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Hundreds of group home workers threaten to strike on Oct. 5

Sep. 21, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of unionized group home workers in Connecticut are threatening to walk off the job next month if settlements aren't reached on new labor contracts. The New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, delivered strike notices...

Police searching for suspect in stabbing of 2 at gas station

Sep. 21, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

ESSEX, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police were searching Tuesday for a man wanted in connection with the stabbing of two people during a fight at an Essex gas station. Troopers responded to the Bestway Sunoco station at about 8:30 p.m. Monday. Two people were taken to...

$50K reward offered in unsolved 2018 Connecticut slaying

Sep. 20, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A $50,000 reward was posted Monday by the state of Connecticut for information leading to an arrest in the death of a 26-year-old woman who was found strangled in 2018. Prosecutor Brian Preleski announced the reward at a news conference...

Officer charged in fatal crash awaits release on monitoring

Sep. 20, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer charged with driving under the influence in a Las Vegas crash that killed a fellow officer posted $100,000 bail but remains detained while awaiting approval of house arrest and to be fitted with an electronic monitoring device, according...

Police say Farmington officer struck, pinned by stolen car

Sep. 20, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer was seriously injured early Monday when he was pinned between his police cruiser and a stolen car, police said. Farmington police officers responded to a report of a catalyctic converter theft in progress in a...

Restaurant's answer to staff shortages: Robot servers

Sep. 19, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant is taking an unorthodox approach to addressing staff shortages: robot servers to serve meals. The operator of the New London location of the Shaking Crab told The Day that the ocean-themed restaurant will use regular...

Officials probing drowning of 19-year-old at state park

Sep. 19, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — State officials are investigating an incident in which a 19-year-old drowned at a state park. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said the man was swimming at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme Saturday evening when he went...

Connecticut Sun win 14th straight, defeat Dream 84-64

Sep. 19, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman scored 16 points off the bench, Brionna Jones had a double-double and the Connecticut Sun closed out the WNBA regular season with a 14-game winning streak, topping the Atlanta Dream 84-64 on Sunday. The Sun 26-6) finished 15-1...

Boch Center has on-site testing; Service for Vermont victims

Sep. 19, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Sunday: VERMONT A coalition of Vermont faith groups was holding a memorial service Sunday on the Statehouse lawn to honor Vermonters who have died of COVID-19. Vermont...

Search on for car that struck and killed 2 on Interstate 91

Sep. 19, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The search is on for a vehicle that struck and killed two people on Interstate 91. State police said that after a previous collision occurred, several people were standing on the highway near Wethersfield at about 4 a.m. Sunday. ...