Things you need to know on October 20.

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  • A federal appeals court is upholding Connecticut's ban on assault rifles and high capacity ammunition magazines. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholds bans imposed in Connecticut and New York.The gun rights supporters who are challenging the law say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • A former Newtown police dispatcher is admitting his role in a steroid distribution ring. Jason Chickos of Bridgeport pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to a single count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids.Chickos faces a maximum of ten years in federal prison at his sentencing in January.


  • Do you purchase your power from a third-party supplier? If so, you need to read this. Connecticut Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz is advising people to check their bills this month. State regulators say more than two-thirds of Eversource and United Illuminating customers who use a retail supplier are paying more than the standard rate.


  • The second-highest rate of breast cancer in the nation is in Connecticut. report was released yesterday by the Community Profile of Breast Cancer. However Connecticut also ranks 35th for breast cancer mortality. Cities with high late-stage rates include Danbury, Hartford, Manchester, New Britain, Stamford, West Hartford and Waterbury.

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