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News Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut news from The Associated Press

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police have reopened the southbound side of Interstate 95 in New Haven after a fatal accident that snarled the morning commute for hours. The southbound lanes were opened at about 11 this morning, nearly six hours after two tractor-trailers and another vehicle collided near Exit 46.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Former major league baseball player Jose Offerman is appealing a federal court order that he pay $940,000 to a catcher injured during a minor league brawl in 2007. A jury last month awarded the money to former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans, who says he suffered career-ending injuries when Offerman hit him in the head with a bat.

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) - The rematch between Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his 2010 Republican rival, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, is officially kicking off with the first gubernatorial debate of the election. Both men are scheduled to appear tonight in Norwich at the Slater Museum Auditorium, located on the grounds of Norwich Free Academy.

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut officials have unveiled a memorial honoring state police dogs for their courage and sacrifice in serving the public. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and other government and police leaders celebrated the new memorial outside state police headquarters in Middletown today.

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