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Judge tosses class-action lawsuit against Poland Spring

May. 22, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit that accuses Poland Spring's parent company of selling water that's sourced from wells, not springs. Charles Broll, general counsel for Nestle Waters North America, praised the judge's decision late last week to dismiss the...

Town honors African American Revolutionary War veteran

May. 21, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

PLAINFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Descendants of Derrick Oxford and the white man who owned him shook hands at the Coryville Cemetery on Saturday, where they gathered to commemorate the Revolutionary War veteran who fought for the colonies' freedom while his own was in doubt. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs...

Sickle cell disease patients look for answers

May. 21, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — When 9-year-old Jeremy Brown is in pain, it feels like he is being stabbed, while the pain experienced by Deborah Oliver, 40, is like a hundred simultaneous charley horses. Brown, of Bridgeport, and Oliver, of New Haven, have sickle cell disease, a genetic blood disorder that causes...

Pair launch website for medical professional reviews

May. 21, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Companies including Facebook and fashion-rental service Rent the Runway have been some of the first to use services from a new business founded by Fairfield County natives who grew up on the same street in Greenwich. Last fall, Tomas Hoyos and Drew Tunney launched their beta version...

Parents reflect on safe graduation party tradition

May. 21, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Every spring, the front lawns of prospective Conard High School graduates are filled with flamingos. The tradition, called "flocking," helps raise money for the school's annual safe grad party — an all night get together for that year's graduating class. But there was one...

Man in police custody following 12-hour standoff

May. 21, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

SOUTHBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state police have a man in custody after he refused to leave a home for 12 hours. State troopers say they received a call shortly before 2 a.m. Monday about a disturbance in a Southbury residence from people who were in the house. Police say the unidentified man was not...

Officials identify barricaded man killed in explosion

May. 21, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut medical examiner's office has confirmed the identity of man who barricaded himself on his property before dying in an explosion that also injured nine police officers. The agency said Monday that testing showed the man was 60-year-old John Sayre and that he died of...

Teenager arrested for doling out 'marijuana cookies'

May. 21, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A teen girl has been arrested in connection to five Connecticut students being sent to the emergency room for consuming tainted cookies. The New Haven Register reports the 15-year-old girl was detained Monday after students from Hamden High School were taken to the hospital for eating...

Resentencing of ex-death row inmate postponed

May. 21, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The resentencing of a former Connecticut death row inmate who raped and killed a 21-year-old woman in 2002 has been postponed for another month. Lazale Ashby was scheduled to be resentenced to life in prison Monday because the state abolished the death penalty. The hearing is now set...

UConn president to step down in summer 2019

May. 21, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst announced Monday that she will step down after the 2018-19 academic year. The 55-year-old Herbst, who has led the state's flagship university since 2011, did not give a reason for her decision in a message to the university community....