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City must rehire officer accused of using excessive force

Jun. 6, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city has been ordered to rehire a police officer who was fired after being accused of using excessive force during an arrest. The News-Times reports the state arbitration board found there was no evidence that former Danbury Officer Daniel Sellner used excessive force....

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...

Lawsuit claims man suspected in sex trafficking ring has HIV

May. 16, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut businessman charged in a sex trafficking ring is facing a lawsuit from alleged victims who say he knowingly engaged in unprotected sex for more than 40 years while infected with HIV. The Danbury News-Times reports that the lawsuit filed against Bruce Bemer follows a...

The Latest: Storms lash Northeast, leaving at least 2 dead

May. 15, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on severe storms in Connecticut (all times local): 11 p.m. Powerful storms have lashed the Northeast with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least two people dead and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power. A man was killed in...

132-pound tumor removed from woman's abdomen

May. 4, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Doctors at a Connecticut hospital say they removed a 132-pound tumor from a woman's abdomen, and she is expected to recover fully. The ovarian tumor was diagnosed after the 38-year-old woman reported rapid weight gain of about 10 pounds per week over a two-month period. The doctors at...

Norovirus confirmed after 100 college students fall ill

Apr. 23, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed that norovirus sickened about 100 students at Western Connecticut State University and prompted the school to close for the day for disinfecting. State Department of Public Health officials said Monday that testing confirmed norovirus, which is a highly...