3 Democrats, 2 Republicans win legislative seats

Three Democrats and two Republicans have won seats in the Connecticut legislature following a series of special elections
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Special elections planned to fill 5 open legislative seats

Special elections will be held to fill five legislative seats vacated by incumbents who've taken jobs with Gov. Ned Lamont's administration
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Hungry bear goes for ride after getting stuck on trash truck

Drivers were startled to see a hungry bear that got stuck in the back of garbage truck and took a ride across a stretch of eastern North Carolina
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Whitmer closes state government for third time this week

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closes state government for the third day this week due to winter weather, says step is needed to keep people safe
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Whitmer: It's prudent to close government over extreme cold

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says it was prudent to close state government for the second time this week due to winter weather, saying the step was clearly ne
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Tribes assure lawmakers they're committed to border casino

The chairmen of Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes say they remain committed to opening a border casino, despite months of delays
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Connecticut tribes unveil new name for casino project

A joint tribal entity has unveiled a new name, logo and website for a proposed casino
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Police: 200 pounds of marijuana seized at strip club party

Police in Springfield say they seized 200 pounds of marijuana at an illegal party held at a strip club
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North Carolina SBI joins investigation into moped death

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has joined local law enforcement in looking into the death of a moped driver
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2 people in custody in string of Dane County armed robberies

Two people are in custody in connection with seven armed robberies in the Dane County area
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Senator appearing with airport workers affected by shutdown

Connecticut federal airport workers will appear with U.S. senator to discuss impact of the federal shutdown
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Minnesota-Vermont project offers low-income families solar

A partnership between groups in Minnesota and Vermont aims to offer low-income families access to solar
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Lamont sets Feb. 26 for special elections in 5 districts

Gov. Ned Lamont sets Feb. 26 for special election to fill five open legislative seats
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Tribal supporters, MGM seek to be part of sports betting

Supporters of Connecticut's two tribes and MGM seek to be part of any new sports betting legislation this session
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9 new Republican Assembly members are sworn in

Nine new Republican members of the Democrat-controlled New York state Assembly will be officially sworn in during a ceremony being held in downtown Albany
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Vermont bank robbery suspect arrested in Massachusetts

The suspect in a bank robbery that led to the lock-out at three Hartford schools will be returning to Vermont from Massachusetts where he was arrested
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9 new Republican Assembly members to be sworn in

Nine new Republican members of the Democrat-controlled New York state Assembly will be officially sworn in during a ceremony being held in downtown Albany
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North Carolina man fatally shot at weekend birthday party

Authorities say a North Carolina man was shot and killed at a weekend birthday party
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Connecticut agency works to help furloughed federal workers

Connecticut's Department of Labor is working to help some of the approximately 1,500 federal employees in the state who are likely affected by the federal gover
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State offers free guided hikes at parks to mark the new year

Connecticut park officials are offering free guided hikes in 10 state parks to mark the start of the New Year
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Get an active start to the new year with a hike

The Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation is inviting residents to get an active start to the new year with a guided hike at a Vermont state park o
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Co-founder of National Purple Heart Hall of Honor dies

A World War II veteran from upstate New York who helped found the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in the Hudson Valley has died
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Queen Elizabeth II riffs on wisdom, family's busy year

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II wove personal reflections into her annual Christmas message, listing the births and wedding that made 2018 'a busy year' for the Ho
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Connecticut arts, cultural groups share $3 million in grants

A dozen Connecticut arts, cultural groups to share $3 million in state grant funds to improve exhibits, historic sites
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