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Former UConn star Jennifer Rizzotti named president of Sun

Apr. 20, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jennifer Rizzotti, who was the point guard on UConn's first national championship team before playing professionally and then becoming a college basketball coach, has been named president of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun. Rizzotti, who was part of...

Man charged in fatal shooting of 3-year-old boy in Hartford

Apr. 19, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 19-year-old man was charged with murder Monday in connection with the shooting of a 3-year-old Connecticut boy whose death dismayed and angered the community and prompted state lawmakers to call for more funding for urban anti-violence programs. ...

State Supreme Court to consider women-only areas of gyms

Apr. 18, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Supreme Court is preparing to hear a case that could have a wide-ranging effect on anti-discrimination laws. The court will consider whether it is discriminatory for gyms to have areas restricted to women only that formerly were...

Reading, writing, renting: Atlanta units aimed at teachers

Apr. 18, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A proposed apartment building in downtown Atlanta could feature 31 stories of teachers. Developers of the proposed $176 million project called “Teachers Village” say they plan to market 229 of the 438 apartments to Atlanta school system employees. ...

Judicial Branch prepares to begin reopening some courthouses

Apr. 16, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Judicial Branch is conducting safety inspections and making modifications at five courthouses, where operations have been suspended because of the pandemic, in hopes of reopening the locations by May 17. In a statement released...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. April 16, 2021. Editorial: The University of Hartford’s job is educating a diverse student body, not staying in NCAA Division 1 Somewhere in all the hand-wringing about the University of Hartford weighing the possibility of...

Police say car theft suspect fires shot at officers, escapes

Apr. 15, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man suspected of breaking into cars fired a gunshot at Connecticut police officers and managed to escape early Thursday morning, authorities said. No one was injured. East Hartford officers responded to a report of two young men trying to...

Black leaders call for more anti-violence aid after killings

Apr. 14, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Black lawmakers and community group leaders called Wednesday for more federal and state aid for chronically underfunded anti-violence programs in Connecticut's cities, following the killings of a 3-year-old boy and a teenager in Hartford last weekend. ...

Lamont criticizes FDA's decision to pause J&J vaccinations

Apr. 14, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is criticizing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for recommending a pause in the administering of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The Democrat said Wednesday the response to a potential for a...

Audit critical of costs in building UConn's Hartford campus

Apr. 13, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

Connecticut's state auditors on Tuesday released a report criticizing the University of Connecticut for failing to control tens of millions of dollars in cost overruns in the development and construction of its satellite campus in downtown Hartford. The auditors report...