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Trump drug czar nominee visits Connecticut after overdoses

Aug. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

New Haven, Connecticut, became what officials called "ground zero" Monday for efforts to shine a light on the dangers of drugs, as President Donald Trump's nominee for drug czar visited a city reeling from more than 100 recent overdoses on synthetic marijuana. Jim Carroll met with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen....

No. 1 Halep withdraws from final tune-up for US Open

Aug. 20, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Top-ranked Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Connecticut Open, citing a sore right Achilles tendon. The Romanian was scheduled to play Tuesday in New Haven, but says in a statement her Achilles is sore from "two weeks of many matches and I need to recover in time for the U.S....

Churches say contractor took deposits for incomplete work

Aug. 20, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Multiple churches in Connecticut and Massachusetts say they paid a contractor thousands of dollars for work that he never completed. The Advocate reports that the churches allege Marcus McClellan, owner of Trumbull Restoration in Plainville, stole their deposits. St. John's Episcopal...

Troopers cite 10 sports car drivers for going too slow

Aug. 20, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — State police in Connecticut usually pull over cars for driving too fast. But on Sunday, troopers stopped and ticketed 10 cars for going too slow. Police received several calls from angry motorists Sunday about what were described as high-performance, racing-type cars slowing traffic to...

Sun earn 4th seed with 89-86 win over Sparks

Aug. 19, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored 27 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 89-86 on Sunday to secure the fourth seed in the WNBA playoffs. Connecticut (21-13) will have a first-round bye and host the winner of No. 5 seed Phoenix Mercury and eighth-seeded Dallas Wings in...

Senators: White House workers shielded by whistleblower laws

Aug. 19, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two New England senators are urging White House lawyer Don McGahn to remind executive branch employees of their rights under federal whistleblower laws. Democratic U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts wrote to McGahn on Friday. The two said...

Boarding school: 7 former staffers sexually abused students

Aug. 18, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — Seven former faculty members sexually abused students for decades while school administrators failed to take action, an independent investigation released by an elite Connecticut boarding school found. The report released late Friday by the Hotchkiss School near the New York state...

Bikes now allowed on board New Haven-to-Springfield trains

Aug. 18, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bicyclists can now catch a ride on the commuter rail line linking New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts. The Connecticut Department of Transportation has begun allowing bikes on board the CTrail Hartford Line trains. The new move comes in response to customer requests...

Jonquel Jones hits 5 3s, Sun ease by Lynx 96-79

Aug. 17, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones made five 3-points and scored 26 points, Alyssa Thomas had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 96-79 on Friday night. Connecticut (20-13), winners of eight of nine, secured a first-round bye with the victory and...

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park

Aug. 17, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with more than 100 synthetic-marijuana overdoses, many of them in the same New Haven park, after authorities say they caught him with 32 bags of the drug, police said Friday. Some of the victims identified John Parker, of New Haven,...