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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, Scott Hapgood, right, a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on vacation in Anguilla, and his lawyer Juliya Arbisman, left, hold a media conference in New York. A spokeswoman for Hapgood said a lawsuit against Auberge Resorts was filed Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in a California court in Marin County, where the company is based in Mill Valley. He is seeking undisclosed damages. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Man accused of killing hotel worker in Anguilla sues resort

Jan. 14, 2020 12:37 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with killing a hotel worker he says attacked his family on the Caribbean island of Anguilla has filed a negligence lawsuit against the resort company that operates the hotel. A spokeswoman for Scott Hapgood, of Darien, said the lawsuit against Auberge...

Newtown's Riley Ward (13) reacts and looks back at his teammates after scoring the winning touchdown as the Newtown Nighthawks beat the Darien Blue Wave in the final play of the Class LL state football championship at Trumbull High School Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Trumbull, Conn. Newtown won 13-7. Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community's high school football team, with a shooting victim's brother as linebacker, won the state championship Saturday in a last-minute thrill. (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant via AP)

Newtown football title brings joy on painful anniversary

Dec. 14, 2019 11:20 PM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community's high school football team — with a shooting victim's brother as linebacker — won the state championship Saturday...

Toddler dies after being struck by vehicle in driveway

Dec. 10, 2019 2:56 PM EST

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — A nearly 2-year-old boy died Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle in the driveway of a New Canaan home, police said. Police and emergency medical services arrived at the home within a few minutes of a 911 call, Lt. Jason Ferraro said. The child received emergency care at Norwalk...