Latest Connecticut state government News

US-British diplomatic clash in store over Caribbean killing?

Nov. 12, 2019 4:09 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Anguilla are preparing a warrant for the arrest of a Connecticut man who refused to return to the Caribbean island to face charges in the death of a hotel resort worker, the attorney general for the British territory said Tuesday. Attorneys for Scott Hapgood, of Darien,...

Connecticut court rules frozen embryos can be destroyed

Oct. 30, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's highest court ruled Wednesday that frozen embryos at the center of a divorce case amount to marital property and can be destroyed. The unanimous opinion, which reversed a lower court decision, found the couple had an enforceable contract with a fertility clinic in which...

Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations

Oct. 17, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The governors from several Northeastern states said Thursday they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping, including possible regional restrictions on flavored vaping products. Democratic governors from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania met in New York City...

New attack submarine, future USS Oregon, is christened

Oct. 5, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon, was christened in Connecticut on Saturday. Politicians, shipyard leaders and Navy officials gathered for a ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, where they spoke about the importance of...

Court rejects appeal over dismissal of Sandy Hook lawsuit

Oct. 4, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the parents of two Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims against Newtown and its school district. Justices did not give a reason in an order released Thursday. The wrongful death lawsuit was brought...

World War II-era bomber plane crashes near airport

Oct. 2, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A World War II-era bomber plane crashed Wednesday just outside New England's second-busiest airport, and a fire-and-rescue operation was underway, official said. A spokesman for Gov. Ned Lamont confirmed the crash of the B-17 plane at Bradley International Airport north of...

Court hears Alex Jones' appeal in Sandy Hook case

Sep. 26, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should not have been penalized for an angry outburst on his Infowars web show against an attorney for relatives of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, Jones' lawyer told the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday. Lawyer Norman...