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Connecticut authorities say 11 Hartford police officers got sick when they were exposed to heroin and fentanyl during a drug bust.

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State auditors say the University of Connecticut has been misusing state money that was earmarked for maintenance, diverting it instead to renovation and construction projects.

Railroad cars equipped with bars for serving alcohol are returning to commuter trains between New York City and Connecticut, restoring a tradition dating back 50 years.

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Massachusetts Democrats will be picking a new leader this fall. State Sen. Thomas McGee says he will not seek re-election as chairman of the state's Democratic party after serving in the post for three years.

A Connecticut Superior Court judge has ruled that the state's education funding system is irrational and unconstitutional.

An 11-year-old legal fight over education funding in Connecticut comes to a head Wednesday, when a Superior Court judge is scheduled to rule from the bench on whether the state has done enough to support its poorer school systems.

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Massachusetts highways may soon become havens for monarch butterflies and other declining insect populations.

The Connecticut Department of Insurance has released its rulings on rate requests filed by a dozen health insurers and some still include double-digit increases for consumers.

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The two top officials at Massachusetts’ Department of Conservation and Recreation were placed on unpaid leave for a week for the inappropriate use of public resources at a private party.

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The University of Connecticut's incoming freshman class is the most diverse in school history. UConn released its annual enrollment figures Tuesday.

Thirteen people have been shot and wounded at a house party in Connecticut.

A school safety group says Massachusetts had more hoax bomb threats during the last school year than any other state.

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With concern heightened around Vermont over the issue of heavy rains contributing to sewage overflows, a legislative committee is set to consider new rules dealing with that issue.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says the recent scare at Kennedy Airport raises "disturbing" questions about the facility's vulnerability to an actual attack.

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The drought affecting the Northeast United States is getting worse in some areas.


A man has died after being hit by a lightning strike that also injured four other people gathered around a park bench in New York's Hudson Valley.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is bringing his campaign to Connecticut once again. Saturday's planned 7:30 p.m. rally at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield marks the first time the businessman has campaigned in the state since becoming the GOP's nominee.

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The city of Danbury, Connecticut is planning to demolish one of a dwindling number of stone fortresses built more than a century ago by industrial barons across the Northeast.

Closing arguments have begun in a trial over whether Connecticut adequately funds its public schools.

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Alex Rodriguez will play his final major league game next Friday with the New York Yankees and then become a special adviser and instructor with the team.

Connecticut residents will soon be automatically registered to vote when they apply for a driver's license.

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Few Connecticut police departments are showing interest in a new state program that encourages them to begin using body cameras.

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A 24-year-old man has been charged with leaving the scene of a boat crash that killed an 8-year-old girl from Carlsbad, California who was vacationing at Lake George in the southern Adirondacks.

State conservation officers are trying to trap a bear that attacked a steer on a southeastern Adirondack farm.


Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is asking federal officials to forgive loans for 4,400 students who attended a for-profit college that admitted to misleading students.

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Republican Governor Charlie Baker has signed a bill bringing Massachusetts into compliance with new federal requirements for driver's licenses and other identification cards.

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New York is seeking public comment on a proposed change to a management plan for 92,000 acres of state-owned land in the Adirondacks.

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Saratoga Springs, New York, has long been famous for its naturally carbonated mineral waters. But concerns in the early 1900s that too many wells were threatening the aquifer prompted the state to shut down more than 100 of them and tightly control the flow of water.

Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing legislation to add 22 substances to the federal list of banned drugs following a mass overdose in Brooklyn last week that sent 33 people to hospitals.

Officials say three people were killed when their small plane crashed in upstate New York.