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2 Massachusetts residents killed in wrong-way crash in Connecticut

WINDSOR, Conn. -- Two people from Massachusetts died Friday after driving the wrong way and crashing into a tractor-trailer in Windsor, Connecticut.The crash took place at around 12:30 a.m. on I-91.The victims have been identified as Dominique Nicole Loiselle of Brighton and the driver was James Bowen of East Longmeadow. Both were 25 years old.State Police say Loiselle and Bowen were heading south in the northbound lanes of I-191 when they hit the tractor-trailer.Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck suffered only minor injuries. 
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Maryland men charged for trafficking “rainbow” fentanyl in Skittles, Nerds containers to Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two men from Maryland were charged with trafficking thousands of fentanyl pills into Connecticut, the Department of Justice said. The U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that a grand jury found 34-year-old Oscar Flores of Mount Rainer, Maryland, and 25-year-old Severo Alelar of Hyattsville, Maryland, with fentanyl trafficking offenses. […]
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CT’s Lethality Assessment Program has helped first responders connect domestic violence services to over 23,000 victims in the past 10 years

With domestic violence rates soaring higher and higher in Connecticut and across the nation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, practices that protect victims and provide them with a pipeline to services are more vital than ever. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people are physically abused by a domestic partner every minute in the United States. ...
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Maryland men charged with trafficking fentanyl into Connecticut

Two Maryland men were charged with trafficking thousands of fentanyl pills into Connecticut, the Justice Department said Friday. The U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut and the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment Thursday charging 34-year-old Oscar Flores of Mount Rainier, and 25-year-old Severo Alelar of Hyattsville with fentanyl trafficking offenses.
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Men charged with trafficking fentanyl disguised as candy

HARTFORD, Connecticut (WFSB) -- Two men from Maryland were charged with trafficking thousands of fentanyl pills into Connecticut. Oscar Flores, 34, of Mount Rainier, Maryland, and 25-year-old Severo Alelar of Hyattsville, Maryland, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Hartford, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
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Man pleads guilty to distributing nearly 600 grams of fentanyl

A New Haven man pled guilty on Tuesday to distributing 599 grams of fentanyl — around 299,500 potentially lethal doses – to an undercover government investigator. The plea deal comes as drug overdoses, in particular fentanyl busting cases, have skyrocketed in the state in recent years. 86 percent of overdose deaths in Connecticut were connected to fentanyl use, far above the national average and up from just 4 percent in 2012.
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Editorial Roundup: New England

Hartford Courant. September 21, 2022. Editorial: A state trooper’s humanity toward a veteran is a lesson to all. You really have to see the bodycam video. But if you don’t get that chance, take our word for it: the Connecticut State Police trooper did the right thing. During...
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Infowars founder Alex Jones lashed out as he testified in a tense Connecticut courtroom Thursday as part of a defamation trial that will determine how much he should pay to the relatives of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. The far-right conspiracy theorist and host, known for...
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