Latest Connecticut News

Connecticut officer involved in 2019 fatal shooting resigns

Jun. 4, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An officer who was cleared of wrongdoing in a fatal shooting last year of an 18-year-old driver has resigned from a central Connecticut police department. Wethersfield officer Layau Eulizier fired through the windshield of a car coming at him in April 2019, killing Anthony Vega...

Immigrant families to receive $3.5 million in COVID relief

Jun. 3, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some struggling immigrant families in Connecticut without legal status will receive a share of $3.5 million in public and private money for COVID-19 relief. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday that $2.5 million in state-funded grants to landlords will be provided on...

Symbolic funeral procession honors Floyd in Connecticut

Jun. 3, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of cars traveled from Windsor to Hartford on Wednesday in a procession led by a hearse with an empty casket —- one of several demonstrations around Connecticut to honor George Floyd and protest racial injustice. In Danbury, protesters shouted “I can’t...

Barber Trey Maestri, gives a trim to Owen Bouchard, of Southington, at Trey's Barbershop, 101 Center St., Southington, Conn., Monday, Jun. 1, 2020. Despite restrictions on waiting areas, chair spacing and even conversation, customers flooded back to area salons and barbershops Monday. (Dave Zajac, Record-Journal/Record-Journal via AP)

COVID risk now included in unemployment eligibility check

Jun. 2, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When determining eligibility for unemployment benefits, Connecticut's Department of Labor is now allowed to consider whether returning to work during the cononavirus pandemic would pose an “unreasonable risk” to a person's health or the health of their household. When...

New Floyd demonstrations planned around Connecticut

Jun. 2, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New demonstrations against police brutality are planned Tuesday across Connecticut, where peaceful protests have been held in cities and suburbs since the death last week of George Floyd in Minnesota. Events are planned in cities including West Hartford, Fairfield and New Britain,...

Demonstrators block traffic on interstate in Hartford

Jun. 1, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Protesters on Monday blocked traffic on Interstate 84 in Hartford to protest police killings of black people, including George Floyd, who died last week after a white Minneapolis police officer held a knee on his neck for several minutes. Demonstrators also marched to the capital...

Drivers on Connecticut Route 2, in Preston, Conn., Monday, June 1, 2020, pass one of four electronic signs erected Sunday night by the state to warn patrons of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun about the potential dangers of being a large crowd and urging them not to

As casinos start to reopen, state puts up COVID-19 warnings

Jun. 1, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Electronic signs warned travelers to two of the world's largest casinos about COVID-19 on Monday, the first day they partially reopened to the general public over the governor's objections. Four portable signs installed by the state Department of Transportation near Foxwoods...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, Fotis Dulos,  charged with murdering his estranged and missing wife, is questioned during testimony in a civil case at Hartford Superior Court in Hartford, Conn.  A dispatcher from the Farmington police said, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, officers had responded to Dulos' home and he was later transported to the hospital. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP, Pool, File)

Fotis Dulos' estate ordered to pay mother-in-law $1.9M

Jun. 1, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estate of Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man who killed himself in January after being charged in the murder of his estranged wife, and his home construction company must pay $1.9 million to his wife's mother to settle up unpaid loans, a state judge ruled Monday. Dulos and his Fore...

Protests of Floyd death shut down some Connecticut highways

May. 31, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont wore an “I can’t breathe” T-shirt in a video message Sunday supporting peaceful demonstrations as protesters across Connecticut called for justice following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Protesters closed both sides of Interstate 84 in...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...