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Appeals board drops Connecticut woman's deportation order

Dec. 9, 2019 7:54 PM EST

Hartford, Conn. (AP) — The pardon for a Connecticut woman facing deportation was ruled valid by an appeals board on Monday. The Board of Immigration Appeals terminated Wayzaro Walton’s removal proceedings and have allowed her to remain in the U.S., according to Connecticut Attorney General William...

Lamont doesn't rule out January vote on transportation bill

Dec. 9, 2019 5:49 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he hopes Connecticut lawmakers will vote next week on a transportation improvement plan that includes truck-only tolls, but isn't ruling out a possible vote in January. The Democratic governor and legislative leaders have discussed the possibility of...

Connecticut mom and pop home appliance store thrives

Dec. 9, 2019 5:24 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — There were dozens of mom and pop appliance shops here when Allstar Home Appliance Center opened 35 years ago on Baldwin Street. Today, Pam and John Ciccio own one of the last few local, independent, full-service home appliance stores in the area. “It’s mainly the...

Hundreds of homeless people get shoes at annual boot drive

Dec. 9, 2019 5:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For Shavontia Davis, Saturday was Christmas. Davis, with her three young children in tow, entered the lobby of the University of Connecticut’s Hartford campus as if it were Santa’s workshop. There were hundreds of boxes of shoes piled 6 feet high. There were hundreds of...

4th person sentenced in immigrant extortion scheme

Dec. 9, 2019 4:02 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A fourth person has been sentenced for his role in a kidnapping and extortion scheme that targeted Central American immigrants as they exited buses New York, federal prosecutors said Monday. Lucilo Cabrera, 46, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison and three years of...

18-year-old man shot and killed in Connecticut

Dec. 9, 2019 10:26 AM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old man was killed in a shooting in Connecticut on Sunday night, police said. Bridgeport police responded to a reported shooting in the evening. Officers found Ty'quess Moore in a driveway with multiple gunshot wounds. Moore was taken to Bridgeport Hospital where he was...

76 firearms turned in during Hartford gun buyback

Dec. 9, 2019 8:26 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police collected 76 firearms during a weekend gun buyback in Hartford. The Hartford Police Department's 11th annual Capital Region Gun Buyback Program was held Saturday at the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity. Authorities collected 30 pistols, 23 revolvers, 11 rifles, 10...

Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

Dec. 9, 2019 4:26 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. The legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which...

Walker leads No. 4 UConn in rout of Notre Dame

Dec. 8, 2019 7:42 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn players had heard the narrative that Sunday's game against rival Notre Dame would be a match-up of two programs in down years. The Huskies wanted to make a statement that they are not in a rebuilding mode. Megan Walker scored 26 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead No. 4...

Anosike scores 22 to lift Sacred Heart over Hartford 79-62

Dec. 8, 2019 5:03 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — E.J. Anosike and Cameron Parker posted double-doubles and Sacred Heart rallied in the second half to beat Hartford 79-62 on Sunday. Anosike finished with 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for the Pioneers (6-4). He made 5 of 12 shots from the floor and sank 10 of 11 from...