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Connecticut Light & Power is facing at least five investigations into the outages triggered by the Oct. 29 storm, which brought trees down on power lines across the state and cut electricity to at least 830,000 customers. But the probe by Attorney General George Jepsen could carry the most serious consequences.

Mr. Jepsen told the Associated Press in an interview that his office will develop a legal theory that could determine whether CL&P violated any laws. He is asking the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to gather emails, correspondence and other documents to determine whether CL&P had a plan to manage its electrical system during and after the storm.

Power was restored to most customers, but several thousand remained in the dark Wednesday.

MICHIGAN

More votes cast for deceased mayor

MONTAGUE — More voters cast ballots for the longtime mayor of a western Michigan city who died a week before the election than for his challenger.

The Muskegon Chronicle reported, however, that the 129 votes cast in Montague for Henry Roesler Jr. don’t officially count. Challenger Kevin Erb, 32, who got 115 votes in Tuesday’s election, will serve the two-year term.

Roesler, 84, died of cancer Nov.1. He had been seeking his 11th consecutive term as mayor.

City officials last week checked state law after Roesler’s death and determined that any votes cast for him wouldn’t count.

Mr. Erb ran unsuccessfully against Roesler in the 2009 mayoral race.

UTAH

Case dropped against polygamist sect leader

SALT LAKE CITY — State prosecutors dropped charges Wednesday against a polygamist sect leader serving a life sentence in Texas in a separate case.

Warren Jeffs had been found guilty of rape by accomplice — a 2007 conviction that was overturned last year by the Utah Supreme Court, which cited improper jury instructions by the trial judge.

“As a result of the conviction in Texas, we decided not to bring him back to Utah for a retrial,” said Brian Filter, senior deputy attorney for Washington County.

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