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Duke rallies Sacred Heart, Pioneers hold on to beat CCSU

Oct. 20, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Kevin Duke threw for 374 yards and three touchdowns as Sacred Heart rallied in the last half and then survived a late Central Connecticut State field goal attempt for a 28-25 victory on Saturday afternoon. Trailing 17-7 at the break, Sacred Heart (4-3, 2-0 Northeast Conference)...

No. 21 USF heavily favored to remain unbeaten against UConn

Oct. 19, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thanks to three fourth-quarter comebacks, No. 21 South Florida remains one of eight unbeaten teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Coach Charlie Strong just wishes the Bulls (6-0, 2-0), who can match the best start in school history by beating Connecticut (1-5, 0-3) on Saturday, didn't...

Ex-Newtown officials defend handling of shooter's education

Oct. 18, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former educators in the town where 20 children and six adults were shot to death in an elementary school submitted a sharply worded rebuttal Thursday to a state report that was critical of how the shooter's educational and mental health problems were handled. The two former Newtown...

Lawsuit: Teacher shamed student over pledge protest

Oct. 18, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager who says she was mocked and shamed for not standing up during the Pledge of Allegiance filed a federal lawsuit this week against her teacher and the school board. The unnamed 14-year-old student said she and other students remained seated as part of a...

Lawsuit over fatal crash involving Berman's wife settled

Oct. 18, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant accused of serving alcohol to the wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman before she was killed in a car crash has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of an 87-year-old man who also died in the wreck. The settlement involving The Market Place Kitchen and...

Officer who told group he was 'trigger happy' is fired

Oct. 17, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A white Connecticut police officer caught on video warning a group of mostly black and Hispanic young people not to fight or run away because he was "trigger happy" has been fired. Hartford Police Chief David Rosado announced the termination of Officer Stephen Barone on Wednesday....

Father, son plead guilty to $27M health care scam

Oct. 15, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A father and son from California have pleaded guilty for their roles in a scheme that defrauded more than $27 million from Affordable Care Act programs in at least 12 states. Federal prosecutors in Connecticut say 60-year-old Jeffrey White and 33-year-old Nicholas White, both of Twin...

Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases

Oct. 14, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison find themselves on the same side of a legal fight against the state, which they say did not do enough to prevent their exposure to radon. A federal judge last month ruled against the state's attempt to dismiss a lawsuit by 13 inmates inside...

Authorities: Small, private plane crashes off the Hamptons

Oct. 13, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A small private plane carrying three people crashed into the ocean off the coast of Long Island on Saturday, officials said. One body was recovered following the 11 a.m. crash of a twin-engine Piper PA-34 about a mile off of Quogue, in the Hamptons. Agencies including the...

Steffen out with tight hamstring; Guzan or Horvath in goal

Oct. 13, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Zack Steffen will miss the United States' exhibition against Peru, leaving Brad Guzan or Ethan Horvath to start Tuesday in East Hartford, Connecticut. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Saturday that Steffen has a tight right hamstring and left training camp. He started the last four...