleanup after cars takes out fence

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Crews are cleaning up after a car plowed though a fence and made contact with a house on Arch Street. 

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  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:35:19 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

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    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

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  • Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

    Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:51 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:51:55 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:34:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 9, 2018 photo taken in Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State University anthropologist Molly Zuckerman holds a portion of a mandible extracted from one of the graves unearthed at what was the graveyard of the Mis...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 9, 2018 photo taken in Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State University anthropologist Molly Zuckerman holds a portion of a mandible extracted from one of the graves unearthed at what was the graveyard of the Mis...
    Officials in Mississippi believe the remains of as many as 7,000 former patients at an asylum could be lying in an empty, grassy field on a university campus.More >
    Officials in Mississippi believe the remains of as many as 7,000 former patients at an asylum could be lying in an empty, grassy field on a university campus.More >
  • Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

    Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:43:15 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:34:38 GMT
    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)

    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.

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    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.

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  • Philip Roth: a generation's defining voice

    Philip Roth: a generation's defining voice

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-05-23 15:13:17 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:33:27 GMT
    (AP Photo, File). FILE - In this March 22, 1993 file photo, American author Philip Roth is seen during an interview promoting his new book "Operation Shylock: A Confession," in New York. Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, deat...(AP Photo, File). FILE - In this March 22, 1993 file photo, American author Philip Roth is seen during an interview promoting his new book "Operation Shylock: A Confession," in New York. Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, deat...
    In the self-imposed retirement of his final years, Philip Roth remained curious and removed from the world he had shocked and had shocked him in return.More >
    In the self-imposed retirement of his final years, Philip Roth remained curious and removed from the world he had shocked and had shocked him in return.More >
  • Fox corrects mistake on Jemele Hill, but not on the air

    Fox corrects mistake on Jemele Hill, but not on the air

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:23:26 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:33:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018 file photo, "Fox & Friends" co-hosts, from left, Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade appear on their set in New York. The morning show "Fox & Friends" is correcting a segm...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018 file photo, "Fox & Friends" co-hosts, from left, Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade appear on their set in New York. The morning show "Fox & Friends" is correcting a segm...
    The morning show 'Fox & Friends' corrects a segment that incorrectly says former ESPN anchor Jemele Hill is unemployed.More >
    The morning show 'Fox & Friends' corrects a segment that incorrectly says former ESPN anchor Jemele Hill is unemployed.More >
  • Jury gets closing arguments in Copperfield negligence case

    Jury gets closing arguments in Copperfield negligence case

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 14:43:27 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-05-23 20:33:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, illusionist David Copperfield appears in court in Las Vegas. The jury is due to hear closing arguments Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in a lawsuit brought by Gavin Cox, blaming Las Vega...(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, illusionist David Copperfield appears in court in Las Vegas. The jury is due to hear closing arguments Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in a lawsuit brought by Gavin Cox, blaming Las Vega...
    A Nevada jury is due to hear closing arguments in a British tourist's lawsuit blaming Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield for injuries the tourist suffered while taking part in a 2013 vanishing.More >
    A Nevada jury is due to hear closing arguments in a British tourist's lawsuit blaming Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield for injuries the tourist suffered while taking part in a 2013 vanishing.More >
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  • Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

    Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:06:48 GMT
    Multiple people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, two law enforcement sources told CNN.  (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News Via AP)Multiple people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, two law enforcement sources told CNN. (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News Via AP)

    Ten people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, law enforcement officials said.

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    Ten people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, law enforcement officials said.

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  • Here's everything we know about Texas school shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis

    Here's everything we know about Texas school shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-05-18 19:54:38 GMT
    Officials took Dimitrios Pagourtzis into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified him as the suspect in the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. (Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP)Officials took Dimitrios Pagourtzis into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified him as the suspect in the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. (Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is suspected of being the shooter at a Texas high school, federal law enforcement officials tell CNN. The information was confirmed to the Houston Chronicle by the Galveston County Sherriff's Office.

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    Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is suspected of being the shooter at a Texas high school, federal law enforcement officials tell CNN. The information was confirmed to the Houston Chronicle by the Galveston County Sherriff's Office.

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  • Pastor allegedly sexually assaulted unconscious parishioner, called it ‘deliverance'

    Pastor allegedly sexually assaulted unconscious parishioner, called it ‘deliverance'

    Friday, May 11 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-05-11 20:50:29 GMT
    Meally Morris Freeman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a "spiritual guidance session." (Hennepin County Attorney's Office)Meally Morris Freeman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a "spiritual guidance session." (Hennepin County Attorney's Office)
    Meally Morris Freeman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a "spiritual guidance session." (Hennepin County Attorney's Office)Meally Morris Freeman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a "spiritual guidance session." (Hennepin County Attorney's Office)

    A pastor in Minneapolis is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a spiritual guidance session he called “deliverance."

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    A pastor in Minneapolis is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a spiritual guidance session he called “deliverance."

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