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Head Veterinary Technician Nikki Westman, brings beagle Coco, 10, to owners Dan and Pam Flagg, of Wallingford, after a treatment at Meriden Animal Hospital, Monday, April 6, 2020. The hospital is not allowing visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Domestic violence, nursing home COVID-19 cases increasing

Apr. 7, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A special police unit in Hartford will handle a surge in domestic violence calls believed to be linked to social isolation measures imposed to fight the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. Two officers during the day and two at night will respond only to domestic violence calls and...

Officer stabbed in leg during struggle in East Hartford

Apr. 7, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An East Hartford police officer is recovering from being stabbed in the leg during a struggle with a man who also attacked a second officer and a police dog, authorities said. The Hartford Courant reports that the altercation started at 2 p.m. Saturday when officers responded...

Medical supplies are seen at the TCF Center, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Detroit. The White House said Monday, April 6, that some states are requesting far more medical supplies than they need to fight the coronavirus pandemic, pushing back against criticism that the distribution of vital equipment has been chaotic. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

White House: States need to better calibrate supply requests

Apr. 6, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

The White House said Monday that some states are requesting far more medical supplies than they need to fight the coronavirus pandemic, pushing back against criticism that the distribution of vital equipment has been chaotic. As the crisis has spread across the U.S., several governors have complained that they...

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont addresses the media at medical equipment manufacturer Bio-Med Devices in Guilford, Conn. on Sunday, March 29, 2020. The company has signed a contract to produce ventilators for the state at an initial quantity of ten per week for ten weeks.  (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)

Governor: State's 1st coronavirus peak still weeks away

Apr. 6, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The peak of the coronavirus outbreak is still a few weeks away for Fairfield County, more than a month away for New Haven County and may not hit the eastern part of the state until June, Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday. He said that will give the state more time to prepare for the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, center, faces reporters as Mass. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, center left, looks on during a visit to a coronavirus testing site in a parking lot at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. The site that opened Sunday, is designated specifically for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who may have been exposed or are showing virus symptoms. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Pats open virus testing site; Boston mayor calls for curfew

Apr. 5, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots’ home stadium has became a coronavirus testing site while a Vermont fairground has transformed into a field hospital. Connecticut is wrestling with unrest at one of its jails and some Maine hospitals are cutting salaries despite the pandemic. A look at those...

More than 5,600 test positive for coronavirus in Connecticut

Apr. 5, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — More than 5,600 Connecticut residents have tested positive for coronavirus and 189 have died, Gov. Ned Lamont said Sunday afternoon. More than 23,000 coronavirus tests have been done by state and private laboratories. About 1,142 people have been hospitalized. Lamont signed his 22nd...

FILE - In this March 29, 1999, file photo, Duke's Chris Burgess tries to keep the ball from going out of bounds as Connecticut's Edmund Saunders (51) watches in the first half of the championship game of the NCAA college basketball Final Four, in St. Petersburg, Fla. UConn won 77-74. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Top title games: UConn's '99 win vs. Duke a program changer

Apr. 5, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

Khalid El-Amin remembers Connecticut’s resolve to win a program-changing national championship. The last hurdle to transforming the Huskies into a national power? Edging a dominant Duke team in a classic title game 21 years ago. “We thought and we knew that if we ever had an opportunity to play...

Two women practice social distancing while talking on Commonwealth Avenue Mall in Boston during the coronavirus outbreak Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Disaster declarations OK'd as New England death toll rises

Apr. 4, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Maine and New Hampshire join the ranks of states approved for federal disaster relief, the head of a major sub maker has contracted the new coronavirus and New England's death toll from the pandemic continues to climb. A look at virus-related developments in the region: CONNECTICUT The...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019 file photo, Kevin Graney, president of General Dynamics Electric Boat applauds as Dana Richardson breaks a champaign bottle on the second try during the christening ceremony for the U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine at Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Conn. On Saturday, April 4, 2020, Graney told Electric Boat employees that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Graney got the results of his test the night before. (Dana Jensen/The Day via AP, File)

Electric Boat president tests positive for coronavirus

Apr. 4, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The president of submarine builder Electric Boat, which has major production plants in Connecticut and Rhode Island, told employees on Saturday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Kevin Graney said in a statement that he got his test result Friday night, after...

Police: Suspects in killing of jewelry store owner arrested

Apr. 4, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Suspects in the killing of a Connecticut jewelry store owner have been taken into custody in New York on unrelated charges, authorities said Saturday. Mark Vuono, 69, owner of Marco Jeweler in Stamford, was fatally shot in the head during a robbery at his store on March 28. Stamford...