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Connecticut karate school still kicking after 30 years

Nov. 12, 2019 10:46 AM EST

PUTNAM, Conn. (AP) — Lillian Frechette, 9, started taking karate lessons five years ago at Quest Martial Arts in Putnam and values what she has learned over the years. "It helps you stick up against bullies, and people that are trying to hurt you," she said. The whole Frechette family is enrolled at Quest,...

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

Nov. 12, 2019 10:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms that argued it should be shielded by a...

Schools to offer courses with African-American, Latino focus

Nov. 12, 2019 10:24 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — School districts are planning to implement a law passed this year mandating schools statewide offer African-American, Latino and Puerto Rican-focused courses. Waterbury is ahead of surrounding districts, as the city has already had a variety of similar courses both inside the...

Culinary lab to offer alternative career path for students

Nov. 12, 2019 9:59 AM EST

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The number of students interested in Norwalk High School's Culinary Pathway program is growing, and as of Monday, there is a new, state-of-the-art lab to accommodate interested students. "It became clear that (based on) the amount of kids who want to go into the culinary pathway, we...

Police say suspect in Bethel homicide is in custody

Nov. 12, 2019 9:34 AM EST

BETHEL, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have a suspect in custody in connection with a homicide. Bethel police tell the News-Times that a woman returned to her home on Monday to find her son dead. The woman at first though her son had taken his own life, but responding officers determined that the death...

Supreme Court will let lawsuit go forward against gun-maker over Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting

Nov. 12, 2019 9:33 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court will let lawsuit go forward against gun-maker over Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting.

Police: 95-year-old woman died as result of dog attack

Nov. 12, 2019 8:28 AM EST

SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a 95-year-old Connecticut woman attacked by a dog died because of the attack, and not because of a fall as the dog's owner said. Suffield police Chief Richard Brown said Monday the victim, Janet D'Aleo, of Enfield, suffered "massive injuries, including flesh, muscle, and...

Lawsuit against flight school over fatal crash is dismissed

Nov. 11, 2019 4:46 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against a flight school and its owner over a 2016 plane crash that killed a student pilot. Judge Matthew Budzik in Hartford ruled in favor of Arian Prevalla and his now-defunct American Flight Academy on Friday. Prevalla...

Accomplished college gymnast dies after training accident

Nov. 11, 2019 4:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An accomplished gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University has died following a serious spinal cord injury suffered in a training accident. Melanie Coleman, 20, of Milford, Connecticut, was training Friday at New Era Gymnastics in Hamden when she was injured, said her mother,...

ICE Agents: State judicial marshal prevented detainment

Nov. 11, 2019 3:43 PM EST

DERBY, Conn. (AP) — Immigration agents say a Connecticut court security officer tried to prevent them from entering a courthouse where they planned to detain a Jamaican man. The Hartford Courant reports that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents complain a judicial marshal attempted to prevent...