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This image made from police body camera video taken on Jan. 2, 2020, and released by the Connecticut State Police shows Michael Gregory with a knife in his girlfriend's home, talking to Ansonia police officers who were responding to her report, before Gregory was shot dead in Ansonia, Conn. The fatal shooting by police in Connecticut has raised questions about whether officers did enough to diffuse the situation and the fallibility of stun guns. Ansonia police say one of their officers was forced to shoot Gregory when he came at police with the knife on Jan. 2. The time and date stamp on the image indicates the UTC time. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Connecticut deals with 3 fatal police shootings in new year

Jan. 23, 2020 5:58 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three fatal police shootings in Connecticut since the start of the New Year have raised questions over the use of deadly force by law enforcement in a state that normally sees about a half-dozen such shootings each year. The deaths of Michael Gregory in Ansonia, Mubarak Soulemane...

Authorities release name of Waterbury man shot by police

Jan. 22, 2020 8:31 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the man shot and killed by a police officer in Connecticut earlier this week. Edward Gendron, 57, of Waterbury was killed Monday, according to a statement Tuesday from Connecticut State Police. The Waterbury officer involved in the shooting was...

Man killed by police in Waterbury during fight in home

Jan. 20, 2020 5:24 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A man was killed by Waterbury police Monday while officers were checking out a report of a bullet being shot through two homes' common wall, Chief Fernando C. Spagnolo said. Officers received a call from a property manager of the Craigie Avenue home saying a tenant reported finding...

Deaths of couple found in condo unit ruled a murder-suicide

Jan. 14, 2020 11:05 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The deaths of a former police officer and his wife have been ruled a murder-suicide, according to Connecticut officials. Police found the bodies of Eric Jones, 54, and LaRhonda Jones, 48, in a Waterbury condo on Nov. 21 after the woman's sister and employer became concerned when she...

Panel names 4 finalists for top Connecticut prosecutor

Jan. 14, 2020 9:32 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three veteran state's attorneys and a top official in the Connecticut attorney general's office were named Tuesday as finalists for the state's top prosecutor job. The state Criminal Justice Commission announced the finalists for chief state's attorney are Stamford/Norwalk State's...

Inmate dies after fall inside Connecticut prison

Jan. 13, 2020 5:29 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut prison inmate has died after suffering a bruise to the back of his head in a fall last week. Jose Peralta, 36, of Waterbury, who was serving time for assault and burglary, was found at about 1 a.m. on Jan. 9 on the floor of a dormitory inside the Osborn Correctional...

Suspect in killing of mother of two due back in court

Jan. 12, 2020 12:34 PM EST

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man accused of strangling his ex-fiancee days before she was found dead near his workplace is set to return to court as prosecutors consider additional charges. Jason Watson is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Monday. He has pleaded not guilty to...

Connecticut at forefront of local census outreach efforts

Jan. 8, 2020 9:07 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Arixsa Vargas has lived and worked in the city’s South End all her life, but the 46-year-old said she’s never seen a census form. “I figured if they never mailed it to me, it’s not that important,” said Vargas, owner of Maria’s Hair Styling...

3rd arrest made in fatal shooting of Connecticut woman

Jan. 8, 2020 8:19 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the shooting death of a Connecticut woman in her apartment last month. Gonzalo Diaz, 44, of Bridgeport, was charged Tuesday with felony murder and other offenses in connection with the death of Denise Rogers-Rollins, Waterbury...

Workshops planned to help nonprofits boost Census awareness

Jan. 1, 2020 11:56 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nonprofit organizations in Connecticut have organized a series of workshops in January to help other nonprofit agencies understand the importance of the 2020 Census. The Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and Connecticut Data Collaborative...