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U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are calling for major federal spending on roads, bridges, highways, rails, ports, and public transportation.

Rescue crews continue the search for a Vermont hunter who hasn't been seen since he left his hunting camp last weekend in northeastern New York.

Authorities say a fatal shooting at an Albany bar popular with the LGBT community wasn't bias-related.

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A Massachusetts hospital says the personal information of more than 1,700 patients has been found on thumb drives recovered from a former employee of an outside service vendor.

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The top federal law enforcement official in Connecticut is urging people to be vigilant against hate crimes.

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Archaeologists have pinpointed what they think is the exact spot where the Pilgrims lived in the years after landing in the New World.

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Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has trimmed approximately $40 million from the rate increase requested by electricity distributor United Illuminating Company. The agency released its proposed final decision Wednesday.

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says he's officially exploring another bid for Connecticut statewide office.

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A winter storm warning is expected to remain in place for much of Vermont through 7 p.m. on Monday, with total snow accumulations in some areas reaching as much as 14 inches.

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Police around New York state say they'll be ramping up patrols this Thanksgiving to look for drunken or distracted drivers and underage drinkers.

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Massachusetts officials are urging water conservation after the massive reservoir in the central part of the state that supplies much of greater Boston dipped to "below normal" levels.

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The families of some of the victims killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are trying to reinstate their wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that made the rifle used in the massacre.

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Voters have approved a ballot measure making Massachusetts the first state in the eastern U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

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Republican Phil Scott says he's humbled to be elected as Vermont's next governor.

Republican John Faso defeated Democrat Zephyr Teachout in a race to replace retiring Congressman Chris Gibson in New York's 19th House District. 

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U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont has coasted to re-election.

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Three-term Democratic New York U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has won re-election, easily fending off a challenge from a little-known and poorly funded Republican New York City lawyer.

Veteran U.S. Rep. John Larson has won re-election to a 10th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is returning to Washington for a second six-year term.

Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy has won an eighth term. He's the Senate's longest-serving member. The 76-year-old beat back a challenge from Republican businessman Scott Milne.

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A fight among neighbors in Springfield has left three men injured and in custody.

Authorities have arrested 11 people following a three-month investigation into contraband smuggling at the Albany County Jail.

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Connecticut and federal officials are announcing a hotline for people to report rights abuses or fraud at the polls on Election Day. Workers from the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission will staff the hotline during voting hours on Tuesday.

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On Halloween, homeowners have more to worry about than running out of candy for trick-or-treaters.

Massachusetts State Police say a 9-year-old girl was killed when she was dragged by a school bus and then struck by it as she was getting off at her stop.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is urging residents to reduce their water usage whenever possible. The governor says steps need to be taken to "stretch our water supply" given the state's persistent drought conditions.

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A sewer pipe break caused by last week's heavy rain has spilled millions of gallons of raw sewage into a central New York lake.

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General Electric says it's "disappointed" by a decision upholding the Environmental Protection Agency's plan that requires the company to clean chemicals from a western Massachusetts river.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that General Electric issued a statement Wednesday indicating that it may appeal Tuesday's decision upholding the $613 million proposal. It would have a 30-day window after the EPA issues its final cleanup permit.

Police say the slaying of a man in the city of Troy may be connected to the death of a man whose body was found in a creek in a neighboring town.

Troy police say 23-year-old Javier Gomez was found dead in his apartment Monday.

The Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office says a woman walking her dog spotted a man's body in a dry creek bed the next evening in the town of Brunswick, just east of Troy. The body hasn't been identified yet but authorities say they believe he was connected to Gomez.

Authorities say both men were slain but police haven't released other details.

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A 19-year-old student at the University of Connecticut was run over and killed by a campus fire department vehicle Sunday.

A Connecticut State Police report says UConn student Jeffny Pally was hit around 1:15 a.m. while sitting against the bay door of the campus public safety complex in Storrs.

The report says Pally, of West Hartford, was sitting on the ground with her back against the bay door when the fire department got an emergency call and opened the door.

The report says she then fell back on the ground and the fire department vehicle ran over her.

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