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

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WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - Four people, including an on-duty state trooper, have been hospitalized when the officer rear-ended a truck on Interstate 84 in Waterbury. State Police say that Donald E. Comstock Jr., struck a truck on Sunday. Police say the truck driver stopped due to traffic and the 44-year-old Comstock was unable to stop in time. Comstock, the truck driver and two passengers in the truck suffered neck and back pain and were taken by ambulance to Saint Mary's Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut state troopers say training they've received on how to stop bleeding from major injuries has helped them save many lives. The troopers are among officers nationwide who are learning how to use tourniquets and gauze with bleeding-stopping chemicals. Hemorrhage control training for police has seen a resurgence over the past year, following recommendations made in Hartford by a group of medical and law enforcement experts.

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) - A state agency has corrected how it hoisted the American flag after an East Lyme resident complained. The Day of New London reports that Joseph Mingo contacted the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection last week after he noticed the American flag was lower than Connecticut's banner. Mingo said he called an official at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton and confirmed that the flags did not follow protocol. The agency told Mingo it flew the American flag on a diagonal pole, a place of honor because the Old Lyme office is a maritime facility with a maritime-style flagpole.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut is beginning a crackdown on highway speeders. The state Department of Transportation highway safety office is launching the first part of an anti-speeding campaign in rural Connecticut, where officials say most deaths occur due to automobile speeding. The campaign has begun with billboards and ads on TV, radio and the Internet. Graphic images are used to communicate the consequences of speeding.

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