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Gun control could play role in Connecticut governor race

Jun. 10, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The battle over gun control could influence Connecticut's hotly contested race for governor, despite the state passing wide-ranging legislation five years ago after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Some advocates contend more can be done. But many of the state's roughly...

73-year-old man sentenced for sexually abusing 4 children

Jun. 7, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 73-year-old Connecticut man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing four children has been sentenced to six years in prison. The News-Times reports that Richard Saunders, of Newtown, was charged with assaulting the children while he watched them for a family member who was undergoing...

City must rehire officer accused of using excessive force

Jun. 6, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city has been ordered to rehire a police officer who was fired after being accused of using excessive force during an arrest. The News-Times reports the state arbitration board found there was no evidence that former Danbury Officer Daniel Sellner used excessive force....

Lockdown at Danbury university lifted

Jun. 4, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police officials at Western Connecticut State University are giving the all clear. The school was locked down as police investigated an unconfirmed report of a person on campus with a gun. School officials say the report was a misunderstanding that turned out to be an employee with a...

Connecticut man gets 18 years for sexual abuse of child

May. 23, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted of sexually abusing a child while living in the home of a member of the local education board has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. The News Times of Danbury reports that Stephen Overby, of Redding, was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in February...

Community fundraises for student critically injured in storm

May. 20, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A community is fundraising to help a Connecticut boy injured when a piece of metal roof hit him during last week's storm. Eighth-grade student Lloyd Thyne was attending freshman orientation at Henry Abbott Technical School in Danbury Tuesday when a gust of wind blew a piece of metal...

The Latest: 2 tornadoes touch down in Connecticut

May. 16, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of powerful storms that pounded areas of the Northeast (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday. The weather service said Wednesday night that an EF1 tornado with estimated...

Weather service confirms 2 tornadoes hit Connecticut

May. 16, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday. The weather service said Wednesday night that an EF1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 110 mph moved along a 9 ½ mile path between Beacon Falls and Hamden. A second EF1 tornado...

Lawsuit claims man suspected in sex trafficking ring has HIV

May. 16, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut businessman charged in a sex trafficking ring is facing a lawsuit from alleged victims who say he knowingly engaged in unprotected sex for more than 40 years while infected with HIV. The Danbury News-Times reports that the lawsuit filed against Bruce Bemer follows a...

The Latest: Storms lash Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

May. 15, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on severe storms in Connecticut (all times local): 11 p.m. Powerful storms have lashed the Northeast with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least two people dead and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power. A man was killed in...