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Past articles by Samaia:

Exclusive: 'Relief' after New Britain man is sentenced in 2019 killing of mom of three

Benjamin Morales was sentenced to the maximum of 35 years in prison for the 2019 fatal shooting of Alice Figueroa. → Read More

Thousands live in 'contraceptive deserts'

As Women’s History Month gets well underway this March, women’s contraceptive issues took center stage at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Monday. → Read More

‘The evolution of policing’ | 4-legged rookie changing the face of policing in Hartford

There’s a rookie cop in Hartford getting lots of love. Just seven months on the job, K-9 Kady is building rapport in the community and boosting officer morale. → Read More

‘Second chance’ for cannabis convictions on the table at the capitol

As lawmakers took up a ‘social equity’ bill, Hartford celebrated the opening of its first recreational facility. → Read More

Lawmakers looking to lower blood alcohol level for drunk drivers

In 2020, 40 percent of collisions across the state involved impaired drivers. In wrong way crashes, 80 percent are impaired. → Read More

DCF casework was 'inconsistent' leading up to baby's overdose: Report

When a 13-month-old baby overdosed on fentanyl last year in Salem, it was one of the most catastrophic cases to fall under the state's watch. → Read More

Sharon Hospital seeks to consolidate ICU, surgical units

Blumenthal, Murphy, Hayes are joining the voices of opposition against proposal. → Read More

Man stalked Manchester family and stabbed clerk 7 times says warrant

Damion Davis of Hartford was arraigned Tuesday on assault, home invasion, and stalking charges. → Read More

Hartford mayoral candidate: Public safety is a priority

Former State Senator Eric Coleman unveiled a public safety plan that includes ‘reimagining’ Hartford Police Department. → Read More

Stamford-based Americares sends largest shipment of aid to Turkey-Syrian border

The global humanitarian organization is supporting 30,000 displaced people in two communities after an earthquake that devasted that region. → Read More

Valentine's Day: 'Super Bowl' for local florists

Suffield's Vine & Ivy turning out hundreds of bouquets in a labor of love. → Read More

Super Bowl frenzy has Connecticut grocery stores packed

Shelves are fully stocked at the Big Y in Manchester that’s because grocers have figured out a thing or two about Super Bowl eating habits and plan well in advance. → Read More

Disturbing court details revealed in former Wallingford womans case after allegedly killing 3 children

Lindsay Clancy appeared in court on Tuesday over Zoom due to her being paralyzed after attempting to take her own life. → Read More

Use of 'Latinx' under siege by Connecticut Puerto Rican lawmakers

Six House members proposed a bill to ban Latinx in official state business. → Read More

'Change the culture' | Bridgeport police hold vigil for Tyre Nichols; vow to stand against police brutality

Bridgeport Police Chief Roderic Porter said his department could use about 50 more officers. The city is in the process of training a new class of 30 officers. → Read More

When a restraining order isn’t enough, ‘Stay in touch'

Advocates focus on resources in wake of Bethel murder-suicide. → Read More

New Haven man sentenced for 1987 murder of father, son

Willie McFarland was sentenced to 120 years for the brutal 1987 murder of Greg and Fred Harris. → Read More

North Haven, Wallingford, Southington police step up patrols amid brazen purse snatchings

Incidents happened in North Haven, Wallingford, Southington in past week. → Read More

Portland farm seeks justice after maple syrup lines vandalized

After hearing about the vandalism on Facebook, the farmers received an outpouring of support from the community. → Read More

Lamont seeks to ‘close assault-style loopholes’ this legislative session

Community members seek investments in gun violence prevention programs. → Read More