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Black leaders call for more anti-violence aid after killings

Apr. 14, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Black lawmakers and community group leaders called Wednesday for more federal and state aid for chronically underfunded anti-violence programs in Connecticut's cities, following the killings of a 3-year-old boy and a teenager in Hartford last weekend. ...

Lamont criticizes FDA's decision to pause J&J vaccinations

Apr. 14, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is criticizing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for recommending a pause in the administering of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The Democrat said Wednesday the response to a potential for a...

Connecticut providers try to swap out J&J vaccine amid pause

Apr. 13, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

Vaccine providers across Connecticut were busy rescheduling appointments Tuesday for the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, offering instead the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccines after the state Department of Public Health advised taking a pause on administering J&J shots as...

Police: Fatal shootings of toddler, teen appear related

Apr. 12, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut's capital city believe separate shootings over the weekend that killed a 3-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were related. Hartford Police Chief Jason Thody said Monday that investigators have found connections between the...

Lamont to spend COVID funds on summer education programs

Apr. 12, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

Connecticut plans to allocate millions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds toward education programs designed to help make up for learning lost by the state's schoolchildren during the pandemic. Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday that $10.7 million of...

Teen, 3-year-old boy killed in Hartford shootings

Apr. 11, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — City leaders expressed anger and called for action after separate shootings in Hartford claimed the life of a 16-year-old and 3-year-old. The shootings occurred Saturday afternoon about two hours apart and less than a mile away from each other. ...

The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which it began administering on January 5. “We are in a pandemic and our principle...

Connecticut to expand access to parks, beaches, camping

Apr. 09, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Connecticut is planning to provide full access this summer to its outdoor recreation areas including state parks, camp grounds, shoreline beaches, boat launches and inland swimming spots, after providing partial access to its park system last summer even at the height of the pandemic. ...

Drop in J&J vaccine leads to changes in college rollout

Apr. 08, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

A major decline in the amount of Johnson & Johnson vaccine has required Connecticut officials to revamp some distribution plans, including at college campuses before students leave for the summer break. Josh Geballe, chief operating officer for Gov. Ned Lamont, said...

Connecticut looking for sites to house migrant children

Apr. 08, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are looking at places in the state to house unaccompanied migrant children who have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in record numbers, including a now-shuttered juvenile detention center that drew criticism over its prison-like...