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4 juveniles charged after planning to bring knives to school

Nov. 15, 2019 11:47 AM EST

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Four Connecticut high school students are facing breach of peace charges after allegedly planning to bring knives to school. Police say the male students from Fitch High School in Groton planned to bring the knives to school on Friday. Authorities received complaints from students and...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...

Trooper being investigated in crash suspended

Nov. 15, 2019 8:32 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police trooper under investigation for his role in a car crash involving his state vehicle that severely injured two women has been suspended. Brian Foley, spokesman for state police Commissioner James Rovella, said the paid suspension for Sgt. John McDonald...

Edwards, Arizona State overpower Central Connecticut

Nov. 15, 2019 1:20 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Playing a game halfway around the world less than a week ago didn’t seem to have many lasting effects on the Arizona State Sun Devils. Additionally, a 90-49 rout of Central Connecticut on Thursday night allowed coach Bobby Hurley to give his main rotation players some rest. Rob...

Woman charged in May crash death of man on mobility scooter

Nov. 14, 2019 9:40 PM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman is charged in the May death of a man using a mobility scooter who police say was hit by her car. Hamden police Capt. Ronald Smith says 74-year-old Robert Sheard was in the street when he was hit by a vehicle driven by 69-year-old Rosemary Kaliscak. The police...

Connecticut woman sues Uber after driver’s sexual assault

Nov. 14, 2019 7:11 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who says she was sexually assaulted by her Uber driver last year has filed a lawsuit against the ride-sharing app. The Middletown Press reports the lawsuit filed by the 22-year-old woman in Milford Superior Court appears to be the first of its kind in the state....

Funeral arrangements set for Connecticut gymnast

Nov. 14, 2019 5:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Funeral arrangements for the collegiate gymnast from Connecticut who died after suffering an injury during a training accident have been set. The service for 20-year-old Melanie Coleman will be held at St. Mary Church in Milford on Saturday. The Southern Connecticut State University...

Canadian accused in 1987 abduction gets prison time in US

Nov. 14, 2019 5:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and living on the lam for three decades was sentenced Thursday in the United States to 18 months in prison for illegally obtaining government benefits. A federal judge in New Haven, Connecticut, imposed the prison...

The Latest: Man accused in 1987 abduction gets prison time

Nov. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Canadian man facing sentencing in the U.S. for abducting his son in 1987 (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and living on the lam for three decades has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegally...

Senate Republicans unveil no-tolls transportation plan

Nov. 14, 2019 4:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Senate Republicans in Connecticut unveiled an alternative transportation plan on Thursday that doesn’t rely on tolls or tax increases but includes many of the same projects proposed by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. The 10-year, nearly $18 billion FASTR CT initiative from the...