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Ogunbowale hits late 3, Wings beat Sun 74-73

Jun. 26, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale made a late go-ahead 3-pointer and finished with 23 points to help the Dallas Wings beat the Connecticut Sun 74-73 on Wednesday night. Down 13 late in the third quarter, Connecticut opened the fourth on a 15-2 run to take a 66-63 lead. Ogunbowale, a rookie who had...

Lamont signs 2-year, $43 billion state budget into law

Jun. 26, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday signed a two-year, $43 billion state budget into law, noting the plan was passed on time and puts the state "back on track" financially. The Democratic governor OK'd the bill just days before the state's new fiscal year begins on July 1. "To...

ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Jun. 26, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

Bob Ley, a fixture at ESPN since the network's launch 40 years ago, has decided to step away. The 64-year-old Ley announced his retirement Wednesday. He said during a phone interview that he made the decision late last month and started calling close friends and colleagues Tuesday with the news. Ley had been on...

Author revisits most spectacular bank robbery in US history

Jun. 26, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The beige and brown houses blended into the sand and dirt of the Inland Empire as Ridgefield resident Peter Houlahan drove his car from Norco, Calif., toward the foothills into which the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department shooting range is nestled. He passed the town center sign,...

Farmington family is challenging kids to 'Invent the Summer'

Jun. 26, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Inventing always came naturally to 12-year-old Peter Mok. While a regular summer day for him may include playing lacrosse with his two brothers, Jason and Tai, or reading a book from his favorite series ("Harry Potter"), he's always brainstorming solutions for problems around the...

Romano elected chairman of Connecticut Republicans

Jun. 26, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans have re-elected JR Romano as chairman of the state party, despite the GOP losing legislative seats and the governor's race in the last election. Romano was overwhelmingly elected Tuesday night to a two-year term by the 74-member State Central Committee. He...

UConn rejoins Big East for hoops, other sports; not football

Jun. 26, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn is heading back to the Big East. The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees on Wednesday accepted an invitation to move its basketball and most other athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference. University President Susan Herbst signed a contract with the Big East...

Black bear struck, killed on Connecticut highway

Jun. 26, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut environmental officials say a black bear has been struck and killed by a vehicle on a state highway. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection confirmed Wednesday that the bear was struck and killed on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Hamden. It is believed to...

Estranged husband of missing mom says he misses 5 children

Jun. 26, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five made his first public comments Wednesday since her disappearance, saying he loves and misses his children as they remain in the custody of his mother-in-law while he faces criminal charges. Fotis Dulos, 51, briefly spoke...

Connecticut toddler brought to hospital with severe injuries

Jun. 26, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

WINDHAM, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are investigating an incident that left a 2-year-old child in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Emergency personnel responded to an apartment complex at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and took the child to Connecticut Children's Medical Center. State...