Lawsuit filed over fatal Army helicopter crash in Maryland
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The wife of an Army specialist killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Maryland last year and two other soldiers who were critically injured sued Sikorsky Aircraft on Monday, alleging the tail rotor system was defective.
The wrongful death and product liability ...
Ex-building manager gets prison for allowing drug activity
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former manager of a Connecticut apartment building who knowingly allowed the building to be used as a drug trafficking hub has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
Federal prosecutors say 63-year-old Franklyn Nieves was sentenced Monday in U.S. ...
Church roof collapses after fire, building destroyed
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fire officials say a church and an adjoining office building were badly damaged during a fire over the weekend.
Deputy Fire Chief Alvaro Cucuta says New Beginning Church owns both the church and two-story building in Hartford. The Hartford Courant
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons is facing a final deadline to provide a full accounting of his assets or face sanctions in a dispute over his late wife’s once-acclaimed herb farm in Connecticut.
Eighty-one-year-old Edward Cook has been ordered ...
Blumenthal seeks new alert system for missing adults
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is urging the House of Representatives to pass legislation that would create a new federal alert system for missing adults.
The Ashanti Alert Act, approved unanimously Sept. 6 by the Senate, is named for Ashanti Billie. She’s the ...
Soccer team unveils crest, begins selling merchandise
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford’s new soccer team has begun selling merchandise this holiday season, after unveiling its crest.
Hartford Athletic is set to begin play in the spring as part of the United Soccer League, a tier below Major League Soccer.
The team’s crest was revealed ...
Election dispute headed to Connecticut Supreme Court
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dispute over a Connecticut state legislative race won by an incumbent Democrat by 13 votes in a recount is headed to the state Supreme Court.
The court has agreed to hear an appeal by state Republicans involving Stratford’s 120th House District. Arguments before ...
Man held in shooting that killed teen, injured another
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been held on $1.5 million bail in a shooting in Hartford that left one 17-year-old boy dead and another injured.
The Hartford Court
Father arrested after 6-year-old son brings pot to school
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say they arrested a man after his 6-year-old son brought marijuana to school.
Authorities say 37-year-old Jeffery Faniel Sr., of Hartford, was charged with felony risk of injury to a minor and possession of cannabis. He was released on a promise ...
Insurer again wins lawsuit over crumbling foundation
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Insurer Allstate has prevailed again in a lawsuit by Connecticut policyholders seeking money to fix their crumbling house foundations.
Federal Judge Vanessa Bryant in Hartford on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by Richard and Denise Hyde, of Tolland, who claimed Allstate ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford-based insurer Travelers has agreed to provide supplemental assistance to its customers in Connecticut with crumbling home foundations.
The money, up to $25,000, would be in addition to funds that homeowners can receive from an insurance entity set up by the ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with a shooting in Hartford that left one 17-year-old boy dead and another injured.
Police say William Moore, of Bristol, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder and first-degree assault.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has vacated a former state senator’s campaign fraud convictions under orders from the state Supreme Court as prosecutors prepare for a second trial.
The Hartford Courant
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has chosen a former Westport hedge fund executive to be his chief of staff and Hartford’s current chief financial officer to be Connecticut’s next top budget official.
Likely to become two of the most important members of the Democrat’s new ...
Connecticut police shoot man who fired on them while fleeing
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say two Hartford officers shot and injured a man who opened fire on them while fleeing a traffic stop on foot.
Officers on patrol at about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday tried to pull over a vehicle operating erratically.
The vehicle attempted to ...
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Case against teen accused of fatally stabbing uncle begins
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The non-jury trial of a Connecticut teenager charged with fatally stabbing his 71-year-old great uncle has started.
Prosecutors began presenting their murder case against 18-year-old Isaiah Lindsay on Monday.
The Hartford’s teen’s attorneys say they plan a ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say they confiscated a stun gun modified to look like a phone from an 11-year-old girl at a Hartford elementary school.
Hartford police say the student was suspended and referred to juvenile court on charges she brought the functional device to ...
Arizona wins first true road game, 76-72 over UConn
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Arizona didn’t make a basket over the final 6½ minutes against UConn, but hit enough free throws to hold off the Huskies.
Brandon Randolph scored 20 points and Chase Jeter added 14 as Arizona won its first true road game of the season, 76-72 on Sunday in front of ...
Widower of famed herbalist ordered to disclose assets
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons has been ordered to appear in court to provide a full accounting of his assets in a dispute over his late wife’s once-acclaimed herb farm in Connecticut.
Eighty-one-year-old Edward Cook is scheduled to appear ...
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jason Dunne nailed five from long range to total 19 points and John Carroll added 18 as Hartford held off Bowling Green 76-63 on Saturday afternoon.
J.R. Lynch added 16 points, making 12 of 12 from the line, with three steals and three assists for Hartford ...
Free and low-cost flu clinics offered across Connecticut
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Department of Public Health is teaming up with local health departments to provide free and low-cost flu vaccine clinics.
The state agency is urging all residents over the age of six months to get the flu shot.
State flu clinics will be open ...
Supporters of Ecuadorian immigrant block federal building
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dozens of demonstrators, some of them chained to each other or to barrels filled with sand, blocked the entrance to a federal courthouse Friday in support of an immigrant from Ecuador who has been living in a church for a year to avoid deportation.
Organizers say the ...
The Latest: Immigrant’s supporters end courthouse protest
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Connecticut protest by supporters of an Ecuadorian man facing deportation (all times local):
Dozens of supporters of a man from Ecuador facing deportation have ended a protest at the federal building in Hartford, Connecticut, where ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district will receive nearly $600,000 in state funding to help cover the cost of taking in Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria and other storms.
Hartford Public Schools will receive $597,696 as part of the state’s Education Cost ...
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Norwich diocese faces lawsuits claiming sex abuse at school
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut, is facing 20 lawsuits stemming from allegations of sexual abuse during the 1990s at a residential boarding school for minors.
The Hartford Courant
Businessman gets prison for federal tax evasion of $4.8M
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut businessman who prosecutors say led the IRS on a “wild goose chase” by avoiding paying more than $4.8 million in federal income taxes has been sentenced.
Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old David Adams was sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison Tuesday in ...
Hoehn sparks balanced Sacred Heart past Hartford 98-89
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Sean Hoehn scored 22 points, Cameron Parker posted his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 assists and Sacred Heart defeated Hartford 98-89 Tuesday night, halting a three-game skid.
The Pioneers shot 59 percent from the floor, making 34 of 58 shots with ...
Hartford mulls resolution to allow electric scooter program
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford City Council is considering a resolution that would allow the start-up company Lime to begin expanding their ride-share program in the city.
Democratic City Council Majority Leader James Sanchez’s resolution proposes the city enter into an exclusive ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ousting a New York landlord from his dilapidated complex was a win for Cori Mackey and the Rev. AJ Johnson. But since then, the breadth of Hartford’s housing woes has only expanded for the two. The scale of disrepair and neglect in its subsidized housing has come into ...
Preparations under way for Connecticut’s new governor
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is poised to have its first new governor in eight years, and a lot has to be done before Democratic Gov.-elect Ned Lamont takes the oath of office on Jan. 9.
The transition has so far included tasks like packing up numerous documents from outgoing ...
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — John Carroll and Jason Dunne combined to score 37 points and Hartford used a big first-half run to rout Division-III Western New England, 93-53, and pick up its second victory of the season on Saturday.
The Hawks lost all four games in the MGM Resorts Main Event ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of charities, volunteers and literacy advocates is gathering books for under-resourced youths in the Hartford area.
The fifth annual Greater Hartford Holiday Book Drive gets under way Monday and runs through Dec. 21. Organizers say they’re collecting new or ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Nov. 23 about Connecticut’s public affairs network, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount the Bond Commission approved for new equipment. It is $1 million, not $1 billion.
A corrected version of the story is below:
State’s public ...
Governor’s residence open to public for holiday tours
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The public is invited to visit the Governor’s Residence in Hartford for several days during the holiday season.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his wife, Cathy, announced Friday that the home located at 990 Prospect Avenue will be decorated and open for tours ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a 4-year-old Connecticut child accidentally shot himself in the hand with a gun he found in his home.
Hartford police responded to the home just after 2 p.m. Thursday for reports of a 4-year-old child struck by gunfire.
The child was taken to ...
Cold turkey: Records fall across southern New England
Talk about cold turkey: Thanksgiving is seeing record low temperatures across southern New England.
The National Weather Service says Thursday’s big chill made it the coldest Nov. 22 on record in Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford, Connecticut; and Worcester, Massachusetts.
Extra rail cars added to ease holiday overcrowding
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More Connecticut rail cars have been added during this Thanksgiving holiday week.
Department of Transportation says the extra cars have been added to Shore Line East and Hartford Line trains in anticipation of increased ridership.
DOT has also assigned one ...
Connecticut ‘kid governor’ focuses on LGBTQ youth safety
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A fifth-grader from a magnet school in Avon has been elected as Connecticut’s newest “kid governor.”
Ella Briggs is a student at the Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School.
She was announced Wednesday as the winner of Connecticut’s Kid Governor ...
Police investigate shooting death of disabled veteran
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut continue to investigate the death of a disabled veteran found shot in his home.
Police say 30-year-old Dominic Marino was found by his brother on Sunday afternoon in their East Hartford home. He had been shot multiple times and was ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn showed off its depth in the backcourt on Tuesday night as it ran away from Cornell.
Jalen Adams had 21 points to lead five UConn players in double figures and the Huskies bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 91-74 win over the Big ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A second man has pleaded guilty to his role in a hit-and-run in Connecticut earlier this year that left two women dead.
The Hartford Courant reports that 25-year-old Lorenzo Ivery will receive a five-year suspended sentence and three years of probation after pleading ...
Police identify man found shot to death in bus shelter
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police have identified a 49-year-old city man who was found shot to death in a transit bus shelter.
Police say Shawn Robin Rhodes was shot twice and his body was found by a pedestrian early Monday in the bus shelter near Pope Park. Officers and paramedics ...
Sen. Blumenthal to discuss new airline passenger protections
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is planning to highlight new airline passenger protections as the holiday travel season kicks into high gear.
Blumenthal will talk about new passenger protections during a noon appearance Monday at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley ...
Police: Man shot by officer had held woman hostage
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police have identified a man who was shot and critically wounded by a city officer and accused him of holding a woman hostage at knifepoint during a domestic dispute.
Authorities on Saturday said 39-year-old Dennis Lawrence, of Hartford, was charged at a ...
Police: Hartford officer shoots knife-wielding man
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police say a man who was wielding a knife has been taken to the hospital in critical condition after being shot by a city officer responding to a reported domestic dispute.
The shooting happened at about 11 a.m. Friday.
Police say the man was said to ...
Carroll scores 22, Hartford beats Quinnipiac 68-54
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — John Carroll made 8 of 13 shots and finished with 22 points to lead Hartford to its first victory of the season, beating Quinnipiac 68-54 on Thursday night.
Carroll, who had 14 points in the first half, also pulled down eight rebounds while dishing out three assists ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An expected one-day trial over whether former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez’s pension should be revoked or reduced because of his corruption convictions is set to begin.
The testimony is scheduled Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court.
State law allows for the ...
Recount shows House Speaker wining seat by 50 votes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A post-election recount shows Connecticut Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (ehr-eh-SIM’-oh-wits) has won his legislative district by 50 votes.
The votes were re-tallied Tuesday in the 30th Assembly District. Aresimowicz had originally led Republican Michael ...