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Amtrak train hits maintenance truck; 6 are slightly injured

Jan. 24, 2020 1:37 PM EST

NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) — An Amtrak train collided Friday with a maintenance truck working on the tracks in Connecticut, resulting in minor injuries to six people on the train, officials said. Two workers were inside the truck when they saw the train approaching as they worked on the tracks in Newington. The...

This image made from police body camera video taken on Jan. 2, 2020, and released by the Connecticut State Police shows Michael Gregory with a knife in his girlfriend's home, talking to Ansonia police officers who were responding to her report, before Gregory was shot dead in Ansonia, Conn. The fatal shooting by police in Connecticut has raised questions about whether officers did enough to diffuse the situation and the fallibility of stun guns. Ansonia police say one of their officers was forced to shoot Gregory when he came at police with the knife on Jan. 2. The time and date stamp on the image indicates the UTC time. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Connecticut deals with 3 fatal police shootings in new year

Jan. 23, 2020 5:58 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three fatal police shootings in Connecticut since the start of the New Year have raised questions over the use of deadly force by law enforcement in a state that normally sees about a half-dozen such shootings each year. The deaths of Michael Gregory in Ansonia, Mubarak Soulemane...

This Jan. 15, 2020, still image from dashboard camera video released by the Connecticut State Police shows Trooper Brian North, left, after he discharged his weapon beside vehicle stopped in West Haven, Conn. North fatally shot Mubarak Soulemane following a high-speed chase along Interstate 95 after Soulemane,19, had carjacked the vehicle in Norwalk, Conn. Clergy and relatives of Soulemane have called for the trooper be sent home on suspension and are asking for more de-escalation training. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

Family, clergy demand reforms after fatal shooting by police

Jan. 21, 2020 5:56 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Clergy and relatives of a 19-year-old man killed by a Connecticut state police trooper met with the state's public safety commissioner on Tuesday, demanding the trooper be sent home on suspension and asking for more de-escalation training. Trooper Brian North fatally shot Mubarak...

No laughing matter: $250,000 worth of comic books stolen

Jan. 21, 2020 4:10 PM EST

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested three men they say stole 500 rare comic books worth a total of $250,000 last summer. James Wadsworth Sr., 49, of Ansonia, James Wadsworth Jr., 30, of Ansonia, and Saul Salazar, 32, of Shelton are all charged with first-degree larceny and conspiracy...

Lawmakers, Lamont officials to meet to finish tolling bill

Jan. 21, 2020 1:31 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic state legislators and members of Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's administration planned to meet privately Tuesday to try and finalize the details of a transportation bill that includes bridge tolls for big trucks. Senate President Martin Looney of New Haven said lawmakers are...

Footwear has been family’s business for nearly a century

Jan. 21, 2020 7:25 AM EST

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A small, family-run shoe store in an era when such items are either sold online or at large national chains is something of an anomaly. But despite the ever-changing retail environment, Arciuolo’s Shoes just keeps on keepin’ on, doing as it has done for nearly 100 years....

‘A phenomenal miracle’: Connecticut man survives EEE

Jan. 21, 2020 7:07 AM EST

COLCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — One day last August, Richard Pawulski was doing yardwork in his family's lush, wooded backyard in Colchester, when he was bitten by a mosquito. Pawulski, a healthy 42-year-old husband, father and physical therapist, had no idea he had been bitten, or that the mosquito that bit him...

Man rescued after falling off railroad bridge into river

Jan. 20, 2020 5:52 PM EST

DERBY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut have rescued a man found clinging to rocks in the Housatonic River after he fell from a railroad bridge the night before. The man told emergency crews he was walking on a trestle bridge in Sunday night when he lost his footing and plummeted into the river. The...

New commuter line exceeds 1 million passengers

Jan. 19, 2020 4:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than a million riders have traveled the commuter line between New Haven, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts that opened in June 2018. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said last week that the Hartford Line has seen 1,075,559 passenger rides in the past 19 months. The...

In Connecticut, 'day of action' replaces Women's March

Jan. 18, 2020 1:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut organizers aren't staging a Women's March like in past years, but they're still hosting events in the state's major cities on Saturday. Women’s March Connecticut organizers say the press conferences in front of Bridgeport Superior Court, New Haven Superior Court...