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Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Connecticut

Oct. 19, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are investigating after Meriden police officers shot and wounded a man with a gun. The shooting occurred Thursday night in the parking lot of a CVS pharmacy. State police say the man's injuries are not life threatening. No officers were injured. The chain of...

Woman pleads guilty to $2.5 million Medicaid fraud

Oct. 19, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut businesswoman has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid of $2.5 million. Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Juliet Jacob waived her right to be indicted Thursday and entered her plea to a charge of health care fraud. Jacob and another person operated two...

City pays $2,000 in computer ransomware attack

Oct. 19, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city has paid $2,000 to restore access to its computer system after a ransomware attack. West Haven officials said Thursday they paid the money to anonymous attackers through the digital currency bitcoin to unlock 23 servers and restore access to city data. The attack...

Autopsy results on baby found at trash facility inconclusive

Oct. 19, 2018 9:56 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — An investigation into the discovery of a dead baby boy at a Connecticut garbage and recycling processing facility has been complicated by inconclusive autopsy results. Workers at the Stamford plant found the newborn Tuesday as they were sorting recyclable material. Police Capt....

Town agency launches campaign against underage drinking

Oct. 19, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town agency is plastering signs around Manchester in an effort to curb underage drinking in a new campaign. The Manchester Youth Service Bureau is posting the message "Don't be the one we're talking about the next day" around the town, hoping it casts a unique...

3 Connecticut governor contenders spar in debate

Oct. 18, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican governor candidate Bob Stefanowski attempted to paint both his Democratic and independent rivals as fans of big spending and taxes during their second appearance together on a debate stage. In return, they accused the businessman and political newcomer on Thursday of...

Ex-Newtown officials defend handling of shooter's education

Oct. 18, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former educators in the town where 20 children and six adults were shot to death in an elementary school submitted a sharply worded rebuttal Thursday to a state report that was critical of how the shooter's educational and mental health problems were handled. The two former Newtown...

Lawsuit: Teacher shamed student over pledge protest

Oct. 18, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager who says she was mocked and shamed for not standing up during the Pledge of Allegiance filed a federal lawsuit this week against her teacher and the school board. The unnamed 14-year-old student said she and other students remained seated as part of a...

Postal Service offers $40,000 reward for robbery information

Oct. 18, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has announced a $40,000 reward for information about the robbery of a postal worker at a post office. The robbery was reported around 6:15 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Cromwell Post Office. Authorities say a U.S. Postal Service Highway Contract Route driver...

Wilton settles harassment complaint with female detective

Oct. 18, 2018 2:01 PM EDT

WILTON, Conn. (AP) — The town of Wilton has settled a harassment and discrimination complaint filed against the police department by its only female detective. The Hour reports that the Board of Selectmen approved the settlement worth more than $17,500 with Detective Eva Zimnoch in April. The town's...