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Lawsuit filed over fatal Army helicopter crash in Maryland

Dec. 11, 2018 3:39 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The wife of an Army specialist killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Maryland last year and two other soldiers who were critically injured sued Sikorsky Aircraft on Monday, alleging the tail rotor system was defective. The wrongful death and product liability lawsuit was filed...

Researchers: Lanza documents may boost study of mass killers

Dec. 10, 2018 4:51 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The disclosure of Adam Lanza's writings and other documents offer little toward understanding why he carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, but researchers say the detail on the gunman's mental decline could offer insights into the mind of a mass killer. Some...

Newtown shooter described 'scorn for humanity'

Dec. 9, 2018 12:23 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting. The documents that a court ordered Connecticut State...

Mann scores 20 as No. 11 Florida State beats UConn 79-71

Dec. 8, 2018 10:41 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Once Terance Mann sorted out his torn jersey, he powered Florida State to another victory. Mann scored 20 points, reserve David Nichols had 16 and the 11th-ranked Seminoles beat Connecticut 79-71 on Saturday night in the second game of the Never Forget Tribute Classic. Mann departed...

Sandy Hook group's new PSA to highlight warning signs

Dec. 8, 2018 6:08 PM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — An organization formed by the parents of children killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is coming out with a public service announcement designed to help identify individuals planning mass shootings. Officials with Sandy Hook Promise say many such shootings followed...

Samuelson leads No. 1 UConn to 99-61 rout of Seton Hall

Dec. 8, 2018 4:38 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson says she's been working on becoming a more complete player, which really means improving her rebounding. The 6-foot-3 senior pulled down 16 boards Saturday to go with her 26 points and led UConn to an easy 99-61 win over former Big East rival Seton Hall....

Kohl scores 21 points in Central Connecticut win

Dec. 8, 2018 3:09 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Tyler Kohl scored 21 points with five rebounds and five assists to lead four teammates in double-figure scoring and Central Connecticut beat Division II Penn State Wilkes-Barre 79-58 on Saturday. Ian Krishnan hit three 3-pointers and scored 15 points, Joe Hugley added 14 off the...

Court rules for officer who used stun gun on deaf boy

Dec. 7, 2018 4:49 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who used a stun gun on a 12-year-old deaf boy at his school acted reasonably and cannot be sued by the boy's parents for excessive force because of government immunity, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New...

Oakland holds off late Fairfield rally for 87-86 win

Dec. 6, 2018 9:47 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Xavier Hill-Mais scored 21 points and Karmari Newman added a career-best 19 as Oakland held off a late charge by Fairfield to take an 87-86 victory on Thursday night. Jaevin Cumberland made two free throws for Oakland's final points to take an 87-81 lead with 2:17 remaining. Jesus...

Caretaker of neglected, bone-strewn cemetery is arrested

Dec. 6, 2018 5:07 PM EST

A fuller picture of a cemetery in ghastly disarray emerged Thursday as the longtime caretaker of a graveyard in Connecticut's largest city was arrested and officials described in new detail shocking discoveries that included human bones and casket pieces scattered about. About 130 graves were disturbed at the...