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Man charged with killing wife to pursue insanity defense

May. 23, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for a 75-year-old Connecticut man charged with killing his ex-wife says he plans to pursue an insanity defense. Authorities say James Taylor broke into his stepson's Fairfield home on Feb. 3, fatally shot his 70-year-old wife, Catherine, and then tried to kill his...

Woman who had hot wax dropped in her eye settles for $400K

May. 21, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who got hot wax dropped in her eye at beauty spa has settled a lawsuit against the now-closed business for $400,000. Frank Bailey, an attorney for 61-year-old Gail Gianpalo, of Monroe, says his client suffered permanent eyes injuries from the botched eyebrow wax...

Bill would allow lighthouse to be home for cremated remains

Apr. 23, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut lighthouse on Long Island Sound is moving closer toward becoming a final resting place for cremated human remains. The state House of Representatives voted 118-26 on Tuesday to allow the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to lease state-owned land under...

Longtime Connecticut AP broadcast editor dies at 72

Apr. 22, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Steve Feica, a news director at AM radio stations in Connecticut in the 1970s who went on to a nearly 30-year career as a broadcast editor with The Associated Press, has died. He was 72. The Bridgeport native died from a suspected heart attack Friday at his home in Fairfield, his...

Court overturns rejection of plans for school for disabled

Apr. 18, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town's rejection of a proposed school for disabled teenagers and adults was overturned Thursday by the state Appellate Court, which said concerns about increased traffic cited by neighbors and local officials were unproven. A three-judge panel of the court ruled...

Lamont seeks bill covering candidate child care costs

Apr. 3, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz urged Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday to pass a bill allowing political candidates to use public campaign financing funds for child care expenses. The eleventh-hour call for legislation came shortly after the State Elections Enforcement...

Rutgers assistant Jay Young hired as head coach at Fairfield

Apr. 3, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jay Young joked that among the exciting aspects of the head coaching job at Fairfield, he's now two hours closer to Fenway Park and his beloved Boston Red Sox. The Massachusetts native, who was Steve Pikiell's top assistant at Rutgers the past three seasons, was hired Wednesday for...