Prom day stabbing, election among 2014 top stories

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland arrives at federal court in New Haven, Conn., Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The triumph and disgrace of political leaders dominated Connecticut headlines in 2014 as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy won re-election to a second term and former Gov. John G. Rowland became a two-time felon with a new federal conviction.

The state celebrated twin national championships for the University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball teams — a feat that no other school has pulled off and one that UConn has now accomplished twice. And as the recovery continued in Newtown, the year brought its share of tragedy, including a fatal prom day stabbing at a Milford high school.

Some of the other top stories include the death of a 15-month-old Ridgefield boy left inside a car in July and an increase in the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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