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Joneses and Miller sweep major WNBA awards

Sep. 28, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones led a sweep of three major WNBA awards for Connecticut, earning MVP honors hours before the Sun opened their best-of-five playoff series against Chicago on Tuesday. She averaged 19.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots to...

Arrests made in shootings that left 10-year-old injured

Sep. 28, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

WATURBURY, Conn. (AP) — Waterbury police have made four arrests in a pair of shootings Thursday that left three people injured, including a 10-year-old boy. Two men, ages 21 and 18, both face charges in the shootings, which Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo said are...

ATV crash in Maine claims life of Connecticut man

Sep. 28, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

MADRID, Maine (AP) — A Connecticut man was killed when he lost control of an all-terrain vehicle and was thrown off, causing fatal injuries, officials said. Sebastian Constantini, 47, of Oxford, Connecticut, was leading a small group late Monday afternoon while...

House votes to extend Lamont's COVID power amid protests

Sep. 27, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers moved closer Monday toward extending Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic for the sixth time, an issue that has become more contentious with each extension. The House of...

Retired judge picked to investigate deadly force by police

Sep. 27, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A retired judge who also has served as a prosecutor and public defender was picked Monday to become Connecticut's first inspector general, a position created to investigate any use of deadly force by police. Robert Devlin, 71, was chosen from...

Hospitals fear staffing shortages as vaccine deadlines loom

Sep. 27, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

Hospitals and nursing homes around the U.S. are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. With ultimatums taking effect this week in states like New York, California, Rhode Island and...

16-year-old fatally shot walking down street in Hartford

Sep. 27, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A teenager died Monday after he was shot while walking down a street in Hartford, police said. Wildemar Santiago, 16, was found on Martin Street at around 1 a.m. by officers responding to a Shotspotter report of gunfire, Hartford Police Lt. Aaron...

Connecticut schools brace for potential driver shortage

Sep. 26, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — School districts around Connecticut are holding their breath as more than 200 school bus driver could walk off the job in response to a vaccination mandate that goes into effect Monday. That could worsen an already problematic driver shortage...

Rescuers find body of missing kayaker in No. Stonington lake

Sep. 26, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Rescuers found the body Sunday of a kayaker who had been missing since Saturday night. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said authorities had been searching for the kayaker since about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in...

Mass. seniors rally for more rescue funds for health care

Sep. 26, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

Coronavirus-related developments around New England: MASSACHUSETTS Activists dressed in hospital gowns will gather on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse to urge state lawmakers to use $17 million of about $5.1 billion in federal pandemic relief...