Latest Connecticut News

Connecticut's Anna Makurat (24) tries to get around Tulsa's Addison Richards (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

No. 4 UConn extends AAC streak to 127 with rout of Tulsa

Jan. 19, 2020 4:09 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Freshman Anna Makurat has struggled with her confidence since arriving at UConn from Poland's top basketball league. The 19-year-old sharpshooter had been passing up open 3-pointers and hesitating with her decision making. But on a recent trip to Dallas, the Huskies took in a...

Mount St. Mary's tops Central Connecticut 79-52

Jan. 18, 2020 6:27 PM EST

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Jalen Gibbs had 20 points as Mount St. Mary's easily defeated Central Connecticut 79-52 on Saturday. Malik Jefferson had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Mount St. Mary's (7-11, 3-2 Northeast Conference). Damian Chong Qui added 13 points and six assists. Nana Opoku had 11 points, seven...

U.S Congressional candidate Robert Hyde of Simsbury displays campaign phone-grips under the Genius of Connecticut statue in the Connecticut State Capitol Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Documents released this week by House Democrats link Hyde to alleged campaign to surveil and harass Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)

Prosecutor: Revoke bail for impeachment figure Robert Hyde

Jan. 17, 2020 10:42 PM EST

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge is considering whether to revoke bail in a protective order case against a Connecticut man who has emerged as a figure in the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. A prosecutor made the request to revoke Robert F. Hyde's bail during a hearing in...

Kentucky forward Nick Richards (4) looks for a shot as South Carolina's Maik Kotsar, left, and Justin Minaya defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Weekend schedule should sort out SEC's second-place logjam

Jan. 17, 2020 2:45 PM EST

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball competition this weekend. GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 10 Kentucky (12-4, 3-1 SEC) at Arkansas (14-2, 3-1): The SEC standings will sort themselves out a bit Saturday with a pair of games featuring the four teams tied for second place behind league...

This undated image released by the House Judiciary Committee from documents provided by Lev Parnas to the committee in the impeachment probe against President Donald Trump, shows a photo of Lev Parnas with Trump in Florida. Parnas, a close associate of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, repeated denials that he is acquainted with Parnas, despite numerous photos that have emerged of the two men together. (House Judiciary Committee via AP)

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

Jan. 17, 2020 12:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. Lev Parnas says he delivered an ultimatum in May, at Giuliani's behest, to the incoming...

This Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, booking photo released by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office shows Anthony Todt, who is charged with killing his wife, their three young children and a dog in an affluent suburb near Walt Disney World. The bodies were discovered Monday in Celebration, a community located near Orlando. (Osceola County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Therapist charged with killing family faced fraud probe

Jan. 16, 2020 3:40 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A physical therapist charged with killing his wife, three children and dog in a home near Walt Disney World and leaving their bodies there for days was being investigated in Connecticut for health care fraud motivated by his need to pay off personal loans, according to court documents...

Benning scores 15 to lead Fairfield past St. Peter's 61-51

Jan. 15, 2020 10:20 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Taj Benning registered 15 points as Fairfield topped St. Peter's 61-51 on Wednesday night. Benning converted all 10 of his free throw attempts. Chris Maidoh had nine rebounds and four blocks for Fairfield (7-9, 3-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Landon Taliaferro was held to...

Hartford squeezes past Stony Brook behind Marks' 14 points

Jan. 15, 2020 10:11 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hunter Marks posted 14 points and seven rebounds and Hartford edged past Stony Brook 68-65 on Wednesday night. Malik Ellison had 13 points and nine rebounds for Hartford (10-8, 3-0 America East Conference), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Traci Carter distributed seven...

Connecticut man linked to impeachment has many legal woes

Jan. 15, 2020 10:06 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Before emerging as a figure in the impeachment proceedings, Robert F. Hyde was known best in Connecticut as an obscure Republican candidate for Congress censured by his own party's leaders for offensive and misogynistic tweets. Hyde, a former landscaping company owner who presents...

Anosike leads Sacred Heart past Central Connecticut 66-55

Jan. 15, 2020 8:58 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — E.J. Anosike had 21 points and 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season, and Sacred Heart beat Central Connecticut 66-55 on Wednesday night. Kinnon LaRose had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Sacred Heart (10-7, 3-1 Northeast Conference). Cameron Parker added 10 points,...