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 2020-04-03 19:41 

Norwich Bulletin

Online learning 'going well' in Killingly...

KILLINGLY - Killingly Central School's first week of online learning has gone well, as both students and teachers have had to adjust to new ways of connecting, Principal Emily Caviggia said.Caviggia said she has largely received positive feedback from...

 2020-04-03 16:45 

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Norwich slated for body camera cost reimbursement...

Norwich police body camera reimbursementNORWICH - The City of Norwich this month is expected to be approved for more than $146,000 in state reimbursement money to offset the cost of police body cameras put in use earlier this year.State Sen. Cathy Osten, ...

 2020-04-03 16:18 

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Coronavirus goes to court: After lives and livelihoods come the lawsuits...

The coronavirus pandemic is imperiling more than lives and livelihoods. It's also leading to lawsuits.Workers are suing companies. Businesses are suing insurers. Prison inmates and migrants in detention, abortion providers and gun shop owners are suin...

 2020-04-03 16:04 

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'I just don't understand': Anthony Fauci shows support for more state stay-at-home orders...

WASHINGTON Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Thursday he doesn't understand why all U.S. states aren't under stay-at-home orders.Asked on CNN whether every state had to be on the "sa...

 2020-04-03 15:53 

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Navy Capt. Crozier, fired for letter about coronavirus on USS Roosevelt, gets big send-off from sailors...

WASHINGTON Videos posted on social media showed a huge send-off for Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, the commander of an aircraft carrier who was ousted Thursday after sending a letter pleading with Navy leadership to protect his crew from the spreading coronavi...

 2020-04-03 14:52 

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Police: Preston man rips up ticket after found carrying coronavirus hoax sign...

PRESTON - A 28-year-old Preston man was issued an infraction which he tore up for holding a sign in the middle of a state highway stating the coronavirus was a hoax, police said.State police from the Troop E barracks in Montville on Wednesday responded to...

 2020-04-03 14:28 

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Chris Cuomo lost 13 pounds in 3 days due to coronavirus: 'You suffer when you have this'...

Chris Cuomo says he's lost a significant amount of weight in a short time span while battling the coronavirus. The CNN anchor, 49, who revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, appeared on [...]...

 2020-04-03 14:22 

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Trump blasts 3M as company says mask demand far exceeds ability to produce them...

President Donald Trump is criticizing 3M over N95 respirator masks as the company revealed demand is "much higher" than its ability to make them during the coronavirus pandemic.In a tweet Thursday night, Trump said 3M "will have a big price to...

 2020-04-03 14:08 

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Jared Kushner makes coronavirus briefing appearance, draws backlash for 'our stockpile' comment...

WASHINGTON White House senior advisor Jared Kushner made a rare appearance during Thursday's coronavirus task force briefing, an appearance that drew backlash when he referred to the national stockpile of medical supplies as "our stockpile" an...

 2020-04-03 13:50 

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Facebook pledges $40M for small businesses, introduces new fundraising tools and digital gift cards...

Facebook announced Thursday new updates to its small-business grant program introduced on March 17, including $40 million in grants for small businesses. The grants will go to 10,000 U.S. small businesses in 34 locations that Facebook employees live and w...

 2020-04-03 13:28 

Norwich Bulletin

'Really overwhelmed': Americans are facing mounting issues filing for unemployment during COVID-19 crisis...

To get an unemployment check, you first have to apply. And that's a problem for many people right now.Across the country, Americans are struggling just to start the process as overwhelmed state computer and phone systems have been under siege by an un...

 2020-04-03 13:24 

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The science of a storm: How a 2% tornado risk turned into seven twisters that killed 25 people and destroyed thousands of buildings...

At 12:41 a.m. on March 3, a 911 operator answered the call of a panicked man under the Jefferson Street Bridge in Nashville."Are there current tornadoes on the ground?" he asked.The operator barely had a chance to respond.In the next instant, a fo...

 2020-04-03 13:19 

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Leaked memo: Amazon strategy to attack Staten Island strike organizer as 'not smart'...

Amazon had a strategy to smear the organizer of a worker walkout at the online retailing giant's Staten Island, New York, fulfillment center on Monday, according to leaked notes from a company meeting.The notes, circulated as a memo within Amazon, and...

 2020-04-03 13:13 

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'The pandemic is like a punch in the mouth': Medicaid faces new challenges amid US coronavirus outbreak...

As the coronavirus roils the economy and throws millions of Americans out of work, Medicaid is emerging as a default insurance plan for many of the newly unemployed. That could produce unprecedented strains on the vital health insurance program, according...

 2020-04-03 13:06 

Norwich Bulletin

FDA authorizes first coronavirus blood test, a key step for showing immunity and testing for vaccines...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first test for coronavirus that measures antibodies in the blood. Such tests could identify people who have recovered from COVID-19, a key for knowing who's immune and for developing a vaccine.C...

 2020-04-03 12:59 

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Tests of potential coronavirus vaccine spur growth of virus-fighting antibodies...

A potential vaccine for COVID-19 has been developed and tested successfully in mice, researchers reported Thursday."We';d like to get this into patients as soon as possible," said Andrea Gambotto, associate professor of surgery at the Universit...

 2020-04-03 12:53 

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Mnuchin promises stimulus checks for many in 2 weeks after Democrats warn it could be months...

WASHINGTON Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Thursday that many Americans reeling from the financial impacts caused by the coronavirus outbreak can expect to see their one-time stimulus checks of up to $1,200 show up in their bank accounts in ab...

 2020-04-03 12:41 

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Trump hasn't ordered any ventilators from GM, despite saying he was using wartime powers to force production...

An earlier version of this story misstated Sen. Ted Cruz's experience with coronavirus. The Texas Republican self-quarantined after interacting with a person who later tested positive.WASHINGTON Nearly a week after invoking his powers under a Korean W...

 2020-04-03 12:34 

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'This will blow over': In states without stay-at-home orders, Americans celebrate freedom as death toll climbs...

As of midday Thursday, 90% of the nation — that's roughly 300 million citizens — was under either a state- or city-mandated shelter-in-place order in an effort to halt the spread of novel coronavirus.So what's life like for the other 1...

 2020-04-03 12:28 

Norwich Bulletin

Navy fires USS Theodore Roosevelt captain days after he pleaded for help for sailors with coronavirus...

WASHINGTON The Navy fired the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday, four days after he pleaded for help as the coronavirus ravaged his crew, the Navy announced.Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly announced that Navy Capt. Brett Crozier was rel...

 2020-04-03 12:22 

Norwich Bulletin

Trump rails against 'witch hunts' after Pelosi announces committee to oversee coronavirus response...

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump warned against "witch hunts" during the coronavirus pandemic after Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she will create a bipartisan House Select Committee to track the federal response to the outbreak. The commit...

 2020-04-03 12:14 

Norwich Bulletin

U.S. exported millions in masks and ventilators ahead of the coronavirus crisis...

U.S. exports of surgical masks, ventilators and other personal protective gear to China skyrocketed in January and February, when the coronavirus was wreaking havoc in the country where it began and as U.S. intelligence agencies warned it would soon sprea...

 2020-04-03 11:20 

Norwich Bulletin

Mohegan Sun, Mohegan tribe organize food distribution...

Mohegan Sun and The Mohegan Tribe recently organized a drive-thru food giveaway for team members.At the direction of Mohegan Tribal leadership, 100 cases of nitrile gloves were donated to the state of Connecticut to be made available to medical profession...

 2020-04-03 10:02 

Norwich Bulletin

Local newspapers are facing their own coronavirus crisis...

Newspapers and the coronavirusNEW YORK (AP) — Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress is facing an unprecedented new challenge.Readers desperate for information are more reliant than ever on local media as th...

 2020-04-03 09:52 

Norwich Bulletin

States demand ventilators as feds ration limited supply...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks ago, the Pentagon promised to make as many as 2,000 military ventilators available as the federal government strains to contend with the coronavirus pandemic. As of Wednesday, less than half had been allocated, despite a ...

 2020-04-03 09:49 

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Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masks...

Masks and the coronavirusWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, as the president is aggressively defending h...

 2020-04-03 09:24 

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State copes with jobless surge, more prison workers infected...

CT virus updateHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are struggling to handle an overwhelming number of unemployment claims stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that has grown to more than 220,000 in roughly two weeks, Gov. Ned Lamont said ...

 2020-04-02 22:55 

Norwich Bulletin

DEEP reminds state park visitors to maintain safe distance from beach nesting birds...

In addition to asking people to maintain proper social distancing in the outdoors, and to adhere to state park capacity limits and closures where encountered, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is reminding visitors to state parks to ma...

 2020-04-02 22:43 

Norwich Bulletin

Norwich awarded federal grant funds...

NORWICH Congressman Joe Courtney announced on Thursday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded two federal grants totaling $1,021,294 to New London and Norwich for the purpose of aiding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

 2020-04-02 21:18 

Norwich Bulletin

Local police departments field group restriction calls...

Police and gathering restrictionsWith an executive order in place barring the congregation of groups larger than five in the state, local police departments are seeing varying citizen reaction to the prohibition.Plainfield police Capt. Mario Arriaga said ...

 2020-04-02 21:06 

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Poll question: Who comes out looking worst in "Tiger King" on Netflix...

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 2020-04-02 20:06 

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LIVE VIDEO: Coronavirus task force presser...

The White House coronavirus task force will present its daily press briefing....

 2020-04-02 19:20 

Norwich Bulletin

Mansfield Drive-in Theatre and Marketplace to remain closed...

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and casualties, the Mansfield Drive-In Theatre will remain closed.The theater will open and have movies playing when it is deemed safe to do so....

 2020-04-02 19:18 

Norwich Bulletin

Pomfret vehicle crash closes section of Route 44...

Car vs pole crash in PomfretPOMFRET- A driver was injured after a car vs pole crash this afternoon in Pomfret, leading to the closure of a section of Route 44.The crash, reported at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the area of 68 Putnam Road/Route 44, has close...

 2020-04-02 18:39 

Norwich Bulletin

People are panic-buying baby chicks...

Connecticut residents are realizing that being prepared for the future might be a good thing.One way to assure food is on the table during a shortage is to produce it at home.Across the country, people are panic-buying chicks and hatching eggs as the COVI...

 2020-04-02 18:20 

Norwich Bulletin

Madonna Place hosting online fundraiser...

Madonna Place is hosting its Stay Safe at Home Fundraising Event through April 10.The organization remains open for emergency client needs and has added virtual visits for clients, but it has eliminated in-person fundraising events until at least June. Su...

 2020-04-02 18:12 

Norwich Bulletin

Coronavirus live updates: Democrats delay convention; unemployment claims soar; Dr. Fauci gets security after threats...

Jobless numbers soared, Democrats delayed their national convention, and the nation's preeminent coronavirus expert required a security detail Thursday as the coronavirus death toll stretched beyond 5,000.More than 1,000 people died of the coronavirus...

 2020-04-02 16:48 

Norwich Bulletin

Centuries-old laws may shield the cruise industry from huge payouts in coronavirus suits...

Debi Chalik listened in horror as Vice President Mike Pence announced at a news conference that 21 passengers aboard the Grand Princess had tested positive for coronavirus. It was Friday, March 6, and her parents were [...]...

 2020-04-02 16:00 

Norwich Bulletin

Trump calls some governors 'complainers' as he's criticized over delivery of coronavirus supplies...

WASHINGTON Elevating a feud with some governors critical of the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump insisted Thursday his team is delivering medical supplies to states nationwide and that certain unnamed "comp...

 2020-04-02 15:54 

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Thousands of US medical workers furloughed, laid off as routine patient visits drop during coronavirus pandemic...

Dotty Orr took time off from her job as a receptionist for a primary care physician in Akron, Ohio, to get her knee replaced March 4. Thursday, she found out she's not going back.Orr, 64, worked for Dr. Pennie Marchetti for eight years. Marchetti laid...

 2020-04-02 15:49 

Norwich Bulletin

France's coronavirus lockdown offers a preview of restrictions we may see in America...

Like other coronavirus lockdowns, France's happened in slow motion. First, the museums closed. Then, about two weeks later, they [...]...

 2020-04-02 15:12 

Norwich Bulletin

Which states will be hit hardest by coronavirus-related job losses? See the list....

States such as Nevada and Florida that depend heavily on tourism will be hit hardest by coronavirus-related job losses this year while rural states will be most insulated, according to an analysis by IHS Markit."All 50 states will experience declines&...

 2020-04-02 15:04 

Norwich Bulletin

Rural residents' access to hospitals is already a problem. Coronavirus could make it worse....

When Timaree Koscik's husband, Tom, fell off the couple's roof in Tonopah, Nevada, and shattered his heels, she knew what they had to do."It was just like, 'Well, put him in the car and take him to Bishop.' " The closest hospital i...

 2020-04-02 14:46 

Norwich Bulletin

Norwich police offer online reporting system for non-emergency incidents...

Norwich police add online reporting systemNORWICH - In an effort to keep the police force healthy and on the streets, the Norwich Police Department has instituted a new system to allow residents to report non-emergency incidents online.By clicking on www....

 2020-04-02 14:45 

Norwich Bulletin

Labs are testing 100,000 people each day for the coronavirus. That's still not enough....

America's stumbling rollout of testing for the virus that causes COVID-19 significantly slowed the nation's response.In the past week, [...]...

 2020-04-02 14:41 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives emotional update on brother Chris Cuomo's coronavirus: 'I'm worried'...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave an emotional update during his Wednesday coronavirus briefing about his younger brother, CNN's [...]...

 2020-04-02 14:23 

Norwich Bulletin

Burials without funerals, grief without hugs: Coronavirus is changing how we say goodbye...

Maggie Farley wants to remember the way her father lived the Denver probate lawyer's sense of humor, integrity and decades fighting for affordable housing not how he died of COVID-19 with no family permitted at his hospital bedside."I don't fe...

 2020-04-02 13:58 

Norwich Bulletin

Anthony Fauci to get a security detail after facing threats, reports say...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will get a security detail amid increased threats to his security, according to multiple reports.The 79-year-old doctor has been one of the most high-profile members...

 2020-04-02 13:38 

Norwich Bulletin

College students want to change how they're graded as coronavirus pandemic disrupts everything...

Nothing is the same for college students, thanks to the coronavirus.Most have moved out of dorms. Their classes have moved online. Labs and performing arts classes now bear little resemblance to normal.But one thing hasn't changed, at least at some co...

 2020-04-02 13:31 

Norwich Bulletin

A New Jersey doctor is the first emergency physician to die from coronavirus in the US...

HACKENSACK, N.J. An East Orange General Hospital doctor on Wednesday became the first emergency physician to die from likely coronavirus complications, the American College of Emergency Physicians said in a statement.Frank Gabrin, 60, of New York City die...

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