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White woman granted probation for spitting on Black woman

Jul. 21, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A white woman who was charged with a hate crime after being caught on video spitting on a Black woman during a protest in Connecticut was allowed to enter a special probation program Wednesday that could leave her with no criminal record. Yuliya...

2nd suspect arrested in killing of woman shot while cooking

Jul. 19, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with the killing of a Hartford woman who was an unintended target when she was shot while cooking dinner in her home last month. City police announced Monday that Edwin Roman, 24, was arrested...

EXPLAINER: Why CT housing advocates fear eviction surge

Jul. 15, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...

Father of slain 3-year-old is injured in drive-by shooting

Jul. 10, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a Connecticut toddler who was shot to death in April was wounded in another drive-by shooting. Police tell The Hartford Courant that 34-year-old Randell Jones Sr. was among those injured Thursday afternoon when shots were fired at...

State worker unions sue Lamont over return to office order

Jul. 09, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

State employee union leaders are suing to stop Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's order to have workers return to the office now that much of the state has emerged from the pandemic, accusing him of violating prior telework agreements reached with the unions and ignoring the benefits of having...

States leaders concerned about 'pockets' of unvaccinated

Jul. 08, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — While close to 80% of adults in Connecticut have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, state officials said Thursday they're concerned the vaccination rate is less than 50% in some cities and towns as autumn approaches. Communities as varied...

Hartford athletes sue in attempt to block move to DIII

Jul. 08, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of athletes and student managers at the University of Hartford has filed a federal lawsuit in attempt to block the school from downgrading its athletic programs from Division I to Division III. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District...

Lawmakers agree to meet again on juvenile crime issues

Jul. 07, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Connecticut lawmakers agreed Wednesday to keep working together to possibly change some state laws and policies to address a recent string of car thefts and other crimes being committed by repeat juvenile offenders. House...

US women defeat Mexico 4-0 in final tune-up before Olympics

Jul. 05, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tobin Heath scored her second goal in as many games and the United States beat Mexico 4-0 on Monday in the American women's final match before the Olympics. The United States is undefeated in 44 straight matches, the second-longest unbeaten...

Connecticut lawmakers to revisit Lamont's COVID authority

Jul. 03, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are expected to return to the state Capitol in the coming weeks and decide whether to extend Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's public health emergency and his executive authority once again as the state continues to emerge from the coronavirus...