Tag Archives: Connecticut

Mother And Daughter Pair Sentenced In Capitol Riot

Law & Crime reports: A mother who took a bus from Connecticut to attend Donald Trump’s rally with her daughter on Jan. 6 and ended up joining the riotous crowd that breached the Capitol building will spend five weekends in jail, while her daughter will be kept in home confinement. Carla Krzywicki, 20, and her mother Jean Lavin, 57, pleaded …

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CT Republican Elections Official Charged With Murder

The Hartford Courant reports: A Norwalk city official faces a murder charge after she fatally shot her neighbor Thursday, police said. Ellen Wink, 61, of 18 Nelson Ave., was arrested at the scene and remained in custody early today on $1 million bail, they said. Police identified the victim as Kurt Lametta, 54, of 16 Nelson Ave. — the house …

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“Patriots” Lose Challenge To CT Childhood Vax Policies

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a law passed last year that eliminated Connecticut’s long-standing religious exemption from childhood immunization requirements for schools, colleges and day care facilities, saying the state has an interest in protecting the health of Connecticut’s students. In a 33-page decision, U.S. District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton said the …

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CT Rally Goes Wild After QAnon Rep Repeats Vow To “Kick That Bitch” Pelosi “Out Of Congress” [VIDEO]

New Haven’s NBC News affiliate reports: The America First Rally drew hundreds of people to Plainfield on Saturday. The event was hosted by the Quinebaug Citizens Alliance. Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, of Georgia, was invited to speak. “This is how you save your country!” Greene told the crowd. “You bring a bunch of great people together: people that love …

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CT GOP Official: Helping Kids Of Color Feel Like They Belong Has A Negative Effect On White Christian Kids

Hartford’s CBS News affiliate reports: Mary Beeman, the campaign manager for the Guilford Republican school board candidates, commented, “helping kids of color to feel they belong has a negative effect on white, Christian, or conservative kids,” during a UConn. virtual education forum. When questioned about her comment, Beeman said, “The statement I made was poorly worded and shown out of …

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Connecticut Doctor’s License Suspended For Sending Out Fake COVID Vaccination Exemption Letters By Mail

From the Connecticut Department of Public Health: The Connecticut Medical Examining Board, per a request from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, has suspended the Connecticut physician and surgeon license of retired physician Sue Mcintosh, MD, of Durham. The unanimous decision to suspend Dr. Mcintosh’s license took place at an emergency meeting of the Medical Examining Board on Friday morning. …

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CT “Karen” Charged In Viral Assault On Sailor [VIDEO]

Hartford’s CBS News affiliate reports: The woman at the center of a viral video accusing a Navy sailor of wearing a fake uniform was arrested. Berlin police on Friday identified the suspect as 45-year-old Lori Desjardins of Southington. Channel 3 also learned on Friday that Desjardins worked for CVS Health. “This individual is no longer employed by the company,” said …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Connecticut “Karen” Attacks US Sailor

The Hartford Courant reports: A video on TikTok showing a woman shrieking and cursing at a man in a Berlin pizzeria has prompted a criminal investigation, with police saying the victim was a Navy sailor attacked for no apparent reason. At one point, the woman appears to slap the man — who is off camera — and yelling “this is …

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Screaming Anti-Maskers Chase CT Governor [VIDEO]

Hartford’s CBS News affiliate reports: A group of parents screaming for the governor to “unmask our children” interrupted a school meeting in Cheshire. Gov. Ned Lamont joined educators and public health officials on Wednesday for a discussion about the new school year. Last week, Lamont announced that there would be mask mandate at schools until Sept. 30 because of the …

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Henri Becomes Hurricane, CT Gov Declares Emergency

CNN reports: Henri strengthened into a hurricane Saturday morning over the Atlantic on its way to the Northeast, the National Hurricane Center said. Henri, now with sustained winds of 75 mph, is expected to make landfall at or near hurricane strength on Long Island or in southern New England on Sunday, according to the hurricane center. Severe weather warnings have …

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CT Diocese Files For Bankruptcy Amid Abuse Lawsuits

New Haven’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday. It is facing close to 60 sex abuse lawsuits, so the diocese of Norwich is seeking protection from federal bankruptcy laws. The Bishop assures his flock this will have a minimal impact on church activities. Advocates say it is not fair to …

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Connecticut Becomes 19th State To Legalize Weed

ABC News reports: Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday signed a bill making Connecticut the 19th state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, which remains an illegal drug under federal law. People age 21 and older will be allowed to possess and consume marijuana beginning on July 1 under the new law, which also lays the groundwork for a new cannabis …

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Connecticut Legal Weed Bill Approaches Final Approval

The Hartford Courant reports: Following more than seven hours of debate, the Connecticut House of Representatives avoided a threatened gubernatorial veto and approved a revised bill that would legalize marijuana in the state. The measure cleared the House by a largely party-line vote of 76 to 62. Twelve Democrats joined all but one Republican–Rep. Rick Hayes of Putnam–in voting no. …

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NY, NJ, And CT To Lift Most Business Limits On May 19

The New York Times reports: New York and its neighbors, New Jersey and Connecticut, will welcome back crowds on May 19, state officials said Monday, a major step for a region that was once a center of the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants, offices, retail stores, theaters, museums, barber shops, amusement parks and gyms and fitness centers will all be allowed to …

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CT Ends Religious Exemptions For School Vaccines

The Hartford Courant reports: Gov. Ned Lamont Wednesday signed legislation that would end Connecticut’s religious exemption for mandatory school vaccinations beginning in the 2022 school year. “When it comes to the safety of our children, we need to take an abundance of caution,” Lamont said, in a written statement. “This legislation is needed to protect our kids against serious illnesses …

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CT Set To End Religious Exemption For School Vaccines

The Associated Press reports: A contentious bill that would end Connecticut’s long-standing religious exemption from immunization requirements for schools, beginning with the 2022-23 school year, now awaits action in the state Senate. The legislation passed on a 90-53 vote in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives just before 3 a.m. on Tuesday, following more than 16 hours of sometimes combative debate. …

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Dem CT Gov To Roll Back Some COVID Restrictions

The Hartford Courant reports: Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday announced that he will roll back pandemic-related restrictions in Connecticut starting March 19, including allowing restaurants to operate at full capacity, loosening rules on sports and entertainment venues and lifting the state’s travel ban. The state will maintain some key measures, including a mask mandate, social distancing rules, a curfew for …

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Connecticut To Fine Mask Refusers, Event Organizers

Hartford’s NBC News affiliate reports: Fines will now be implemented for those who are not following Connecticut’s mask orders and event size limits, according to Governor Ned Lamont. The governor said a $100 fine will be implemented for individuals who do not follow the state’s mask order. Also, people will now have to pay a $500 fine for organizing an …

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Connecticut GOP Candidate For US House Drops Out On Primary Day Following Arrest For Assaulting Girlfriend

The Hartford Courant reports: A Republican running for Congress in Connecticut’s 2nd District abruptly dropped his bid on the day of the primary following his arrest. Thomas Gilmer of Madison was arrested by Wethersfield police late Monday, a department official confirmed. He was charged on a warrant with first-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree strangulation and posted a $5,000 bond. Sources …

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Connecticut Is Sixth State To Postpone 2020 Primary

The Washington Post reports: Connecticut on Thursday became the sixth state to push back its presidential primary because of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Ned Lamont announced the move on Twitter, saying he would work with his secretary of state to reschedule the contest, originally scheduled for April 28, to June 2. The Democratic governor said the decision was part of …

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