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Hartford Courant, oldest US newspaper, to close its offices

Dec. 5, 2020 11:45 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford Courant, the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States, plans to close the newsroom and offices it has been operating out of since the mid-1940s by the end of the year. Though the newspaper will continue to be published, its parent company said it will...

Flowers lifts Hartford over Central Connecticut 80-65

Dec. 4, 2020 9:42 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Moses Flowers had 16 points as Hartford defeated Central Connecticut 80-65 on Friday night. Austin Williams and D.J. Mitchell added 15 points each for the Hawks (2-2). Williams also had 10 rebounds. Traci Carter had 11 points and five steals. Tre Mitchell had 19 points for the...

Court overturns murder conviction of reputed gang leader

Dec. 4, 2020 7:35 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday overturned the murder conviction of a reputed Hartford gang leader and ordered a new trial in connection with drive-by killing in 2007. Justices said in a 6-0 ruling that the judge in the trial of Donald Raynor improperly denied his request for...

FILE - Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., speaks during a hearing, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. DeLauro will face Republican challenger Margaret Streicker for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District in the 2020 election. (Al Drago/Pool Photo via AP, File)

US Rep. DeLauro of Connecticut elected Appropriations chair

Dec. 3, 2020 3:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro was elected chair of the House Appropriations Committee by fellow Democrats on Thursday, a position colleagues say will make her the most powerful Connecticut politician in Washington in generations. House Democrats voted 148-79 in favor of DeLauro, 77, over...

Flowers scores 20 to lift Hartford over Fairfield 66-61

Dec. 2, 2020 9:44 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Moses Flowers had 20 points as Hartford edged past Fairfield 66-61 on Wednesday night. Hunter Marks had 13 points and seven rebounds for Hartford (1-2). Austin Williams added 12 points and seven rebounds. Caleb Green had 15 points for the Stags (0-2). Supreme Cook added 13 points...

Villanova coach Jay Wright talks to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Hartford, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Nova's Wright says bubble stay takes mental toll on players

Dec. 2, 2020 2:25 AM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Villanova stayed in Connecticut's “Bubbleville” at the Mohegan Sun resort casino for a full week, playing four games, including two that were not on it schedule when the Wildcats arrived. Coach Jay Wright says he's not worried about the physical toll that took on his...

Villanova's Justin Moore, center, keeps the ball from Hartford's Traci Carter, left, and Austin Williams, right, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Moore scores 15, No. 12 Villanova routs Hartford 87-53

Dec. 1, 2020 9:43 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — After his team's first loss of the season, Villanova coach Jay Wright wanted to give his bench more playing time against Hartford. His reserves responded. Eric Dixon came off the bench to score 14 points and grab 10 rebounds and the 12th-ranked Wildcats used a balanced attack to...

FILE- In this Aug. 7, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont addresses the media in Westport, Conn. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, Lamont imposed a steep new $10,000 fine on businesses that break the state's coronavirus rules. He said that the heftier fine is needed because some businesses have flagrantly violated the rules, and there are concerns for worker and customer safety during the holiday shopping season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Lamont: No plans for more restrictions despite doctors' plea

Nov. 30, 2020 6:23 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut has no plans at the moment to impose more restrictions on businesses amid rising coronavirus infections and deaths, despite a group of doctors calling for the closure of gyms and a pause on indoor dining to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed, Gov. Ned Lamont said...

Whaley leads UConn past Hartford 69-57

Nov. 27, 2020 10:37 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — James Bouknight scored 18 points and Isaiah Whaley had 10 points and 10 rebounds to lift UConn to a 69-57 win over Hartford on Friday night. Jalen Gaffney added 15 points and R.J. Cole had 10 points for UConn (2-0). Tyrese Martin had six points and 10 rebounds. Moses Flowers had 24...

Hartford City Council adds watchdog to civilian police panel

Nov. 26, 2020 2:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford City Council has passed a series of police reforms, including a new inspector general who will investigate complaints against city officers. The Hartford Courant reports the council voted Monday to update the city's Civilian Police Review Board. The watchdog panel,...