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Pedestrian hit by car and killed in East Haven, Connecticut

Oct. 19, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has died after being struck by a car. The New Haven Register reports that police have identified the pedestrian hit as 72-year-old Alfred Hendrickson, of East Haven. East Haven police Lt. Joseph Murgo said officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck and...

Parr throws 2 TDs as Duquesne tops Sacred Heart, 20-6

Oct. 19, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Daniel Parr threw a pair of five-yard touchdown passes and Mitch Maczura kicked a pair of field goals as Duquesne stopped Sacred Heart, 20-6, Saturday in a battle of last year's Northeastern Conference co-champions. The Dukes (4-2, 2-0) came into the game with the 13th-ranked...

Attorney pleads not guilty to failing to report stolen guns

Oct. 19, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut attorney accused of failing to report six stolen handguns — including one used to shoot at police — has pleaded not guilty to charges including reckless endangerment. The Stamford Advocate reports that 72-year-old Ridgely Brown was arrested after police...

Winchester accounts for 4 TDs in CCSU victory

Oct. 19, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Winchester threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more — all in the first half — and Central Connecticut defeated Bryant 52-14 on Saturday. Winchester passed for first-quarter touchdowns of 41 and 34 yards to Kyren Pettaway then ran for scores of 42 and 56...

Education board member charged with ID theft

Oct. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — A member of a Connecticut city's education board is facing identity theft charges. Waterford police on Friday charged New London Board of Education member Jason Catala with second-degree identity theft and illegal use of a credit card. The 45-year-old Catala was freed on a promise...

Ex-professor says she was fired in sex-for-grades scandal

Oct. 19, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former professor at a college in Connecticut says in a lawsuit she was fired for refusing to disclose the name of a student who told her a male professor was offering better grades in exchange for sex. Laura Jean Champagne's federal suit against Goodwin College seeks...

Southington man dies when car strikes tree near I-84

Oct. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

PLAINVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say the driver of a car that went off Interstate 84 and struck a tree has died. Police say 22-year-old Dominic Hamm, of Southington, was headed east on the highway at about 10:30 p.m. Friday when his car veered off the right side of the road, went down an...

Judge: Student mentally ill when he stabbed 2 other students

Oct. 19, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge has determined that a former drama student at a Connecticut university charged with stabbing two other students is not guilty by reason of insanity. The judge determined Friday that prosecutors had proved former University of Hartford student Jake Wascher had committed the...

Lamont expecting large turnout for his Biden fundraiser

Oct. 19, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont is expecting more than 100 people to turn out for a campaign fundraiser he and his wife are hosting for presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden. Lamont and his wife, Annie, are scheduled to hold the event Sunday at their Greenwich home....

Audit: School cafeteria staff cheated district, not students

Oct. 18, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — An audit shows three cafeteria staff members cheated a Connecticut school system, and not the students, out of nearly $500,000 in theft. Jo-Ann Keating, the director of finance and operations for New Canaan Public Schools, said at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday that cafeteria...