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Eversource worker killed by falling tree

Jan. 21, 2019 12:25 AM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Police say an Eversource subcontractor was killed by a falling tree in Connecticut. Authorities say the worker was repairing a line in Middletown around 3:20 p.m. Sunday when a tree fell on top of the lineman. The person's name has not been released. Eversource and United...

Ice glazes over swath of US as wind chills fall below zero

Jan. 20, 2019 8:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Bitter cold is setting in after a major winter storm blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow, sleet and rain this weekend, creating dangerously icy conditions that promise to complicate cleanup efforts and make travel challenging on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some of the coldest...

Correction: Highway Tolls story

Jan. 20, 2019 6:30 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Jan. 19 about Connecticut road tolls, The Associated Press reported erroneously the topic of Sen. Alex Bergstein's meetings this week. Bergstein's subject matter will not be wide-ranging but will focus on "Bringing Business to Connecticut." A corrected version of the story...

Connecticut hit hard by icing; thousands without power

Jan. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says his office is in close contact with utilities as they work to restore power to thousands of customers. Connecticut is being hit hard by icy conditions caused by freezing rain and sleet. The National Weather Service says a layer of one-half inch of ice...

Connecticut insurance agency recoups nearly $8 million

Jan. 20, 2019 1:06 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Insurance Department says it recovered nearly $8 million for policyholders and taxpayers in 2018 by helping individuals, families and employers with their claims and complaints. Acting Commissioner Paul Lombardo says the agency's consumer affairs staff each year helps...

Connecticut Supreme Court issues fewer rulings in 2018

Jan. 20, 2019 11:44 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say state Supreme Court rulings declined sharply in 2018, possibly a result of a major shakeup of the court over the past two years that included the appointments of a new chief justice and four new associate justices. The Connecticut Law Tribune reports the...

Braxton scores 16 as St. Francis surges past CCSU 80-69

Jan. 19, 2019 6:15 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Keith Braxton led the way with 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as St. Francis (Pa.) raced past Central Connecticut State 80-69 on Saturday. Jamaal King and Andre Wolford each scored 16 for the Red Flash (7-9, 3-2 Northeast Conference) — Wolford shooting a...

Lutete, Noel lead UMass Lowell past Hartford 76-73

Jan. 19, 2019 4:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Christian Lutete scored a career-high 35 points, and Obadiah Noel's jump shot with 54 seconds served as the go-ahead basket and UMass Lowell beat Hartford 76-73 on Saturday. Lutete made 11 of 18 from the field, including 7 of 12 from 3-point range, Noel scored 23 and Josh Gantz...

Lamont takes part in Hartford Women's March

Jan. 19, 2019 4:18 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's new Democratic governor, Ned Lamont, says the voices of women demanding equal rights and equal justice are being heard throughout the country. Lamont and his wife, Annie, were among the crowd at the Women's March in Hartford on Saturday. The governor posted on his...

Police: Woman wakes up to find naked stranger on top of her

Jan. 19, 2019 3:57 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been arrested after police say he broke into the home of a woman who woke up to find a naked stranger on top of her. The Connecticut Post reports 35-year-old Hiram Heredia was detained on $300,000 bail after being charged Friday with home invasion and sexual...