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Connecticut begins partially reopening some DMV offices

Jun. 23, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday partially reopened four of its branches to begin offering in-person licensing and new vehicle registration services by appointment only, the latest in a series of steps toward resuming operations at one of the state's busiest agencies. Road testing also...

Symbolic funeral procession honors Floyd in Connecticut

Jun. 3, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of cars traveled from Windsor to Hartford on Wednesday in a procession led by a hearse with an empty casket —- one of several demonstrations around Connecticut to honor George Floyd and protest racial injustice. In Danbury, protesters shouted “I can’t...

In this Sept. 23, 2004 photo, an aerial view of the Danbury Connecticut Federal Correctional Institute is shown. On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, a federal judge in Connecticut ordered officials at the facility to speed up the process of moving inmates to home confinement to protect them from the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey, File)

Connecticut prison ordered to speed up inmate releases

May. 13, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge in Connecticut has ruled that officials at the federal prison in Danbury are not moving fast enough to protect inmates from the coronavirus and has ordered authorities to implement a process by Friday to move as many prisoners as possible to home confinement. U.S. District...

Woman dies in house fire near university campus

May. 10, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A woman in her 30s died in a fire at a home near Western Connecticut State University early Sunday morning, fire officials said. The woman, who was not identified, died after a fire broke out at a multi-family home in Danbury just after midnight on Sunday, the fire department said in...