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Towns face losing funds if tribal team mascots don't change

Jun. 15, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

Connecticut schools that still use Native American nicknames and mascots could take a financial hit if they continue to use those images without written consent from a state- or federally-recognized tribe in their region, according to a provision tucked into a massive budget implementation...

Miller leaves Sun to deal with family medical issue

Jun. 15, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller has left the team to deal with a family medical issue. The Sun issued a statement Tuesday saying Miller had traveled home to Pennsylvania to be with his family and tend to the situation, which involves a family...

Prison guards seeking hazard pay for work during pandemic

Jun. 14, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

Correction Officer Ginny Ligi says she was working 80-hour weeks in April 2020, often without the needed personal protective equipment, when she began feeling sick. A test soon confirmed her worst fear — the intense vertigo, nausea and headaches were symptoms of...

Advocates see special session as 2nd chance for their issues

Jun. 14, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

Advocates for different causes are hoping to get a second chance at passing a bill or securing funding in the new state budget as the Connecticut General Assembly prepares to return to the Capitol for a short special session this week. The list runs the gamut from climate...

Police: 5 arrested in CT after crashing stolen ride-hail car

Jun. 14, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — Five teenagers crashed a stolen car in Connecticut, called a ride-hailing service, then stole the ride-hail car and crashed it, authorities said. Glastonbury Police Lt. Corey Davis said the five teens aged 15 to 18 were riding in a stolen BMW...

Stewart scores 22, Storm beat shorthanded Sun 89-66

Jun. 13, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists to help the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 89-66 on Sunday. Stewart made 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Storm (10-2), who improved their lead atop the WNBA standings over...

Man wanted in Waterbury slaying is arrested in New York

Jun. 13, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have charged a New York man with killing a man in Waterbury last month. Waterbury police said Sunday that Gerome Philips was taken into custody in the Bronx last Tuesday by U.S. Marshals. He was extradited to Waterbury on...

Drug overdoses rise in NH; Hospitalizations in MA drop

Jun. 13, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Sunday: NEW HAMPSHIRE As the number of COVID-19 cases have fallen and restrictions have been dropped in New Hampshire, drug overdoses are on the rise in some cities. Suspected...

Report: Thousands of school bus crashes in last 5 years

Jun. 13, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A report has found more than 4,500 school bus crashes have occurred in Connecticut over the last five years, leading to dozens of lawsuits against three major bus companies. Hearst Connecticut Media reported there have been 4,695 crashes since...

Police: Bodies of two fisherman pulled from Housatonic River

Jun. 12, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The bodies of two fishermen reported missing on the Housatonic River have been recovered, police said. Police said 23-year-old Johnny Sanchez and 35-year-old Wilson Pacheco were fishing on Bleachery Dam on Wednesday night when one of the men...