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Lamont criticizes FDA's decision to pause J&J vaccinations

Apr. 14, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is criticizing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for recommending a pause in the administering of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The Democrat said Wednesday the response to a potential for a...

Nursing home industry fears impact of 52 possible strikes

Apr. 14, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

The looming possibility of strikes at 52 or more nursing homes, roughly a third of the facilities in Connecticut, could exacerbate the financial instability of a sector still struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, a top representative of the state's nursing home industry warned...

Connecticut man found dead after standoff with police

Apr. 13, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who fired numerous gunshots Tuesday from a building in Connecticut as police surrounded the property was found dead inside, police said. Police said the man holed up in a building on Main Street in Branford, a New Haven suburb. One person...

Majority of businesses complying with paid leave deductions

Apr. 13, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The majority of employers have so far registered with the CT Paid Leave Authority, essentially notifying officials they've begun taking state-mandated deductions from their employees' paychecks to help pay for Connecticut's new paid family and medical leave program. ...

Audit critical of costs in building UConn's Hartford campus

Apr. 13, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

Connecticut's state auditors on Tuesday released a report criticizing the University of Connecticut for failing to control tens of millions of dollars in cost overruns in the development and construction of its satellite campus in downtown Hartford. The auditors report...

Connecticut providers try to swap out J&J vaccine amid pause

Apr. 13, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

Vaccine providers across Connecticut were busy rescheduling appointments Tuesday for the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, offering instead the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccines after the state Department of Public Health advised taking a pause on administering J&J shots as...

NTSB: Pilot error likely caused vintage bomber's fatal crash

Apr. 13, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Pilot error probably caused the 2019 crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut that killed seven people and wounded six others, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Tuesday. It also cited inadequate maintenance as a contributing...

Second prison sentence handed down in police chief scandal

Apr. 13, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

The former personnel director for the city of Bridgeport was sentenced Tuesday to four months in federal prison for helping rig the hiring process for the city's police chief in 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Kari Dooley in Bridgeport handed down the punishment to...

Court rejects appeal of killer of 3 in home invasion

Apr. 13, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a man convicted of murder, sexual assault and other crimes in the killings of a woman and her two daughters, ages 11 and 17, in a 2007 home invasion. Justices issued a 7-0 decision Monday...

19-year-old arrested in Waterbury shootings that injured 4

Apr. 13, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been arrested in the shootings of four men in Waterbury, police said. Jesus Carillo Fernandez was arrested Monday in the shootings near Gasparri Lane, a Waterbury police spokesperson said. Police said...