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Connecticut issues first $1,000 fines to travel violators

Aug. 10, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued its first $1,000 fines on Monday to two individuals who Gov. Ned Lamont said failed to comply with the travel advisory for residents who return home from states with high COVID-19 infection rates. The Democrat said the two unnamed people had flown back to...

Work crews clear storm debris amid deactivated power lines, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Westport, Conn. The Connecticut National Guard joined over 1,750 utility crews in Connecticut on Friday in efforts to clear trees and restore power to more than 400,000 homes and businesses still in the dark, as frustration continued to grow over the pace of the response to Tropical Storm Isaias. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Slew of outages lingers in tri-state area 4 days after storm

Aug. 8, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 520,000 homes and businesses in the New York tri-state area were still without electricity Saturday as utilities worked to get the lights on four days after Tropical Storm Isaias. Tuesday's storm dealt the region a surprisingly sharp blow, killing at least one person, downing...

5 charged in brazen shooting outside Connecticut courthouse

Aug. 7, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Five gang members have been indicted in a brazen midday shooting outside a Connecticut courthouse that injured four rival gang members earlier this year, the U.S. attorney’s office announced. Four of the men were arrested Thursday and the fifth was already in state custody...

2nd suspect arrested in death of 14-year-old Bridgeport boy

Aug. 4, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A second teenager has been arrested in the death of a 14-year-old Bridgeport boy whose body was found in a wooded area last week. The 14-year-old suspect surrendered to police Monday night in the murder of Jose Nunez, Capt. Brian Fitzgerald of the Bridgeport police said. The teen,...

Police investigating 3 double shootings in Connecticut

Aug. 2, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — One of six victims in three separate double shootings in Connecticut late Saturday and early Sunday has died, state police said. Jennifer Hicks, 20, of Springfield, Massachusetts, died at a hospital following a shooting in a commuter parking lot in Manchester, state police said....

A photo provided Thursday, July 30, 2020, by the Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security in Bridgeport, Conn., shows Diante Willoughby. Willoughby, 19, has been charged with murder in the killing of 14-year-old Jose Nunez, who was reported missing by his mother Tuesday, before his body was found in a wooded area the next day. (Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security in Bridgeport, Conn. via AP)

Man charged with murder after 14-year-old boy is found dead

Jul. 30, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with murder in the killing of a 14-year-old Bridgeport boy who was reported missing by his mother Tuesday before his body was found in a wooded area the next day. Authorities said they took Diante Willoughby, 19, of Bridgeport, into custody during...

FILE- In this June 24, 2020 file photo, a worker prepares to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus from Wooster Square Park, in New Haven, Conn. Sculptures of the explorer were erected in the 19th and 20th centuries across the state, which has a large Italian-American population, but many were taken down in the summer of 2020, following widespread racial injustice protests that began following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. (Peter Hvizdak/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, File)

Disputes over Christopher Columbus statues play out in court

Jul. 15, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

Disputes over what to do with statues of Christopher Columbus in Connecticut have resulted in both civil and criminal complaints. Sculptures of the explorer were erected in the 19th and 20th centuries across the state, which has a large Italian-American population, but many were taken down this summer following...

FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, Democratic candidate for governor, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, speaks during a gubernatorial debate in New Haven, Conn. The New Haven Register reports that Ganim filed suit in state Superior Court against Delta Airlines over a dog bite he says he suffered on a flight in 2018. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Connecticut mayor sues Delta Airlines over dog bite

Jul. 11, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Bridgeport’s mayor is suing Delta Airlines over a dog bite he says he suffered on a flight. A suit filed in state Superior Court alleges Mayor Joe Ganim was sitting in his seat on a Delta flight in November 2018 when he was bitten by a dog that was accompanying a boarding...

Bridgeport latest Connecticut city to remove Columbus statue

Jul. 7, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Bridgeport has become the latest Connecticut city to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus. The city issued a statement saying the statue was removed Monday from Seaside Park and placed in storage “out of an abundance of caution for preservation of the historic artifact,...

FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont addresses the media at medical equipment manufacturer Bio-Med Devices in Guilford, Conn. On Thursday, July 2, 2020, Lamont announced a change to the required 14-day quarantine for visitors from states with high COVID-19 infection rates. He believes the quarantine announced the week before by Connecticut, New Jersey and New York has limited the number of Connecticut's out-of-state visitors. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, File)

Nursing home industry urging public to continue safety steps

Jul. 3, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

Representatives of the nursing home and assisted living industry are urging residents “to do their part” and help keep the current spread of the coronavirus low in Connecticut as a way to prevent a resurgence in long-term care facilities. They credited social distancing, hand washing, the wearing of...