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Reporter detained while covering Connecticut demonstration

May. 10, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A reporter with Hearst Connecticut Media was briefly detained while covering a demonstration on the anniversary of a police shooting. The Connecticut Post reports that Tara O'Neill was handcuffed by Bridgeport police Thursday night, held for about 30 minutes, and released without...

Woman who sent poison to judges pleads guilty to escape

May. 6, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Connecticut woman who was imprisoned for mailing cookies laced with rat poison to Supreme Court justices and others has pleaded guilty to escaping from federal custody. Seventy-three-year-old Barbara March signed out of a halfway house in Washington, D.C., where...

Longtime Connecticut AP broadcast editor dies at 72

Apr. 22, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Steve Feica, a news director at AM radio stations in Connecticut in the 1970s who went on to a nearly 30-year career as a broadcast editor with The Associated Press, has died. He was 72. The Bridgeport native died from a suspected heart attack Friday at his home in Fairfield, his...

Teens to be treated as adults in Shakespeare theater fire

Apr. 9, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge has ruled that three teenagers charged in connection with a fire that destroyed a Connecticut theater will be treated as adults. The American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford was built in 1955, and Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer, James Earl Jones and other stars once...

Connecticut diocese settles priest abuse lawsuits for $3.5M

Mar. 21, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut has agreed to pay $3.5 million to five men who alleged in lawsuits that they were sexually abused as children by priests. The settlements involving three priests announced Wednesday by the Diocese of Bridgeport were reached following...