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A 6-year-old Bridgeport, Connecticut, girl was found safe in Pennsylvania with her father after a multi-state Amber Alert and the father is suspected of stabbing and killing the girl’s 26-year-old mother and assaulting the woman’s friend, according to police.
Six people linked to the death of a UConn student, who was struck by a university fire department vehicle in October, were arrested.
Temperatures have surged into the upper 60s and low 70s through areas of inland Connecticut.
News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White House press briefing on Friday. The Associated Press chose not to participate in the gaggle following the move by White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
The proposed state budget is looking to shut down seven rest areas in Connecticut. For people like Robert Cohen, a truck driver from Meriden, the cuts can hurt. Cohen has been a truck driver for 25 years, moving cars up and down the East Coast and working long hours. On Thursday, NBC Connecticut found him winding down at the Wallingford rest area. "We have guys that have to get off the road and if we don’t have a spot to park safely were in trouble," said Cohen. Wallingford is just one of seven rest areas the state is looking to shut. The others include Danbury, Southington, East Willington, West Willington, Stonington and Middletown. "You close off our seven rest areas and we lose probably 200 to 300 truck spots," said Cohen. "That’s 200 to 300 trucks that will be parked on the shoulder of the road." These are the same stops the state has already scaled back. They now close overnight, forcing the public to use the port-a-pottys