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Doctor gets prison time for prescription fraud

The Associated Press NEW HAVEN (AP) - A physician has been sentenced to three months in prison for her role in a fraudulent prescription scheme that cheated Connecticut’s state employee prescription benefit plan out of nearly $900,000. Federal…

icon Posted: 13 June 2019 [07:01 PM]

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Thursday 06/13/2019
Hamden's Sleeping Giant park to reopen
icon Posted: 13 June 2019 [06:58 PM]

The Associated Press HARTFORD (AP) - A popular Connecticut state park is reopening more than a year after it was hit by a tornado that brought down thousands of trees. Gov. Ned Lamont says Sleeping Giant State Park…

Tuesday 06/11/2019
UTC will hire 1000 in-state workers, Lamont says
icon Posted: 11 June 2019 [08:17 PM]

The Associated Press HARTFORD (AP) - Gov. Ned Lamont says he’s been assured United Technologies Corporation plans to hire 1,000 additional workers at Pratt & Whitney over the next few years. The Democrat said Tuesday he’s also been…

Missouri election head rejects petition for vote on abortion
icon Posted: 11 June 2019 [07:50 PM]

The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri’s top election official on Tuesday rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s…

Prosecutor reveals new DNA in missing Farmington mom case
icon Posted: 11 June 2019 [07:32 PM]

The Associated Press STAMFORD (AP) - The blood of a missing Connecticut mother of five was found mixed with her estranged husband’s DNA at the home she was living in after they separated, a prosecutor revealed during a…

Monday 06/10/2019
Police set up website for tips on missing New Canaan woman
icon Posted: 10 June 2019 [07:08 PM]

The Associated Press NEW CANAAN (AP) - Police in Connecticut have set up a website and created an email address to help gather tips on the disappearance of a mother of five. Jennifer Dulos, of New Canaan, has…

Sunday 06/09/2019
UTC announces merger, move to Boston
icon Posted: 09 June 2019 [06:41 PM]

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - Raytheon Co. and United Technologies Corp. are merging in a deal that creates one of the world’s largest defense companies. The merger, announced Sunday, will close in the first half of 2020 after United Technologies completes…

Friday 06/07/2019
Connecticut residents oppose new tolls, back taxing the rich
icon Posted: 07 June 2019 [02:27 PM]

Bloomberg Connecticut residents oppose tolling state highways by almost a 2-1 margin, underscoring the challenge Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont faces in passing his transportation funding plan during a special session this summer, according to a Sacred Heart University/Hartford Courant poll.…

Thursday 06/06/2019
State will be first to amass prosecutor data
icon Posted: 06 June 2019 [07:11 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - While prosecutors around the country are making daily decisions affecting people’s liberty, few are compiling data that would show how criminal cases are resolved and whether those outcomes are harsher for minorities. Connecticut, officials say, is set…

Lawmakers end session marked by partisan wins
icon Posted: 06 June 2019 [07:10 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday wrapped up a five-month legislative session marked by Democratic victories, the first in years with a sizeable Democratic legislative majority and a new Democratic governor. Even though there was the typical flurry of…

Wednesday 06/05/2019
Tuesday 06/04/2019
Pennsylvania trucker started I-84 crash, probers say
icon Posted: 04 June 2019 [08:23 PM]

EAST HARTFORD (AP) - Investigators say a fatal and fiery Connecticut highway crash was caused by a tractor-trailer slamming into the back of a school bus stopped in the center lane. State police Tuesday released details of the wreck on…

House OKs Democrats' state budget
icon Posted: 04 June 2019 [07:59 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The House of Representatives gave its approval Monday to a two-year, $43 billion Democratic budget proposal that Democrats predict will put Connecticut on a path to fiscal stability, but one Republicans argue is a hodgepodge of ideas,…

Monday 06/03/2019
2 dead in crash on I-84 in East Hartford
icon Posted: 03 June 2019 [08:56 PM]

EAST HARTFORD (AP) - State police say two people have died in a fiery crash involving three tractor trailers and a school bus on Interstate 84 in East Hartford. The school bus was not carrying any children at the time…

Police: Blood found in missing New Canaan woman's home
icon Posted: 03 June 2019 [08:54 PM]

NORWALK (AP) - The blood of a missing mother of five was found on clothing and other items dumped in several locations where two people matching the description of her estranged husband and his girlfriend were recorded on video disposing…

Sunday 06/02/2019
Missing New Canaan mom's estranged husband and his girlfriend are arrested
icon Posted: 02 June 2019 [08:25 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Police investigating the disappearance of a Connecticut mother of five have arrested her estranged husband and his girlfriend on charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution, authorities announced Sunday. Police in the wealthy New York City suburb…

Budget, tolls unfinished as session nears end
icon Posted: 02 June 2019 [08:20 PM]

Connecticut lawmakers began the new legislative session in January with a weighty to-do list. With adjournment just days away, some of the key items on that list remain unfinished. Chief among them is a new, two-year state budget. Democratic House…

Saturday 06/01/2019
Lamont, Democrats reach deal on changes to family leave bill
icon Posted: 01 June 2019 [04:40 PM]

The General Assembly approved legislation that Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont will sign, creating a paid family medical leave system in Connecticut. The governor last week had threatened to veto the bill, which already cleared the Senate and had been debated…

Friday 05/31/2019
Contract would limit disclosure of troopers' personnel files
icon Posted: 31 May 2019 [07:11 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A proposed new contract for Connecticut State Police includes new restrictions on the public release of information in troopers' personnel files, drawing concerns from government transparency advocates. Colleen Murphy, executive director of the state Freedom of Information…

Former Fulbright scholar leaves sanctuary after 598 days
icon Posted: 31 May 2019 [07:08 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A former Fulbright scholar who has been fighting deportation to his native Indonesia is leaving the sanctuary of a Meriden church after 598 days. Sujitno Sajuti has been living inside Meriden's Unitarian Universalist church with his wife,…

Thursday 05/30/2019
Aresimowicz: Toll vote 'highly unlikely' this session
icon Posted: 30 May 2019 [09:00 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz says it’s “highly unlikely” the Connecticut General Assembly will vote on an electronic tolling bill before the regular legislative session adjourns. The Democrat’s comments on Thursday come a day after Democratic Gov. Ned…

Malloy to head University of Maine System
icon Posted: 30 May 2019 [08:58 PM]

University of Maine System trustees appointed former Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday to serve as chancellor of the seven-campus system with a mandate of continuing aggressive changes instituted by his predecessor. Malloy is committed to expediting “One…

Wednesday 05/29/2019
Body of teen recovered from New Milford lake
icon Posted: 29 May 2019 [02:53 PM]

State news NEW MILFORD (AP) - The body of a teenager who went missing while swimming with friends at a Connecticut lake on Memorial Day has been recovered. New Milford police Lt. Lawrence Ash says dive teams recovered the 17-year-old…

Tuesday 05/28/2019
Wethersfield police find woman living in van with 21 dogs
icon Posted: 28 May 2019 [08:09 PM]

WETHERSFIELD (AP) - A Massachusetts woman has been charged with animal cruelty after police in Connecticut say they found her living in a van with 21 dogs and bird. Wethersfield police say 58-year-old Suzanne Muzaffer Eser, of Peabody, Massachusetts, was…

State minimum wage bill signed into law
icon Posted: 28 May 2019 [08:08 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Gov. Ned Lamont has signed a bill that will raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023. The current minimum wage of $10.10 an hour will climb through gradual increases for the next several years…

Monday 05/27/2019
Hospital tax is key to pending state budget
icon Posted: 27 May 2019 [07:48 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The level of any tax increases in Connecticut’s new two-year state budget could partly depend upon continuing closed-door talks between Gov. Ned Lamont and the state’s hospitals. The new Democratic governor and the hospitals have been at…

Sunday 05/26/2019
State's schools are rethinking response to vaping
icon Posted: 26 May 2019 [08:35 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic. His school traditionally has emphasized…

Friday 05/24/2019
UConn student dies in collision with bus
icon Posted: 24 May 2019 [07:38 PM]

MANSFIELD (AP) - A University of Connecticut student has been killed after crashing his vehicle into a transit bus. Connecticut State Police say 21-year-old Thomas Paul Leahy, of Tolland, had been driving south on Route 195 in Mansfield Thursday when…

Thursday 05/23/2019
Judge dismisses tribe's remaining claims in dispute
icon Posted: 23 May 2019 [08:30 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - A Connecticut judge has dismissed all remaining claims in a lawsuit in which a Native American tribe alleged the state owed it more than $600 million for land seized from the tribe more than a century ago.…

Tuesday 05/21/2019
Tolling issue's complexity could delay vote on plans
icon Posted: 21 May 2019 [08:40 PM]

Connecticut lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont are trying to craft a complicated plan in the waning days of the legislative session that could lead to electronic tolls on a handful of highways, a process that’s been made more challenging by…

Thursday 05/16/2019
TB case confirmed at school in Windham
icon Posted: 16 May 2019 [06:01 PM]

WILLIMANTIC Chronicle WINDHAM - An active tuberculosis case was confirmed at the Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy in North Windham Wednesday. Parents were informed of the outbreak in a letter sent home Wednesday. An email and telephone message regarding…

Tuesday 05/14/2019
espn-caesars-team-up-in-sports-betting ESPN, Caesars team up in sports betting
icon Posted: 14 May 2019 [09:26 PM]

Bristol-based ESPN announced Tuesday it will be producing more sports betting content in a partnership with Caesars Entertainment that will include…

New Haven mayor: Evidence found in mosque fire
icon Posted: 14 May 2019 [07:45 PM]

NEW HAVEN (AP) - New Haven’s mayor says authorities have found evidence that an incendiary device or material was used to start a weekend fire at a mosque in the city. Federal, state and local authorities are investigating Sunday afternoon’s…

Monday 05/13/2019
uconn-seniors-celebrate-commencement UConn seniors celebrate commencement
icon Posted: 13 May 2019 [08:10 PM]

Chronicle Staff Writer STORRS - William Wilson’s mother raised him and his five siblings alone after his father died when Wilson was…

Sunday 05/12/2019
CCSU to host Lamont's first commencement address
icon Posted: 12 May 2019 [07:53 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont will deliver his first commencement remarks as governor to students from a familiar institution: Central Connecticut State University. The former cable television entrepreneur was appointed Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at…

Friday 05/10/2019
Reporter detained while covering Connecticut demonstration
icon Posted: 10 May 2019 [07:42 PM]

AP BRIDGEPORT (AP) - A reporter with Hearst Connecticut Media was briefly detained while covering a demonstration on the anniversary of a police shooting. The Connecticut Post reports that Tara O'Neill was handcuffed by Bridgeport police Thursday night, held for…

Judge dismisses lawsuit over slain millionaire's residency
icon Posted: 10 May 2019 [07:40 PM]

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A judge in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit Friday against a man relatives say killed his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money, saying the slain grandfather was not a resident of the state. Judge David King said…

Tuesday 05/07/2019
States look to eliminate religious vaccination exemptions
icon Posted: 07 May 2019 [08:35 PM]

Connecticut’s Attorney General gave state lawmakers the legal go-ahead Monday to pursue legislation that would prevent parents from exempting their children from vaccinations for religious reasons, a move that several states are considering amid a significant measles outbreak. The non-binding…

Sunday 05/05/2019
Two dead, five hurt in New Haven fire
icon Posted: 05 May 2019 [08:10 PM]

NEW HAVEN (AP) - Two people have died and five others, including four firefighters, were injured in an early morning fire in Connecticut. New Haven Assistant Fire Chief Orlando Marcano says the blaze in a three-family building was reported at…

Thursday 05/02/2019
Tuesday 04/30/2019
Appropriations Committee OK's $43.3B state budget
icon Posted: 30 April 2019 [08:45 PM]

HARTFORD - The General Assembly’s budget-writing committee approved a $43.3 billion two-year spending plan for Connecticut on Tuesday that replenishes funding for local schools, highway rest areas and visitor centers, while laying the groundwork for a higher minimum wage and…

Bear scales fence in Burlington, kills 5 goats
icon Posted: 30 April 2019 [08:26 PM]

BURLINGTON (AP) - Environmental officials in Connecticut are trying to trap a bear that killed five goats at a farm. A spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection confirms that a bear killed the goats Sunday and…

Monday 04/29/2019
Crumbling foundations entity halts approvals
icon Posted: 29 April 2019 [08:56 PM]

HARTFORD (AP) - The entity overseeing distribution of state funds to help Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations has ceased authorizing new foundation construction work until it receives a payment from the state Department of Housing. Michael Maglaras, superintendent of the…

armenian-genocide-remembered-at-capitol Armenian Genocide remembered at Capitol
icon Posted: 29 April 2019 [08:42 PM]

HARTFORD - The state House of Representative Chambers was filled to overflow as the 104th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide took place…