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Town halts guardrail upgrades after complaints about looks

Aug. 18, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

WILTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town has halted guardrail improvements following complaints about the look of new steel barriers on some residential streets. Wood and wire guardrails traditionally have lined the roads in Wilton, a Fairfield County town on the line with New York state. First Selectwoman...

Woman charged in missing mom case heads back to court

Aug. 18, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman charged in the disappearance of a 50-year-old Connecticut mother of five is headed back to court. Michelle Troconis has pleaded not guilty to evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in connection with the May 24 disappearance of New Canaan resident Jennifer Dulos. The...

Man accused of abducting son in 1987 to change plea

Aug. 18, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in 1987 and disappearing for 31 years is expected to enter pleas to federal charges in Connecticut. Allan Mann Jr. is charged in the U.S. with making false statements about his identity when obtaining federally funded housing and...

Officer placed on leave after video of assault surfaces

Aug. 17, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Bridgeport police officer has been placed on paid leave after a video surfaced showing him hitting a man in the back of the head with his department-issued gun during a traffic stop. The Connecticut Post reports the video was posted Saturday on Facebook. It was taken by a...

Woman dies in New Britain police custody

Aug. 17, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — New Britain officials say a 45-year-old woman charged with violating a protective order has died in city police custody. Police say Tamara Mifflin suffered an unexpected medical event while in custody early Saturday morning. Authorities say officers and paramedics tried to revive...

Forum planned on troubled Connecticut Port Authority

Aug. 17, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State lawmakers are hoping to learn more about the finances and management practices at the Connecticut Port Authority, which has come under scrutiny after paying a former board chairwoman's daughter $3,000 for office art. The Transportation Committee has scheduled a forum Tuesday at...

Man charged in stadium bomb threat amid Muslim dispute

Aug. 17, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A man has been charged in connection with an online bomb threat at a Connecticut minor league baseball stadium amid a dispute between the team's owner and a Muslim civil rights group. Norwich police say they arrested 44-year-old James Quinn, of Waterford, after the bomb threat...

Judge: Murder case against slain doctor's wife can proceed

Aug. 17, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ruled that a murder case against a slain doctor's wife can proceed, despite officials viewing some of her documents that were protected by attorney-client privilege. The Hartford Courant reports a state judge in New Britain on Friday rejected a request by...

Connecticut holds 19th tax-free week for back-to-school

Aug. 17, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's annual back-to-school, tax-free week is expected to save consumers almost $5 million. Beginning Sunday, there will be no sales taxes charged on clothes or footwear priced at less than $100. Many stores offer discounts on other items that week designed to match the cost...

Uruguayan military ship makes stop in Connecticut

Aug. 17, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A military ship from Uruguay is making a stop in Connecticut and will be open for free public tours this weekend. The Capitan Miranda is scheduled to be at the New London Pier and will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The 210-foot,...