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Appeals board drops Connecticut woman's deportation order

Dec. 9, 2019 7:54 PM EST

Hartford, Conn. (AP) — The pardon for a Connecticut woman facing deportation was ruled valid by an appeals board on Monday. The Board of Immigration Appeals terminated Wayzaro Walton’s removal proceedings and have allowed her to remain in the U.S., according to Connecticut Attorney General William...

Hundreds of homeless people get shoes at annual boot drive

Dec. 9, 2019 5:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For Shavontia Davis, Saturday was Christmas. Davis, with her three young children in tow, entered the lobby of the University of Connecticut’s Hartford campus as if it were Santa’s workshop. There were hundreds of boxes of shoes piled 6 feet high. There were hundreds of...

76 firearms turned in during Hartford gun buyback

Dec. 9, 2019 8:26 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police collected 76 firearms during a weekend gun buyback in Hartford. The Hartford Police Department's 11th annual Capital Region Gun Buyback Program was held Saturday at the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity. Authorities collected 30 pistols, 23 revolvers, 11 rifles, 10...

Anosike scores 22 to lift Sacred Heart over Hartford 79-62

Dec. 8, 2019 5:03 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — E.J. Anosike and Cameron Parker posted double-doubles and Sacred Heart rallied in the second half to beat Hartford 79-62 on Sunday. Anosike finished with 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for the Pioneers (6-4). He made 5 of 12 shots from the floor and sank 10 of 11 from...

Police departments step up efforts to prevent jaywalking

Dec. 7, 2019 10:48 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State officials and local police departments are stepping up efforts to prevent jaywalking and other violations that endanger bicyclists and pedestrians. The Hartford Courant reports they're responding to an increase in pedestrian deaths. Seven police departments received up to...

Hawkins leads St. Francis (NY) past Hartford 84-78

Dec. 5, 2019 9:45 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Chauncey Hawkins had 23 points as St. Francis (NY) defeated Hartford 84-78 on Thursday night. Unique McLean had 18 points and nine rebounds for St. Francis (NY) (3-5), which snapped its five-game road losing streak. Deniz Celen added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Stevan Krtinic had...

Member of food stamp fraud ring sentenced to three years

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An employee at a Connecticut supermarket has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for his role in a food stamp scheme that brought in millions. Muhammad Shahbaz, of Jersey City, New Jersey, accepted a deal with federal prosecutors for food stamp fraud and agreed to...

Connecticut rail lines sets Thanksgiving ridership record

Dec. 4, 2019 6:52 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A commuter rail line service that connects Connecticut to Massachusetts attracted record ridership during Thanksgiving weekend. The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the Hartford Line trains saw more than 4,000 riders the Wednesday before...

Protesters rally for detained Uzbek immigrant, a father of 3

Dec. 4, 2019 4:06 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Over a dozen people gathered Wednesday in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Hartford to protest the nearly 2-year-long detention of a Connecticut immigrant marked for deportation. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin joined the wife of Bakhodir Madjitov and others to...

Civil trial begins for estranged husband of missing mother

Dec. 3, 2019 2:08 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five has gone on trial in a civil lawsuit filed by his wife’s mother, who claims he owes her about $3 million in unpaid loans. The trial began Tuesday in Hartford Superior Court. Gloria Farber is suing Fotis Dulos and...