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Years spent homeless were no barrier to Yale medical student

Oct. 22, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Chelesa Fearce knows how to make a home for herself. That's true at Yale University, where she's a first-year medical student and a doctoral candidate in chemistry. It was true at Spelman College in Atlanta, surrounded by other intelligent, supportive African-American women. And it...

Report: Inmate had rigor mortis when he got to hospital

Oct. 21, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A medical report shows a Connecticut inmate who lapsed into cardiac arrest after an altercation with correctional officers had rigor mortis by the time he was brought to the hospital. The Hartford Courant reports 30-year-old Carl Robert Talbot, of West Haven, had rigor mortis in his...

Authorities charge officer who opened fire on couple's car

Oct. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who opened fire on an unarmed couple's car, seriously wounding a woman, was charged Monday with assault and reckless endangerment. State's Attorney Patrick Griffin said in an investigation report that Hamden officer Devin Eaton showed "an extreme...

The Latest: Officer's lawyer says arrest is chilling message

Oct. 21, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Connecticut officer who shot and wounded a 22-year-old woman in April (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The lawyer for a Connecticut police officer who shot and wounded an unarmed woman in April says his client's arrest is sending a distressing message to...

Lawyer argues home invasion killer deserves new trial

Oct. 17, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for convicted home invasion killer Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee) has told the Connecticut Supreme Court that his client did not get a fair trial because a judge refused to move the proceedings out of New Haven. Attorney John Holdridge argued Komisarjevsky's...

New London schools to address trauma with music

Oct. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The school district has hired a board-certified music therapist for a new program at the middle school focused on reaching high-risk students who have experienced significant trauma. The Beyond Trauma — Youth Music Therapy program is aimed at what the school district said in...

48 arrested in crackdown on illegal drag racing

Oct. 14, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in New Haven, Connecticut have arrested 48 people and towed 10 vehicles in a crackdown on illegal drag racing in the city. Lt. Jason Rentkowics says the crackdown Saturday was in response to complaints from business owners in the Foxon Boulevard area of the city. Most of the...

Dalio nonprofit group to hold first organizational meeting

Oct. 13, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The first organizational meeting of a new nonprofit dedicated to improving Connecticut schools has been planned. The Partnership for Connecticut's board of directors is scheduled to convene Friday in New Haven. The meeting will be open to the public, despite the General Assembly...

Court upholds conviction based on ID by single eyewitness

Oct. 11, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Supreme Court upheld a two-decade old murder conviction Friday that was based on disputed eyewitness testimony. Tyreese Bowens is serving a 50-year sentence for the 1996 shooting in New Haven of Kevin Hood, a former high school basketball star. Hood was shot by a man...

Officer struck, injured while assisting disabled vehicle

Oct. 11, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

ORANGE, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who was struck by a passing vehicle when he stopped to help the driver of a disabled car "miraculously" did not suffer any serious injuries. Orange police say 10-year veteran Officer Chris Brown was struck at about 10 p.m. Thursday while assisting with a...