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Two judges who helped steer Detroit out of bankruptcy said Hartford should just get it over with. (WFSB) Two judges who helped steer Detroit out of bankruptcy said Hartford should just get it over with. (WFSB)

Bankruptcy could be the best thing for Hartford

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The I-Team recently traveled to Detroit, MI to speak with the men who led the largest municipal bankruptcy ever and they had a simple message for Hartford: Get on with it.

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The warm, humid weather continues!

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The temperature reached a record breaking high of 91 degrees at Bradley International Airport this afternoon.

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GOP hopes for Senate health care bill flickering out

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Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they're pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week. More>>

Police: Tennessee church shooting suspect sent suicidal text

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Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot seven people, killing one, in a Tennessee church before he was subdued. More>>

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

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Large amounts of federal aid are starting to flow into Puerto Rico and local officials are praising the Trump administration's response. More>>

Crews extinguish house fire in Stafford

Crews battled a fire at a home in Stafford on Monday (WFSB) Crews battled a fire at a home in Stafford on Monday (WFSB)
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Crews in Stafford were battling a house fire on Woodland Drive.

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Crews battle fire affecting two Stamford homes

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Crews in Stamford are battling a blaze that has impacted two homes on Alden Street. 

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Old school bus transformed into technology lab

An old school bus has been transformed into a technology lab (WFSB) An old school bus has been transformed into a technology lab (WFSB)
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An old Newington Public Schools athletic bus has a new look and a new role as a mobile technology lab.

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New Haven officers shot over weekend are recovering

Two New Haven officers, Scott Shumway and Eric Pessino, were released from the hospital after being shot in New Haven on Saturday. (WFSB/New Haven police) Two New Haven officers, Scott Shumway and Eric Pessino, were released from the hospital after being shot in New Haven on Saturday. (WFSB/New Haven police)
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Two New Haven police officers are recovering after being shot while on the job over the weekend.

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School sports adapting to autumn heat

Fall sports are being impacted by the summer-like heat (WFSB) Fall sports are being impacted by the summer-like heat (WFSB)
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The leaves may be starting to turn, but that was the only sign of fall around the state on Monday.

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State budget cuts could close UConn campuses Video included

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With 87 budget less days behind the state, Democrats and the governor blasted cuts in the Republican budget after he spoke one of the University of Connecticut campuses on Monday afternoon. 

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School bus crash reported in Hartford

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Police are investigating a school bus crash in Hartford on Monday afternoon.  

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Accused church shooter worked as security guard, was renewing license before shooting Video included

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State records with the Department of Commerce and Insurance show accused church shooter Emanuel Samson was previously licensed to be an unarmed security guard and the News 4 I-Team has learned he was in the process of renewing the license before the shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.

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2 CT State Police troopers terminated after kidnapping and assaulting man

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Two Connecticut State Police troopers were terminated this week after they were accused of kidnapping and assaulting a man for more than an hour because the victim reportedly touched a woman's butt.  

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35 people arrested after rally held for Meriden couple ordered to leave the country Video included

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Family, friends, and supporters gathered for a rally to keep a Meriden mother and father from deportation with some of those demonstrators being arrested on Monday morning. 

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CT representative to suspend compensation until state budget is passed

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A state representative said he will not take a salary until the Connecticut budget is passed. State Rep. Michael DiMassa (D-116) sent a letter to the bankroll supervisor requesting that they suspend immediately his compensation for being a legislator.  

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Local restaurants celebrate national lobster day

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Monday is national lobster day and local restaurants are celebrating the holiday. A joint resolution drafted in 2014 by Maine senators Angus King and Susan Collins recognize the lobster industry and the rich heritage of the crustacean. 

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Record high temperature broken for today Video included

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Connecticut broke record high temperatures on Monday. 

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Murders and manslaughters drop 33 percent in Connecticut

Murders and non-negligent manslaughters decreased 33 percent in Connecticut from 2015 to 2016, but the state saw a slight uptick in overall violent crime.

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'Curious sinking:' Lawyers blast man whose mom lost at sea

Insurance company lawyers are blasting a man whose mother was lost at sea, saying he made suspicious alterations to his boat before it sank in 2016.

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Best states for teachers: Where Connecticut ranks

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A personal finances website released its list of 2017's best and worst states for teachers.

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Missing woman located near Suffield park Video included

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A woman, who went missing near a park in Suffield on Sunday, was located alive on Monday morning. 

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North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war

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North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country by tweeting over the weekend that North Korea "won't be around much longer." 

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Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions

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Trump imposes new travel restrictions on more than half-a-dozen counties as travel ban expires. More>>

Anthony Weiner gets 21 months in prison in sexting case

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Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a minor. In addition to the prison term, Weiner also was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

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Hartford police arrest man following shooting, robbery attempt

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Police in Hartford arrested a man following reports of a shooting that turned out to be a robbery attempt.

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