NEW HAVEN, CONN. (AP) — AUTHORITIES SAY TWO POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN SHOT IN CONNECTICUT BY A MAN THEY SUSPECT SHOT HIS WIFE FIRST. A NEW HAVEN POLICE SPOKESMAN SAYS TWO OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A DOMESTIC SHOOTING AT A MULTIFAMILY HOME ON SATURDAY. POLICE SAY WHEN THE TWO OFFICERS TRIED TO FIND THE SUSPECT, HE SHOT THEM IN THEIR ARMS. POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT, IDENTIFIED AS JOHN DOUGLAS MONROE, WAS SHOT BY SWAT OFFICERS AND IS HOSPITALIZED WITH SERIOUS INJURIES.

 

HARTFORD, CONN. (AP) — A JUDGE’S LANDMARK RULING THAT DECLARED CONNECTICUT’S SYSTEM FOR FUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS UNCONSTITUTIONAL IS SET TO GO BEFORE THE STATE SUPREME COURT. JUSTICES ARE SCHEDULED TO HEAR ARGUMENTS THURSDAY IN THE STATE’S APPEAL OF THE RULING. A LOWER COURT JUDGE RULED LAST YEAR THAT STATE OFFICIALS MUST OVERHAUL CONNECTICUT’S PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM.

 

CLINTON, CONN. (AP) — POLICE SAY A MOBILE HOME EXPLOSION HAS LEFT A MARRIED COUPLE DEAD IN CONNECTICUT. CLINTON POLICE SAY CANDACE HINKLEY DIED SATURDAY AT BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL AS A RESULT OF INJURIES SHE SUSTAINED IN THE THURSDAY EXPLOSION. HER HUSBAND, 64-YEAR-OLD LEO HINKLEY, DIED OF INJURIES AT THE SAME HOSPITAL ON FRIDAY. AUTHORITIES SAY THE CAUSE OF THE BLAST REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION, BUT PRELIMINARY RESULTS INDICATED IT WASN’T DUE TO EQUIPMENT OR MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS.

 

HARWINTON FIRST SELECTMAN MICHAEL CRISS SAYS THE RESIDENT TROOPER PROGRAM isn’t WORTH THE MONEY AND HE WANTS THE TOWN TO CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES, INCLUDING HIRING CONSTABLES. HARWINTON IS ONE OF 54 TOWNS PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM, WHICH IS A COST-SHARING AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE AND TOWNS THAT DON’T HAVE THEIR OWN POLICE FORCES. HARWINTON’S COST SHARE JUMPED FROM 70% LAST YEAR TO 85% THIS YEAR. RESIDENTS CAN WEIGH IN BEFORE ANY CHANGES ARE MADE. A HEARING IS SET FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD AT 6PM AT HARWINTON TOWN HALL.

 

CHARLOTTE HUNGERFORD HOSPITAL OFFICIALS EXPECT A RULING VERY SOON NOW ON WHETHER THE STATE OFFICE OF HEALTHCARE ACCESS WILL APPROVE THE HOSPITAL’S PROPOSED AFFILIATION WITH HARTFORD HEALTHCARE. C-H-H VICE PRESIDENT BRIAN MATTIELLO SAYS A STATE REPORT ON THE PROPOSAL WASN’T REFERRED TO the ATTORNEY GENERAL, LEADING OFFICIALS TO BELIEVE A POSITIVE DECISION ON THE AFFILIATION WILL COME. MATTIELLO TELLS WZBG THEY’RE PLEASED TO SEE NO MAJOR FINDINGS TO PROMPT CONCERNS. THE STATE HAS UNTIL OCTOBER 7TH TO MAKE A DECISION.