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Some school districts are getting much less money from the state than they expected (WFSB) Some school districts are getting much less money from the state than they expected (WFSB)

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The governor announced changes to his executive order to shift money to school districts he claims need it more than others.

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Humidity will slowly go down

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The weekend will be much better than yesterday.  Although the day may start out cloudy, the sky will become partly sunny by afternoon.  It is also going to get hot with highs in the 80s to near 90 degrees. 

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EARLY WARNING WEATHER DAY

Weather alerts posted as storms get closer to state Video included

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Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said storms will pop up during the afternoon hours, and they could bring heavy downpours, gusty winds, and lightning.

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The governor announced changes to his budget executive order to shift money to school districts he claims need it more than others.

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Suspect arrested in killing, wounding of Fla. officers

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Florida authorities say two Kissimmee police officers have been shot. More>>

American among those killed in Barcelona attack

Several were killed and dozens were injured after a van rammed through crowds of people in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (Javier Luengo) Several were killed and dozens were injured after a van rammed through crowds of people in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (Javier Luengo)
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Jared, 43, was on a delayed honeymoon with his wife of one year. "We didn't find out until this morning that his wife, Heidi, was called into the consulate, and she was shown pictures of his body.

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Crash temporarily closes I-95 north in East Lyme

Emergency vehicles at the scene of a crash on I-95 in East Lyme. (CT DOT camera) Emergency vehicles at the scene of a crash on I-95 in East Lyme. (CT DOT camera)
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Interstate 95 northbound was closed in East Lyme after a single vehicle accident.

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Police seeking vehicle that fled Waterford crash

Scene of a hit & run in Waterford.  (Waterford Police Facebook) Scene of a hit & run in Waterford. (Waterford Police Facebook)
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Waterford police are asking for help in locating a vehicle that fled a crash in their town.

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Volunteers needed for Terryville Fair

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The Terryville Congregational Church is still in need of volunteers for the fair later this month.

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Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

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Under fire over competence and moral leadership, Trump defends Confederate statues and attacks his critics. More>>

Thousands prepare for Free Speech Rally in Boston

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A free speech rally will take place in Boston tomorrow. The rally has brought concern to Boston and folks here in western Massachusetts following terror in Charlottesville. 

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Police: 3 young girls killed in Maryland home

Media Relations Division is on scene in Clinton. Media asked to stage at Brooke Jane Dr & Penny Ave. (Photo: TWitter: PGPDNEWS) Media Relations Division is on scene in Clinton. Media asked to stage at Brooke Jane Dr & Penny Ave. (Photo: TWitter: PGPDNEWS)
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Police say no arrest has been made in the slayings of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.

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Mother, 9-year-old daughter killed in Waterbury

Waterbury police said they arrested Anthony Ruckerford for the murder of his girlfriend and her 9-year-old child. (Waterbury Police/WFSB) Waterbury police said they arrested Anthony Ruckerford for the murder of his girlfriend and her 9-year-old child. (Waterbury Police/WFSB)
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A mother and her 9-year-old daughter are the victims of a double homicide that happened in Waterbury on Friday morning.

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Portland among towns to feel effects of budget cuts

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The latest budget bombshell is impacting many towns across the state.

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Many Connecticut residents traveling to view solar eclipse

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10 million people are expected to watch the solar eclipse on Monday, with some planning to travel great distances for the event. 

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Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon fired

Caption: President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is out at the White House, two administration officials told CNN. Caption: President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is out at the White House, two administration officials told CNN.

President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon has been fired, multiple White House officials told CNN on Friday. More>>

Mansfield animal control officer attacked by dog

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Mansfield town officials said an animal control officer was attacked by a dog Friday.

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Schools scrambling to make due following budget announcement

Tolland High School (WFSB) Tolland High School (WFSB)
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School leaders throughout Connecticut are scrambling to figure out how to make do with the money they are now projected to get from the state.

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Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon out at White House

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) In this Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon arrives for a meeting with President Donald Trump on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) In this Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon arrives for a meeting with President Donald Trump on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.
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President Donald Trump has decided to remove embattled Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, the White House has confirmed.

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PD: Arrest made in deadly Stratford shooting

Stratford police said Michael "Buddha" Catchings, 21, of Stratford was arrested for a double-shooting at a home on North Avenue on August 13. (Stratford Police) Stratford police said Michael "Buddha" Catchings, 21, of Stratford was arrested for a double-shooting at a home on North Avenue on August 13. (Stratford Police)
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Police made an arrest Friday in connection with the death of a Stratford woman who was shot and killed last week.

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Mother charged after children found living in filthy conditions

Chloe Edwards (Middletown Police) Chloe Edwards (Middletown Police)
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A mother from Middletown is facing charges after several children were found living in disgusting conditions.

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Stamford police identify pedestrian killed in fatal crash

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Stamford police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian. 

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Finland attack: 2 killed in Turku stabbing spree

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At least two people have been killed and six others hospitalized in a stabbing attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, state broadcaster YLE reported.

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Vernon man arrested for stealing from grieving family

Miguel Estrada is accused of stealing from a grieving family in Vernon. (Vernon police) Miguel Estrada is accused of stealing from a grieving family in Vernon. (Vernon police)
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A man is accused of stealing credit cards from a family that was grieving the death of a loved one.

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Teen reported missing in East Hartford

Ahlyah Montanez. (East Hartford police) Ahlyah Montanez. (East Hartford police)
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Police in East Hartford are looking for a missing teenager.

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State's 'largest comic and sci-fi convention' underway at Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun. (WFSB file) Mohegan Sun. (WFSB file)
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It's been dubbed the largest gathering of comic book artists and writers in Connecticut.

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Busy night for Hartford with Florida Georgia Line, Yard Goats game

A large crowd is expected Friday night at the Florida Georgia Line concert (WFSB) A large crowd is expected Friday night at the Florida Georgia Line concert (WFSB)
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It’ll be a busy night in Hartford as a large crowd is expected for the Florida Georgia Line concert on Friday.

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70-year-old man reported missing in Milford

Richard James was last seen on Friday morning. (Milford police) Richard James was last seen on Friday morning. (Milford police)
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Police in Milford are searching for a 70-year-old man who disappeared on Friday morning.

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4 state park beaches close for the weekend

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Four beaches at state parks are off limits to swimmers, according to environmental officials.

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Man attacked on dance floor of Los Imperios in West Hartford

Los Imperios restaurant in West Hartford had its entertainment license revoked earlier this month. (WFSB) Los Imperios restaurant in West Hartford had its entertainment license revoked earlier this month. (WFSB)
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A man was found to be shirtless and bleeding from the head inside an embattled West Hartford bar.

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CT senator calls on U.S. attorney general to include white supremacists in investigation

Sen. Richard Blumenthal. (WFSB file) Sen. Richard Blumenthal. (WFSB file)
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Connecticut's senior senator is urging the U.S. attorney general to call on the Department of Justice so its Charlottesville investigation can be expanded to include what he called white supremacist terrorist groups.

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TRENDING NOW

Bird gives goodnight kiss, dog says 'no' to kennel, brothers' wedding surprise

A bird gives its owner a goodnight kiss, a dog literally says 'no' to the kennel and brothers rap about their sister's love life at her wedding. Those are the stories trending on Aug. 18.

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It's National Fajita Day

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Friday is National Fajita Day, according to NationalDayCalendar.com.

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Death toll in Spain attacks rises to 14

(@Cajilos_TG_32 via CNN) (@Cajilos_TG_32 via CNN)
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A woman has died after being injured in the second attack, in Cambrils, Catalan emergency services said, taking the number of dead in both attacks to 14.

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Huge Confederate flag near interstate is one man's mission

The Third Official Flag of the Confederacy flies over Confederate Memorial Park Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) The Third Official Flag of the Confederacy flies over Confederate Memorial Park Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Marion Lambert is unapologetic about the abundance of Confederate flags that surround him. 

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Cops: Florida man pulls out weapon over broken ice cream machine

Jerry Henry, 19,  is charged with improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon. (Fort Myers Police) Jerry Henry, 19, is charged with improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon. (Fort Myers Police)
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Employees at a McDonald's in Delray Beach, Florida got quite a scare last week after police said a customer pulled out a weapon because the ice cream machine was broken.

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TRAFFIC ALERT

Car fire closes ramp, causes visibility issues in Windsor

Smoke billowed from a car fire in Windsor. (DOT) Smoke billowed from a car fire in Windsor. (DOT)
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A car fire in Windsor has closed an exit ramp and has created some visibility issues for drivers.

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Man drowns trying to spread father's ashes in lake

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A Michigan man died on a boating trip he was taking to pour his father's ashes into Lake Superior. 

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Father charged in baby boy's fatal drug overdose

Dorrico Brown, 32, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in the death of his son, Dorrico Brown Jr. (Butler County Jail / Provided Photo) Dorrico Brown, 32, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in the death of his son, Dorrico Brown Jr. (Butler County Jail / Provided Photo)
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An Ohio man has been charged in the fatal drug overdose of his 1-year-old son.

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Texas woman battling cancer dies after eating contaminated oysters

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A 56-year-old Texas woman reportedly died after eating contaminated oysters.

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