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Hurricane Maria, one of strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico, made landfall in the U.S. territory as a Category 4 storm. (CNN) Hurricane Maria, one of strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico, made landfall in the U.S. territory as a Category 4 storm. (CNN)

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

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The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.

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Still dealing with clouds and wind from Jose!

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Maria slammed into Puerto Rico early this morning as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph.

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SLIDESHOW

SLIDESHOW: Channel 3 personalities spent the day at the 2017 Big E and marched in the evening parade. 

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FAIR SEASON

2017 list of Connecticut country fairs

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Country fair season is officially underway in Connecticut.

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Hurricane Maria strands CT couple in Dominican Republic

The Higleys are stranded in the Dominican Republic as Maria bears down on the area (Ralph Higley) The Higleys are stranded in the Dominican Republic as Maria bears down on the area (Ralph Higley)
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What started as a dream vacation quickly turned into a scary situation for a Connecticut family.

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PD: 89-year-old man reported missing from East Hartford

Cephus Nolen (CT State Police) Cephus Nolen (CT State Police)
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Police are searching for an 89-year-old man who was reported missing on Wednesday night.

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82 days: Governor slams GOP budget Video included

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Despite a state budget being approved by lawmakers, a veto from the governor is looming.

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Police rescue woman from cliff at Sleeping Giant State Park

Police officers rescued a woman from a cliff at Sleeping Giant on Wednesday (Hamden Police) Police officers rescued a woman from a cliff at Sleeping Giant on Wednesday (Hamden Police)
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Some Hamden police officers are being credited with rescuing a distraught woman from a cliff at Sleeping Giant State Park.

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Man faces prison for failing to pay more than $300K in taxes

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Federal authorities say a Connecticut man has admitted to failing to pay more than $300,000 in taxes over five years.

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Scientists hope new technology can predict future effects of hurricanes

These wave sensors are expected to provide more information on hurricanes (WFSB) These wave sensors are expected to provide more information on hurricanes (WFSB)
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Scientists hope information from Jose’s wave action will help them better predict future effects of hurricanes along the Connecticut coast.

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Middletown mayor solicited campaign donations from some city employees

Mayor Dan Drew  (WFSB file photo) Mayor Dan Drew (WFSB file photo)
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Middletown Mayor Dan Drew admits he made a mistake in his run for the governor's office.

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New Haven could run out of money if budget isn't passed soon

New Haven could soon run out of money because of a lack of budget (WFSB) New Haven could soon run out of money because of a lack of budget (WFSB)
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New Haven's mayor is keeping a close eye on the lack of a state budget. That's because without one, the Elm City could run out of cash in just a few months.

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Doctors weigh in on flu shot debate

Doctors are weighing in on whether or not to get a flu shot (WFSB) Doctors are weighing in on whether or not to get a flu shot (WFSB)
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To get a flu shot or not to get a flu shot...that is the question.

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Americares continues to support relief efforts after hurricanes

Americares is continuing its hurricane relief efforts for those in need (WFSB) Americares is continuing its hurricane relief efforts for those in need (WFSB)
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Two devastating hurricanes are slamming a number of Caribbean islands back to back.

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ECSU student dies of natural causes

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Eastern Connecticut State University student was found dead in his dormitory room early on Wednesday morning. 

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PD: Man shot and killed kitten, pet rat with BB gun

Corey McCall (West Hartford Police) Corey McCall (West Hartford Police)
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A 22-year-old man is facing animal cruelty charges, after being accused of killing a kitten and a pet rat.

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5 associates dismissed from Post University

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Five associates from Post University were dismissed after school officials said the theft of non-student, university funds.  

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PD: Glastonbury woman arrested for not properly caring for 2-year-old

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Glastonbury woman was arrested after police said she did not properly care for a two-year-old child last week.

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Early Warning Weather

Jose meanders, leaves some windy conditions Video included

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Jose may not have dumped a lot of rain on the state, but the wind has been a factor.

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Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Former middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta watches batting practice before a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) Former middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta watches batting practice before a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95.

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Sensors deployed to measure effects of Jose on New England

Tide sensors. (WFSB) Tide sensors. (WFSB)

Federal scientists have installed 17 storm-tide sensors along the coast of southern New England to measure the effects of Tropical Storm Jose.

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Loaded magazine found outside of elementary school

North Haven police (WFSB file photo) North Haven police (WFSB file photo)
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Police in North Haven said a loaded magazine was found outside of an elementary school in town and that a person of interest has been found.

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CT track to retire number of driver killed in plane crash

A Connecticut race track is retiring the number of a NASCAR driver who died in a plane crash.

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TRACKING JOSE

Wind a problem, but shoreline dodges most of Jose Video included

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The winds have been whipping along the shoreline as a result of Jose.

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Ticks known for making people allergic to red meat discovered in CT

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A population of lone star ticks was discovered in coastal Connecticut, according to state officials.   

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    Police hunt for Colorado woman who poops and runs

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-09-19 01:12:24 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

     A Colorado mother says police need help to find a woman who was caught defecating on their sidewalk in front of her kids.

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  • Three arrested following East Windsor home invasion

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    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:56 AM EDT2017-09-20 10:56:30 GMT
    Luis Velasquez, Jose Torres and Wilson Zayas were arrested for a home invasion in East Windsor, according to police. (East Windsor police)Luis Velasquez, Jose Torres and Wilson Zayas were arrested for a home invasion in East Windsor, according to police. (East Windsor police)

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    Three men from Springfield, MA were arrested in East Windsor following a home invasion Tuesday afternoon. 

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    Florida woman makes 'single and sexy' sign to get power back

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:50:07 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

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  • Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors

    Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-09-21 04:10:27 GMT
    Dozens of buildings in central Mexico turned into plumes of dust and debris killing more than 200 people in Mexico City and the surrounding states of Puebla, Mexico and Morelos. (Mexican Federal Police)Dozens of buildings in central Mexico turned into plumes of dust and debris killing more than 200 people in Mexico City and the surrounding states of Puebla, Mexico and Morelos. (Mexican Federal Police)

    The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 230 people.

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    The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 230 people.

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  • More charges, new defendant in Texas human smuggling case

    More charges, new defendant in Texas human smuggling case

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:41:50 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    The driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant has now been charged, federal officials said Wednesday. 

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    The driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant has now been charged, federal officials said Wednesday. 

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  • SEC: Hackers broke into corporate filing system

    SEC: Hackers broke into corporate filing system

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:37:13 GMT
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    The SEC says hackers may have made money from breaking into its corporate filing system and gaining access to inside information about companies.

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    The SEC says hackers may have made money from breaking into its corporate filing system and gaining access to inside information about companies.

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    Everything you need to know about the Big E in 2017. 

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    Check out as Channel 3 visits local breweries in Connecticut. 

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    Check out as Channel 3 visits local breweries in Connecticut. 

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