Latest Dan Malloy News

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...

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,...

Where states stand on legal sports gambling

Jun. 5, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Delaware expanding legal sports gambling on Tuesday, a look at where states stand three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled states could adopt their own laws to allow betting on sports: DELAWARE: Became the first state outside Nevada to offer betting on individual games when...

Prison unit for young inmates seen as national model

May. 30, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — Demetriuse Geyer, who met his father while both were inmates inside a Connecticut prison, says he's now getting the skills to give himself a better future, one outside the barbed wire. The 22-year-old from Bridgeport is part of a prison program called TRUE (Truthfulness, Respect,...

Ex-con mayor seeking spot in Connecticut governor primary

May. 29, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Joe Ganim made a stunning return to politics in 2015, when he was elected mayor of Connecticut's largest city after serving seven years in prison for corruption during his first tenure as Bridgeport's leader. Now the Democrat is knocking on doors and greeting people in cars and on...

UConn president to step down in summer 2019

May. 21, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst announced Monday that she will step down after the 2018-19 academic year. The 55-year-old Herbst, who has led the state's flagship university since 2011, did not give a reason for her decision in a message to the university community....

Connecticut recruiting LGBT families to adopt, foster kids

May. 17, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's child welfare agency has launched an initiative to actively recruit members of the state's LGBT community to become foster and adoptive parents, bucking recent efforts in some states to curtail gay adoptions. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday that...

Cleanup underway a day after powerful storms pound Northeast

May. 16, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least four people dead and more than 200,000 homes and businesses without power. Connecticut officials said two people in New Fairfield and...

The Latest: 2 tornadoes touch down in Connecticut

May. 16, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of powerful storms that pounded areas of the Northeast (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Connecticut Tuesday. The weather service said Wednesday night that an EF1 tornado with estimated...