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Duke rallies Sacred Heart, Pioneers hold on to beat CCSU

Oct. 20, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Kevin Duke threw for 374 yards and three touchdowns as Sacred Heart rallied in the last half and then survived a late Central Connecticut State field goal attempt for a 28-25 victory on Saturday afternoon. Trailing 17-7 at the break, Sacred Heart (4-3, 2-0 Northeast Conference)...

Submarine Vermont christened at Connecticut shipyard

Oct. 20, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy's newest nuclear-powered attack submarine was christened Saturday at a Connecticut shipyard, a $2.7 billion vessel packed with the latest war-fighting technology. The USS Vermont was christened at Electric Boat, the Groton-based contractor that builds attack submarines with...

Rescue crews free worker trapped in industrial equipment

Oct. 20, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An employee at a Hartford waste collection and recycling center had to be freed by emergency crews after getting trapped in some industrial equipment. Hartford Police and emergency responders were called to All Waste Inc. on Saturday morning for a report of two trapped workers....

Grant will help fund STEM after-school program at museum

Oct. 20, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The Discovery Museum has received a $20,000 grant to help fund an after-school program focusing on science, technology, engineering and math for Bridgeport Public School students. The grant comes from Sikorsky, the Stratford-based helicopter manufacturer. The program, STEM...

Lamont releases tax returns, earned $18 million over 5 years

Oct. 20, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two of the three major candidates for Connecticut governor have now released their tax information. Democrat Ned Lamont, a wealthy Greenwich businessman, released partial information Friday about federal and state taxes paid over the past five years. Petitioning independent candidate...

Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Connecticut

Oct. 19, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — An armed man who had just gotten out of his moving car in a pharmacy parking lot was injured Thursday night when three officers opened fire on him when he turned toward them, Connecticut State Police said Friday. The man who was shot, identified as Ryan Holley, 41, of Meriden, was...

State claims Interior 'buckled' under political pressure

Oct. 19, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A new court filing claims the U.S. Department of Interior "buckled under undue political pressure" in failing to act on an amended gambling agreement between the state of Connecticut and a federally recognized American Indian tribe. The Day reports the state and the Mashantucket...

No. 21 USF heavily favored to remain unbeaten against UConn

Oct. 19, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thanks to three fourth-quarter comebacks, No. 21 South Florida remains one of eight unbeaten teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Coach Charlie Strong just wishes the Bulls (6-0, 2-0), who can match the best start in school history by beating Connecticut (1-5, 0-3) on Saturday, didn't...

Connecticut man convicted of killing 2 teens dies in prison

Oct. 19, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted of killing two teenage girls and suspected of killing a third has died in prison. The state Department of Correction said Friday that 61-year-old Pedro Miranda died Wednesday in the hospice unit at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield. No...

Woman pleads guilty to $2.5 million Medicaid fraud

Oct. 19, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut businesswoman has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid of $2.5 million. Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Juliet Jacob waived her right to be indicted Thursday and entered her plea to a charge of health care fraud. Jacob and another person operated two...