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This image made from police body camera video taken on Jan. 2, 2020, and released by the Connecticut State Police shows Michael Gregory with a knife in his girlfriend's home, talking to Ansonia police officers who were responding to her report, before Gregory was shot dead in Ansonia, Conn. The fatal shooting by police in Connecticut has raised questions about whether officers did enough to diffuse the situation and the fallibility of stun guns. Ansonia police say one of their officers was forced to shoot Gregory when he came at police with the knife on Jan. 2. The time and date stamp on the image indicates the UTC time. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Connecticut deals with 3 fatal police shootings in new year

Jan. 23, 2020 5:58 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three fatal police shootings in Connecticut since the start of the New Year have raised questions over the use of deadly force by law enforcement in a state that normally sees about a half-dozen such shootings each year. The deaths of Michael Gregory in Ansonia, Mubarak Soulemane...

Eytle-Rock scores 19 as UMBC finishes off Hartford 69-60

Jan. 22, 2020 10:01 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — R.J. Eytle-Rock had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as Maryland-Baltimore County topped Hartford 69-60 on Wednesday night. K.J. Jackson had 16 points and six rebounds for Maryland-Baltimore County (8-12, 1-4 America East Conference), which snapped its four-game...

Official: Hubs of innovation are crucial to economic revival

Jan. 22, 2020 7:55 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new economic action plan will be rolled out in Connecticut that will include incentives to attract employers to its cities and promote the growth of women-and-minority-owned businesses, according to a top state official. David Lehman, the state’s commissioner of economic...

FILE - In this March 23, 2008, file photo, Tennessee coach Pat Summitt questions a call as her team plays Oral Roberts in the first half of a first-round women's NCAA college basketball tournament game in West Lafayette, Ind. For over a decade the rivalry in women's basketball was Tennessee and UConn.  After a 13-year absence the two teams will play Thursday night, Jan. 23, 2020, in Hartford, Connecticut. The two powerhouse teams led by Hall of Fame coaches Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma put the sport on the national scene starting with their historic first matchup in 1995 that was a 1 vs 2 showdown. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

UConn vs Tennessee rivalry renewed in women's hoops Thursday

Jan. 22, 2020 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a decade, the rivalry in women's basketball was Tennessee and UConn. After a 13-year absence, the teams will play again Thursday night, broadcast at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN from Hartford, Connecticut. The powerhouse teams led by Hall of Fame coaches Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma...

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong speaks beside Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, third from left, and Gov. Ned Lamont, fourth from left, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Hartford, Conn., where they announced plans to join a coalition of 20 states in an upcoming lawsuit to prevent the release of 3D printed gun files on the internet. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)

Connecticut to join other states to block 3D gun blueprints

Jan. 22, 2020 5:14 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The attorney general of Connecticut, a state that last year placed strict limitations on “ghost guns,” announced Wednesday that his office will join 20 other states in suing the federal government to prevent the release of 3D-printed gun files online. Democrat William...

Hartford mayor nominates interim police chief for the job

Jan. 22, 2020 12:35 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford's mayor wants the city's interim police chief to get the job on a permanent basis. Mayor Luke Bronin on Wednesday nominated Interim Police Chief Jason Thody for the position. The nomination is subject to confirmation by the city council. Bronin said a town hall meeting to...

Police: Woman stole from assisted living facility

Jan. 22, 2020 10:37 AM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman walked into an assisted living facility where she entered several apartments and stole cash and jewelry, police said. Camile Dzemailoska, 40, of Naugatuck, was charged with burglary, larceny, and criminal mischief after walking into the Larson Place Senior Living...

Authorities release name of Waterbury man shot by police

Jan. 22, 2020 8:31 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the man shot and killed by a police officer in Connecticut earlier this week. Edward Gendron, 57, of Waterbury was killed Monday, according to a statement Tuesday from Connecticut State Police. The Waterbury officer involved in the shooting was...

This Jan. 15, 2020, still image from dashboard camera video released by the Connecticut State Police shows Trooper Brian North, left, after he discharged his weapon beside vehicle stopped in West Haven, Conn. North fatally shot Mubarak Soulemane following a high-speed chase along Interstate 95 after Soulemane,19, had carjacked the vehicle in Norwalk, Conn. Clergy and relatives of Soulemane have called for the trooper be sent home on suspension and are asking for more de-escalation training. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Family, clergy demand reforms after fatal shooting by police

Jan. 21, 2020 5:56 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Clergy and relatives of a 19-year-old man killed by a Connecticut state police trooper met with the state's public safety commissioner on Tuesday, demanding the trooper be sent home on suspension and asking for more de-escalation training. Trooper Brian North fatally shot Mubarak...

No laughing matter: $250,000 worth of comic books stolen

Jan. 21, 2020 4:10 PM EST

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested three men they say stole 500 rare comic books worth a total of $250,000 last summer. James Wadsworth Sr., 49, of Ansonia, James Wadsworth Jr., 30, of Ansonia, and Saul Salazar, 32, of Shelton are all charged with first-degree larceny and conspiracy...