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Young baker introducing customers to her Sweet Tooth

Oct. 22, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — It's a little bit before opening time and Nyeemah Hightower is busy stocking trays with six different kinds of cupcakes, clear jars with five types of cookies and plastic bags with two varieties of pound cake. Hightower, 22, is the founder, baker, poster and label-maker, accountant...

Political leaders condemn social media attacks on women

Oct. 22, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut political leaders are condemning recent online insults and threats aimed at female candidates from both major parties. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz (BY'-suh-wits) released a joint statement Tuesday, saying "this harassment must end now." They...

Bomb threat at Connecticut airport deemed not credible

Oct. 22, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — State police say they have resolved a bomb threat at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport and deemed it not credible. Police received a 911 call at 7 a.m. Tuesday about a possible bomb threat involving an American Airlines flight at the airport. The situation was resolved...

2 students charged with slur at University of Connecticut

Oct. 22, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Two University of Connecticut students have been charged with shouting a racial slur outside a campus apartment complex in an episode that was caught on video and has led to protests at the school. Jarred Karal, of Plainville, and Ryan Mucaj, of Granby, both identified by police as...

Woman says she was sexually assaulted by ICE agent

Oct. 22, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman originally from Honduras says in a lawsuit she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent over a period of years. The Republican American reports the federal suit seeks $10 million in damages. The Hartford woman is...

Man pleads guilty to secondary role in 16-year-old's killing

Oct. 22, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged for his role in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty. Michael Cerrato, of Enfield, pleaded guilty Monday to hindering prosecution and attempting to tamper with physical evidence. Prosecutors says Justin Brady and another teen met to have...

Man who backed over, killed wife, avoids prison

Oct. 22, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who said he accidentally ran over and killed his wife in the driveway of their home has avoided prison. The Record-Journal reports that 67-year-old Francesco Suppa, of North Haven, was sentenced Monday to an 18-month suspended sentence and a year of probation after...

Report: Inmate had rigor mortis when he got to hospital

Oct. 21, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A medical report shows a Connecticut inmate who lapsed into cardiac arrest after an altercation with correctional officers had rigor mortis by the time he was brought to the hospital. The Hartford Courant reports 30-year-old Carl Robert Talbot, of West Haven, had rigor mortis in his...

Data show more immunization rates dropped below guidelines

Oct. 21, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New data released Monday by Connecticut health officials shows immunization rates for measles, mumps and rubella among kindergarten students has continued to decline in more schools, a development that's being linked to more families seeking religious exemptions from required...

Authorities charge officer who opened fire on couple's car

Oct. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who opened fire on an unarmed couple's car, seriously wounding a woman, was charged Monday with assault and reckless endangerment. State's Attorney Patrick Griffin said in an investigation report that Hamden officer Devin Eaton showed "an extreme...