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Joyner carries Merrimack over Central Connecticut 58-46

Jan. 11, 2020 6:18 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Idris Joyner scored a season-high 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Merrimack defeated Central Connecticut 58-46 on Saturday. Mykel Derring had 12 points for Merrimack (9-8, 3-1 Northeast Conference) . Juvaris Hayes snagged five of the Warriors' 18 seals as they turned 24...

Police: Man stabs wife, turns himself in to police

Jan. 8, 2020 2:51 PM EST

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A woman was stabbed to death and her husband is in custody in a case of domestic violence, Connecticut police said Wednesday. Eddie Torres, 37, of Bristol, is charged with murder and is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in New Britain Superior Court, police told The Bristol Press. It...

1 dead in fiery crash on Connecticut highway

Jan. 7, 2020 2:53 PM EST

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — One person died in a fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers on a Connecticut highway early Tuesday, state police said. The crash on Interstate 91 south in Windsor was reported just before 1 a.m. One of the trucks was parked on the right shoulder and was struck by the second truck...

Police make arrest in fatal pedestrian hit-and-run crash

Jan. 6, 2020 3:45 PM EST

BERLIN, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run crash in Connecticut in October, police announced Monday. Emanuel Story, 31, of Berlin, was arrested Saturday and charged with evading responsibility, police said. Story posted $100,000 bail and is scheduled...

Blackmon powers St. Francis past Central Connecticut, 93-69

Jan. 4, 2020 6:43 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Isaiah Blackmon knocked down eight 3-pointers to score 28 points and St. Francis of Pennsylvania used 14 players in a 93-69 rout of Central Connecticut in a Northeast Conference contest Saturday afternoon. The Red Flash rolled to a 51-33 lead at intermission and outscored the Blue...

Robert Morris defeats Central Connecticut 89-78

Jan. 2, 2020 10:14 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Josh Williams had 20 points as Robert Morris topped Central Connecticut 89-78 on Thursday night. Williams hit 4 of 6 3-pointers. Both teams were playing their first Northeast Conference game of the season. Jon Williams had 17 points and six assists for Robert Morris (5-9). AJ...

Connecticut man gets 20 years for killing 16-year-old friend

Jan. 2, 2020 12:40 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted of fatally shooting his 16-year-old friend was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison. Noah Hendron, 20, was sentenced in New Britain Superior Court for the November 2017 killing of 16-year-old Vincent Basile in their friend's Wethersfield home....

C. Connecticut blasts D-III Connecticut College by 44 PTs

Dec. 29, 2019 3:05 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Ian Krishnan scored 23 points and Myles Baker scored 12 and Central Connecticut beat Division III-member Connecticut College 89-55 on Sunday. Jamir Coleman added 11 points as the Blue Devils made 12 of 20 from 3-point range and shot 34 of 61 (55.7%) from the field. A total of 14...

Police: 1 teen dead, another hurt in crash on I-84

Dec. 28, 2019 10:46 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old man died in an early morning crash on Interstate 84 in Hartford, Connecticut State Police said Saturday. A car driven by Christian Cruz, 18, of New Britain was heading west at about 1 a.m. when it lost control, veered to its left and struck the center median jersey...

Arrest made in vandalism to Connecticut military monument

Dec. 24, 2019 8:31 AM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested a suspect in the summer vandalism to a military monument that honors a U.S. Army unit formed in Puerto Rico. New Britain police in a statement Monday said 20-year-old Michael Sharpe was charged last week with first-degree criminal mischief. The...