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Sen. Blumenthal introduces legislation to stop ICE sweeps

Jul. 12, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal introduced new legislation to prevent immigration officers from deporting people living in the country illegally as immigration arrests are expected to start Sunday. The new legislation aims to hold the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Novelist David Baldacci gifts $1M to Mark Twain home

Jul. 12, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The historic home in Hartford where Mark Twain and his family once lived has received a $1 million gift from bestselling novelist David Baldacci and his wife. The Mark Twain House & Museum says the gift is expected to support new initiatives including writing programs and more...

State budget among host of new laws taking effect on July 1

Jun. 30, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new state budget, a slightly higher fee for ride-hailing services and permission for young students to self-apply sunscreen while at school are among a host of new laws set to take effect in Connecticut. July 1 marks the first of several key dates when a large number of new laws...

75 years later, deadly circus fire will be remembered

Jun. 29, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The city of Hartford in Connecticut is planning a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of what has become known as the Day the Clowns Cried when more than 150 people died in the big top fire. The remembrance ceremony for the Hartford Circus Fire will take place July 6 at the...

Missing-mother defendant told to stay away from girlfriend

Jun. 28, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered the estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five to stay away from his girlfriend. Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, are free on bond, charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in connection with the May 24...

Yale, ex-basketball player settle lawsuit over expulsion

Jun. 25, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yale University and a former basketball captain have settled a lawsuit stemming from his expulsion over sexual misconduct allegations that he denied. A federal judge in Hartford on Tuesday dismissed Jack Montague's lawsuit. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. Yale spokesman...

Report: Minority drivers stopped at disproportionate rates

Jun. 25, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Black and Hispanic drivers in Connecticut continued to be stopped by police at disproportionately high rates in 2017 and were treated more harshly than whites in many cases after being pulled over, according to a fourth-annual analysis of statewide traffic stops released Tuesday....

Search of trash facility for evidence of missing mother ends

Jun. 25, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say they have completed their search of a trash-to-energy plant for evidence in the disappearance of a mother of five who's been missing for a month. New Canaan police in a statement Tuesday say the search through tons of trash at the Materials Innovation and...

Driver with record charged with 7 homicides in biker crash

Jun. 24, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy,...

Homecare agencies ask governor to veto part of budget bill

Jun. 12, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coalition of homecare agencies is urging Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont to veto part of the new state budget bill, arguing it will harm both the industry and clients. The advocates said Wednesday they were surprised to see broad language appear in the bill that bars homemaker,...