Latest Connecticut News

TV journalist Chris Hansen accused of bouncing checks

Jan. 16, 2019 2:25 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police investigation alleging he wrote bad checks for $13,000 worth of marketing materials. Former "To Catch a Predator" host Chris Hansen was arrested Monday in his hometown of Stamford,...

Teach kids about climate change? This state might require it

Jan. 16, 2019 12:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction on climate change in public schools statewide, beginning in elementary school. Connecticut already has adopted science standards that call for teaching of climate change, but if the bill passes it is believed that it...

Federal agents seize cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico

Jan. 16, 2019 11:51 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities have intercepted more than 30 pounds (14 kilograms) of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico to Connecticut. According to court documents unsealed Monday, U.S. Postal Service and Drug Enforcement Administration agents working an eight-month investigation tracked 60...

Connecticut lobster plant closure could shift jobs to Maine

Jan. 15, 2019 10:37 AM EST

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A major lobster company is shutting down its Connecticut facility this week and shifting work to its other operations in the Northeast. The Groton, Connecticut, facility is part of Garbo Lobster, which bills itself as the largest wholesale distributor of live lobsters in the world....

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Jan. 15, 2019 6:18 AM EST

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters. The game...

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Shakespeare theater fire 'heartbreaking'

Jan. 14, 2019 3:51 PM EST

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — Investigators sought the cause Monday of a fire that destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Theatre, whose stage has been graced by the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton,"...

Young scores 20 points, Quinnipiac gets past Fairfield 80-78

Jan. 13, 2019 4:20 PM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Cameron Young scored 20 points with six rebounds and five assists and Quinnipiac held off Fairfield 80-78 on Sunday. The Bobcats (8-7, 3-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic) took the lead for good when Tyrese Williams' layup made it 74-72 with two minutes left. Quinnipiac made six of its last...

Kohl, Bute lead Central Connecticut over Mount St. Mary's

Jan. 12, 2019 6:27 PM EST

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Tyler Kohl had 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists on Saturday and Central Connecticut closed the game with six straight points to beat Mount St. Mary's 77-68. Deion Bute added 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting and grabbed 11 boards for the Blue Devils (8-9, 2-2 Northeast...

Sacred Heart rides big first-half lead to win over Bryant

Jan. 12, 2019 4:58 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Sean Hoehn finished with 23 points and Koreem Ozier and E.J. Anosike combined for 25 of their 28 points in the first half when Sacred Heart took a huge lead it rode to a 98-70 win over Bryant on Saturday. Ozier scored 14 of his 16 points and Anosike 11 of his 12 in the first half...

Sandy Hook families can have access to InfoWars' financials

Jan. 11, 2019 5:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ruled that families of the victims killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting can review the financial documents of the conspiracy theory site Infowars that called the shooting a hoax. Six Newtown families filed a lawsuit in April against Infowars publisher and...