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Bridgeport City Councilman indicted on election charges

Jul. 28, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut City Council member and landlord has been indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple election fraud charges, including allegedly forging the signatures of his tenants on absentee ballots so it would appear they had voted for him. ...

Connecticut awards security grants to 97 groups, churches

Jul. 28, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Surrounded by faith leaders, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday that 97 nonprofit agencies across the state, including places of worship, will share $3.8 million to make security infrastructure upgrades. The grants, which mark the...

Judge keeps bail at $20M in Yale student killing case

Jul. 28, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge on Wednesday declined to reduce the $20 million bail for a man accused of killing a Yale graduate student earlier this year, calling him a danger to the public and potentially himself. Judge Gerald Harmon in New Haven also...

Court overturns order in gun permit fingerprinting case

Jul. 28, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned a lower court order issued last year that required Connecticut to resume fingerprinting for gun permit applicants despite the state's suspension of those services because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Gun maker offers $33M to settle suit by Sandy Hook families

Jul. 28, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has offered some of the victims' families nearly $33 million to settle their lawsuit over how the company marketed the firearm to the public. Lawyers for now-bankrupt...

State lawmakers work to strip old 'whites only' covenants

Jul. 28, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fred Ware and his son were researching the history of the home he's owned in the Hartford suburbs since 1950 when they discovered something far uglier than they expected. Tucked in a list of rules on the home's original deed from the developer...

CDC mask guidance under review, could apply to 2 counties

Jul. 27, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

Connecticut officials on Tuesday were reviewing new recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors, noting two counties — Hartford and New London — are close to the CDC's threshold. Max Reiss,...

Popular Connecticut bear put down after being hit by vehicle

Jul. 27, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

EASTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut bear that became popular locally with its own Facebook page had to be put down by police after it was struck by a vehicle, authorities said Tuesday. Outpourings of grief were posted on the page after Easton police announced the death...

Connecticut looks to use Medicaid funds to address gun crime

Jul. 27, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

The state of Connecticut is embarking on a plan to dedicate Medicaid funds to help address the problem of gun violence and other violent crimes. Under new legislation, financially challenged community-based violence prevention services will eventually be able to receive...

Yale expert picked as next Connecticut public health chief

Jul. 26, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dr. Manisha Juthani, an infectious disease specialist at Yale School of Medicine, was nominated by Connecticut's governor on Monday to serve as the next commissioner of the Department of Public Health. Juthani will succeed Dr. Deidre Gifford, the...