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DeWanna Bonner helps Sun hold off Sky, 77-74

Aug. 14, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had 19 points and nine rebounds, Alyssa Thomas added 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and the Connecticut Sun held off the Chicago Sky 77-74 on Friday night. Down 10 points entering the fourth quarter, Chicago got within one point twice in the final 1:14. But...

Connecticut to train teachers in social, emotional learning

Aug. 14, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut education officials, concerned about the emotional trauma children have faced during the coronavirus pandemic, are making social and emotional learning a priority as schools make plans to reopen in the fall. Gov. Ned Lamont met with education and mental health officials...

Boat explosion that sent 6 into the water being investigated

Aug. 14, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are investigating the cause of a boat explosion that forced six people to jump to safety into Norwalk Harbor. Multiple people called 911 to report the explosion at about 6 p.m. Thursday. All six people aboard were rescued, including two who were brought to a...

FILE - In this undated photo, provided by her campaign, is Mary Fay, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, in Connecticut. Fay, a financial services executive and member of the West Hartford Town Council, has won a Republican Congressional primary and will face Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson in the November 2020 general election. (Courtesy of Mary Fay Campaign via AP, File)

West Hartford town councilor wins GOP Congressional primary

Aug. 14, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Mary Fay, a financial services executive and member of the West Hartford Town Council, has won a Republican congressional primary and will face Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson in November's general election. Fay billed herself as a moderate who is best-suited to defeat Larson and...

FILE — This May 21, 2020 file photo shows a general view of the Mohegan Sun casino, in Uncasville, Conn. The Mohegan Sun casino said Friday, Aug. 14, it will lay off an unspecified number of employees due to impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The southeastern Connecticut casino on sovereign tribal land opened June 1 despite opposition from Gov. Ned Lamont over the potential danger of spreading the virus in large group settings.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Mohegan Sun casino announces pandemic-related layoffs

Aug. 14, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Mohegan Sun casino said it will lay off an unspecified number of employees due to impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The southeastern Connecticut casino on sovereign tribal land opened June 1 despite opposition from Gov. Ned Lamont over the potential danger of spreading the...

Eversource restoring last remaining power outages from storm

Aug. 13, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Utility crews were working Thursday evening in Connecticut to restore the last remaining power outages from Tropical Storm Isaias, which knocked down scores of trees and wires across the state more than a week ago. Officials with Eversource, the state's largest electricity provider...

Health Department recommends moving football to spring

Aug. 13, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Public Health commissioner recommended Thursday that high school officials move their football and volleyball seasons from the fall to the spring to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. The advice came a day after the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic...

Man who set up 'sex dungeon' for girls gets 29-year sentence

Aug. 13, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who federal and state authorities say sexually abused a girl under 12 years old and sought another underage victim for “slave training” in his “sex dungeon” was sentenced Thursday to nearly 29 years in prison. Simon Hessler, 48,...

Inmate found strangled with COVID-19 mask

Aug. 13, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A 32-year-old prison inmate in Connecticut has been found strangled with a mask issued to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Daniel Ocasio, of Windsor, died Wednesday morning after being discovered sitting on a bunk in his cell at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional...

FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money will go into effect. That's after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Senators lay out plan for college athletes bill of rights

Aug. 13, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. The legislative plan calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with...