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Boarding school: 7 former staffers sexually abused students

Aug. 18, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — Seven former faculty members sexually abused students for decades while school administrators failed to take action, an independent investigation released by an elite Connecticut boarding school found. The report released late Friday by the Hotchkiss School near the New York state...

Jonquel Jones hits 5 3s, Sun ease by Lynx 96-79

Aug. 17, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones made five 3-points and scored 26 points, Alyssa Thomas had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 96-79 on Friday night. Connecticut (20-13), winners of eight of nine, secured a first-round bye with the victory and...

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park

Aug. 17, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with more than 100 synthetic-marijuana overdoses, many of them in the same New Haven park, after authorities say they caught him with 32 bags of the drug, police said Friday. Some of the victims identified John Parker, of New Haven,...

Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors

Aug. 17, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college. The now 23-year-old, who attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, says she and Beth lived in the same building and spent hours talking about everything from boyfriends to baking. Her other...

Hacker of celebrity photos asking for leniency

Aug. 17, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is asking for leniency while facing sentencing for hacking into more than 250 iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars and other people. George Garofano, of North Branford, was one of four men arrested in the 2014 hacking scandal that led to private photos of Jennifer...

Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill

Aug. 16, 2018 10:44 PM EDT

Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people's homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital. Social workers and mental health professionals also responded to the New Haven...

City tweaks sign for Paul Manafort Drive amid son's trial

Aug. 16, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city has tweaked its sign for Paul Manafort Drive because the name agitated some residents. The Hartford Courant reports workers put up a new sign this week to make clear the street in New Britain is named after ex-Mayor Paul Manafort, not his son who worked for...

The Latest: Police searching homes for drugs after overdoses

Aug. 16, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on more than 70 synthetic marijuana overdoses in New Haven, Connecticut (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Police in Connecticut are swarming a city park near Yale University and searching people's homes for drugs in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic...

Player in Connecticut trafficking ring wants to plead guilty

Aug. 16, 2018 8:17 AM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with recruiting young intellectually disabled and mentally ill men into a human trafficking ring and providing them to wealthy clients for sex has said he's willing to plead guilty. Robert King, of Danbury, told a judge Wednesday that he would plead guilty in...

WWII POWs buried as unknowns in Hawaii get memorial marker

Aug. 16, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Nancy Kragh grew up without her father, who was among 400 prisoners of war killed when a ship taking them from the Philippines to Japan was bombed. On Wednesday, she and other family members of prisoners on that ship dedicated a memorial stone to their loved ones. The marker lies within a...