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Connecticut lawmakers mulling a possible capital gains tax

Apr. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some legislative Democrats are considering a new capital gains tax on Connecticut's high-earners, instead of following through with some of Gov. Ned Lamont's proposed sales tax changes. Democratic Rep. Jason Rojas of East Hartford on Thursday told WTIC-AM he expects the General...

Court overturns rejection of plans for school for disabled

Apr. 18, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town's rejection of a proposed school for disabled teenagers and adults was overturned Thursday by the state Appellate Court, which said concerns about increased traffic cited by neighbors and local officials were unproven. A three-judge panel of the court ruled...

Rabbis: 'Not kosher' to buy at grocery store during strike

Apr. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep roots in the local Jewish community. A number of rabbis in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have...

Lamont had preliminary talks with private firms on tolls

Apr. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont says he's had "very preliminary" conversations with private investors who might help develop a proposed electronic highway tolling system in Connecticut. The Democrat told reporters Thursday that he's open to the idea of working collaboratively with a private group...

Health care aide charged with stealing from dementia patient

Apr. 18, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut home health aide has been charged with stealing more than $20,000 from an elderly dementia patient she was caring for. Police say 30-year-old Jennifer Poitevien, of Shelton, was charged Wednesday with first-degree larceny, credit card theft and first-degree identity...

Man attacked by bobcat on Connecticut golf course

Apr. 18, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut was beaten off by golf clubs before environmental police tracked it down and killed it, authorities said. The bobcat attacked the golfer at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday on the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in the Baltic section of Sprague,...

4 suspects in custody in Vermont fatal shooting

Apr. 18, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police say four suspects are facing charges in a fatal shooting in Vermont. Burlington police say 23-year-old Benzell Hampton was shot and killed in an attack in a downtown neighborhood on Tuesday. Thirty-two-year-old Lesine Woodson, of Orlando, Florida, was arrested shortly after...

Connecticut man pleads guilty to illegal gun sales

Apr. 18, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager has pleaded guilty to illegally manufacturing guns that he then sold to an undercover federal agent. Mohammadreza Kamali pleaded guilty Tuesday in a New Haven federal court to dealing firearms without a license. The U.S. attorney for Connecticut says law...

Officers involved in shooting that injured woman identified

Apr. 18, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Connecticut have publicly identified two police officers involved in a shooting that injured a woman and sparked community protests. Yale University in a statement Wednesday said campus officer Terrance Pollack was involved in Tuesday's shooting in New Haven. Officials...

Appeal focuses on Newtown officials' actions before shooting

Apr. 17, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to follow mandated security protocol and order a lockdown that may have saved lives immediately after the gunman shot his way through the locked entrance, a lawyer for the parents of two children killed in the massacre told a Connecticut...