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Lawmakers announce plan for more security after mosque fire

May. 14, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have found evidence that an incendiary device or material was used to start a weekend fire at a Connecticut mosque, New Haven's mayor said Tuesday. Federal, state and local authorities are investigating Sunday afternoon's blaze that damaged two floors of New Haven's...

Connecticut considers making phone calls free for prisoners

May. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Marlene Torres sometimes must choose between paying a bill or paying for phone calls that allow her 12-year-old foster son to talk to his father in prison. "The child has some behavior (issues) at school because his dad is in there," said Torres, 27, of Hartford. "He needs to talk to...

Whalers fans still rooting, 22 years after the team's move

May. 10, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For Mark Anderson, the opening game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins was a trip down memory lane. Anderson was watching Game 1 closely at a gathering in suburban Hartford Thursday night as the Bruins rallied to beat the Hurricanes 5-2 behind four goals in the...

Officer who killed teen was 'ticking time bomb,' lawyers say

May. 8, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a Connecticut man killed by a police officer last month called Wednesday for him to be arrested, while the family's lawyers described the officer as a "ticking time bomb" because of problems he had at another police department. The family members, attorneys and NAACP...

Officer who shot driver worried past bosses, records show

May. 7, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a man during an attempted traffic stop last month had been told his conduct was unacceptable by several former supervisors, including some who raised concerns about his difficulty in handling stressful situations, records show. Wethersfield Officer...

The Latest: Officer's lawyer says fatal shooting justified

May. 7, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Connecticut police officer's fatal shooting of a driver during an attempted traffic stop and chase (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The lawyer for a Connecticut police officer who fatally shot a driver during an attempted traffic stop last month says the use of deadly...

Videos of fatal police shooting of 18-year-old are released

May. 3, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Videos released Friday show a Connecticut police officer's fatal shooting last month of an 18-year-old man who drove at him after an attempted traffic stop and chase, which sparked protests by the teen's relatives and activists. Wethersfield Officer Layau Eulizier is seen on police...

The Latest: Family lawyers call police shooting reckless

May. 3, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the release of videos showing a fatal shooting by a Connecticut police officer on April 20 (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Lawyers for the family of a Connecticut man fatally shot by a police officer last month say newly released videos show the officer acted recklessly...

Connecticut teen shot by police during traffic stop dies

Apr. 23, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old Connecticut man shot by local police while allegedly driving toward an officer during a traffic stop died Monday, state police said. Anthony Jose Vega Cruz succumbed to injuries suffered Saturday, police said in an emailed statement. The announcement came hours...

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...