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Wed February 12, 2014
Winter Storm Heads Toward Connecticut; Kleen Energy Fire
Residents, businesses, state and local governments are preparing for another snow day. Up to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow is expected to fall. Officials with Connecticut Light and Power say the storm could threaten power lines as well as equipment. CL&P will activate its emergency response plan tomorrow morning and will have crews standing by across the state.
Fire at Kleen Energy
Firefighters battled a fire this morning at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown. The plant was the site of a fatal explosion four years ago. The fire began after oil used to cool the turbines ignited. The blaze was contained within an hour.
Governor Malloy Discusses Funds for University System
Governor Dannel Malloy was at Manchester Community College today to discuss his proposal to spend more than $134 million on the newly consolidated Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. The money is part of a multi-year strategic improvement plan. The goal is to help unite the 12 community colleges, four state universities and the online Charter Oak State College.
Former East Haven Sergeant Receives Four Month Prison Sentence
John Miller appeared before a U.S. District Judge. Under the federal sentencing guidelines, Miller faced between 12- and 18 months in prison. He was one of 4 four East Haven police officers arrested following a year-long Department of Justice investigation into claims that officers violated the civil rights of Latinos.
Connecticut Exports Increase
A report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce showed Connecticut's exports increased 3.1 percent in 2013 compared with the previous year. Connecticut was one of 16 states reaching a record level of exports. Last year, the value of exports from Connecticut to other countries totaled $16.5 billion.