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Officials say mosquitoes in six Connecticut towns have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Department of Public Health officials said Thursday that the mosquitoes were trapped in Darien, Guilford, New Haven, Stamford, West Haven and Waterford from July 20-29.

Dr. Phillip Armstrong, a medical entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, says the number of infected mosquitoes and the number of infected towns are both increasing.

Officials are urging people to use insect repellant and empty standing water in and around their home.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says police should be able to use an individual's immigration status to help protect local communities.

Baker said Thursday that he opposes creating statewide protections for immigrants in the country illegally, saying that option should be left to cities and towns.

Baker says Massachusetts communities have taken different approaches in dealing with immigrants, adding that local officials are best positioned to make those decisions.

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Connecticut NAACP officials are launching a probe into the death of a 35-year-old black attorney found shot in the head in a wrecked car last year.

The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees has voted to expand a program that gives tuition breaks to some veterans and their dependents.

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Texas Red took the lead from Japan with an eighth of a mile left and held off Frosted to win the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy by a half-length Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

Unions representing Verizon workers in nine states say their members will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled with the wireless carrier.

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An upstate New York sheriff's sergeant has resigned amid a broader investigation into sexual misconduct by law enforcement officers involving underage girls.

Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.

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A ceremony will be held in Saratoga Springs to unveil a statue of one of the greatest thoroughbred race horses of all time.

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Federal officials are investigating after a pilot reported seeing an unmanned aircraft while approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport.