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Yale students among those targeted in paintball shootings

Oct. 27, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven and Yale police are investigating after a number of city residents, including at least seven Yale students, reported being hit this month by assailants firing paintball guns. Yale freshman Naomi Schwartzburt told the Yale Daily News t hat she and a friend were walking...

Rise in coronavirus infections may impact winter sports plan

Oct. 27, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

The organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut says it may need to wait until mid-November before deciding whether or how to move forward with a winter sports season as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state continues to rise. Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday the rate of people found with the...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, file photo, voters wait in line to enter the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, in Annapolis, Md., on the first day of in-person early voting in the state. Tens of millions of Americans already cast ballots in the 2020 election amid record-breaking early voting during the coronavirus pandemic. But for some voters in a handful of states, casting an early ballot in-person isn't even an option. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

Voters in some states unable to cast early ballots in person

Oct. 27, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — With coronavirus cases spreading rapidly across her state, Samantha Allen laments that Missouri does not allow voters to cast their ballots in person before Election Day. More than 21 million voters across the U.S. have taken advantage of early in-person voting amid record-breaking...

FILE - In this July 23, 2020, file photo, people participating in a

Police bill plays big role in Connecticut legislative races

Oct. 27, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — While Democratic candidates for the General Assembly contend they have a strong record to run on, despite COVID-19 greatly limiting legislative successes in 2020, Republicans have latched onto the police accountability legislation that passed in a special session, believing voters...

Lamont warns restaurants, bars not to 'ruin it' for others

Oct. 26, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

Gov. Ned Lamont warned Monday that bars and restaurants violating Connecticut's COVID-19 restrictions will “ruin it” for other establishments complying with social distancing rules, including required face coverings, if they don't change their ways. The Democrat said he was concerned to learn about...

Family: Police shot man despite being told he had no gun

Oct. 26, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

The family of an unarmed Hispanic man who was shot to death outside his mother’s Manchester home in April joined social justice advocates Monday in taking issue with a prosecutor's report that found the shooting was justified. In his report Friday, Tolland State’s Attorney Matthew Gedansky said four...

Churches raise enough to erase about $26M in medical debt

Oct. 26, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — More than 100 United Church of Christ congregations across southern New England have helped raise enough money to erase a total of $26.2 million in medical debt for thousands of families across the Northeast and more than 12,000 first responders and medical workers nationwide. The churches in...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the New Canaan, Conn., Police Department shows Jennifer Dulos. The former home of Dulos, the Connecticut mother of five who went missing in May 2019 after prosecutors say she was killed by her estranged husband, is going on the market for $1.75 million. The Hartford Courant reports the 10,000-square-foot house in Farmington, Conn., is being listed as part of the sell-off of the estate of Fotis Dulos. (New Canaan Police Department via AP, File)

Former home of Jennifer Dulos goes on the market for $1.75M

Oct. 24, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The former home of Jennifer Dulos, the Connecticut mother of five who prosecutors say was killed by her estranged husband last year, is going on the market for $1.75 million. The 10,000-square-foot, six-bedroom house in Farmington, Connecticut is being listed as part of the...

Hartford police seize 6 guns, arrest 7 in violence crackdown

Oct. 24, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police said Saturday that they seized six firearms and arrested seven people on weapons charges as the city takes aim at escalating gun violence. Lt. Paul Cicero said the seizures and arrests came Friday night. Officers also recovered two stolen cars. Two people were...

Ex-Minister gets 30-year sentence for repeatedly raping girl

Oct. 24, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The former minister of a Connecticut church who was convicted of repeatedly raping a girl beginning when she was 6 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Orane Cole, 45, continued to maintain his innocence during the sentencing hearing Friday in Bridgeport Superior Court, the...