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News Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut news from The Associated Press

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police say speeding and other poor driving jumped during the Labor Day weekend over last year though arrests for drunken driving and citations for failing to wear seat belts dropped. On the weekend that began Friday and ended Monday night, 35 motorists were arrested on charges of driving under the influence, compared with 50 DUI arrests last year.

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Police say a suspected bank robber who forced Southington schools into lockdown slit his own throat and died. The man tried to rob a bank Tuesday morning, then crashed his vehicle before fleeing on foot.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Republican political action committee has launched a TV ad attacking Governor Dannel Malloy's tax policies. Grow Connecticut, which received backing from the Republican Governors Association, released a video today quoting unidentified people criticizing Malloy for income and sales tax increases approved in 2011 by Malloy and the Democrat-led legislature.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland's federal conspiracy trial may hinge on a cryptic email in which he acknowledges an offer to become a paid consultant for a nursing home owned by the husband of a political candidate. In the email, Rowland tells Brian Foley, "I get it." The government alleges the email is evidence of a conspiracy to hide Rowland's actual job as a consultant in Lisa Wilson-Foley's congressional campaign. Rowland's trial is set to begin Wednesday.

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