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Past articles by Samantha:

Man accused of killing Groton good Samaritan back in Conn. after fleeing to Canada

GROTON -- A man who ran from Groton, Connecticut, all the way to Canada was returned to the United States on Tuesday, and arrived back in the United States on Wednesday after an extradition process. He was in court in Connecticut on Thursday. → Read More

4-year-old walks home alone from school, DCF and Hartford Police investigating

HARTFORD--Several agencies are investigating after a child left school alone. On Tuesday, a 4-year-old girl left the Thirman Milner Elementary School in Hartford alone, and then proceeded to walk home alone, according to Hartford's new interim superintendent, Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez. → Read More

New apps prescribe birth control pill without ever stepping foot in doctor office

It's not an over-the-counter medication, but it's now possible to get a prescription for birth control without ever visiting a gynecologist. The New York Times recently rounded up a set new smartphone apps and websites that will prescribe you the pill--or patch, ring or morning-after pill--if ... → Read More

Should it be called the Big Tikes Cozy Coupe?

An adult-size version of the iconic Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is now for sale. Not at the toy store, but on Ebay, where the creators of the one-of-a-kind machine have listed it for $33,000 or best of... → Read More

CCSU: Student expelled for sexually assaulting campus visitor

NEW BRITAIN--A Central Connecticut State University student has been expelled after an on-campus sexual assault. The university received the allegation of the assault, which occurred on October 12.... → Read More

Wolcott Police seize 40+ cats from home

WOLCOTT--Police took dozens of cats from a Wolcott home on Friday. Police are at the scene, where at least 40 cats were seized. They are still trying to catch the cats. The Wolcott Animal Control f... → Read More

Rockville High School briefly locked down due to student with knife

ROCKVILLE--Police were able to talk down a high school student who had a knife on campus. Around 1:35 p.m. on Friday the Vernon Police School Resource Officer assigned to Rockville High School was ... → Read More

Zoo meerkat expert sentenced over assault on monkey handler

LONDON — A former meerkat expert at London Zoo has been ordered to pay compensation to a monkey handler she attacked with a wine glass in a love spat over a llama-keeper. A judge at Westminster Mag... → Read More

Woman sexually assaulted while jogging in Cove Island Park in Stamford

STAMFORD--Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on a jogging trail in Cove Island Park. Around 5:20 a.m. Friday a 30-year-old woman was running when a man came up from behind her,... → Read More

Greenwich waiter pleads guilty to dragging woman under car

STAMFORD — A Greenwich waiter accused of dragging a Middlebury woman under his vehicle for more than 900 feet has pleaded guilty to a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in d... → Read More

Judge grants motion to dismiss in case of Hartford ‘Scarborough 11’

HARTFORD — A federal judge has granted the city of Hartford's motion to dismiss a constitutional case, saying the "Scarborough 11" did not exhaust all city options to resolve a zoning dispute befor... → Read More

GoGo squeeZ recalls applesauce pouches due to mold concerns

The maker of a popular brand of children’s applesauce pouches has issued a voluntary recall after mold was found in some of its products. GoGo Squeez is recalling applesauce shipped nationwide with... → Read More

Modernized handicapped symbol gets support in Connecticut, but problems remain

HARTFORD —The ubiquitous handicapped symbol that marks parking spaces, building entrances and restrooms around the world is getting an update, a modernization that emphasizes ability rather than di... → Read More

Neighbors mistake body of murdered woman hanging from fence as Halloween decoration

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Investigators in Ohio have identified a woman whose body was found hanging from a fence on Tuesday. Officials said 31-year-old Rebecca Cade got into a fight with an attacker, r... → Read More

A 200-year-old home in Hartford has stood as the city has grown

HARTFORD--Nestled in the heart of Main Street is a 19th century home with more than just history within the walls. Owned by just one family for nearly 200 years, it has stood silently as the city h... → Read More

Shots fired near Ganim campaign HQ in Bridgeport amid gang violence

BRIDGEPORT--An official in Joe Ganim's mayoral race says that no one was injured when shots were fired at campaign staffers' cars near the campaign headquarters on Thursday. The official says that ... → Read More

UConn makes top 25 in preseason men’s basketball poll

STORRS--The Huskies are looking to make a comeback in a big way. After a disappointing season last year, in which the UConn men's basketball team didn't make the NCAA Tournament, the school was ran... → Read More

National Weather Service releases winter temperature, precipitation predictions

HARTFORD--The National Weather Service has released its predictions for the upcoming winter, and the results are a mixed bag. On the one hand, they are predicted a warmer than normal winter. In fac... → Read More

Forensic artists bring the dead back to life for cold cases

TAMPA, Fla.— A group of students at the University of South Florida are bringing the dead back to life. Specifically, they're sculpting and creating the faces of unidentified people from cold cases... → Read More

Fox News pundit charged with fraud; ties to CIA disputed

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Federal prosecutors say a Maryland man who offered national-security commentary on Fox News has been charged with fraud for falsely claiming a CIA career. Authorities say they arr... → Read More