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Lawmakers consider extending Lamont's orders amid protests

Sep. 27, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers returned to the state Capitol on Monday to vote on extending Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic for the sixth time, an issue that has become more contentious with every extension. ...

16-year-old fatally shot walking down street in Hartford

Sep. 27, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A teenager died Monday after he was shot while walking down a street in Hartford, police said. Wildemar Santiago, 16, was found on Martin Street at around 1 a.m. by officers responding to a Shotspotter report of gunfire, Hartford Police Lt. Aaron...

Deputy chief under investigation after firing gun in office

Sep. 25, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An internal investigation is currently underway after a deputy police in the Hartford Police Department unintentionally fired her weapon in her office in the city's public safety complex. Deputy Chief of Administrative Services Sonia Watson...

More than 70 Connecticut National Guard members return home

Sep. 25, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 70 members of the Connecticut National Guard were honored Saturday for their service after completing nearly one-year tours of duty. A welcome home ceremony was held for members of the Middletown-based 143rd Regional Support Group and...

Investigators hope for new leads in Boston museum robbery

Sep. 23, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 said Thursday he was hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a highly scrutinized figure in the case. A Connecticut mobster...

Gov. Lamont seeks to extend his masking, vaccination orders

Sep. 22, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday released a list of executive orders he hopes top legislative leaders will agree to extend through Feb. 15. The orders include required COVID-19 vaccinations for nursing home workers, required vaccination or testing for school...

Connecticut woman, daughter charged in Jan. 6 Capitol breach

Sep. 15, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

CANTERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman and her adult daughter have been charged with trespassing and other crimes for entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, federal authorities said. Jean Lavin, 56, and Carla...

Connecticut governor to seek extension of emergency powers

Sep. 14, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday that he wants to extend Connecticut's mask mandate for public schools beyond the end of this month when his pandemic-related emergency powers are set to expire. Lamont, a Democrat, said another 90-day extension of his...

Connecticut National Guard troops heading to Poland

Sep. 12, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 70 members of the Connecticut National Guard are heading to Poland as part of ongoing U.S. military preparedness exercises with European allies. A send-off ceremony was held Sunday at the state armory in Hartford for the Danbury-based...

Officials express concern about local coronavirus outbreaks

Sep. 09, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials expressed concerns Thursday about inconsistent mask wearing and people shunning coronavirus vaccines after 37 people became infected in outbreaks at a summer camp, group home and a party. Gov. Ned Lamont and acting Health...