HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut child welfare officials are taking criticism from the state's Office of Child Advocate over their handling of a transgender girl held at a detention center for boys. The office is also critical of DCF's public announcement the teen had been moved to a psychiatric center over a fight. Officials say the agency was being transparent in announcing the move.
COLUMBIA, Conn. (AP) - Police in Columbia are investigating an armed home invasion overnight. WFSB-TV reports a homeowner was assaulted by two attackers, who remain at large. Police did find what they believe was the getaway car.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A New Haven man who spent 15 years in prison on a murder conviction overturned last month is free on bond as he awaits a new trial. The New Haven Register reports Vernon Horn's family posted bond to gain his release yesterday. Prosecutors have appealed the overturned conviction to the state Supreme Court.
STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Stratford grandmother has been cited after police say she left a 3-year-old unattended in her car yesterday afternoon. Rosanna Sinatra told police she had run into a store for about 5 minutes and didn't want to disturb the sleeping child. The car's ventilation system was blowing in air but windows were up and the engine was turned off.
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