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Red Cross helping several families displaced by fires

Nov. 17, 2019 4:49 PM EST

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — The American Red Cross says it’s helping families in Rhode Island and in Connecticut who were displaced from their homes after recent fires. The charity announced Sunday that it’s aiding four families who were living in a building that caught fire in Central Falls,...

10 veterans to be added to Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame

Nov. 17, 2019 3:12 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ten veterans will be inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame. The class of 2019 inductees are scheduled to be honored during a ceremony planned for Dec. 6 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Each inductee or a family member will receive a commemorative...

Cab driver to be sentenced for extorting immigrants

Nov. 17, 2019 12:12 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut cab driver convicted in an extortion scheme that involved kidnapping immigrants at a bus station is facing sentencing. Carlos Hernandez potentially faces a term of life in prison when he is sentenced Monday in federal court in Bridgeport. A lawyer for the 56-year-old...

Speeding up Connecticut to NYC commute key focus on plans

Nov. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Making it easier and faster to travel to and from New York City is a big selling point for two newly proposed multi-billion-dollar plans to overhaul Connecticut’s transportation system. Democrats and Republicans contend a quick and smooth commute is in Connecticut’s...

State offers safety tips for upcoming deer hunting season

Nov. 17, 2019 9:16 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut environmental officials are offering safety tips for the upcoming firearms deer hunting season. The season begins Wednesday and will add to the list of hunting seasons already under way. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is urging hunters, hikers,...

Flowers, Mitchell carry Hartford past Gordon College 86-79

Nov. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Moses Flowers had 19 points to lead five Hartford players in double figures as the Hawks beat Gordon College 86-79 on Saturday. D.J. Mitchell added 18 points for the Hawks. Miroslav Stafl chipped in 12 and Michael Dunne and Traci Carter had 10 apiece. Eric Demers had 42 points...

Clergeot carries UMass over Central Connecticut 89-43

Nov. 16, 2019 5:17 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Keon Clergeot scored 20 points as UMass rolled past Central Connecticut 89-43 on Saturday. Sean East II had 15 points and six assists for UMass (4-0), which shot 52. 5 % from the floor (32 of 61) and 10 of 22 from behind the 3-point arc. Samba Diallo added 13 points. Djery Baptiste...

Late TDs, defense helps Sacred Heart top Lehigh, 13-6

Nov. 16, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Julius Chestnut scored on fourth-quarter runs of 9 and 40 yards as Sacred Heart came from behind to edge Lehigh 13-6 on Saturday. A swarming defense led the way for Sacred Heart (7-4), allowing six points, no touchdowns and recording a season-high five sacks. Chris Agyemang, playing...

Police identify driver killed after single-vehicle crash

Nov. 16, 2019 5:08 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of a man who was killed following a car crash on Route 34 in New Haven. Connecticut State Police say Jason Goglas, 32, of New Haven, was killed after his car crashed into a guardrail and concrete barrier wall Saturday morning. The New Haven...

Friends, family mourn gymnast who died after accident

Nov. 16, 2019 4:46 PM EST

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Friends and family have gathered to mourn the death of a college gymnast from Connecticut who died after a training accident. The Connecticut Post reports that more than 200 people attended a private funeral service for Melanie Coleman on Saturday at St. Mary Church in Milford. Crowds...