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While some question size of new UConn hockey arena, data shows attendance is slipping
11/14/2018 9:15am

When UConns Board of Trustees approved plans recently to spend $45 million on a 2,500-seat hockey arena on campus, many Huskies fans asked the same question: Will that really be enough seats The answer, based on a review of UConn hockey attendance figures obtained through a Freedom of Information...

Police think Alexa may have witnessed a New Hampshire double slaying — now they want Amazon to turn her over
11/14/2018 9:02am

Alexa might have been listening, as she almost always is, when Christine Sullivan was stabbed to death in the kitchen of the Farmington, New Hampshire, home where Sullivan lived with her boyfriend on the night of Jan. 27, 2017. But does Alexa remember any of it Thats the question state prosecutors...

A potent new pill will fuel opioid carnage, critics say
11/13/2018 2:20pm

Backed by police officers and paramedics, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday warned of a new menace in the nationwide drug abuse epidemic a super-potent painkiller that critics say is bound to hit illegal markets. Dsuvia, a tablet form of a synthetic opioid, was the focus of a press conference...

Amazon splits HQ2 prize between northern Virginia and New York
11/13/2018 4:24pm

Amazon will open major outposts in northern Virginias Crystal City and in New York City, splitting its much-sought investment of up to 50,000 jobs between the two East Coast sites, the company announced Tuesday. We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia,...

New-Gate Prison could become hibernating haven for bats
10/29/2018 12:35pm

Connecticuts Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine is now closed to the general public for the season, but officials are hoping to encourage winter-long visits by a few very special tourists: Big brown, long-eared, tri-colored and little brown bats. A new bat-friendly gate has been installed at...

Periodico Identidad Latina

Periodico Identidad Latina

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Hartford, CT 06105   Directions

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La musica latina esta de luto por El Rey del Bolero
11/14/2018 10:23am

El mundo de la musica latina esta de luto porque ha fallecido el cantante, El Rey del Bolero, este martes en la Ciudad de Mxico.Lucho Gatica, el cantante chileno falleci a los 90 aos el martes 13 de noviembre ...The post La musica latina esta de luto por El Rey del Bolero appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

CT: Larson no “enterrará” la idea del túnel
11/14/2018 10:06am

A pesar de los detractores, Larson no enterrar la idea del tnelHace dos aos, el representante de los EE. UU. John B. Larson sorprendi a muchos en Connecticut con la idea de construir un sistema de tneles de carreteras ...The post CT: Larson no enterrar la idea del tnel appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

CNN hace una damanda al Presidente Donald Trump
11/13/2018 12:55pm

La cadena de noticias conocida como CNN, demando al gobierno que administra Donald Trump en los EEUU.El canalde noticias le exigi al gobierno que le permita al reportero volver a ser corresponsal de la Casa Blanca.El presidente ...The post CNN hace una damanda al Presidente Donald Trump appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

MUJER: Bisturí para ser feliz
11/13/2018 11:27am

Bistur para ser felizA qu mujer no le gustara tener las pompis de Jennifer Lopez, la cintura de Kim Kardashian, las pechugas de Sofa Vergara o los labios carnosos de Angelina Jolie A todasEs impresionante cmo anhelamos la ...The post MUJER: Bistur para ser feliz appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

SALID: Andrea Ravitz, Directora de Access Health Connecticut: “Ya comenzó la nueva temporada de Inscripción”
11/13/2018 11:23am

Andrea Ravitz, Directora de Access Health Connecticut:Ya comenz la nueva temporada de Inscripcin

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‘MAGA’ building blocks encourage kids to ‘Build the wall’
11/14/2018 10:12am

A conservative website called Keep and Bear that offers up pro-Donald Trump and pro-Second Amendment merchandise is nowtaking orders for a MAGA building block set that encourages children to Build the wall. According to the website, the starter set comes with more than 100 pieces including President Trump in a MAGA hard hat. The set is selling for $29.95 and will begin shipping on Nov. 23, the website said. A mob of 10,000 Central American migrants is marching through Mexico

State trooper suspended after drunken driving arrest
11/14/2018 9:27am

NORWICH A Connecticut State Police trooper has been suspended following her arrest last weekend on drunken driving charges. Norwich police say 34-year-old Trooper Sarah Starkey was arrested at about 6 p.m. Sunday after a witness said they had been involved in a minor accident and the other driver then left the scene. Police say Starkey was off duty and driving her personal vehicle. A state police spokeswoman confirmed Starkey, who works at Troop E in Montville, has been suspended.

DOJ says Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is constitutional
11/14/2018 9:22am

The Justice Department issued a defense of President Donald Trumps controversial appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general Wednesday, offering several reasons why the appointment is consistent with the Constitution, federal statutes and past precedent. Thememo provides a robust legal justificationfor Whitakers right to lead the Justice Department, which includes ultimate oversight authority over special counsel Robert Mueller. In a 20-page memo addressed to the White House from DOJs Office of Legal Counsel the chief legal interpreter of

Scientists behind ocean warming study say errors were made
11/14/2018 8:22am

Scientists behind a study that foundthe worlds oceans were warming fasterthan previously believed have said their work contained errors, which means they cannot reach conclusions with such certainty. The issues do not invalidate the studys methodology or the new insights into ocean biogeochemistry on which it is based, said co-author Ralph Keeling, in anote added to the original news releaseon the study from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. But they do mean the scientists must redo their calculations. The study,published

MTA to buy New York’s Grand Central Terminal for $35 million
11/14/2018 8:19am

NEW YORK The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning to buy New Yorks Grand Central Terminal for $35 million after years of renting. The Wall Street Journalreportsthe MTA finance committee approved the purchase on Tuesday. The proposal will go before the full board on Thursday and is expected to pass. The deal also includes tracks used by the Metro-North Railroad. The MTA currently pays close to $2 million a year to rent the terminal and tracks from investment group Midtown

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FIRST ALERT: Snow Moves in Thursday Evening
11/14/2018 10:25am

The NBC Connecticut meteorologists have issued a First Alert for snow, sleet, and rain moving through Thursday evening.Snow will develop across the state Thursday afternoon and evening, then change to a sleety mix then rain. Accumulation of between 2 to 5 inches is possible in some areas before the changeover, and a glaze of ice is possible Thursday night before the change to rain.Snow may come down at a heavy clip with rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour Thursday evening.Drivers should use caution during the Friday morning commute - there may still be icy spots across inland areas.In the event of school delays and closings, you can find them here.If you have not signed up to receive school closing and delay alerts on your phone or by email, you can sign up to receive them here.Were tracking the system and will provide updates as we go through the week.For your current forecast anytime, click here.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Barricaded Suspect in Enfield Taken Into Custody
11/14/2018 6:36am

The man who was barricaded for hours and fired shots during a SWAT standoff in Enfield has been taken into custody on Wednesday morning.According to police, members of Enfield Police, CREST and the North Central Emergency Services were serving a high risk arrest warrant on 53-year-old Donald Moody for domestic abuse that happened days ago. D-Day for May as She Seeks Backing for Draft Brexit Deal Officers said they went to Moodys house on Shaker Road around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, he fired four to five rounds at police outside of the house. No one was hurt.These were tactical team members. They were outside in an armored vehicle, thankfully, and they were in a perimeter location, said Enfield Police Chief Alaric Fox. Israeli Defense Minister Resigns Over Gaza Cease-Fire Deal 500460881,cPolice believed Moody was barricaded inside of the home alone. Officers tried to communicate with him over telephone and PA systems, but he did not respond. NTSB Probes Fatal Engine Failure on Southwest Flight Around 6 a.m., the tactical team was able to see inside of the home and safely gain entry. They took Moody into custody shortly after.This line of sight provided us with a degree of safety that allowed tactical team members to enter into the home, and to successfully take Mr. Moody into custody without further incident, Fox said.Moody is expected to face criminal charges for both the SWAT standoff incident and his arrest warrant.500459751,cHomes in the immediate area were told to either shelter in place or evacuate from the area during the incident. The shelter in place order has since been lifted.Shaker Road and North Maple Street were closed during the incident. Both have since reopened.The situation may cause bus delays on a few routes in affected areas, according to Superintendent Christopher Drezek. Parents who cant get their children to their normal bus stops are urged to contact the bus company, who will provide alternate pick up locations.Schools in Enfield will not be affected by the incident.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

Borderline Shooting: 12 Red Roses Express a Father's Grief
11/14/2018 9:55am

Jason Coffman didnt plan out what he was going to say when he spoke Tuesday night at a vigil for his son Cody, who was killed last week when a shooter opened fire in the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks.But the 12 red roses the mourning father clutched in his hand filled the spaces where words failed to express his grief and the compassion for those who shared his agony. After saying a few words between sobs to the more than 1,000 people who gathered on a chilly and windy night in Newbury Park, Coffman handed a rose to each family of the 12 victims in last Wednesdays mass shooting. Man Who Survived Vegas Massacre Killed in Calif. Bar Attack I have 12 roses, and I would absolutely be honored to meet the families, right now, one by one, Coffman said.Wearing his blue Dodgers hat and a hooded sweatshirt, Coffman then handed each family a rose and shared tearful embraces and memories of those they had lost. Updates: Download the NBCLA App The size of the crowd, many bundled in jackets, touched friends and family. The gathering was at a park where 22-year-old Cody Coffman umpired for little league baseball teams.When he was here, he didnt think he had an impact on anybody, said friend Brandon Garza. He thought he was just an average guy. Look at what he did. He brought all these people together.Like many of the shooting victims, Cody Coffman had been making plans for what he wanted to do with his life. He was talking with Army recruiters and preparing to fulfill his dream of serving his country, his father said. He loved his three brothers, ages 6 to 9, and was eager for the birth of a baby sister -- due Nov. 29.Before his son left for the Borderline Bar last Wednesday night, Coffman told him not to drink and drive, and that he loved him. Hours later, he was at a family unification center waiting in depseration to hear whether his son had made it out of the Thousand Oaks bar.He then shared the horrible news with those gathered outside the unification center that his son was among those killed.A memorial service Wednesday at 7 p.m. for Cody Coffman will be open to the public at Perez Family Chapel in Camarillo.Photo Credit: KNBC-TV This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Record Number of New Englanders Expected to Drive to Thanksgiving Destination: AAA
11/14/2018 10:05am

A record number of New Englanders are expected to drive to their Thanksgiving destination this year, according to AAA.AAA projects almost 2.5 million New Englanders will travel for Thanksgiving with more than 2 million hitting the roads. Thats a record number of drivers for the Thanksgiving holiday, despite gas prices being the highest theyve been since 2014. D-Day for May as She Seeks Backing for Draft Brexit Deal A strong labor market and consumer confidence are both contributing factors to the growing number of travelers and even though the holiday gas prices are higher than theyve been in years, it appears drivers are not discouraged in the least, saidAmy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in greater Hartford.More than 275,000 New Englanders are expected to fly over the Thanksgiving holiday, which is the most in more than 10 years. AAA said anyone who is flying out of Bradley International Airport should allow extra time to get there, extra time to get through security and to expect delays. Israeli Defense Minister Resigns Over Gaza Cease-Fire Deal Confusion over TSA policies, winter clothing that may need to be removed and adults traveling with children tend to slow security, so travelers should expect delays, said Suzanne Aresco, Director of AAA Travel.AAA said theres a decrease in the number of travelers using trains, buses or other modes of transportation for the holiday. NTSB Probes Fatal Engine Failure on Southwest Flight Nationally, 54 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more for the holiday, according to AAA.Photo Credit: NBC10

'Amazon Effect' on Real Estate Anticipated, Feared in Va.
11/13/2018 5:44pm

As news of Amazons move to Northern Virginia sinks in, residents and real estate watchers are monitoring the impact the announcement will have on rent costs and sale prices.Northern Virginia realtor Jen Walker said shes already seen whats being called the Amazon effect. Overnight, some of her potential buyers changed their minds from passing on a home to buying it. Big Question for Amazons 2 Chosen Cities: Will It Pay Off They woke up this morning, saw the Amazon announcement and they decided they wanted to move forward with a contract, she said. They said, Were going to get priced out if we dont do this now.Getting priced out is what Alex Howe fears will happen to low-income families in Northern Virginia. Howe is a member of the D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. The group runs the website NoVa Says No to Amazon. Local Governments Wont Say What Theyre Offering Amazon Were going to see, I think, an explosion in rents and housing prices. And folks in these communities, like up the street in the Chirilagua neighborhood developers have been eyeing that area for a really long time, Howe said. Theyve been able to hold them off, but honestly I think the pressures going to get higher.Chirilagua is the predominantly Latino neighborhood on the Arlington-Alexandria line. National Landing Amazon News Spurs Jokes, Confusion in DC Amazon says the tech giant is moving to an area theyre calling National Landing, which is comprised of parts of Crystal City and Pentagon City in Arlington, and Potomac Yard in Alexandria.But Howe says the fight isnt over. He hopes that activists and residents still can shape how much Amazon gets in tax incentives.Were still giving away taxpayer money to one of the largest corporations on the planet and run by one of the richest men on the planet, Howe said.In remarks Tuesday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam promised Amazons new headquarters would benefit all communities.To be able to invest in our education system, infrastructure and affordable housing, this is an exciting day in Virginia, he said.Walker, who has sold homes in Northern Virginia for more than two decades, said Amazons move will make a lot of local homeowners happy. She said she wonders how much higher the already-booming local housing market can go.We are at the top of the market, but Ive said that for two years, and the top just keeps continuing to go up, she said.Photo Credit: NBC Washington This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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