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Trump-backed Levy wins GOP Senate primary in Connecticut

Aug. 10, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leora Levy, a first-time political candidate who received a late endorsement from former President Donald Trump, won the Connecticut Republican primary for U.S. Senate in an upset Tuesday that could signal a shift for the state GOP after years of backing moderates. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 05, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. July 29, 2022. Editorial: A decision to keep a cannabis business out of Hartford was a mistake We as adults are legally allowed to possess and use up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis in Connecticut — and that does not even count that we can keep up to 5...

Waterbury police limiting van use after New Haven incident

Jul. 18, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Waterbury police have largely stopped using police vans to transport prisoners in response to a man becoming paralyzed in a New Haven police van incident last month. Waterbury Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo and Mayor Neil O'Leary directed that the city's two...

Man agrees to plead guilty to threatening ex-girlfriend

Jul. 13, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and members of her family in messages sent through anonymous social media and email accounts has agreed to plead guilty, federal prosecutors in Boston said Wednesday. Marshall Nicholas Fain, 31, of New Haven, Connecticut,...

Connecticut boosts Metro-North service as ridership improves

Jul. 11, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is boosting service along two Metro-North rail lines, a move that comes as ridership on the commuter railroad that serves Connecticut and New York moves closer to pre-pandemic levels. Gov. Ned Lamont announced six new express trains on the New...

Family of man hurt in police van seeks civil rights charges

Jul. 08, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

The family of a Black man in Connecticut, paralyzed when a police van without seatbelts braked suddenly, asked federal authorities Friday to file civil rights charges against the officers involved. The driver was taking Randy Cox, 36, to a police station in New Haven, Connecticut, on...

Officials announce reforms after man paralyzed in police van

Jul. 07, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

Officials in New Haven, Connecticut, announced prisoner transport and detention reforms Thursday in response to a police van driver braking suddenly while transporting a man in the back of the van, sending him flying headfirst into a metal wall of the vehicle and paralyzing him. ...

New Haven Police chief takes oath, promises accountability

Jul. 06, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Karl R. Jacobson, a 15-year member of the New Haven Police Department, was sworn in Wednesday as the city's new chief, promising the department will be transparent, open and accountable to the public under his watch. Jacobson, assistant chief since October...

New Haven man is 1st in state diagnosed with monkeypox

Jul. 05, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A New Haven man has become the first person in Connecticut diagnosed with monkeypox since an outbreak of the disease was identified in the United States this spring. The man, who is in his 40s, has not been hospitalized, but has been isolating, the state...

Connecticut's new top public defender 1st Black woman in job

Jul. 02, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For the first time, a Black woman has been appointed as Connecticut's chief public defender. TaShun Bowden-Lewis, who officially began her job on Friday overseeing the Division of Public Defender Services, said she hopes to provide minority clients with a...