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Authorities release name of man who drowned at state park

Jun. 18, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

DURHAM, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 27-year-old man who drowned while swimming at a Connecticut state park over the weekend. The body of Donovan Perry was recovered at Millers Pond State Park in Durham on Saturday afternoon. Onlookers say the Southington resident had gone...

9 hurt when van crashes near amusement park

Jun. 18, 2018 10:47 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Police say nine people including five children were taken to the hospital after a minivan crashed near the entrance to a Connecticut amusement park. The van struck a fence just outside Lake Compounce in Bristol at about 8 p.m. Sunday. No other vehicles were involved. Four adults and...

Hartford residents named as victims of I-84 crash

Jun. 18, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

TOLLAND, Conn. (AP) — State police have released the names of two people who died in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 in Tolland. Authorities say two cars and a tractor-trailer were involved in the crash reported at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Police on Monday said 65-year-old Richard Wells and...

Riders turned away after new rail line reaches capacity

Jun. 18, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Riders have been turned away from a new commuter rail line in Connecticut after it reached capacity on its second day of operation. Officials tweeted Sunday that the CTrail Hartford Line exceeded capacity at 1 p.m., and trains were only being used to return riders to their original...

Car crash seriously injures 2 young children

Jun. 18, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a driver who they say swerved into oncoming traffic in Connecticut and hit a vehicle with a woman and her two children inside, seriously injuring the children. The 32-year-old Colchester man is facing charges of assault, driving under the influence and driving...

Sen. Blumenthal: Taking children from families "inhumane"

Jun. 17, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is planning to join with immigrant families to protest the decision by federal authorities to separate children from their parents as families arrive at the nation's southern border. The Connecticut Democrat is calling for the end of what he called an...

Connecticut ABC affiliate celebrates 70th anniversary

Jun. 17, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's ABC television affiliate is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The station began as WNHC-TV in June, 1948, going on the air at channel 6 out of a former funeral parlor in New Haven. The station moved up on the VHF dial to channel 8 in 1953 and changed its call letters...

Police find nearly 100 bags of heroin during apartment raid

Jun. 17, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Bristol police have discovered nearly 100 bags of heroin during an apartment raid. The Hartford Courant reports that 77 of the single-dose bags were found during the Saturday raid on the Kelley Street apartment and another 20 were found when the apartment's occupants were arrested....

In new job, disgraced governor helps fellow ex-cons

Jun. 17, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fresh off his second stint in federal custody, former Gov. John Rowland is now working as a fundraiser for a Christian group that helps convicts return to their communities and turn their lives around. The 61-year-old Republican was released May 25, nearly a year early from his...

Additional service added for new commuter rail line

Jun. 17, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that additional service is being added to the CTrail Hartford Line after more than 10,000 passengers rode the new commuter rail line during its opening day. The Republican the extra service is being added for Sunday. Free rides were being offered...