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Police call disappearance of bar owner ‘suspicious’

Nov. 19, 2019 9:33 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police are calling the disappearance of a Connecticut bar owner “suspicious,” and want to question her boyfriend after his car was found at a New Jersey airport. Waterbury police Chief Fernando Spagnolo on Monday said “things right now are grim” in the...

Hospital psychiatric wards now feel like prisons, some say

Nov. 19, 2019 6:06 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New safety standards aimed at limiting suicide risks have led to overhauls inside hospitals around the country, with psychiatric facilities and wards removing bathroom doors, stripping artwork from walls and requiring patients to wear paper gowns instead of their own clothes. The...

Man gets 8 years in prison for extorting immigrants

Nov. 18, 2019 2:58 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A New York City man convicted in an extortion scheme that involved kidnapping immigrants at a bus station has been sentenced in Connecticut to eight years in prison. A federal judge in Bridgeport handed down the punishment Monday to 56-year-old Carlos Hernandez, who was one of four...

UConn guard charged with evading police is granted probation

Nov. 18, 2019 2:03 PM EST

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — UConn guard James Bouknight was accepted Monday into a probation program designed to leave him without a criminal record in connection with a September traffic accident. The freshman, who was charged with evading responsibility, interfering with police, driving without a license and...

Flowers, Mitchell carry Hartford past Gordon College 86-79

Nov. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Moses Flowers had 19 points to lead five Hartford players in double figures as the Hawks beat Gordon College 86-79 on Saturday. D.J. Mitchell added 18 points for the Hawks. Miroslav Stafl chipped in 12 and Michael Dunne and Traci Carter had 10 apiece. Eric Demers had 42 points...

Clergeot carries UMass over Central Connecticut 89-43

Nov. 16, 2019 5:17 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Keon Clergeot scored 20 points as UMass rolled past Central Connecticut 89-43 on Saturday. Sean East II had 15 points and six assists for UMass (4-0), which shot 52. 5 % from the floor (32 of 61) and 10 of 22 from behind the 3-point arc. Samba Diallo added 13 points. Djery Baptiste...

Late TDs, defense helps Sacred Heart top Lehigh, 13-6

Nov. 16, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Julius Chestnut scored on fourth-quarter runs of 9 and 40 yards as Sacred Heart came from behind to edge Lehigh 13-6 on Saturday. A swarming defense led the way for Sacred Heart (7-4), allowing six points, no touchdowns and recording a season-high five sacks. Chris Agyemang, playing...

Winchester, Blue Devils wallop Robert Morris 49-28

Nov. 16, 2019 3:53 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Winchester ran for four touchdowns, passed for another and Central Connecticut used a burst of four unanswered TDs to break away from Robert Morris 49-28 on Saturday to clinch the Northeast Conference championship and automatic bid to the FCS playoffs. Danley Exilhomme led...

Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

Nov. 16, 2019 3:14 PM EST

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings. The court this week allowed families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre to sue the maker of the AR-15 used in...

Report: Helicopter had fuel issue on day of crash

Nov. 15, 2019 6:38 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rented helicopter that crashed near Las Vegas, killing two Connecticut men, was found to have sediment in its fuel tanks just hours before the fatal flight, a preliminary report shows. However, the cause of the crash last month of the private sightseeing aircraft has not yet been...