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Connecticut expects to have nearly 100K kid-size doses ready

Oct. 27, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut expects to have nearly 100,000 kid-size doses of Pfizer’s shots for 5- to 11-year-olds ready to begin vaccinating children as early as Nov. 4, pending federal recommendations and approvals. The state has ordered 51,600...

Nor'easter cuts power to over half-million homes, businesses

Oct. 27, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter that battered the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force wind gusts left more than a half-million homes and businesses without power in New England and forced the closure of bridges, ferries and schools in the region Wednesday. Utility workers...

Loaded UConn women push for program's 12th national title

Oct. 27, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn fans are getting a little antsy. After all, the Huskies haven't won a women's national championship since 2016. Connecticut comes into this season ranked No. 2, having added the nation's top recruit, guard Azzi Fudd, to a team that returns...

Police: Person of interest in killing opens fire at officer

Oct. 26, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who police say is a person of interest in a Hartford homicide opened fire into the driver's side window of a city police cruiser early Tuesday and narrowly missed the officer inside, authorities said. The officer, who has not been named,...

Former MLB manager Valentine runs for mayor in hometown

Oct. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball manager and player Bobby Valentine scoffs at any suggestion he might be out of his league running for mayor in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut’s second-largest and fastest-growing city. The 71-year-old rookie...

Charities benefit from fans' return to golf tournament

Oct. 26, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Travelers Championship announced Tuesday that June’s golf tournament, with limited fans in attendance, raised more than $2.2 million for Connecticut charities. That was up from $1.6 million raised during 2020 when the tournament in Cromwell...

Police: Teen shot in head, dropped off at Waterbury hospital

Oct. 26, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and then dropped off at a Waterbury hospital, police said. The teenager was left at St. Mary’s Hospital early Monday morning with a gunshot wound to the back of his head, Waterbury police said in a news...

Fillier scores 2, Canada beats US again in women's hockey

Oct. 25, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Amanda Kessel isn't panicking after the United States women's hockey team opened its pre-Olympic series with two straight losses to rival Canada. “This is the best that I think our team has felt,” said Kessel, who scored the tying goal as the...

Judge adds federal retainer to AAU coach charged with abuse

Oct. 25, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

A former Connecticut AAU coach accused of sexually abusing players must stay in prison even if he makes bond on state sexual assault charges, a federal judge ruled Monday. Former pro basketball player Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, also faces federal child enticement...

State lawmaker charged with misusing COVID-19 funds resigns

Oct. 25, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state Rep. Michael DiMassa has resigned from the legislature after having been charged last week with misusing federal COVID-19 relief funds. The West Haven Democrat submitted a short resignation letter, dated Oct. 21, that was...