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  • At US-Mexico Border, 12 Families Get 3 Minutes to ReuniteAt US-Mexico Border, 12 Families Get 3 Minutes to Reunite

    A family living on opposite sides of the U.S.-Mexico border for more than 15 years was reunited for a few short minutes Saturday, when U.S. Border Patrol agents open the gates.It was all part of an event, now in its sixth year, called "Opening the Door for Hope" that allows a select number of families, to embrace their loved ones for three minutes at Friendship Park, an area between two border fences at Border Field State Park near south San Diego. This year 12 families were selected.U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) allows families to see each other through a fortified fence at Friendship Park while still remaining firmly in their countries. But for this special event, agents opened the gates that separate them, allowing loved ones to hug, kiss and talk without boundaries."There will be families hugging one another that, for one reason or another, can't cross [the border] north or south," said Enrique Morones, director of Border Angels, a nonprofit that supports San Diego's immigrant population.For families to qualify, the person from the U.S. must have legal documentation.One at a time, people were allowed to pass through the open gate and embrace loved ones. One couple even took their few minutes to get married. With such a short amount of time, few words were spoken, instead sharing tearful hugs. "A lot of tears were running down my face too, but out of joy more than anything," said Vicente Saldana, a DACA recipient and recent UC San Diego graduate, who was there with his sister and niece to see his mother for the first time in 10 years. The day put things into perspective for him. "We are free to be here in the U.S. but at the same time, we’re limited in what we can do, where we can travel and who we can be with," Saldana said. "We just try to stay strong and push hard every day and we know that one day we will be able to reunite with her."Claudia Rocha traveled about 500 miles from San Jose, California, to be one of those families after her husband, Guillermo, worked with Border Angels to apply.She told Telemundo 20 in San Diego that it's been 15 years since she has seen her parents. She also has a brother whom she hadn't seen since he was a months-old infant."I have a little brother who is 15 years old and he's also excited because, well, he doesn't know me -- he only knows me through pictures. And he tells me he wants to meet me," Claudia said ahead of the event. "I want to hug them and not let them go for those few minutes."Morones says he is not sure how much longer the reunification event will last, because of the Trump administration and stricter immigration policies.“We hope that Congress will do something for us 'Dreamers' at the end of the day," Saldana said. "We're good people and we're here with good intentions."For now, loved ones are embracing the opportunity to embrace each other, if only for three minutes. Photo Credit: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images

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  • E-commerce's impact felt throughout Connecticut economy - The AdvocateE-commerce's impact felt throughout Connecticut economy - The Advocate

    The AdvocateE-commerce's impact felt throughout Connecticut economyThe AdvocateAs the state aims to persuade the Seattle-based company to build its second headquarters in Stamford or the Hartford area, e-commerce's impact in Connecticut has become inescapable. Amazon already ranks as one of the state's largest employers, while ...and more »

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  • UCONN Falls to Boston College 39-16 At FenwayUCONN Falls to Boston College 39-16 At Fenway

    BOSTON (AP) — AJ Dillon rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns, breaking free on a 48-yard run and a 53-yard score on Saturday night to lead Boston College to a 39-16 victory over UConn on the wet and worn-out turf at Fenway Park. Playing most of the game in a heavy rain, with groundskeepers patching the field most every timeout, the Eagles (6-5) qualified for a bowl game for the fourth time in five seasons. UConn (3-8) showed little offense until two late touchdowns cut into a 36-point deficit. One week after BC quarterback Anthony Brown sustained a season-ending knee injury, Darius Wade completed 7 of 15 passes for 55 yards and a touchdown. He was helped by Dillon’s running, another 107 yards rushing from Jon Hilliman and two long interception returns, including a 65-yard pick-six by Taj-Amir Torres. Hilliman scored on 38- and 3-yard runs for BC, and Lukas Denis picked off David Pindell at the goal line and ran it back 56 yards to set up Dillon’s second score. BC led 39-3 in the fourth before Kevin Mensah ran 70 yards for a touchdown. Pindell followed by hitting Hergy Mayala for 43 yards with 4:15 left to make it 39-16. Pindell finished with a career-high 241 yards on 14-for-33 passing, with three interceptions. Although the century-old ballpark is less than four miles from BC’s Chestnut Hill campus, UConn was officially the home team. But the opportunity to use the Red Sox clubhouse didn’t help the Huskies avoid falling to 0-12-2 all-time against BC. A 21-point favorite, BC trailed 3-0 after one quarter before Wade rolled to his left toward the Red Sox dugout and evaded tacklers long enough to find Chris Garrison in the end zone, right in front of where home plate would usually be. Dillon dragged four defenders into the end zone — with another standing by and watching — on his 53-yard score in the second quarter, then added a 20-yard TD run in the third to make it 33-3. It was his second career 200-yard game and the first 200-yard rusher against UConn since Ray Rice did it for Rutgers in 2005. THE TAKEAWAY Boston College: The Eagles are bowl-eligible for the fourth time in coach Steve Addazio’s five seasons in Chestnut Hill. He’s the first BC coach to go to five bowl games in his first five seasons. UConn: The Huskies picked up a nice check — $1.25 million — and some players got the thrill of playing in Fenway Park. OUT FOR THE SEASON Boston College announced before the game that defensive back Kamrin Moore will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury he sustained last week against North Carolina State. Moore, a captain, had started 23 consecutive games before missing Saturday night’s game against UConn. Moore finished with 140 tackles, six for a loss, and two interceptions. KICKING WOES Boston College missed three extra points and had a field goal blocked. UP NEXT Boston College: Wraps up the regular season against Syracuse on Saturday. UConn: Finishes its season against Cincinnati next Saturday.   Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.  

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  • State Senator Len Suzio Holds Hurricane Relief Drive To Help Puerto Rican Students Who Relocated to MeridenState Senator Len Suzio Holds Hurricane Relief Drive To Help Puerto Rican Students Who Relocated to Meriden

    MERIDEN – People in Connecticut have stepped up in many ways to help Puerto Rico since the island was ripped apart by Hurricane Maria. Even though it has been one month since the devastation hit, the efforts have not stopped. State Senator Len Suzio came up with a different approach to help the children who have relocated to Meriden from Puerto Rico. “They’re coming from a very warm climate where their winter is about 70 degrees, so they don’t have the winter clothing that they need,” said Senator Suzio. Suzio then had an idea. Instead of sending supplies to families, he decided to hold a Hurricane Relief Drive for children who moved here. “Well, there’s a lot of relief going down to the island already. Why don’t we take care of those families that move up here?” added Suzio. Over the summer, the Los Amigos Softball League out of Hartford collected two giant warehouses full of donations and all of that shipped directly to families in Puerto Rico. However, Senator Suzio said Meriden has a large Hispanic population, many of them being Puerto Ricans. Since the devastation happened, he said 60 students have not only relocated to Meriden but also enrolled in the city’s schools. In fact, Senator Suzio said he would not be surprised if there are over 100 students before the end of the semester. “Many of them have lost a lot of the possessions they had because of the hurricane too, so they are relocating from the island not only because of the devastation there but many of them have lost everything,” added Suzio. Ocean State Job Lot was one of three locations to drop off supplies along with Boscov’s at Westfield Mall and Silver City Barbell. People donated pillows, jackets, warm clothing and even money. Some of Santa’s helpers included four students from Maloney High School who took time out of their Saturday to volunteer. “The whole community I think has embraced the idea and to me, that says a lot,” added Suzio.

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  • LAPD Investigates Nearly Two Dozen Sex Crime CasesLAPD Investigates Nearly Two Dozen Sex Crime Cases

    Los Angeles police are investigating almost two dozen cases of alleged criminal sexual misconduct connected to multiple people within the entertainment industry, a senior department official told NBC News.The cases involve individuals who are known publicly as well as others who have not yet been identified, the official said Friday.Allegations span from misdemeanor sexual battery to felony rape, and in many cases, there are multiple complaints lodged against the same individual, the official said. With calls from victims continuing to roll in, the number of investigations is expected to rise.While police have not said publicly who is under investigation, law enforcement's response comes after a mounting list of Hollywood heavy hitters, including Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, have been accused of some form of sexual misconduct.Photo Credit: Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images

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  • No Correlation Between Mental Health, Mass Shooting: ExpertsNo Correlation Between Mental Health, Mass Shooting: Experts

    Kevin Neal’s family knew he was mentally ill, but they never thought he would kill five people and attack an elementary school in rural northern California. But Neal committed both those acts on Tuesday, and it has left his family asking some very difficult questions, NBC News reported.Sheridan Orr, Neal’s sister, said her brother made threats for nearly 20 years. Though they continued to pressure him to receive help for his mental health, he seemed unwilling to pursue treatment.Experts say it is difficult to know what to do in those situations, but Dr. James Fox, an expert on gun violence and author of “Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder,” said it's dangerous to assume that the mentally ill tend to commit these shootings."There’s not really a correlation," said Fox, who maintains a database on mass shootings. "We like to think that these people are different from the rest of us. We want a simple explanation and if we just say they’re mentally ill, case closed. Because of how fearful dangerous and deadly their actions are, we really want to distance ourselves from it and relegate it to illness."Photo Credit: Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee/TNS via Getty Images, File

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  • Wallingford’s ‘Play for Shay’ pool tournament held to raise money for juvenile diabetes researchWallingford’s ‘Play for Shay’ pool tournament held to raise money for juvenile diabetes research

    WALLINGFORD -- Almost a hundred people showed up to Yale Billiards to shoot pool and raise money for the "Play for Shay" fundraising tournament. Ray Ortiz The tournament has been held for the last four years in memory of a former employee Shaylin Massella and also to raise money for juvenile diabetes research. Dom Demaio This year, you could sponsor one of Yale's 15 tables for the day of the tournament. Each table cost $100, and they were first come first serve. Ray Oritz came in first place in the tournament and won $200. Dom Demaio came in second place and won $140. The fundraiser itself raised over six thousands dollars.

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  • Stricter tailgating rules enforced in New Haven for Yale-HarvardStricter tailgating rules enforced in New Haven for Yale-Harvard

    NEW HAVEN-- New Haven geared up for a big tradition today. The annual football game between Yale and Harvard. This year -- fans may noticed some changes. Security was increased this year, by the addition of metal detectors, stricter alcohol policies and also increased police force. "I don't know if metal detectors are necessary for an event like this but it's worth the wait if it does prevent something like this from happening," said Jared Newman, a student at Yale. Yale also had new rules on alcohol like restriction of kegs, hard alcohol, and drinking game accessories. New Haven police were also out in addition to university police. "Given what happened in Las Vegas and everywhere else in this country I think it's good we have police keeping us safe," said Zachary Brazao, a recent Harvard graduate.

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  • PD: Woman steals from cancer research jar in liquor storePD: Woman steals from cancer research jar in liquor store

    EAST HAVEN -- Police are asking the public for help in identifying a woman who appears to have stolen a cancer research jar from East Haven Discount Wines and Liquors. Last Thursday afternoon, police responded to the liquor store on call of larceny. Officers spoke to the owner of the store who told them, that the donation jar was intended to for raising money for cancer research. Surveillance footage shows a heavier set woman, possibly white or Hispanic in a grey american hoodie,  enter the store around 1:13 p.m. The unidentified female, who was wearing sunglasses at the time, look briefly around the store before she grabbed the jar. She then quickly left the store. Police are asking anyone with information to please call them at 203-468-3820 or message them on the East Haven Police Department Facebook page inbox.

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  • Queen of England honors Alabama man whose free lawn care became a missionQueen of England honors Alabama man whose free lawn care became a mission

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - For the last three years, one man has made it his mission to help others. Now he's being recognized for his good deeds by the Queen of England. Rodney Smith Jr. has mowed over 2,000 lawns for free in the three years since he decided to devote himself to helping the elderly, disabled, veterans, and single mothers. What started with a goal of cutting 40 lawns, turned into the Raising Men Lawn Care Service, an organization with eight chapters around the United States that benefit not only the homeowners but also the young men and women who learn about "accomplishment, appreciation and purpose which comes from giving selflessly," according to Smith Jr. His personal mission now includes the help of 150 kids across the country. They've all taken the pledge to be a shining example in their communities, helping those that need it while teaching the kids the importance of giving back. Smith Jr.'s selfless work hasn't gone unnoticed. Last week he flew home to Bermuda to receive the Queen's Award and Badge of Honor, presented by the Governor of Bermuda on the Queen of England's behalf. "It makes me feel good to see that the Queen has recognized everything we've done so far," Smith Jr. told WHNT. "God works in mysterious ways. He shows you what He wants to be done, and He's told me He wants me to do all of this, so I'm just listening to Him." What's next in his journey? Smith Jr. says he's still waiting for that answer. "I don't know yet. He hasn't told me yet. But hopefully soon," he said. It's been a big venture, something Smith Jr. says he never expected. "I saw an elderly man cutting his grass and decided to pull over and help him out," he said. "That night I went home and decided to cut grass for the elderly, disabled, veterans and single mothers. I never thought it would grow into a foundation and inspire kids to do the same thing." The community following for Raising Men Lawn Care has grown to more than 58,000 people from all over the world that have supported and encouraged him along the way. Raising Men Lawn Care does more than mow lawns.  If you'd like to know more about how they are helping the homeless this winter, click here.

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  • Police:  More Than 20 Cats, Dogs Seized From HomePolice: More Than 20 Cats, Dogs Seized From Home

    TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ Police say animal control has seized more than 20 animals, including three dead dogs, from a Connecticut home. Authorities had received a complaint about the well-being of the cats and dogs at the Torrington home. Most of the animals seized Friday were in cages. Police say animal control had tried to check on the animals before Friday, but the owner was uncooperative. Officers secured a search warrant. Police have not announced any arrests made or charges filed. They say the investigation is ongoing. AP-WF-11-18-17 2206GMT

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  • Connecticut Airport Authority hopes passenger growth will take off at Bradley - New Haven RegisterConnecticut Airport Authority hopes passenger growth will take off at Bradley - New Haven Register

    New Haven RegisterConnecticut Airport Authority hopes passenger growth will take off at BradleyNew Haven RegisterWINDSOR LOCKS — The Connecticut Airport Authority is making an aggressive push to attract more travelers to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, particularly those along the Shoreline, all the way from Fairfield County to the Rhode Island ...

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  • Japanese rail company sincerely apologizes after train leaves 20 seconds earlyJapanese rail company sincerely apologizes after train leaves 20 seconds early

    TOKYO, Japan – The Tsukuba Express was scheduled to depart Tokyo for Tsukuba at 9:44:40. Instead, it left at 9:44:20. If you’re thinking, “the horror!” then you’ll be glad to hear that management for the Japanese rail company has formally apologized for the train’s 20-seconds-early departure. “The crew did not sufficiently check the departure time and performed the departure operation,” it said in an official statement and “sincere” apology that led to bemusement on the internet. “I once had an Israeli bus driver laugh at me after he closed the door on my hips and drove off with my legs hanging out of the bus. I am so envious of Japan right now,” one person tweeted. The BBC reports that it’s “rare” for trains in Japan to be off-schedule, and another tweet highlights that fact, noting, “Have been on a train in Japan where I heard an apology for the train running one minute late.” The statement notes that there were no official customer complaints lodged about the early departure from a station just north of Tokyo, but apologizes if any customers missed the train by 20 seconds and were forced to wait for the next one—four minutes later, reports Bloomberg. Yahoo News UK notes that Japan’s trains are “among the most reliable in the world,” offering a mournful comparison to Britain, where “commuters are only too acquainted with the daily frustration of late trains on the way to work.” And the New York Daily News notes things aren’t much better in that newspaper’s fair city, where subway delays collectively add up to 34,900 hours on the average weekday. The Japanese company’s apology “is exactly what Japan is about,” sums up one Twitter user. (Meanwhile, in NYC’s transit department, leaking corpses on the job.) This article originally appeared on Newser: Sincere Apology Issued After Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early More From Newser: Searching for a Foundation, They Found Treasure Instead Scientists ‘Toy With Mother Nature’ in ‘Bold’ Genetic First They Were Trying to Save a Species, but Things Went Wrong

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  • First Alert: High Wind Warning for Parts of the StateFirst Alert: High Wind Warning for Parts of the State

    NBC Connecticut Meteorologists have issued a First Alert for strong winds Saturday night into Sunday morning. A High Wind Warning is in effect for coastal New London and Middlesex counties. Wind Advisories are in effect for the remainder of the state.The strongest winds move in late tonight and Sunday morning with gusts of 40 to 50 mph statewide and isolated gusts higher along the southeast shoreline. A strengthening low pressure system will move over the Great Lakes region on Saturday while high pressure jogs to the east. This weather setup will lead to a strong southerly wind Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Take a look at First Alert Future Wind Gusts at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Strong winds could lead to sporadic power outages throughout the state as there is the possibility of small tree limbs falling.In addition to the wind aspect of the storm we're also tracking rain.Most of Saturday should remain dry with scattered showers entering the state after 2 p.m.Scroll through below for an hour by hour synopsis of First Alert Future Radar.8 P.M. Saturday - Periods of heavy rain and strong winds throughout the state.8 A.M. Sunday: The rain will be over by the morning with a breezy northwest wind. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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  • Two Charged After Police Raid Plainfield ApartmentTwo Charged After Police Raid Plainfield Apartment

    PLAINFIELD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Plainfield police arrested a man and a woman after officers raided an apartment on Norwich Road early Saturday. Police say they’d received complaints about drug dealing at the dwelling, and found 10 grams of heroin, 6 grams of crack cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, packaging materials and roughly $2,000 cash at the address. Three children were also located in the home, said police. Michael Devost, 32, threw evidence out of a third-story window in an effort to keep it from investigators, said police. The items were recovered in the driveway area. Devost and Deeonna Benoit-Bouchard, 25, were arrested on charges of possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of risk of injury to a minor and possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana, said police. Devost was also charged with destruction of property during a search warrant, said police. Both suspects are due in Danielson Superior Court Monday.    

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  • PHOTO: Matt and Kalin Haley exchanged vows on Oct. 7, 2017 in Essex Park in Connecticut.PHOTO: Matt and Kalin Haley exchanged vows on Oct. 7, 2017 in Essex Park in Connecticut.

    PHOTO: Matt and Kalin Haley exchanged vows on Oct. 7, 2017 in Essex Park in Connecticut.

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  • Police: More Than 20 Cats, Dogs Seized From Home - U.S. News & World ReportPolice: More Than 20 Cats, Dogs Seized From Home - U.S. News & World Report

    Police: More Than 20 Cats, Dogs Seized From HomeU.S. News & World ReportPolice: More Than 20 Cats, Dogs Seized From Home. Police say animal control has seized more than 20 animals, including three dead dogs, from a Connecticut home. Nov. 18, 2017, at 5:06 p.m.. Police: More Than 20 Cats, Dogs Seized From Home ...and more »

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  • David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ superstar, in critical conditionDavid Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ superstar, in critical condition

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- David Cassidy, the wildly popular '70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV's "The Partridge Family," is in critical condition with organ failure. Cassidy is being treated at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital, longtime publicist Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN on Saturday. "He is conscious and surrounded by family and friends, nothing is imminent and we are taking it day by day," Geffen said. She did not say what caused the organ failure. Cassidy, 67, told People magazine earlier this year he was battling dementia. A '70s superstar "The Partridge Family," a sitcom about a mother and five children who formed a rock 'n' roll band, gave Cassidy a national audience for his music. Cassidy, who played Keith Partridge on the show, captured the spirit of 1970s youth. His wispy voice and wholesome persona broke out from the small screen. At the time, his fan club reportedly was bigger than those of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The singer toured the world singing his hit songs, such as "I Think I Love You," filling concert halls with screaming teenage girls. Cassidy has spoken publicly in recent years about his struggles with alcohol. He was arrested for driving under the influence on three separate occasions during a four-year span between 2010 and 2014. Cassidy, in an interview with CNN in 2014, said his trouble with alcohol was "very humbling and it's also humiliating."

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  • #13 Maryland Takes on #1 Connecticut Sunday - UMTerps.com#13 Maryland Takes on #1 Connecticut Sunday - UMTerps.com

    #13 Maryland Takes on #1 Connecticut SundayUMTerps.comCOLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The 13th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team (2-1) will take on No. 1 Connecticut (2-0) Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the XL Center in Hartford. The Terps-Huskies game will be televised around the world on ESPN, WatchESPN.com ...and more »

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  • PHOTO: Newlyweds Matt and Kalin Haley exchanged vows on Oct. 7, 2017 in Essex Park in Connecticut.PHOTO: Newlyweds Matt and Kalin Haley exchanged vows on Oct. 7, 2017 in Essex Park in Connecticut.

    PHOTO: Newlyweds Matt and Kalin Haley exchanged vows on Oct. 7, 2017 in Essex Park in Connecticut.

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  • Woman Stole Donation Jar From East Haven Liquor Store: PDWoman Stole Donation Jar From East Haven Liquor Store: PD

    East Haven police are searching for a suspect who stole a donation jar off the counter of a local liquor store.Police said they responded to East Haven Discount Wine and Liquors at 659 Foxon Road Thursday to investigate the theft. The owner told police the stolen jar was full of money for cancer research. US General: Nuclear Launch Order Can Be Refused If Illegal Surveillance footage shows a female suspect enter the store at 1:13 p.m., walk around then grab the jar and walk out.The woman was wearing a grey American Eagle sweatshirt and sunglasses. No Correlation Between Mental Health, Mass Shooting: Experts Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information on this crime should contact East Haven police at 203-468-3820 or on their Facebook page. All tips will remain anonymous.Photo Credit: East Haven Police Department

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  • Cost of a Thanksgiving meal drops for second straight yearCost of a Thanksgiving meal drops for second straight year

    ARKANSAS -- The cost of a Thanksgiving feast is the cheapest it has been since 2015, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The organization has surveyed the average cost of a Thanksgiving Day meal since 1986. For the 32nd year, AFBF found the national average for the Thanksgiving meal for ten people to be just over $49, or about 1.5% cheaper than in 2016. This marked the second consecutive year that the cost has declined. American Farm Bureau Federation Walmart has since released a Thanksgiving dinner menu of its own with prices found on items inside its stores. The list includes some store brand items: Butterball Frozen Turkey - $0.98 per lb. (14 lbs = $13.72) Great Value Turkey or Brown Gravy Mix - $0.52 (x2 = $1.04) Great Value Cornbread Stuffing - $0.75 (x 3 = $2.25) Sweet Potatoes - $2.94 (x 1 three lb bag = $2.94) Marketside Hawaiian Style Rolls - $2.50 (x3 = $5.00) Great Value Green Beans – $0.50 (x 4 = $2.00) Fresh Cranberries - $1.98 for 12 oz (x1 = $1.98) Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie - $2.97 (x1 = $2.97) Whipped Cream - $1.24 (x1 = $1.24) Total = $33.14 before tax The retail giant also recommended Thanksgiving meal shoppers beat the last minute crowds, especially on the Monday before Thanksgiving Day, which has been Walmart's biggest day for turkey sales. According to the survey, turkey saw one of the largest drops in price since last year. The Farm Bureau attributed the decrease to continued large inventory in cold storage.

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  • Yale beats Harvard to 24-3 to win Ivy League championshipYale beats Harvard to 24-3 to win Ivy League championship

    NEW HAVEN — Kurt Rawlings threw for 177 yards and a touchdown to lead Yale over rival Harvard 24-3 on Saturday, securing the Bulldogs’ first outright Ivy League championship in 37 years. Running backs Melvin Rouse and Zane Dudek combined for 106 yards rushing for Yale (9-1, 6-1 Ivy), which beat Harvard for the second straight season after losing nine in a row in the rivalry known as The Game. Yale held Harvard scoreless after a 29-yard field goal on the Crimson’s opening possession. Harvard managed just 164 yards of offense, and Yale sacked freshman quarterback Jake Smith six times. Dudek’s 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter capped an eight-play 81-yard drive that put the game out of reach. Rawlings and receiver J.P. Shohfi got Yale on the board in the second quarter, connecting on a 46-yard pass, followed three plays later by a 9-yarder into the left corner of the end zone. Yale quickly built that lead when Harvard’s Smith made a bad decision on an option, fumbling a late pitch. Linebacker Malcolm Dixon picked up the ball and ran 19 yards for a touchdown. Another errant pitch by Smith on the next Harvard possession set up a 25-yard field goal on the last play of the first half, giving the Bulldogs a 17-3 lead. Yale players rushed the field after the final whistle, where they were surrounded by thousands of fans who streamed from the stands. THE TAKEAWAY Yale: The Bulldogs had already clinched a share of their 15th Ivy League title with a win over Princeton last week. They last held the title outright in 1980. Yale’s last winning streak against the Crimson came when it won three in a row between 1998 and 2000. Harvard: Harvard had won 14 of the previous 16 meetings. This was the second straight game the Crimson has failed to score a touchdown, the first time that has happened since 1986. UP NEXT: The Ivy League does not participate in the FCS playoffs, so the season is over for both teams.

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  • Yale Beats Harvard 24-3 To Win Ivy League ChampionshipYale Beats Harvard 24-3 To Win Ivy League Championship

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) — Kurt Rawlings threw for 177 yards and a touchdown to lead Yale over rival Harvard 24-3 on Saturday, securing the Bulldogs’ first outright Ivy League championship in 37 years. Running backs Melvin Rouse and Zane Dudek combined for 106 yards rushing for Yale (9-1, 6-1 Ivy), which beat Harvard for the second straight season after losing nine in a row in the rivalry known as The Game. Yale held Harvard scoreless after a 29-yard field goal on the Crimson’s opening possession. Harvard managed just 164 yards of offense, and Yale sacked freshman quarterback Jake Smith six times. Dudek’s 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter capped an eight-play 81-yard drive that put the game out of reach. Rawlings and receiver J.P. Shohfi got Yale on the board in the second quarter, connecting on a 46-yard pass, followed three plays later by a 9-yarder into the left corner of the end zone. Yale quickly built that lead when Harvard’s Smith made a bad decision on an option, fumbling a late pitch. Linebacker Malcolm Dixon picked up the ball and ran 19 yards for a touchdown. Another errant pitch by Smith on the next Harvard possession set up a 25-yard field goal on the last play of the first half, giving the Bulldogs a 17-3 lead. Yale players rushed the field after the final whistle, where they were surrounded by thousands of fans who streamed from the stands. THE TAKEAWAY Yale: The Bulldogs had already clinched a share of their 15th Ivy League title with a win over Princeton last week. They last held the title outright in 1980. Yale’s last winning streak against the Crimson came when it won three in a row between 1998 and 2000. Harvard: Harvard had won 14 of the previous 16 meetings. This was the second straight game the Crimson has failed to score a touchdown, the first time that has happened since 1986. UP NEXT: The Ivy League does not participate in the FCS playoffs, so the season is over for both teams. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin Eyeing Run For Connecticut Governor - Hartford CourantHartford Mayor Luke Bronin Eyeing Run For Connecticut Governor - Hartford Courant

    Hartford CourantHartford Mayor Luke Bronin Eyeing Run For Connecticut GovernorHartford CourantThe state's still-sluggish economy is expected to be a key issue in the race, with Connecticut facing budget deficits and cuts to services. Roy Occhiogrosso, a veteran political consultant and former adviser to Malloy, said Bronin has “as good a shot ...Hartford Mayor Considering Run for GovernorNBC Connecticutall 6 news articles »

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  • Deadly sugar addiction – why carbs, not fats, are the problemDeadly sugar addiction – why carbs, not fats, are the problem

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  • QU Students Set Fire to Dormitory Bathrooms: Hamden PoliceQU Students Set Fire to Dormitory Bathrooms: Hamden Police

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  • 1 Dead in Woodstock Crash1 Dead in Woodstock Crash

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  • Lawsuit Accuses Utilities Of Jacking Up Natural Gas PricesLawsuit Accuses Utilities Of Jacking Up Natural Gas Prices

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  • Anthem, Hartford Healthcare Reach New AgreementAnthem, Hartford Healthcare Reach New Agreement

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  • Kushner Failed to Disclose Contact From Putin Ally: SourcesKushner Failed to Disclose Contact From Putin Ally: Sources

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  • Top Ranked Huskies Coast In Home OpenerTop Ranked Huskies Coast In Home Opener

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  • Quinnipiac Students Charged In Arson FiresQuinnipiac Students Charged In Arson Fires

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  • 'The Game' Brings Excitement, Economic Boost to New Haven'The Game' Brings Excitement, Economic Boost to New Haven

    The excitement is building in New Haven for 'The Game,' between Yale and Harvard at the Yale Bowl, not only for football fans but also for the businesses that get a boost from their visit.The Yale University Football Team can clinch an outright Ivy League title for the first time in 37 years with a win Saturday afternoon over Harvard. US General: Nuclear Launch Order Can Be Refused If Illegal According to the Yale Athletics Ticket Officer, there have been more tickets sold before this year’s game day at the Yale Bowl than ever before. The university is expecting a crowd of more than 50,000 football fans.Every two years when Yale hosts the game against its rival from Cambridge, New Haven’s restaurants and hotels see a big boost in business. No Correlation Between Mental Health, Mass Shooting: Experts On Friday, Terri Montag and her daughters from Ohio checked in to the Omni Hotel in downtown."I turned it over to my daughters," she said. "They kind of did the research and we’re at the Omni, beautiful, the architecture." Neighbor: Northern California Gunman Targeted Victim, Son Montag’s oldest daughter Victoria is only in the eighth grade, but she already has her sights set on attending Yale."Because of all the wonderful opportunities and experiences that they offer here," she said.For her 14th birthday, Montag is visiting the Elm City for the first time. The family plans to take a campus tour Friday before watching the 134th meeting between Yale and Harvard on the football field."It is tradition,” Terri Montag said, "it is kind of what we have comparable in Ohio with Michigan and Ohio State."There are 306 guests rooms at the Omni Hotel on Temple Street and every one of them will be occupied this weekend, Director of Sales and Marketing Dana Zimmerman said."This is every other year that Harvard comes to play Yale so of course it’s really fantastic," Zimmerman said. “All the alumni come back for it."John Brenna is the chef and owner at Elm City Social and Olives and Oil."We’re expecting a lot of business," he told NBC Connecticut.With the big rivalry game in town this weekend, Brennan said reservations have been made for 200 guests Friday and Saturday at each restaurant."It’s like really rich in history just like the city of New Haven," Brennan said of The Game. "So we love it, we love to see new people in the city, show them what we got, show them that New Haven is really great culinary scene and a great bar scene as well.""Of course, we we’ll accept Harvard fans just keep the cheering to a minimum," he joked.Yale alumnus Brian Reilly is planning to tailgate with family and former roommates at the Yale Bowl Saturday morning."It means a lot," he said. "It is always a fun day, it is always a huge turnout, but I can understand why it’s a big turnout tomorrow because we’re going win the Ivy League outright."City of New Haven Deputy Director of Emergency Operations Rick Fontana said Yale, New Haven and West Haven Police are working together to keep the large crowd of football fans safe."Know your surroundings," Fontana said. "If you see something say something, but we’ll do our best, we collaborate with Yale University on a daily basis."The early fans arrive, the better, Fontana said, because "when you do metal detection it creates a longer line for everybody."Knowing security is a top priority for Yale and local police, Reilly said he can stay focused Yale and Harvard’s clash on the field."I don’t worry about it," he said, "if I do that means the terrorists are winning."Parking is sold out at the bowl, but there will be free shuttle buses from City of New Haven Parking Garages downtown.Yale is asking any fan who plans to bring donations for the Connecticut Food Bank to only bring non-perishable items and not turkeys.Gates for the Yale Bowl will open at 11 a.m. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

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  • State Boosts Electric Vehicle Rebate ProgramState Boosts Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

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  • Some Stonington Residents Complaining of Trash Bag TroubleSome Stonington Residents Complaining of Trash Bag Trouble

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