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    Hometown Hero Information

    Do you know a Hometown Hero? Call, write, or email News 12 Connecticut and that person could be featured on News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero segment every Wednesday. 

    Do you know a Hometown Hero? Call, write, or email News 12 Connecticut and that person could be featured on News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero segment every Wednesday. 

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    Hometown Hero photos

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    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.
    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.

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  • Hometown Hero: Christie Hughes

    Hometown Hero: Christie Hughes

    Over the past five years, Christie Hughes has given away nearly 100 quilts to veterans.

    Over the past five years, Christie Hughes has given away nearly 100 quilts to veterans.

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  • 3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home

    3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home

    Monday, May 20 2019 6:01 PM EDT2019-05-20 22:01:22 GMT
    Tuesday, May 21 2019 2:22 AM EDT2019-05-21 06:22:04 GMT
    A lawyer says three handwritten wills have been found in the Detroit-area home of Aretha Franklin, months after her death, including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room.
    A lawyer says three handwritten wills have been found in the Detroit-area home of Aretha Franklin, months after her death, including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room.
  • '3 strikes' sentencing reform leaves out Washington inmates

    '3 strikes' sentencing reform leaves out Washington inmates

    Tuesday, May 21 2019 1:21 AM EDT2019-05-21 05:21:40 GMT
    Tuesday, May 21 2019 2:22 AM EDT2019-05-21 06:22:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this May 9, 2019 photo, Cheryl Lidel poses for a photo in the Washington Correctional Center in Shelton, Wash. Lidel is among a small group of inmates who are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life who were left o...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this May 9, 2019 photo, Cheryl Lidel poses for a photo in the Washington Correctional Center in Shelton, Wash. Lidel is among a small group of inmates who are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life who were left o...
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this May 9, 2019 photo, Cheryl Lidel poses for a photo in the Washington Correctional Center in Shelton, Wash. Lidel is among a small group of inmates who are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life who were left o...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this May 9, 2019 photo, Cheryl Lidel poses for a photo in the Washington Correctional Center in Shelton, Wash. Lidel is among a small group of inmates who are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life who were left o...
    Dozens of inmates are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life because were left out of the latest in a multi-year wave of U.S. reforms targeting "three strikes" laws.
    Dozens of inmates are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life because were left out of the latest in a multi-year wave of U.S. reforms targeting "three strikes" laws.
  • WWII plane rescued from boneyard to join D-Day anniversary

    WWII plane rescued from boneyard to join D-Day anniversary

    Tuesday, May 21 2019 1:21 AM EDT2019-05-21 05:21:37 GMT
    Tuesday, May 21 2019 2:22 AM EDT2019-05-21 06:22:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jay Reeves). In this April 9, 2019, photo, Pilot Tom Travis sits in the cockpit of the World War II troop carrier That's All, Brother during a stop in Birmingham, Ala. The C-47 aircraft, which led the main Allied invasion of Europe on June 6,...(AP Photo/Jay Reeves). In this April 9, 2019, photo, Pilot Tom Travis sits in the cockpit of the World War II troop carrier That's All, Brother during a stop in Birmingham, Ala. The C-47 aircraft, which led the main Allied invasion of Europe on June 6,...
    (AP Photo/Jay Reeves). In this April 9, 2019, photo, Pilot Tom Travis sits in the cockpit of the World War II troop carrier That's All, Brother during a stop in Birmingham, Ala. The C-47 aircraft, which led the main Allied invasion of Europe on June 6,...(AP Photo/Jay Reeves). In this April 9, 2019, photo, Pilot Tom Travis sits in the cockpit of the World War II troop carrier That's All, Brother during a stop in Birmingham, Ala. The C-47 aircraft, which led the main Allied invasion of Europe on June 6,...
    A World War II aircraft that took part in the D-Day invasion in 1944 is returning to Europe for the 75th anniversary of the battle.
    A World War II aircraft that took part in the D-Day invasion in 1944 is returning to Europe for the 75th anniversary of the battle.
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  • 'Medicare for All's' rich benefits 'leapfrog' other nations

    'Medicare for All's' rich benefits 'leapfrog' other nations

    Tuesday, May 21 2019 12:41 AM EDT2019-05-21 04:41:28 GMT
    Tuesday, May 21 2019 2:21 AM EDT2019-05-21 06:21:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file). FILE - In this April 10, 2019 file photo, a sign is shown during a news conference to reintroduce "Medicare for All" legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The “Medicare for All” proposal from leading Democrats runnin...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file). FILE - In this April 10, 2019 file photo, a sign is shown during a news conference to reintroduce "Medicare for All" legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The “Medicare for All” proposal from leading Democrats runnin...
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file). FILE - In this April 10, 2019 file photo, a sign is shown during a news conference to reintroduce "Medicare for All" legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The “Medicare for All” proposal from leading Democrats runnin...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file). FILE - In this April 10, 2019 file photo, a sign is shown during a news conference to reintroduce "Medicare for All" legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The “Medicare for All” proposal from leading Democrats runnin...
    Generous benefits. No copays. 'Medicare for All's' rich benefits would exceed what other countries provide.
    Generous benefits. No copays. 'Medicare for All's' rich benefits would exceed what other countries provide.
  • Airline group predicts another record for summer travel

    Airline group predicts another record for summer travel

    Tuesday, May 21 2019 1:01 AM EDT2019-05-21 05:01:30 GMT
    Tuesday, May 21 2019 2:22 AM EDT2019-05-21 06:22:08 GMT
    Get ready for more jam-packed planes this summer.
    Get ready for more jam-packed planes this summer.
  • Blue Apron latest to suffer in tough meal kit market

    Blue Apron latest to suffer in tough meal kit market

    Monday, May 20 2019 4:41 PM EDT2019-05-20 20:41:25 GMT
    Tuesday, May 21 2019 2:11 AM EDT2019-05-21 06:11:47 GMT
    Blue Apron, faced with delisting, is latest to suffer in tough meal kit market.
    Blue Apron, faced with delisting, is latest to suffer in tough meal kit market.
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