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In new job, disgraced governor helps fellow ex-cons

Jun. 17, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fresh off his second stint in federal custody, former Gov. John Rowland is now working as a fundraiser for a Christian group that helps convicts return to their communities and turn their lives around. The 61-year-old Republican was released May 25, nearly a year early from his...

Rapper Kamaiyah's court date in airport spat may be delayed

Jun. 16, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for rapper Kamaiyah expects her first court date in a Connecticut airport disturbance case will be postponed as he and a prosecutor work to resolve misdemeanor charges. The 26-year-old hip-hop artist from California was arrested at Bradley Airport near Hartford last month...

Today in History

Jun. 16, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 16, the 167th day of 2018. There are 198 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 16, 1963, the world's first female space traveler, Valentina Tereshkova (teh-ruhsh-KOH'-vuh), 26, was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union aboard Vostok 6; Tereshkova...

Commuter rail line from N. Haven to Springfield opens

Jun. 15, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When Will Parson of Springfield, Massachusetts visits family in the Hartford, Connecticut area, it means either driving through traffic, shelling out money for a bus or arranging his schedule around the infrequent Amtrak train line. Beginning this weekend, Parson's trip — and...

Connecticut school to be named after former President Obama

Jun. 15, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A new Connecticut elementary school will be named after former President Barack Obama. New Haven Public Schools administrators, civic leaders and officials gathered Thursday at the Southern Connecticut State University campus to break ground on Barack H. Obama Magnet University...

Emergency slide accidently deployed from plane

Jun. 15, 2018 6:55 AM EDT

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — An emergency slide was accidentally deployed from a plane at a Connecticut airport, causing the flight to be delayed for several hours. Delta officials at Bradley International Airport tell WVIT-TV the chute was deployed before passengers boarded a flight to Detroit on Thursday....

The Latest: Advocates: ICE not giving immigrant enough time

Jun. 14, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the planned deportation of a Connecticut man with renal failure (all times local): 5 p.m. Advocates for an immigrant who faces deportation to Honduras despite the need for a kidney transplant say a six-month reprieve won't be long enough. Supporters, including...

Man scheduled for transplant granted deportation reprieve

Jun. 14, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal immigration officials granted a six-month reprieve on Thursday to a Connecticut immigrant facing deportation, a move his supporters say won't be long enough to allow him to undergo a scheduled kidney transplant. Dozens of people, including Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy,...

Woman denied early release in kidnapping, death of teen

Jun. 14, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — One of eight people sent to prison in the 1997 rape and murder of a 13-year-old Connecticut girl has been denied early release. The Republican-American reports that the state parole board denied Maggie Mae Bennett's request Wednesday. Prosecutors said the group attacked Maryann...

Defense: Manager didn't mean to kill cook amid Yelp argument

Jun. 14, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant manager charged with fatally shooting a cook during an argument about a negative Yelp review says the killing wasn't intentional. James Goolsby is charged with murder in the Dec. 30 killing of Norris Jackson, who was shot four times inside the Bonchon Chicken...