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Apartment building fire kills 1, displaces several dozen

Oct. 15, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A fire broke out on the third floor of an apartment building in Hamden, killing a person and displacing several dozen people. Firefighters from three towns battled the blaze which began in an just before 9 p.m. and spread to the roof of the building...

Mayor: potential fraud in spending of COVID relief funds

Oct. 11, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mayor has asked for a forensic investigation into the city's spending of federal pandemic relief money after coming across issues she says make her suspect fraud. West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi, who is also a certified public...

Panel to investigate after officer is cleared of wrongdoing

Oct. 02, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven's Civilian Review Board plans to investigate the actions of an officer who punched a man in the head three times during a trespassing arrest and was later cleared of wrongdoing by the police department. Police officials said the use of...

Early data shows about half of CT state workers vaccinated

Sep. 29, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

Early data shows about 19,000 of Connecticut's roughly 32,000 state employees who work for executive branch agencies are fully vaccinated, a figure that's expected to change over the coming days, state officials announced Wednesday. Josh Geballe, commissioner of the...

Senate votes to extend Lamont's emergency powers to Feb. 15

Sep. 28, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate voted Tuesday to extend Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's emergency powers for the sixth time during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite pushback from Republican lawmakers who argue the state is no longer in crisis. “It all needs to...

Connecticut schools brace for potential driver shortage

Sep. 26, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — School districts around Connecticut are holding their breath as more than 200 school bus driver could walk off the job in response to a vaccination mandate that goes into effect Monday. That could worsen an already problematic driver shortage...

Connecticut officer killed in Las Vegas crash laid to rest

Sep. 24, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A 35-year-old Connecticut police officer killed when his colleague crashed a car while allegedly driving under the influence in Las Vegas was laid to rest Friday and remembered as a dedicated and respected cop with a passion for the job. Funeral...

Connecticut officer free until Vegas trial in fatal DUI case

Sep. 23, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who faces a felony charge of driving under the influence in a Las Vegas crash that killed a colleague was freed from jail Thursday and can return home to await a preliminary hearing of evidence in the case. Robert Ferraro,...

Officer charged in fatal crash awaits release on monitoring

Sep. 20, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer charged with driving under the influence in a Las Vegas crash that killed a fellow officer posted $100,000 bail but remains detained while awaiting approval of house arrest and to be fitted with an electronic monitoring device, according...

Friends, colleagues mourn New Haven officer killed in crash

Sep. 19, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer killed in a crash involving other officers in Las Vegas is being remembered for his positive impact on colleagues and the community he served. Seven-year veteran Joshua Castellano died early Friday after a Rolls Royce...