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Fairleigh Dickinson routs Central Connecticut 83-60

Jan. 20, 2020 6:55 PM EST

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Xzavier Malone-Key had 23 points as Fairleigh Dickinson routed Central Connecticut 83-60 on Monday. Jahlil Jenkins had 16 points for Fairleigh Dickinson (4-13, 2-4 Northeast Conference). Brandon Powell added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Elyjah Williams had 13 rebounds. The Knights...

Man rescued after falling off railroad bridge into river

Jan. 20, 2020 5:52 PM EST

DERBY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut have rescued a man found clinging to rocks in the Housatonic River after he fell from a railroad bridge the night before. The man told emergency crews he was walking on a trestle bridge in Sunday night when he lost his footing and plummeted into the river. The...

Man killed by police in Waterbury during fight in home

Jan. 20, 2020 5:24 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A man was killed by Waterbury police Monday while officers were checking out a report of a bullet being shot through two homes' common wall, Chief Fernando C. Spagnolo said. Officers received a call from a property manager of the Craigie Avenue home saying a tenant reported finding...

Police: Man fatally stabs another man in domestic assault

Jan. 20, 2020 4:27 PM EST

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man fatally stabbed another man in a domestic assault, officials said. Jeffrey Stovall, 22, stabbed Jason Beck, 33, with a knife multiple times Saturday night in Norwich, police said. Beck was taken to Backus Hospital and was pronounced dead. Stovall was arrested Sunday...

Firefighters rescue man, dog from icy pond

Jan. 20, 2020 3:09 PM EST

STERLING, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters in Massachusetts rescued a man and a dog from an icy pond Sunday. Authorities said the incident began when the dog fell into the frigid waters of East Waushacum Pond, in Sterling north of Worcester. The man got in a canoe to try to rescue the animal but fell in himself...

Longtime fire marshal killed in motor vehicle crash

Jan. 20, 2020 1:35 PM EST

The longtime fire marshal of Orange, Connecticut has been killed in a motor vehicle crash. Timothy Smith died after his vehicle stuck a tree Sunday afternoon as he was driving southbound on Litchfield Turnpike in Woodbridge, according to the Woodbridge Police Department. No other vehicles were involved in the...

New commuter line exceeds 1 million passengers

Jan. 19, 2020 4:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than a million riders have traveled the commuter line between New Haven, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts that opened in June 2018. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said last week that the Hartford Line has seen 1,075,559 passenger rides in the past 19 months. The...

State adds $1.1M to help combat homelessness

Jan. 19, 2020 4:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is providing more than $1 million to combat homelessness. Democratic Governor Ned Lamont said last week that the additional $1.1 million in funding will support the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness' efforts to help families and individuals on the verge of...

Connecticut's Anna Makurat (24) tries to get around Tulsa's Addison Richards (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

No. 4 UConn extends AAC streak to 127 with rout of Tulsa

Jan. 19, 2020 4:09 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Freshman Anna Makurat has struggled with her confidence since arriving at UConn from Poland's top basketball league. The 19-year-old sharpshooter had been passing up open 3-pointers and hesitating with her decision making. But on a recent trip to Dallas, the Huskies took in a...

Working group recommends quality control plan for quarries

Jan. 19, 2020 12:38 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A legislative working group has released a new quality control plan for quarries in light of the crumbling foundations problem afflicting many eastern Connecticut homeowners. The General Assembly's Quarries Working Group, which has been meeting since September, also studied the...