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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: Jenine Beck

    Hometown Hero: Jenine Beck

    Jenine Beck is a coordinator for the second annual Smart Walk For Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities. The event raises funds for educational and support programs while combating stigma.
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  • AP Top 25: Cal, Arizona St move in to give Pac-12 6 ranked

    AP Top 25: Cal, Arizona St move in to give Pac-12 6 ranked

    Sunday, September 15 2019 2:16 PM EDT2019-09-15 18:16:19 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Al Goldis). Arizona State players celebrate with fans following an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich.(AP Photo/Al Goldis). Arizona State players celebrate with fans following an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich.
    (AP Photo/Al Goldis). Arizona State players celebrate with fans following an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich.(AP Photo/Al Goldis). Arizona State players celebrate with fans following an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich.
    California, Arizona State move into AP Top 25 college football poll, giving Pac-12 six ranked teams.
    California, Arizona State move into AP Top 25 college football poll, giving Pac-12 six ranked teams.
  • Pettersen wins dramatic Solheim Cup for Europe then retires

    Pettersen wins dramatic Solheim Cup for Europe then retires

    Sunday, September 15 2019 12:46 PM EDT2019-09-15 16:46:15 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Peter Morrison). Suzann Pettersen of Europe plays out of the bunker on the 18th hole during the Fourballs match against the US in the Solheim cup at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison). Suzann Pettersen of Europe plays out of the bunker on the 18th hole during the Fourballs match against the US in the Solheim cup at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Peter Morrison). Suzann Pettersen of Europe plays out of the bunker on the 18th hole during the Fourballs match against the US in the Solheim cup at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison). Suzann Pettersen of Europe plays out of the bunker on the 18th hole during the Fourballs match against the US in the Solheim cup at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.
    Europe has reclaimed the Solheim Cup by beating the United States 14 ½-13 ½, with Suzann Pettersen holing the clinching putt on No. 18 in the last singles on the course.
    Europe has reclaimed the Solheim Cup by beating the United States 14 ½-13 ½, with Suzann Pettersen holing the clinching putt on No. 18 in the last singles on the course.
  • New York moves to enact statewide flavored e-cig ban

    New York moves to enact statewide flavored e-cig ban

    Sunday, September 15 2019 12:56 PM EDT2019-09-15 16:56:18 GMT
    Sunday, September 15 2019 7:47 PM EDT2019-09-15 23:47:09 GMT
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's directing state health officials to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, citing the risk of young people getting addicted to nicotine.
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's directing state health officials to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, citing the risk of young people getting addicted to nicotine.
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  • Aramco attacks show company entanglement in Saudi politics

    Aramco attacks show company entanglement in Saudi politics

    Sunday, September 15 2019 2:06 PM EDT2019-09-15 18:06:17 GMT
    Sunday, September 15 2019 7:46 PM EDT2019-09-15 23:46:46 GMT
    (Al-Arabiya via AP, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 file photo, made from a video broadcast on the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya satellite news channel, smoke from a fire at the Abqaiq oil processing facility fills the skyline, in Buqyaq, Saudi...(Al-Arabiya via AP, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 file photo, made from a video broadcast on the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya satellite news channel, smoke from a fire at the Abqaiq oil processing facility fills the skyline, in Buqyaq, Saudi...
    (Al-Arabiya via AP, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 file photo, made from a video broadcast on the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya satellite news channel, smoke from a fire at the Abqaiq oil processing facility fills the skyline, in Buqyaq, Saudi...(Al-Arabiya via AP, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 file photo, made from a video broadcast on the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya satellite news channel, smoke from a fire at the Abqaiq oil processing facility fills the skyline, in Buqyaq, Saudi...
    Attacks on key Aramco oil sites show how vulnerable company is to Saudi Arabia's conflicts abroad.
    Attacks on key Aramco oil sites show how vulnerable company is to Saudi Arabia's conflicts abroad.
  • "It" is tops again; "Hustlers" full of flash at box office

    "It" is tops again; "Hustlers" full of flash at box office

    Sunday, September 15 2019 3:16 PM EDT2019-09-15 19:16:20 GMT
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    (Barbara Nitke/STXfilms via AP). This image released by STXfilms shows, from left, Lili Reinhart, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, and Constance Wu in a scene from "Hustlers," in theaters on Sept. 13.(Barbara Nitke/STXfilms via AP). This image released by STXfilms shows, from left, Lili Reinhart, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, and Constance Wu in a scene from "Hustlers," in theaters on Sept. 13.
    (Barbara Nitke/STXfilms via AP). This image released by STXfilms shows, from left, Lili Reinhart, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, and Constance Wu in a scene from "Hustlers," in theaters on Sept. 13.(Barbara Nitke/STXfilms via AP). This image released by STXfilms shows, from left, Lili Reinhart, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, and Constance Wu in a scene from "Hustlers," in theaters on Sept. 13.
    It wasn't quite enough to take down Pennywise the clown, but Jennifer Lopez and the scheming strippers of "Hustlers" topped even its high expectations at the weekend box office.
    It wasn't quite enough to take down Pennywise the clown, but Jennifer Lopez and the scheming strippers of "Hustlers" topped even its high expectations at the weekend box office.
  • Discounted movie subscription service MoviePass shuts down

    Discounted movie subscription service MoviePass shuts down

    Saturday, September 14 2019 12:36 PM EDT2019-09-14 16:36:14 GMT
    Sunday, September 15 2019 7:46 PM EDT2019-09-15 23:46:35 GMT
    The movie ticket subscription service known as MoviePass that allowed subscribers to purchase up to three movie tickets per month for a small fee has temporarily shut down.
    The movie ticket subscription service known as MoviePass that allowed subscribers to purchase up to three movie tickets per month for a small fee has temporarily shut down.
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