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5 officers charged after Black man paralyzed in police van

Nov. 28, 2022 14:14 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Five Connecticut police officers were charged with misdemeanors Monday over their treatment of a Black man after he was paralyzed from the chest down in the back of a police van. Randy Cox, 36, was being driven to a New Haven police station June 19 for...

NY firefighter hailed for off-duty rescue in Connecticut

Nov. 27, 2022 11:56 AM EST

BROOKFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A suburban New York firefighter said that his instinct and training kicked in when he spotted a burning car on a Connecticut roadside this weekend and went on to rescue the injured driver. Nicholas Perri Jr. was off-duty, driving home from work, and didn't...

Conn. legislators head into session on gas tax, other issues

Nov. 27, 2022 10:50 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are set to discuss gasoline taxes, heating-bill help, pandemic pay for essential workers and other issues when they convene Monday for a special legislative session. Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday he was calling the General Assembly...

Rutgers blasts Central Connecticut 83-49

Nov. 26, 2022 17:33 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Cam Spencer scored 18 points, Derek Simpson added 14, and Rutgers rolled past Central Connecticut 83-49 on Saturday. Rutgers (5-1) took control with a 20-2 first-half run that turned an 11-11 tie into a 31-13 lead for the Scarlet Knights. Spencer made 4-of-5...

Juozapaitis' 24 lead Maine over Cent. Conn. St. 66-58

Nov. 23, 2022 18:26 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Gedi Juozapaitis scored 24 points as Maine beat Central Connecticut State 66-58 on Wednesday. Juozapaitis also added four steals for the Black Bears (4-1). Kellen Tynes scored 23 points and added five steals. Peter Filipovity recorded eight points and was...

Extended gas tax holiday, pandemic pay on lawmakers' agenda

Nov. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state legislators will return to the Capitol on Monday to consider extending the soon-to-expire gas tax holiday and increase funding for state pandemic payments to essential workers, as well as vote on several other initiatives aimed at helping residents cope...

Hartford defeats FDU-Florham 82-45

Nov. 22, 2022 22:38 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Braxton Jones scored 24 points as Hartford beat Division III-member FDU-Florham 82-45 on Tuesday night. Jones added eight rebounds for the Hawks (3-3). Michael Dunne scored 11 points while shooting 4 for 11 (1 for 7 from 3-point range) and 2 of 3 from...

Man is convicted in 1987 double killing in Connecticut

Nov. 22, 2022 20:54 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Thirty-five years after a man and his adult son were found with their throats slashed in their Connecticut home, a longtime suspect was convicted Tuesday in the killings, prosecutors said. Willie McFarland was found guilty of murder in the deaths of Fred and...

New Haven OKs monument to replace Columbus statue

Nov. 22, 2022 19:33 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A public monument representing the Italian-American immigrant experience was approved by the New Haven Board of Alders, replacing a Christopher Columbus statue that was removed in 2020 amid a climate of racial reckoning after the police killing of George Floyd. ...

Judge backs full $49M jury award against Alex Jones in Texas

Nov. 22, 2022 18:59 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge said Tuesday she will not lower a nearly $50 million punishment against Alex Jones that a jury handed down earlier this year over the Infowars host spreading false conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Since that...