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Carter scores 19 to lead Hartford over New Hampshire 69-57

Jan. 19, 2022 23:49 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Traci Carter had 19 points and nine rebounds as Hartford topped New Hampshire 69-57 on Wednesday night. Austin Williams had 18 points and six rebounds for Hartford (3-10, 1-0 America East Conference). David Shriver added 12 points. Marco...

Stefanowski running for governor in likely expensive race

Jan. 19, 2022 15:54 PM EST

Connecticut voters face the prospect of another high-priced election with the reemergence of businessperson Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate for governor in 2018, who announced Wednesday he is running again and is spending at least $10 million of his own money this time. ...

Officials vow action after 13-year-old overdoses at school

Jan. 18, 2022 17:13 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials pledged to take action Tuesday in response to the overdose death of a seventh grader at a Hartford school, and urged parents to talk to their children about the dangers of illegal drugs. Democratic state Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire,...

Building could become museum for Black Civil War regiment

Jan. 16, 2022 11:12 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A vacant building in Hartford could become a museum honoring a famed Black Civil War regiment. Army veteran Bridgitte Prince is spearheading a project to raise $35 million to tell the story of the 29th Regiment Connecticut Infantry (Colored), the first Union...

Connecticut boy, 13, dies days after overdosing at school

Jan. 15, 2022 21:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who apparently overdosed on the opioid fentanyl while in school died on Saturday, police said. The seventh-grade student from the Sports and Medical Science Academy in Hartford had been hospitalized since Thursday morning. Two...

5 students taken to hospital after eating edible with THC

Jan. 14, 2022 15:30 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Five students at a Connecticut magnet school were taken to the hospital as a precaution Friday after eating chocolate containing the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana and becoming ill, officials said. A 13-year-old student at the Bishop Woods School...

Doctors believe latest surge may be peaking in Connecticut

Jan. 13, 2022 17:31 PM EST

Doctors at Connecticut’s two largest health care systems say they believe the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may be peaking in the state. Their comments came as Gov. Ned Lamont's office released data Thursday showing the state recorded 161 deaths related to COVID-19 over the...

Hartford 7th-graders hospitalized after suspected overdoses

Jan. 13, 2022 17:17 PM EST

A 13-year-old Connecticut boy was in grave condition Thursday after apparently overdosing on the opioid fentanyl while in school, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said. Two other seventh graders from the Sports and Medical Science Academy in Hartford also were sent to Connecticut...

Lamont says he may need narrow extension of COVID powers

Jan. 12, 2022 18:00 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney on Wednesday left open the possibility the governor's emergency powers may be extended under narrow circumstances as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The Democratic governor's civil...

GOP urges redrawing of 1st Congressional District lines

Jan. 10, 2022 17:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans urged an expert overseeing the redrawing of the state's congressional district boundaries Monday to consider their secondary plan to eliminate what the GOP calls gerrymandering benefitting Democrats that took place two decades ago. The...