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Police: Connecticut man shoots cousin in Rhode Island

Jan. 26, 2020 9:57 AM EST

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Police are looking for a Connecticut man they say shot and killed his cousin in Rhode Island. Louis Seignious Jr., 31, of Norwich, Connecticut, shot 28-year-old Vincent Sebastian in Westerly at about 4 p.m. Saturday, Westerly Chief Shawn Lacey said in a statement. Sebastian, of...

This Jan. 15, 2020, still image from dashboard camera video released by the Connecticut State Police shows Trooper Brian North, left, after he discharged his weapon beside vehicle stopped in West Haven, Conn. North fatally shot Mubarak Soulemane following a high-speed chase along Interstate 95 after Soulemane,19, had carjacked the vehicle in Norwalk, Conn. Clergy and relatives of Soulemane have called for the trooper be sent home on suspension and are asking for more de-escalation training. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Sharpton to lead memorial service for teen killed by trooper

Jan. 26, 2020 9:07 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Family and friends of a 19-year-old Connecticut man killed by a state trooper earlier this month are set to gather Sunday for a memorial service featuring the Rev. Al Sharpton. The ceremony honoring Mubarak Soulemane will begin at 1 p.m. at the First Calvary Baptist Church in New...

Judge: Students can't be kicked out of UConn housing

Jan. 25, 2020 7:16 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that two University of Connecticut students cannot be kicked out of university housing while their First Amendment lawsuit is in progress. Ryan Mucaj and Jarred Karal were arrested and charged last fall for repeatedly shouting racial slurs outside an...

Anosike, Ozier lead Sacred Heart past Fairleigh Dickinson

Jan. 25, 2020 6:18 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — E.J. Anosike had his seventh consecutive double-double and Koreem Ozier came off the bench to score 16 points, leading Sacred Heart to a 77-60 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday. Anosike had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Pioneers (12-9, 5-3 Northeast Conference). Aaron...

Krishnan helps Central Connecticut State snap 8-game skid

Jan. 25, 2020 5:48 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Sophomore Ian Krishnan hit five 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Central Connecticut snapped an eight-game skid and picked up its first Northeast Conference win of the season with an 86-76 victory over Wagner on Saturday. Krishnan made 6 of 10 shots from the floor, including 5...

Trooper's duties limited pending probe into fatal shooting

Jan. 25, 2020 4:35 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A coalition of religious leaders and the family of a 19-year-old man shot and killed by a Connecticut State Police trooper have come to an agreement with the state on the duty status of the trooper involved in the shooting, a pastor announced Saturday. During the investigation into...

Connecticut to allow non-binary gender option on licenses

Jan. 25, 2020 3:19 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles will soon allow a non-binary gender designation on state drivers’ licenses. Starting Monday, three gender options will be available for state-issued license and identification cards — male, female, and non-binary, denoted by...

CEO chosen for state's new paid family medical leave program

Jan. 25, 2020 2:02 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The CEO of a Hartford organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities has been named to oversee Connecticut's fledgling paid family and medical leave authority. Andrea Barton Reeves was chosen from a pool of 170 candidates for the job. The CEO of Harc Inc. since 2013,...

Judge rules for male student in UConn misconduct probe

Jan. 25, 2020 12:52 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has issued a temporary order requiring the University of Connecticut to reinstate a male student who had been banned from campus for two years amid a sexual misconduct investigation. The student, referred to in court documents as John Doe, said in a lawsuit that UConn...

Flights of historic planes grounded pending investigation

Jan. 25, 2020 12:39 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A nonprofit foundation that operates short flights on World War II era aircraft for history buffs and aircraft enthusiasts has agreed to offer only ground tours while the Federal Aviation Administration continues an investigation into a deadly crash of one of its vintage planes. The...