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Jesse Leavenworth

Jesse Leavenworth covers news in Manchester and stories of statewide interest. The New Britain native and U.S. Army veteran has been a reporter and editor at The Courant since 1987 and has reported, written and edited many of the major stories in the state over the past three decades.
East Hartford police: woman knew her son had been molested, but kept silent while blackmailing abuser

Police say they are looking for a woman who knew her child had been sexually abused, but extorted money from the abuser instead of reporting him.

Manchester police: woman trying to protect dog gets beaten

A local man beat his girlfriend after she tried to stop him from assaulting her dog, police said.

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