BC-CT--Connecticut News Digest, CT

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm •  Published: January 14, 2014
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SCHOOL SHOOTING-MISSING MONEY

HARTFORD — Connecticut's attorney general says his office and his counterpart in Tennessee are investigating a charity that raised money it said would go to those affected by last year's school shooting in Newtown. Attorney General George Jepsen wrote a letter Monday to Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper Jr. about the 26.4.26 Foundation and its co-founder, Robbie Bruce. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 530 words.

SHOOTING-MENTAL HEALTH

HARTFORD — Connecticut's Department of Children and Families on Tuesday announced it will work families and child mental health advocates to come up with a plan to improve mental health services for kids across Connecticut, not just those under DCF's purview. The plan comes in the wake of the deadly 2012 massacre in Newtown and was part of last year's legislative package. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING: 400 words 3 p.m.

ELECTRIC BOAT

GROTON — Navy contractor Electric Boat expects to grow significantly in the years ahead despite an expected decline in U.S. defense spending because of strong support for the strategic roles played by submarines, the company's president said Tuesday. The Groton-based submarine builder employs about 12,000 people, mainly in Connecticut and Rhode Island. It expects the number of jobs to hold steady before ramping up significantly near the end of the decade for work on a new class of ballistic-missile submarines that the Navy has described as its top priority program. By Michael Melia. SENT: 430 words.

NORTHERN PASS

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire's congressional delegation on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Energy to provide details of alternative routes for a proposal to run electrical transmission lines from Canada to southern New Hampshire. The DOE is preparing an Environmental Impact Study on the proposed Northern Pass, a $1.4 billion project that would transmit 1,200 megawatts of hydroelectric power from Hydro-Quebec into New England. By Rik Stevens. SENT: 325 words.

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UNIVERSITY GUN SCARE

MILFORD — A Connecticut man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to weapons charges stemming from a gun scare at the University of New Haven last month. William Dong entered the plea Tuesday in Milford Superior Court on state charges including illegal possession of an assault weapon, said his attorney, Fred Paoletti. SENT: 200 words.

HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING

NEW HAVEN — A New Haven teenager was recovering from gunshot wounds and police searched for suspects Tuesday after gunfire erupted outside a city high school as about 2,000 people were leaving a basketball game. SENT: 223 words.

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