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1 dead, 8 injured in Hartford shootings

Aug. 4, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two separate shootings in Hartford's North End late Monday and early Tuesday killed a man and wounded eight other people, city police said. Three people were wounded by gunfire in the first shooting shortly after 10:30 p.m., Lt. Paul Cicero said. Two victims were in surgery early...

Ceremony marks 10th anniversary of beer distributor shooting

Aug. 3, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Workers and families gathered Monday for a brief, low-key ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of a mass shooting that killed eight people at a Connecticut beer distribution company. The small crowd observed a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the killings on Aug. 3,...

Ceremony to mark 10th anniversary of CT workplace shooting

Aug. 1, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A quiet ceremony is planned to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2010 mass shooting at Hartford Distributors in Manchester, where a disgruntled employee killed eight co-workers and seriously injured two others before killing himself. Friends, family and employees are expected to...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019, file photo, Newtown's Mike Ricks (11) blocks Darien's Sam Wilson (9) as the Newtown Nighthawks take on the Darien Blue Wave Class LL state football championship at Trumbull High School in Trumbull, Conn. The governing body of high school sports in Connecticut publicly released its plans for restarting interscholastic sports for the fall of 2020, proposing a shortened season that officials said will be

Shortened Connecticut high school sports season unveiled

Jul. 31, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

The governing body of high school sports in Connecticut publicly released its plans for restarting interscholastic sports this fall, proposing a shortened season that officials said will be “fluid” based on changing COVID-19 health metrics. The plan from CAS-CIAC, the Connecticut Association of...

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo, Independent gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel answers a question during the Connecticut Broadcasters Association gubernatorial debate in Hartford, Conn. The two-time candidate for Connecticut governor who was struck by a car while jogging in Pennsylvania on July 21, 2020, has died, his family said in a brief statement released Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant via AP, File)

2-time Connecticut governor candidate hit by car dies

Jul. 29, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

A two-time candidate for Connecticut governor who was struck last week by a car while jogging in Pennsylvania has died, his family said in a brief statement released Wednesday. Oz Griebel, 71, of Hartford, died from complications related to the July 21 crash. “The Griebel family is very appreciative of the...

Man charged in roommate's samurai sword killing won't talk

Jul. 29, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A murder suspect accused of using a samurai sword to kill his roommate in Connecticut did not speak at a hearing and is not currently represented by an attorney. At an arraignment hearing in Hartford on Tuesday, Jerry David Thompson, 42, refused to speak. Police said he is claiming...

FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, left, talks with medical staff outside Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn. Lamont and Dr. Deidre S. Gifford, acting commissioner of the Department of Public Health, said Tuesday, July 28, 2020, they're worried about recent clusters of teens and young people in Connecticut testing positive for COVID-19. They noted how statistics show that 18- to-29-year-olds represent substantial numbers of new cases in Connecticut and elsewhere in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Federal inmates settle lawsuit over coronavirus precautions

Jul. 28, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal inmates in Connecticut have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing prison officials of not doing enough to protect them from the coronavirus, including transferring vulnerable prisoners to home confinement. Notice of the agreement involving inmates at the Federal...

Bus driver sues state troopers following arrest

Jul. 28, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Peter Pan bus driver is suing two Connecticut state police officers saying they ignored video evidence when they arrested her for locking a passenger in the luggage compartment. Wendy Alberty filed a civil rights suit in the U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, July 20...

Survey: Most Connecticut students expect to return to school

Jul. 27, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — About two-thirds of Connecticut public school students expect to return to classes when the new school year begins in about a month, while 81% of teachers anticipate being back in the classroom, according to a survey released Monday by state education officials. The survey of more...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Michael Skakel leaves the Connecticut Supreme Court after his hearing in Hartford, Conn. On Friday, July 24, 2020, a federal judge has ruled that Connecticut officials cannot keep court proceedings and documents secret for teenagers charged with the most serious crimes, a decision that will reopen Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder case to the public. Skakel was convicted in 2002 in the 1975 bludgeoning death of his neighbor Martha Moxley when they were both 15 years old. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Judge's ruling would unseal Kennedy cousin's murder case

Jul. 25, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Connecticut officials cannot keep court proceedings and documents secret for teenagers charged with the most serious crimes — a decision that will reopen Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder case to the public. U.S. District Judge Michael Shea...