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Police: Teen shot in head, dropped off at Waterbury hospital

Oct. 26, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and then dropped off at a Waterbury hospital, police said. The teenager was left at St. Mary’s Hospital early Monday morning with a gunshot wound to the back of his head, Waterbury police said in a news...

State lawmaker charged with misusing COVID-19 funds resigns

Oct. 25, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state Rep. Michael DiMassa has resigned from the legislature after having been charged last week with misusing federal COVID-19 relief funds. The West Haven Democrat submitted a short resignation letter, dated Oct. 21, that was...

Lamont seeks disaster declaration for flooding caused by Ida

Oct. 23, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont has submitted a request for a major disaster declaration to the Biden administration, seeking federal funds to help Connecticut recover from damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The Sept. 1 storm dumped as much as 8...

Report: Bridgeport awaits vaccination status of 600 workers

Oct. 23, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Roughly 600 Bridgeport city workers haven't yet submitted proof of vaccination against the coronavirus, nearly a month after a deadline for them to do so or get tested weekly, according to a published report. The number represents about 40% of...

Prison workers top list of those not complying with mandate

Oct. 22, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

Employees in the state's prison system make up more than 32% of state workers who have failed to comply with Gov. Ned Lamont's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to figures released Friday by the governor's office. Of Connecticut's 30,623 state workers 1,482 — about...

Connecticut lawmaker arrested, accused of COVID funds misuse

Oct. 20, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state legislator who works as an aide to the West Haven City Council is accused of creating a company that received more than $600,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds for services that were never provided. Rep. Michael DiMassa, a...

Activist Shawn Lang, former leader at AIDS Connecticut, dies

Oct. 18, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shawn Lang, a longtime Connecticut activist for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as those impacted by opioid addiction and domestic abuse, has died. She was 65. Lang's unexpected death on Sunday , confirmed to the Hartford Courant by her...

Most Connecticut state workers complying with COVID mandate

Oct. 18, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 99% of affected Connecticut state employees are complying with an executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday. Out of the 32,000 workers at executive branch agencies, 28...

Connecticut online sports betting set to fully begin Tuesday

Oct. 18, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

Connecticut regulators announced Monday that online sports wagering and online casino games can begin in earnest within hours, now that a seven-day limited “soft launch” of the state's newest forms of wagering has been successfully completed. Three organizations —...

Lieberman book details help he received from GOP in 2006

Oct. 18, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut details in a new book how aid from top Republicans — including strategist Karl Rove — helped him win reelection against a more left-leaning Democrat and a Republican. Lieberman ran as an...