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300 Afghan refugees expected in Connecticut in coming months

Sep. 13, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — About 300 refugees from Afghanistan are expected to arrive in Connecticut in the coming weeks and months as immigrant advocacy groups work to find permanent homes for them in the state, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and advocates said Monday. ...

Court mulls if bail is too high in Yale student killing case

Sep. 08, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with whether a $20 million bond set for a former researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology accused of killing a Yale graduate student is unconstitutionally high and how state judges should go about...

Amtrak identifies Conn. man struck and killed by train

Sep. 05, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train has been identified. Amtrak officials said 23-year-old Milford man Patrick Lapenna was trespassing on the MetroNorth train tracks on Friday in West Haven when he was hit by Train 178...

Convicted killer freed, decade after exoneration overturned

Sep. 01, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man whose exoneration in a 1993 murder case was overturned by the state Supreme Court a decade ago has been released from prison, after a judge granted his request to reduce his 80-year sentence to time served, according to court documents obtained...

Gun rights group sues police agencies over permit delays

Aug. 31, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A gun rights group and four citizens have sued the police chiefs of four Connecticut cities claiming officials have effectively ended the ability of residents to get gun permits by intentionally and illegally slowing the licensing process by several months. ...

Ruling finds FBI agent, officer justified in fatal shooting

Aug. 30, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An FBI agent and a local police officer were justified in the fatal shooting of a man who shot at them during a federal-local task force operation in Hartford in January, a prosecutor concluded Monday. FBI Special Agent Frederick Reeder and New...

Man accused in fatal shooting, wounding of police captain

Aug. 26, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven officials on Thursday identified a suspect in the 2019 killing of a man and the wounding of a city police captain. Acting Police Chief Renee Dominguez said an arrest warrant was issued for Albert Eaddy, who faces murder, robbery,...

14-year-old New Haven boy killed in shooting

Aug. 26, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A 14-year-old New Haven boy was shot to death Wednesday night in the city's Fair Haven neighborhood, police said. New Haven Police Officer Scott Shumway said the department received multiple 911 calls shortly before 11 p.m. about a person having...

Lamont expects to keep in place mask mandate for schools

Aug. 17, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday he has no plans yet to implement a statewide mask mandate, but will keep in place the current requirement that face coverings be worn inside schools. Lamont said keeping children and teachers safe remains a top priority with the...

Judge dismisses suit challenging UConn's vaccination mandate

Aug. 16, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the University of Connecticut's requirement that all students be vaccinated against the coronavirus before returning to campus for the fall semester. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Meyer in...