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US East Coast battens down the hatches ahead of blizzard

Jan. 28, 2022 19:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Last-minute shoppers cleared grocery shelves and raided snowblower dealers Friday along the U.S. East Coast ahead of a storm expected to drop heavy, fast-falling snow on some of the nation's biggest metro areas, including Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Officials...

Appeals court says Wesleyan not liable for abuse of teens

Jan. 28, 2022 16:24 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Appellate Court ruled Friday that Wesleyan University cannot be held responsible for the alleged abuse of boys in its basketball facilities and the dorm room of a basketball player during the early 1980s. The decision, which upholds the ruling...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 28, 2022 14:52 PM EST

Barre-Montepelier Times-Argus. January 27, 2022. Editorial: COVID roulette For a few consecutive days, Vermont’s COVID numbers were encouraging in their retreat. Thursday’s numbers provided another unfortunate bump upward — with luck, an anomaly. ...

Officer found justified in shooting of stabbing suspect

Jan. 28, 2022 14:51 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Bridgeport police officer was justified in the non-fatal shooting of a man who was stabbing another person in 2020, the state inspector general ruled Friday. Officer Eliud Henry tried verbal commands and used his stun gun on the man, but they had no...

Central Connecticut beats Long Island 65-62

Jan. 27, 2022 22:28 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Ian Krishnan registered 19 points as Central Connecticut narrowly beat Long Island 65-62 on Thursday night. Krishnan made 6 of 8 3-pointers, and Trenton McLaughlin made two free throws in the closing seconds. Tre Mitchell had 10 points for...

Cubbage carries St. Francis (BKN) over Sacred Heart 71-66

Jan. 27, 2022 22:18 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Michael Cubbage had a career-high 21 points to help St. Francis (BKN) fend off Sacred Heart 71-66 on Thursday night. Patrick Emilien had 18 points for the Terriers (6-14, 3-6 Northeast Conference). Rob Higgins added 15 points and six assists. ...

Settlement reached to end Hartford school desegregation case

Jan. 27, 2022 17:06 PM EST

A settlement given preliminary approval Thursday by a Connecticut judge in a long-running desegregation case would increase school choice options for students in Hartford and end more than three decades of litigation over inequities in the region's school systems, attorneys for both sides said. ...

2 dead after house fire and reported shooting in New London

Jan. 27, 2022 09:23 AM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Two people have died after being found in a burning New London house where a shooting also was reported, city police said Thursday. Responding to the reported shooting on Granite Street around 8 p.m. Wednesday, police found the multifamily house on fire and...

Flowers scores 21 to lead Hartford past Binghamton 72-60

Jan. 26, 2022 22:01 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Moses Flowers had 21 points and 13 rebounds as Hartford topped Binghamton 72-60 on Wednesday night. Hunter Marks had 15 points and six blocks for Hartford (4-12, 2-2 America East Conference). David Shriver added 13 points. Austin Williams had 10 points....

Oklahoma City woman accuses ex-lawmaker of sexual misconduct

Jan. 26, 2022 19:53 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma state lawmaker who resigned abruptly last week has been accused by an Oklahoma City lobbyist of touching her inappropriately during a New Year’s Eve party at her home. Former first-term Democratic state Rep. Jose Cruz, 31, resigned from his House...