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Woman injured after wall collapses at home

Aug. 18, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

EAST GRANBY, Conn. (AP) — A woman has been seriously injured after a wall collapsed on her at a Connecticut residence. WTIC-TV reports a brick wall partly collapsed Saturday at a home in East Granby. The woman was trapped under rubble and it took firefighter 15 minute to pull her free. She was taken by...

Boarding school: 7 former staffers sexually abused students

Aug. 18, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — Seven former faculty members sexually abused students for decades while school administrators failed to take action, an independent investigation released by an elite Connecticut boarding school found. The report released late Friday by the Hotchkiss School near the New York state...

Bikes now allowed on board New Haven-to-Springfield trains

Aug. 18, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bicyclists can now catch a ride on the commuter rail line linking New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts. The Connecticut Department of Transportation has begun allowing bikes on board the CTrail Hartford Line trains. The new move comes in response to customer requests...

Connecticut kicks off 18th annual sales tax-free week

Aug. 18, 2018 9:31 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Back-to-school shoppers can soon expect at least a 6.35 percent break on their purchases. Connecticut's 18th annual sales tax-free week begins on Sunday. Consumers will not have to pay the state's 6.35 percent sales tax on retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced...

Jonquel Jones hits 5 3s, Sun ease by Lynx 96-79

Aug. 17, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones made five 3-points and scored 26 points, Alyssa Thomas had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 96-79 on Friday night. Connecticut (20-13), winners of eight of nine, secured a first-round bye with the victory and...

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park

Aug. 17, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with more than 100 synthetic-marijuana overdoses, many of them in the same New Haven park, after authorities say they caught him with 32 bags of the drug, police said Friday. Some of the victims identified John Parker, of New Haven,...

Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors

Aug. 17, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college. The now 23-year-old, who attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, says she and Beth lived in the same building and spent hours talking about everything from boyfriends to baking. Her other...

Lamont calls for "opioid czar" in Connecticut government

Aug. 17, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Connecticut governor says he'll create an "opioid czar" if he's elected in November. Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont said Friday "the opioid crisis is touching every corner of our state" and that's why he wants a cabinet-level position to oversee what...

Police not saying if car was being chased at time of crash

Aug. 17, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police and Hamden authorities are declining to say whether a police chase was underway at the time of a fatal accident in New Haven. Officials say a stolen car crashed into a tree at about 1 a.m. Friday, killing the passenger and seriously injuring the driver....

Weekend soup kitchen closes due to high expenses

Aug. 17, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — The only soup kitchen that serves a Connecticut community hot meals during the weekend has closed. The Bristol Press reports the Rev. Dean Desjardins said the soup kitchen at the Christian Fellowship Center in Bristol is closed as of Friday. Desjardins says the soup kitchen was part...