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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...

3 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Connecticut

Dec. 4, 2019 1:04 PM EST

WATERTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Two teenage siblings and their mother’s boyfriend died in what appears to be a murder-suicide when an argument over smoking in a Connecticut home got out of hand, police said Wednesday. Officers responded to the Watertown home at about 10 p.m. Tuesday after a woman called 911...

Teen injured in 2015 bus crash awarded $23M in damages

Dec. 3, 2019 10:33 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut jury has awarded more than $23 million in damages to an autistic teenager who suffered severe head injuries when his school bus crashed into a tree. Gabriel Goncalves, of Wolcott, was a sixth-grader at the time of the June 2015 crash. The bus driver told investigators...

Suspect arrested in unintentional shooting of Waterbury mom

Nov. 27, 2019 2:14 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspected gang member they say was involved in the unintentional shooting death of a Connecticut woman. Waterbury police say 24-year-old D’Andre Burrus was charged Monday in connection with the October 2018 killing of Fransua “Frankie”...

Police ID couple found dead in Connecticut condo unit

Nov. 23, 2019 12:52 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have identified a married couple found dead in a Waterbury condominium who had apparently suffered gunshot wounds. Waterbury Police on Friday named the individuals as 48-year-old LaRhonda Jones and 54-year-old Eric Jones. Authorities say the pair were found in...

2 found dead in Connecticut condo unit

Nov. 22, 2019 9:00 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police are investigating the deaths of two people found inside the bedroom of a Connecticut condominium suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Waterbury police Lt. David Silverio in a statement said a man and a woman were discovered on a bed at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday by police...

Waterbury school board member faces multiple charges

Nov. 21, 2019 3:49 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A member of a Connecticut school board and her husband are facing charges after authorities intercepted more than 5 pounds of cocaine. The Republican-American reports that Waterbury Board of Education member Melissa Adorno faces money laundering, forgery and other charges....

Body found in woods confirmed as missing bar owner

Nov. 21, 2019 9:32 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say a body found in a wooded area of the state is that of a missing bar owner from Waterbury who hadn’t been seen in a week. Waterbury Lt. David Silverio says an autopsy determined that the body found Tuesday in Wolcott was Janet Avalo-Alvarez. She was...

US schools try to diversify mainly white teaching ranks

Nov. 20, 2019 2:24 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — It wasn’t until she became a high school senior that Kayla Ireland had another black person as a teacher in Waterbury, a former manufacturing hub where the students are mostly minorities and the educators are generally white. The imbalance never troubled her much, except for...

Police looking for missing bar owner find body

Nov. 20, 2019 9:37 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police looking for a missing Connecticut bar owner say they have found a body but are not saying whether it’s the woman they are looking for. Waterbury police say a body was found in a wooded area of Wolcott on Tuesday, a few miles from where 26-year-old Janet Avalo-Alvarez...