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Judge dismisses tribe's lawsuit in land seizure dispute

May. 23, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed all remaining claims in a lawsuit in which a Native American tribe argued the state owed it more than $600 million for land allegedly seized from the tribe more than a century ago. Judge Thomas Moukawsher in Hartford Superior Court ruled Wednesday...

Fugitive says he'll surrender if people like wanted poster

May. 22, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement that at least one expert calls unethical. Jose Simms, 29, who is believed to be somewhere in New York, has seven...

Bolton: Coast Guard to help reassert US leadership in Arctic

May. 22, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton told 240 new Coast Guard Academy graduates Wednesday that they will help lead the way in "reasserting American leadership in the Arctic." "You will help the United States challenge growing Russian military influence in the Arctic, and push...

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...

Complexity of Connecticut toll bill could delay vote

May. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

Connecticut lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont are trying to craft a complicated plan in the waning days of the legislative session that could lead to electronic tolls on a handful of highways, a process that's been made more challenging by the need to ultimately obtain federal approval. Democratic House Speaker Joe...

Feds offer $5,000 reward for information in mosque arson

May. 20, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A $5,000 reward has been announced for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to a Connecticut mosque. The Boston division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Monday it was offering the reward to help solve the arson case....

Connecticut woman found dead in car in Massachusetts

May. 19, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has been found dead in Massachusetts under suspicious circumstances. The New Haven Register reports 40-year-old Tamika Jones, of New Haven, was found dead Tuesday in a car in Fitchburg. The central Massachusetts city is about 125 miles (201 kilometers) away from...

Man gets 10 years for home invasion, fake virus threat

May. 16, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Romanian man accused of taking part in a scheme to extort millions from a rich couple by injecting them with what they were told was a lethal virus has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Alexandru Lucian Nicolescu, 41, was sentenced Wednesday in connection with the...

Griese, Riddick to serve as analysts on ESPN's late opener

May. 15, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN's broadcast crew for the season-opening "Monday Night Football" doubleheader between Denver and Oakland will feature analysts who played for the Broncos and Raiders. The network announced Wednesday that former Denver quarterback Brian Griese and former Raiders safety Louis...

Tolling bill advances as details still remain unfinished

May. 15, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A key legislative committee has advanced a bill that could lead to electronic tolls on Connecticut highways, but proponents acknowledge some details are still being worked out. Democratic Rep. Roland Lemar, of New Haven, co-chairman of the Transportation Committee, says issues such...