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Travel agent accused of stealing from client

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A Windsor woman working as a travel agent is facing charges she used a customer's credit card to pay for shopping, limousine services and flights.

The Journal Inquirer reports 64-year-old Elaine H. Miller was arraigned Thursday in Enfield Superior Court on charges of first-degree larceny and illegal use of a credit card. Her bond was set at $35,000.

Miller said Saturday she's seeking an attorney and declined further comment.

Authorities say a Hartford lawyer approached Windsor police last August and provided documents detailing unauthorized transactions totaling about $90,000 that had been racked up on his West Hartford client's credit card by Miller.


Connecticut to study Rocky Hill Veterans Home

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) - A push to end homelessness among Connecticut veterans by 2015 is generating renewed interest in the state's Veterans Home at Rocky Hill.

A spokesman for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the administration is creating a working group that will determine the best way forward for the 90-acre complex that serves military veterans. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman will lead the effort.

Advocates for the homeless estimate Connecticut has more than 500 homeless veterans, and Malloy said in his State of the State address in February that the number is unacceptable.

Malloy's proposed state budget includes $500,000 for a study of how state buildings can best be put to use for veterans. The Rocky Hill campus, with buildings that date to the 1940s, is expected to be one focus of the study.


Open houses planned on new bus line

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A series of meetings are planned to update the public about Connecticut's first bus rapid transit system scheduled to begin operations early next year.

The New Britain-Hartford Bus way includes 10 stations in New Britain, Newington, West Hartford and Hartford with buses running every three to seven minutes during commuting hours and officials say it will improve travel times for bus riders in other municipalities.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation says the meetings will be held at Central Connecticut State University Institute of Technology & Business Development, 185 Main Street, New Britain, on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; at Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford, on April 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, on May 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Conn. to stock 390,000 trout before season's start

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Despite the long winter, Connecticut's environmental agency says it expects to stock nearly 390,000 trout in time for the fishing season's opening day.

Pete Aarrestad, director of the Inland Fisheries Division at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, says the agency had to postpone several days of stocking due to morning temperatures in the single digits. Several other scheduled stocking runs were shifted to sites with better access.

More than 200 truckloads of trout are scheduled to be released into 100 lakes and ponds and 194 rivers and streams in time for opening day on Saturday. Fish to be released include brook trout, brown trout, tiger trout, rainbow trout and other fish.

Dennis Schain, spokesman for the environmental agency, says about 750,000 fish will be stocked during the season.

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