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Man charged with pinning officer during US Capitol attack

Jan. 20, 2021 6:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man seen in a widely viewed video pinning an officer into a doorway during the attack on the U.S. Capitol has been charged with assaulting police officers, federal authorities said Wednesday. Patrick McCaughey III, 23, of Ridgefield, was arrested Tuesday in South Salem,...

Lawmakers plan to push ahead with religious exemption bill

Jan. 20, 2021 4:11 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of the Connecticut General Assembly's Public Health Committee on Wednesday pledged to move forward this session with legislation that would end a religious exemption from vaccinations for schoolchildren, despite being called on by thousands of residents to postpone plans....

Trump pardons Connecticut man convicted of health care fraud

Jan. 20, 2021 4:02 PM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who pleaded guilty in a 1998 health care fraud case was granted a full pardon by Donald Trump, the White House announced early Wednesday. Glen Moss was among dozens of people Trump pardoned during the final hours of his administration. In a statement, the Trump White...

Lamont to co-chair national task force on pandemic response

Jan. 20, 2021 10:09 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee have been appointed to co-chair a national task force designed to coordinate the response of states to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Lamont, a Democrat, and Lee, a Republican, will lead the new National Governor Association's...

Connecticut adopts tiered approach for virus vaccinations

Jan. 19, 2021 5:20 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Without nearly enough COVID-19 vaccines arriving for everyone eligible to receive them, Connecticut will prioritize its oldest residents for the first shots, Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday. Under a new tiered approach, the governor said people over 75 can schedule vaccinations now,...

Party at Bridgeport employee's home under investigation

Jan. 19, 2021 2:19 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police in Trumbull are investigating a large gathering held over the weekend at the home of a Bridgeport city employee, authorities said. Police responding to a report of a large number of cars in the area had the homeowner, Daniel Pizarro, break up the party to address the...

MA's 1st virus variant case; New test to NH governor's power

Jan. 18, 2021 11:47 AM EST

MASSACHUSETTS Massachusetts health officials have announced the state's first case of the more infectious coronavirus variant first found in the United Kingdom. A Boston woman who traveled to the United Kingdom felt sick the day after she returned, the state Department of Public Health said Sunday. The health...

Vaccine mix-up leads some teachers to sign up early

Jan. 18, 2021 10:14 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of Connecticut schoolteachers were able to sign up for coronavirus vaccine appointments before they were actually eligible, due to confusion over the rollout rules, a newspaper reported Monday. State Health Department spokesperson Maura Fitzgerald told The Hartford Courant ...

A quiet day at Connecticut's Capitol despite protest fears

Jan. 17, 2021 6:52 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Banners supporting President Donald Trump were nowhere to be seen Sunday as hundreds of National Guard members and police officers guarded the state Capitol and a handful of counter protesters waited for a rally that never materialized. Brian Foley, assistant to the commissioner of...

Connecticut man charged with bilking vodka company investors

Jan. 17, 2021 2:25 PM EST

MADISON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with defrauding investors in an alcoholic beverage company and diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars for his personal use, federal authorities announced. Brian Hughes, 56, of Madison, is charged with seven counts of wire fraud, five counts of...