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Wisconsin jury awards $450,000 in Sandy Hook defamation case

Connecticut MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre…

icon Posted: 16 October 2019 [01:57 PM]

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Tuesday 10/15/2019
Report: No contamination in fuel of B-17 that crashed
icon Posted: 15 October 2019 [08:53 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The weather was calm and clear at the time of a deadly B-17 crash at a Connecticut airport, and tests on the airplane’s fuel did not turn up any sign of debris or contamination, federal investigators said…

Sunday 10/13/2019
Calhoun denies allegations
icon Posted: 13 October 2019 [07:47 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is denying allegations of sexual discrimination made by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now works. Calhoun says in…

Monday 10/07/2019
Tuesday 10/01/2019
EEE outbreak claims third Connecticut victim
icon Posted: 01 October 2019 [08:13 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut public health officials say a third person has died of eastern equine encephalitis. State Epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Cartter announced Tuesday the East Haddam resident died during the third week of September. It was confirmed Tuesday by…

Sunday 09/29/2019
$13M for 13 Connecticut towns
icon Posted: 29 September 2019 [08:45 PM]

B y The Associated Press HARTFORD (AP) - Thirteen communities across Connecticut are on tap to receive $13 million in federal grants aimed at helping smaller cities modernize and rehabilitate housing. Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut Housing Commissioner…

Friday 09/27/2019
hundreds-rally-for-adult-education-in-new-haven Hundreds rally for adult education in New Haven
icon Posted: 27 September 2019 [04:22 PM]

Chronicle Staff Writer NEW HAVEN - Several hundred people, representing adult education centers throughout the state, unified under the principles of “no…

Wednesday 09/25/2019
Service dog whose story raised awareness of PTSD has died
icon Posted: 25 September 2019 [03:59 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A service dog named Tuesday who was the subject of several books by an Iraqi war veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder has died. The 13-year-old golden retriever died on his namesake day in Burlington, Connecticut,…

NY, CT governors plan to work together on marijuana, vaping
icon Posted: 25 September 2019 [03:55 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The Democratic governors of New York and Connecticut said Wednesday they plan to work together to regulate both recreational marijuana and vaping products, saying it makes no sense to have different rules in neighboring states. New York…

Tuesday 09/24/2019
Connecticut delegation supports Trump impeachment inquiry
icon Posted: 24 September 2019 [08:01 PM]

HARTFORD - The majority of Connecticut’s all-Democratic congressional delegation by Tuesday afternoon had called for a House select committee to begin an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, citing the Republican’s efforts to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate the…

Monday 09/16/2019
Friday 09/13/2019
Inmates say drinking water is contaminated with sewage
icon Posted: 13 September 2019 [07:09 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A group of Connecticut prison inmates has asked a federal judge for bottled drinking water, alleging the tap water at the Osborn Correctional Institution is tainted with bacteria found in sewage. The inmates say they are forced…

Sunday 09/08/2019
Housing aid for Puerto Rican evacuees close to running out
icon Posted: 08 September 2019 [02:17 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - In the months after Hurricane Maria destroyed her home in Puerto Rico, Ashley Gonzales moved to Connecticut, where federal and state aid helped her and her longtime partner avoid homelessness. But aid at both levels has just…

Thursday 09/05/2019
States, politicians back gun-maker in Sandy Hook appeal
icon Posted: 05 September 2019 [07:45 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Ten states and nearly two dozen members of Congress are joining the National Rifle Association in supporting gun-maker Remington Arms as it fights a Connecticut court ruling involving liability for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Officials…

Thursday 08/29/2019
Lamont overrules official, wants vaccine data released
icon Posted: 29 August 2019 [06:57 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday overruled his public health commissioner, saying school-by-school vaccination rates should be publicly released. Max Reiss, the governor’s spokesman, said the Democrat “finds this information important” and believes “the public has the…

Tuesday 08/27/2019
Chief State's Attorney Kane to retire
icon Posted: 27 August 2019 [08:09 PM]

ROCKY HILL (AP) - Connecticut’s top state prosecutor will soon retire after a 47-year career that included winning convictions against a serial killer. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday that Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane plans to retire Nov. 1.…

Wednesday 08/21/2019
Tuesday 08/20/2019
Monday 08/19/2019
State lawmakers don't expect vote anytime soon on legalizing marijuana
icon Posted: 19 August 2019 [08:08 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - After coming close this year, Connecticut lawmakers have yet to decide when to make another attempt at legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana. Legislators acknowledge it’s doubtful there will be a vote this summer or fall. And despite…

Wednesday 08/14/2019
Tuesday 08/13/2019
New Haven gunman kills 1, wounds off-duty police captain
icon Posted: 13 August 2019 [07:55 PM]

NEW HAVEN (AP) - Police officers swarmed a New Haven neighborhood Tuesday searching for a gunman who wounded a high-ranking city police official after fatally shooting another man. Capt. Anthony Duff was off duty and not in uniform Monday night…

Thursday 08/08/2019
Tuesday 08/06/2019
State lawmaker wants U.S. Constitution amended to ban assault weapons
icon Posted: 06 August 2019 [08:12 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A top Democratic state lawmaker in Connecticut is raising the idea of convening a constitutional convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban assault-style firearms. Hartford Rep. Matthew Ritter, majority leader of the state’s House of Representatives,…

Father and son found dead in Branford apartment
icon Posted: 06 August 2019 [08:10 PM]

BRANFORD (AP) - Police have publicly identified the two people found dead in a Connecticut apartment as a 71-year-old man and his 36-year-old son. Branford police say officers responded to a 911 call just after 6:15 p.m. Monday and found…

Monday 08/05/2019
Racial gap still evident in Connecticut's SAT scores
icon Posted: 05 August 2019 [07:50 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Newly released results of the Connecticut SAT School Day show that there continues to be a wide achievement gap between white students and their minority peers. According to results released Monday , white students are still twice…

Wednesday 07/31/2019
Tuesday 07/30/2019
Sunday 07/28/2019
murphy-unfollows-trump-on-twitter Murphy unfollows Trump on Twitter
icon Posted: 28 July 2019 [09:00 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy says he’s dropping the president from his Twitter feed. Murphy tweeted Sunday that he’s…

Friday 07/26/2019
US Coast Guard barque Eagle returns to Connecticut home
icon Posted: 26 July 2019 [06:21 PM]

Connecticut NEW LONDON (AP) - The sailing ship known as "America's Tall Ship" has returned to its home port in Connecticut after undergoing extensive refurbishment in Maryland. The U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle returned to City Pier in New London…

Eversource gives up on Northern Pass hydropower project
icon Posted: 26 July 2019 [06:19 PM]

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - After nearly a decade of protests, hearings and court fights, the Northern Pass hydropower project that promised to bring hydropower from Canada to southern New England is dead. The company behind the plan, Eversource, announced Thursday…

Wednesday 07/24/2019
Tuesday 07/23/2019
Little progress seen in Connecticut missing mom probe
icon Posted: 23 July 2019 [07:58 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Authorities say they’re still following up on more than 1,200 tips and leads, two months after a mother of five vanished from a tony Connecticut town. But Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance remains a mystery. The 50-year-old New Canaan…

Monday 07/22/2019
State lawmakers to craft compromise on rules for restaurants
icon Posted: 22 July 2019 [08:37 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers decided Monday to come up with compromise legislation this summer that addresses concerns raised by restaurant owners over wage and hour rules, forgoing a plan to override Gov. Ned Lamont’s veto of a bill that…

Wednesday 07/17/2019
Governors of CT, MA and RI meet, talk tolls, state issues
icon Posted: 17 July 2019 [07:12 PM]

Chronicle Staff Writer WILLIMANTIC - The governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island plan to work together when addressing regional issues. In the first of what is expected to be several meetings, the three governors met during a regional…

Tuesday 07/16/2019
Alligator reported near East Lyme lake
icon Posted: 16 July 2019 [07:17 PM]

EAST LYME (AP) - Connecticut environmental officials are investigating a report that an alligator was spotted near a lake in East Lyme. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says it received a report that a resident living near…

Connecticut state trooper faces domestic assault charges
icon Posted: 16 July 2019 [07:15 PM]

MIDDLETOWN (AP) - A Connecticut State Police trooper charged with assaulting his wife has been ordered by a judge to surrender all his weapons. The Hartford Courant reports that 42-year-old Gregory Smith was freed on $50,000 bond after appearing in…

Monday 07/15/2019
Sunday 07/14/2019
Blumenthal attacks newly released state insurance rates for 2020
icon Posted: 14 July 2019 [08:45 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says proposed health insurance rate increases in Connecticut are unaffordable. The Connecticut Democrat says the rates released by the Connecticut Department of Insurance for 2020 on Friday deserve strong scrutiny. The insurance department…

Wednesday 07/10/2019
Actor Rip Torn dies at 88
icon Posted: 10 July 2019 [06:59 PM]

The Associated Press LAKEVILLE (AP) - Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in television, theater, and movies, such as “Men in Black,” and win an Emmy in his 60s…

Tuesday 07/09/2019
Path cleared for Norwalk bridge plan
icon Posted: 09 July 2019 [07:07 PM]

NEW HAVEN (AP) - A federal judge has cleared the way for state and federal transportation officials to move forward with a $1.1 billion project to replace a 122-year-old movable railroad bridge in Norwalk. U.S. District Court Judge Stefan Underhill…

Monday 07/08/2019
Sunday 07/07/2019
Friday 07/05/2019
Connecticut retailers preparing for new plastic bag tax
icon Posted: 05 July 2019 [02:31 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut retailers of all types are getting ready to charge a new 10-cent tax on single-use plastic bags, changing how many consumers will carry home groceries or a take-out meal. Proponents of the legislation, including the Connecticut…

Thursday 07/04/2019
Boom boxes highlight Willimantic parade
icon Posted: 04 July 2019 [05:17 PM]

The Associated Press WILLIMANTIC (AP) - A Connecticut town’s Independence Day parade is featuring boom boxes instead of bands for the 34th straight year. More than 5,000 people were expected for Willimantic’s annual Boom Box Parade. In…

Stafford Springs wool mill supplying fabric for new Army uniform
icon Posted: 04 July 2019 [05:16 PM]

The Associated Press STAFFORD SPRINGS (AP) - A Connecticut wool mill is providing high-quality fabric for the Army’s recently unveiled classic uniform and looking to help reinvigorate a once-prominent industry. American Woolen Company Inc. is one of…