• Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

    The Supreme Court says it will hear President Donald Trump’s pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private.
    The justices’ decision Friday to hear cases involving demands for records from Trump’s banks and accounting firm means the court is likely to issue final rulings in June, amid Trump’s campaign for re-election.
    He is trying to prevent the records from being turned over to House of Representatives committees and the Manhattan District Attorney, who is seek
  • Teen Won’t Be Able To Walk At Graduation Unless He Cuts His Dreadlocks

    Teen Won’t Be Able To Walk At Graduation Unless He Cuts His Dreadlocks
    MONT BELVIEU, Texas (CBS Local) — A Texas family is threatening legal action against their local school district after their teen son was told he couldn’t walk at graduation because of his hair.
    High school senior Deandre Arnold is facing an in-school suspension after the Barbers Hill Independent School District said his long dreadlocks violate its dress code.
    His mom, Sandy Arnold, says her son’s hairstyle is not a distraction or does it stop him from learning in any way.
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  • CDC advisers concerned about lack of basic information about new Wuhan coronavirus

    Advisers to the CDC say a lack of data from China about the Wuhan coronavirus is curtailing international efforts to quell the outbreak.
    While the advisers commended the Chinese researchers for mapping the virus’s genome in just a few weeks, they said there’s a glaring lack of basic epidemiological evidence about who’s getting infected with the virus and how it’s spreading.
    “This is Epi 101,” said Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National F
  • Community to honor slain Todt family at candlelight vigil in Colchester

    COLCHESTER — A community is coming together to remember the family of a former Colchester resident, Tony Todt who confessed to killing them in Celebration, Florida.
    While police were serving an arrest warrant for Todt and conducting a safety check of the Florida home, officers discovered four dead individuals. Todt was immediately detained and detectives served a search warrant.
    Officials identified the deceased victims as his wife, 42-year-old Megan Todt, along with their three child
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  • State police searching for suspect in Westbrook hit and run

    WESTBROOK — State police are searching for a suspect in a hit and run crash that killed a main.
    Officials said they were seeking the assistance of the public in locating Jose “Fernando” Meraz-Balico, 35. He was charged in a motor vehicle accident in Westbrook which resulted in the death of John Ingalls on Christmas Eve last year.
    Meraz-Balico is wanted for Manslaughter with a Motor Vehicle – 2nd Degree, Evading Responsibility, and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the influ
  • Connecticut lawmakers to revisit legal pot in new session

    HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers plant to revisit the idea of allowing recreational use of marijuana among individuals 21 and over in the new legislative session.
    But it remains questionable whether 2020 will be the year a bill clears the full General Assembly. The new session opens Feb. 5.
    Opponents, however, argue if there were enough support among legislators for the bill, it would have been passed already.
    Senate Democrats on Thursday announced their caucus’ plans to push again f
  • Greenwich Police issue alert for missing teen

    GREENWICH – Greenwich Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen.
    Delvin Gustamar, 18, was last seen leaving his home on Tuesday. He may be staying with friends in the area.
    Delvin is a black male who is approximately 5’5” tall and weighs about 140 lbs.
    Anyone with information please contact Det. John King at (203) 622-8052 or call our tip line at (203) 622-3333 or send us a message at [email protected]
     
  • ‘Oh No! Awful Poster’: Hospital Sign About Using Phones Around Babies Divides Parents

    ‘Oh No! Awful Poster’: Hospital Sign About Using Phones Around Babies Divides Parents
    YEOVIL, England (CBS Local) — A British hospital set off a debate on social media after it placed posters in its neonatal unit urging parents to look at their babies, and not their phones, while feeding.
    Staff at Yeovil District Hospital in Yeovil, England, placed posters in its Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) that read: “Mummy & Daddy . . . Please look at ME when I am feeding, I am much more interesting than your phone!! Thank you xxxxxx”
    Printed on the poster was a photo of
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  • A Virginia middle school canceled its cultural exchange program with Chinese students over coronavirus fears

    FALLS CHURCH, VA — Just one day after the first case of Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed in the US, a middle school canceled an on-campus cultural exchange program with a group of Chinese exchange students visiting the DC metro area, citing health concerns.
    Longfellow Middle School, located in Fairfax County, Virginia, made the cancellation announcement Wednesday in a letter to parents.
    “While health officials believe the risk of illness transmission of the novel Coronavirus from thes
  • US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of “birth tourism”

    The Trump administration will implement a new policy Friday to make it more difficult for foreign nationals to travel to give birth on US soil to ensure their children become American citizens, a practice commonly known as “birth tourism.”
    The new rules will be effective January 24, according to a State Department cable obtained by CNN, which was sent on Wednesday to embassies around the world.
    The White House announced Thursday that the State Department “will no longer issue t
  • Seattle shooting leaves 1 person dead and 5 others injured. Now police want the public’s help

    Authorities are searching for a gunman after one person was killed and others injured in a shooting in downtown Seattle.
    The shooting was reported Wednesday afternoon near Fourth Avenue and Pine Street, near Westlake Park, police tweeted.
    The person who died in the shooting has not been publicly identified.
    Of the five people wounded, three remained hospitalized Thursday morning at Harborview Medical Center, spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.
    A 9-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man are both in satisf
  • Tinder adds a panic button for dates that go wrong

    Tinder is following in Uber’s lead in adding in-app safety features for dates that become unsafe.
    The dating app is adding new safety features, including a panic button that alerts safety authorities if something goes wrong during a date. Tinder has also added the ability to check-in, telling friends where the daters are.
    US users will receive the free new tools next Tuesday in a new section of the app called the Safety Center. Match, the dating conglomerate that owns Tinder, will roll out
  • Dog With ‘Wonky’ Face Finds Forever Home After Initial Owner Returned Him

    Dog With ‘Wonky’ Face Finds Forever Home After Initial Owner Returned Him
    PONOKA COUNTY, Alberta (CBS Local) — A dog with a permanently slanted “wonky” face has finally found a loving home after a shelter received hundreds of adoption requests.
    Brodie, a cross between a German Shepherd and a Border Collie, was born in a rescue shelter. At only 13 days old, his mother bit his head, causing severe cranial and facial injuries.
    As a result, Brodie’s jaw fused together as he grew. Development on the left side of his face was stunted, leaving him par
  • Longtime PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer is dead at 85

    Jim Lehrer, the legendary debate moderator and former anchor of the “NewsHour” television program, died Thursday. He was 85.
    Lehrer’s death was announced by his longtime network home, PBS, where he co-founded the “NewsHour” in 1975.
    PBS said Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep at home” and did not share further information about the cause of death.
    Lehrer anchored the “NewsHour,” the flagship newscast on public television in the United State
  • Pedestrian killed in Glastonbury hit-and-run, police investigating

    GLASTONBURY — Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed being by a car on Griswold Street Thursday afternoon.
    The accident occurred just after 12 noon and the vehicle evaded the scene, according to officers.
    Police say Griswold Street between Candlewood Road and Spring Street Extension is closed until further notice while the Metro Traffic reconstruction team investigates the accident.
    Residents are urged to avoid the area.
    Anyone who may have witnessed the incident
  • Details released for funeral services for Orange fire marshal

    ORANGE — Details for funeral services for Fire Marshal Tim Smith have been released by Orange firefighters
    Smith died in a car crash  Sunday.
    Fellow firefighters will honor Smith Friday at the Cody White Funeral Home in Milford and hold a procession to the Holy Infant Church in Orange for his funeral on Saturday.
    Smith’s wake will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cody White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford.
    The group said in a statement:
    Except for on-duty personn
  • Report: ‘Forever Chemicals’ Contaminate Drinking Water In Dozens Of Cities

    Report: ‘Forever Chemicals’ Contaminate Drinking Water In Dozens Of Cities
    WASHINGTON (CBS Local) — The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made “forever chemicals” is far worse than previously estimated, an environmental group reported on Wednesday.
    The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a consumer advocacy nonprofit, says it found per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS in the water supply in dozens of major U.S. cities, with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Bergen County, N.J. and Philadelphia.
    “The results confirm tha
  • New York Times: EPA to finalize rule that removes protections for streams and wetlands

    The Trump administration appears poised to finalize its replacement to stream and wetland regulations, and is expected to roll back a large body of federal protections.
    The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers, which jointly regulate so-called waters of the US, have scheduled a late-morning news conference for Thursday. The New York Times reported late Wednesday the announcement would be this long-awaited rollback.
    In September, the EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announc
  • Person Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Glastonbury

    Person Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Glastonbury
    A person was hit and killed by a vehicle in Glastonbury on Thursday. The accident happened just after noon in the 400 block of Griswold Street, according to police. The vehicle involved left the scene, police said. Griswold Street is closed between Candlewood Road and Spring Street Extension and is expected to be closed for an extended period of time,...
  • Annabella Sciorra: Harvey Weinstein held me down, raped me

    NEW YORK — Actress Annabella Sciorra is confronting Harvey Weinstein at his New York City rape trial.
    With her voice quivering, Sciorra testified Thursday about an accusation she kept largelty private for decades: That Weinstein pushed his way into her apartment, pinned her to a bed and raped her in the early 1990s.
    It’s the first of several expected confrontations between Weinstein and his accusers at a watershed trial for the #MeToo movement. He has insisted any sexual encounters w
  • A teen is trying to get the Super Bowl to be moved to Saturday. His petition has received thousands of signatures

    A teen in New York doesn’t think having the Super Bowl on Sundays is practical, so he’s trying to change it.
    Football fans must stay up pretty late on Sunday to watch the game and it makes it hard to get up for school and work the next day, says 16-year-old Frankie Ruggeri.
    “Why not have a kid say, ‘How about the Super Bowl be on a Saturday?” the high school junior told CNN on Tuesday.
    The idea came up a week ago when the upstate New York family was talkin
  • Southington Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

    Southington Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography
    The Southington Police Department have arrested and charged a local man with possession of child pornography. Police say an arrest warrant was issued for 67-year-old Philip Graveline, of Southington, after they received a tip about Graveline having child pornography. A search warrant was completed and served at his residence. It was found that Graveline had about 300 images deemed to...
  • Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography in Southington

    Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography in Southington
    The Southington Police Department have arrested a local man for possession of child pornography. Police say an arrest warrant was issued for 67-year-old Philip Graveline, of Southington, after they received a tip about Graveline having child pornography. A search warrant was completed and served at his residence. It was found that Graveline had about 300 images deemed to be child...
  • Papyrus closing greeting card, stationery stores nationwide in coming weeks

    Analysts say many Americans have given up sending cards and are going with digital alternatives.
    Author: TEGNA
    Papyrus is closing its 254 greeting card and stationery stores nationwide, with most of them coming in the next four-to-six weeks, according to USA TODAY. It will put roughly 1,400 employees out of work.
    A bold pink and white banner on the top of the Papryus website announced a 20% off sale on all full-priced items, with all sales final.
    The chain was founded 70 years ago.
    Analysts say
  • ‘She’s just a jerk’: Cat up for adoption in brutally honest ad

    A North Carolina shelter says Perdita’s likes include “staring into your soul until you feel as if you may never be cheerful again.”
    Author: Travis Pittman (TEGNA)
    A North Carolina animal shelter is trying a brutally honest ad to adopt out what it is calling the “World’s Worst Cat.”
    Mitchell County Animal Rescue wrote on Facebook it thought Perdita “was just sick, turns out she’s a jerk.”
    Photos of the cat show she has a distinctive stare tha
  • Deputy uses Taser on own K-9 after it bites distracting cow

    There were only minor injuries after the dog, deputy and cow met on a burglary call in South Carolina.
    Author: WTHR Staff
    GEORGETOWN, S.C. — A cow, a dog, and a sheriff’s deputy’s stun gun made for quite the tale during a burglary run Wednesday in South Carolina.
    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says on Facebook that one of its deputies was investigating a reported burglary with his K-9 around 4 p.m. when the dog was distracted by a cow nearby. The dog then bit the
  • Gas Leak Closes DMV in Old Saybrook

    Gas Leak Closes DMV in Old Saybrook
    The Department of Motor Vehicle Office in Old Saybrook is closed because of a gas leak. Find other local branches on the DMV website. No additional information was immediately available.  
  • DMV in Old Saybrook Reopens

    DMV in Old Saybrook Reopens
    The Department of Motor Vehicle Office in Old Saybrook was closed because of a gas leak, but it has reopened.
  • ‘He’s me’: Dog in wheelchair adopted by man with similar paralysis

    The dog has been adopted and returned to the Gwinnett County Jail Dogs program four times.
    Author: Kaitlyn Ross
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Bandit the jail dog is finally getting his forever home.
    The inmate handlers, program volunteers, and deputies who know Bandit think this is the one that’s finally going to stick.
    Bandit has been adopted and returned to the Gwinnett County Jail Dogs program four times — but now it looks like he will finally be free.
    One falls in love with Bandit
  • Two Very Special Performances Announced For The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards This Sunday

    Two Very Special Performances Announced For The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards This Sunday
    In keeping with the tradition of presenting signature “GRAMMY Moments,” CBS and the Recording Academy have announced two special segments to take place during this weekend’s broadcast of the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards. The first, “Old Town Road All-Stars,” will feature current nominees Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, joined by BTS, Diplo, Mason Ramsey and other surprise guests. In the past year, “Old Town Road” has been the subject of mixes and mashups, wh

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