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Lawsuit against flight school over fatal crash is dismissed

Nov. 11, 2019 4:46 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against a flight school and its owner over a 2016 plane crash that killed a student pilot. Judge Matthew Budzik in Hartford ruled in favor of Arian Prevalla and his now-defunct American Flight Academy on Friday. Prevalla...

Accomplished college gymnast dies after training accident

Nov. 11, 2019 4:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An accomplished gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University has died following a serious spinal cord injury suffered in a training accident. Melanie Coleman, 20, of Milford, Connecticut, was training Friday at New Era Gymnastics in Hamden when she was injured, said her mother,...

Man charged in Caribbean hotel worker's death skips hearing

Nov. 11, 2019 12:45 PM EST

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged in the death of a hotel worker he says attacked his family in Anguilla has declined to return to the British Caribbean territory for the latest pretrial hearing, a spokesman said Monday. Scott Hapgood, of Darien, is worried about his safety in light of death...

No. 17 Cincinnati stays unbeaten in AAC, routs UConn 48-3

Nov. 9, 2019 8:14 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A couple of close calls against overmatched opponents got Cincinnati's attention. The 17th-ranked Bearcats made sure the lowliest team in the American Athletic wouldn't stick around very long. Desmond Ridder threw for a pair of touchdowns and Michael Warren II ran for two more during a...

Heron lifts St. John's past Central Connecticut 87-57

Nov. 9, 2019 6:33 PM EST

JAMAICA, N.Y. (AP) — Mustapha Heron had 30 points as St. John's easily defeated Central Connecticut 87-57 on Saturday. Heron shot 6 for 7 from behind the arc. LJ Figueroa had 17 points and six assists for St. John's (2-0). Julian Champagnie added 10 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Damien Sears had...

CCSU rallies in overtime to top St Francis (PA) 38-31

Nov. 9, 2019 4:01 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Winchester threw a 21-yard pass to Kyren Petteway in overtime as Central Connecticut rallied past upset-minded St. Francis (Pennsylvania) 38-31 on Saturday. The Blue Devils (9-1, 5-0 Northeast Conference) are ranked No. 17 in the FCS coaches poll but had to scramble for the...

Sacred Heart wrestles control from Wagner in 41-7 win

Nov. 9, 2019 3:53 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Julius Chestnut had 116 yards rushing and two touchdowns and Sacred Heart blasted Wagner in the second half in a 41-7 win on Saturday. Following a scoreless first quarter, Wagner's Christian Alexander-Stevens threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Noah Alexander to end a 12-play, 76-yard...

Mitchell returns home, leads UMass past Fairfield, 62-60

Nov. 9, 2019 3:31 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Tre Mitchell scored 18 points in his return to Connecticut, helping UMass hold off Fairfield, 62-60 in a nonconference game on Saturday. Mitchell, the 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year in Connecticut, is one of seven freshmen and nine first-year players on the UMass roster. Mitchell...

No. 17 Cincinnati wants to avoid another close call vs UConn

Nov. 8, 2019 4:07 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bearcats trailed by a dozen points in the fourth quarter on the road against an overmatched opponent, a predicament that felt rather familiar. The No. 17 Bearcats pulled another one out, rallying for a 46-43 victory at East Carolina. And they came away thinking this must...

Woman, 95, dies in dog attack at home of animal activist

Nov. 8, 2019 12:36 PM EST

SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A 95-year-old Connecticut woman has died from injuries she suffered when she was attacked by a dog at the home of a former lawmaker who is also an animal rights activist. Authorities say Janet D'Aleo, of Enfield, was found with life-threatening injuries Wednesday and brought to a...