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Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Conn.
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Reports from WSHU's Tom Kuser, Ebong Udoma, Dan Katz, Bill Buchner, Ann Lopez, Davis Dunavin and Cassandra Basler.

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Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office

More than 70 people people have fallen ill from a suspected bad batch of K2 synthetic marijuana, according to the Hearst Conecticut Media Group.

No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening symptoms.

Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials said they expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses.

Hayes Pulls Off Upset In Conn.'s 5th District

Aug 15, 2018
Ryan Caron King / WNPR

The 2016 National Teacher of the Year beat the Democratic establishment’s pick in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District.

Jahana Hayes lost the party endorsement to an insider, former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman, but Hayes’ progressive campaign caught attention from a national teachers’ union and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut. She even had high school students campaigning for her.

Stefanowski, Lamont To Face Off For Conn. Governor

Aug 15, 2018
Jessica Hill / AP

Republicans and Democrats in Connecticut have chosen their candidates for governor.

Republicans backed former GE executive Bob Stefanowski of Madison, while Democrats backed cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont of Greenwich.

Connecticut Primary Election Results Rundown

Aug 14, 2018
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Connecticut held its primary day Tuesday, with various races to determine party candidates for the general election in November. 

Ed Betz / AP

The federal government has ordered a new environmental impact study of Plum Island. The government says the study will postpone the planned sale of the island by several years.