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

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The state Supreme Couth has upheld the murder conviction of a Waterbury man even though they say prosecutors used inflammatory words like "murder" and "execution" at his trial. Jonathan Albino was convicted of murder in the 2006 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Christian Rivera. He had claimed self-defense.

WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) - Wolcott saw a small tornado in yesterday's storms. The National Weather Service says the EF-0 tornado blew over some trees and did other damage but caused no injuries with wind estimates from the tornado topping out at about 85 miles-an-hour. Another possible twister was reported this morning in suburban Boston.

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Millstone nuclear power plant's unit 2 has been shut down because of a water pump problem. Plant officials say plant technicians detected a water flow problem with an auxiliary pump. The Millstone 3 reactor was not affected. There's no word on when Millstone 2 will be back online.

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) - A Stonington man faces animal cruelty charges for allegedly shooting his girlfriend's pet turtle to death. An animal control officer says Steven Richard allegedly used a BB gun to shot the turtle in the head outside a home, with a neighbor telling police the shooting followed an apparent argument.

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