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Hartford police seize 6 guns, arrest 7 in violence crackdown

Oct. 24, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police said Saturday that they seized six firearms and arrested seven people on weapons charges as the city takes aim at escalating gun violence. Lt. Paul Cicero said the seizures and arrests came Friday night. Officers also recovered two stolen cars. Two people were...

Real estate market, improved budget credited to newcomers

Oct. 23, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

The economic toll inflicted on Connecticut by the coronavirus pandemic has been blunted somewhat what appears to be an influx of newcomers who are boosting both the real estate market and the state budget. Joanne Breen, the 2020 president of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, said Friday that it has been...

FILE- In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, nurses and their supporters hold signs in the rain as they began a two-day strike outside the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Conn. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, registered nurses at the hospital approved a new, four-year collective bargaining contract after going on a two-day strike amid disputes over pay and the availability of protective gear during the coronavirus pandemic. (John Shishmanian/The Bulletin via AP, File)

Connecticut has 19 communities with 'red alert' virus levels

Oct. 22, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

Eight more communities, many in southeastern Connecticut, were identified Thursday by state public health authorities as “red alert towns” after their daily rates of new COVID-19 infections surpassed 15 per 100,000 people since last week. There are now 19 cities and towns on the weekly list that now...

Police: Man fatally shot in Hartford parking lot

Oct. 21, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man was shot in the torso in the early evening on Tuesday in Harford and died shortly after, police said. Police identified the man as 48-year-old Trevor Cumberbatch of Windsor, Connecticut, the Hartford Courant reported. Cumberbatch was shot around 6:15 p.m. in the parking lot...

'Unenforceable' out-of-state quarantine rule to be adjusted

Oct. 19, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is planning to revamp its benchmarks for when people entering the state from locations with large COVID-19 rates will need to quarantine. Currently, both state residents and out-of-state travelers coming from states and territories with 10 cases per 100,000 population or...

Hartford Courant to outsource newspaper's printing

Oct. 19, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After more than 250 years of publication in Connecticut's capital, The Hartford Courant is moving the printing of the newspaper to Springfield, Massachusetts, the company announced Monday. The outsourcing will eliminate 151 jobs at the Courant's plant in Hartford, the newspaper...

Atlanta United's J├╝rgen Damm, left, and Atlanta United's Mo Adams, right, challenges Toronto FC's Tony Gallacher during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Piatti scores in 89th, MLS-leading Toronto beats Atlanta 1-0

Oct. 18, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Pablo Piatti scored on a header in the 89th minute to give MLS-leading Toronto FC a 1-0 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday night at Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. Piatti redirected Richie Laryea's entry just inside the far post. Toronto (12-2-5) has won...

Seized, then stolen back: Hartford battles with dirt bikers

Oct. 17, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Hartford are having to take extra measures to keep illegal dirt bikes off the city’s streets. The Hartford Courant reports police are moving a number of the vehicles from an impound lot because owners of the bikes and ATVs found where they were being stored and...

Seats are empty due to the coronavirus orders at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, during the ATP bett1HULKS Indoors tennis match between Germany's Alexander Zverev and Spain's Fernando Verdasco, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Zverev won the match 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

The Latest: Md. allowing up to 10% capacity at NFL stadiums

Oct. 16, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Maryland will allow up to 10% capacity at the two stadiums in the state that are home to NFL teams, Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday, meaning several thousand fans could attend games. The announcement affects M&T Bank Stadium,...

Elderly, health care workers likely to receive vaccine first

Oct. 16, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

Residents who are elderly or medically at-risk, as well as health care workers and other essential workers, will likely receive the first doses of an anticipated COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut, according to a draft state distribution plan submitted Friday to the federal government. The 77-page document, filed...