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Victims wait as rape kits go untested

News 8 Investigators Connecticut has made drastic changes to the way it processes rape kits, which can be integral to solving sexual assault crimes. But are the issues being fixed?…
News 8's Ali Reed and Nell at the Yale Canine Cognition Center.

Yale studying how dogs think

Ever wonder what's going through your dog's mind? Yale University has opened up a Canine Cognition Center to study how dogs think.…
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City launches New Haven Youth Map website

The city has just launched a new website to make it easier for parents to find all kinds of activities. The Youth Map site is more than two years in the making and it could have a big impact on for young people.…
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Conn. GOP criticizes retirement saving plan bill

Legislative Republicans and some financial planners are voicing opposition to a bill that would create a state-administered retirement savings plan for private-sector workers.…
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Creating Beautiful Landscapes

Andrew Brodtman and Barry Bonin from Twombly Nursery talk about creating sustainable landscapes through proper placement and selection of plant varieties.…
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Special Needs Planning

Senior Financial Planner Michael Lynch from Barnum Financial Group talks about how April is Autism Awareness Month and special needs planning.…
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Arrested on 302 counts of fraud

A Brooklyn, New York, man faces 302 fraud-related charges involving the use of credit cards, and more arrests could be coming.…

Former factory may get new life

A former factory, shut down decades ago, may get new life. Senator Richard Blumenthal pledged his help Thursday to get money to clean up the old Armstrong Tire plant in West Haven.…
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Stolen fire truck recovered

State Police have found a missing fire truck that belongs to a children's camp in Woodstock.…
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Conn. teen seeks OK for 21-year-old prom date

A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.…
Electric Boat shipyard in Groton (file).

Electric Boat, labor union agree to new contract

A labor union for 2,200 workers at submarine maker Electric Boat has agreed to a new, five-year contract through 2019 that includes annual pay raises of 3 percent or more.…
UConn campus in Storrs. (File)

UConn Spring Weekend: lots of activities, police

Numerous student activities and a heavy police presence are planned for the University of Connecticut's Spring Weekend, which has been toned down from the rowdy celebrations of the past.…
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Campaign says ‘Park your phone and drive’

It's becoming a major problem, talking and texting while behind the wheel. April is distracted driving awareness month and a new campaign is asking you to "park your phone and drive your car."…
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Hillary Clinton speaks at UConn

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew best how to reach Husky fans at an event on campus Wednesday night: basketball.…