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Cohen leads St. Francis (Pa.) over Sacred Heart 76-58

Jan. 21, 2021 10:09 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Josh Cohen had 11 points and 10 rebounds to carry St. Francis (Pa.) to a 76-58 win over Sacred Heart on Thursday night. Maxwell Land had 14 points for St. Francis (Pa.) (3-7, 2-4 Northeast Conference), which ended its five-game road losing streak. Ramiir Dixon-Conover added 12...

Mount St. Mary's tops Central Connecticut 67-57

Jan. 21, 2021 10:00 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Damian Chong Qui had a season-high 20 points as Mount St. Mary’s defeated Central Connecticut 67-57 on Thursday night. Chong Qui hit 11 of 12 foul shots. Josh Reaves had 13 points for Mount St. Mary’s (5-5, 4-2 Northeast Conference), which ended its four-game road...

Connecticut governor says state needs more vaccine from feds

Jan. 21, 2021 6:31 PM EST

Nearly 260,000 Connecticut residents have so far received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 47,000 people 75 years and older. But Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday the state would like to see many more people vaccinated. “There's one chokepoint,” the Democrat said. “We need...

FILE- In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, Former ski star Lindsey Vonn, of United States, smiles in the finish area during the men's World Cup super G alpine ski race in Kitzbuehel, Austria. Vonn, the winningest woman in World Cup history, is scheduled to call the women’s downhill and super-G races in Crans Montana, Switzerland, this weekend for NBC Sports. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)

Lindsey Vonn to serve as NBC analyst for World Cup ski races

Jan. 21, 2021 4:04 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is returning to ski racing — as a television analyst. The winningest woman in World Cup history is scheduled to help out with the NBC Sports broadcast of the women’s downhill and super-G races in Crans Montana, Switzerland, this weekend. Vonn will make her...

Feds no longer seeking death penalty in triple killing

Jan. 21, 2021 12:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are no longer seeking the death penalty for a Connecticut drug dealer convicted for his role in the killings of three people beaten to death in a turf dispute over crack cocaine sales. The U.S. attorney's office notified Azibo Aquart's lawyer about its decision...

Officers' use of force probed after man jumps off highway

Jan. 21, 2021 9:55 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man wanted for alleged robbery in Connecticut jumped off a highway in Hartford and fell 70 feet Wednesday night while fleeing police — an incident that prompted an investigation into the use of force by West Hartford officers. State police said the man was taken to a...

Bridgeport officer fired after excessive force investigation

Jan. 21, 2021 7:45 AM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 20-year veteran Bridgeport police officer has been fired for using excessive force during an arrest last year, officials announced. Officer Richard Cretella was fired Wednesday after an internal affairs investigation into the April 1, 2020 arrest, Acting Chief Rebeca Garcia...

Man charged with pinning officer during US Capitol attack

Jan. 20, 2021 6:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man seen in a widely viewed video pinning an officer into a doorway during the attack on the U.S. Capitol has been charged with assaulting police officers, federal authorities said Wednesday. Patrick McCaughey III, 23, of Ridgefield, was arrested Tuesday in South Salem,...

Lawmakers plan to push ahead with religious exemption bill

Jan. 20, 2021 4:11 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of the Connecticut General Assembly's Public Health Committee on Wednesday pledged to move forward this session with legislation that would end a religious exemption from vaccinations for schoolchildren, despite being called on by thousands of residents to postpone plans....

Trump pardons Connecticut man convicted of health care fraud

Jan. 20, 2021 4:02 PM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who pleaded guilty in a 1998 health care fraud case was granted a full pardon by Donald Trump, the White House announced early Wednesday. Glen Moss was among dozens of people Trump pardoned during the final hours of his administration. In a statement, the Trump White...