CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - A referee at a youth hockey game in Cromwell was arrested after police say he physically escorted a teenage player off the ice after kicking him out of the game, which angered some parents so much they went after the referee. Police were called to the Champions Skating Center yesterday and arrested 55-year-old Stephen Levins of Rocky Hill. He was charged with breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's mental health commissioner says she's satisfied with her agency's process for determining whether mentally ill young adults are healthy enough to leave state respite programs for home visits or other outings. Pat Rehmer's (REE'-mehrz) comments to The Associated Press come in the wake of the December 26th death of Margaret Rohner (ROH'-nehr), of Deep River. She was killed by her 23-year-old son Robert Rankin, who was picked up from a voluntary Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services respite program by Rohner's former husband.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The minority leader of the Connecticut Senate is renewing his call for a state inspector general. Fairfield Republican John McKinney has advocated an inspector general's office for a decade to fight waste and fraud in state and municipal government. He's also a candidate for governor.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are among 28 lawmakers preparing to hold the Senate floor all night tomorrow and into Tuesday to urge action on climate change. Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says "it's time for Congress to wake up and get serious" about addressing the worldwide problem.
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