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BIG3 to start in Memphis, adds 5 other new cities for 2020

Feb. 19, 2020 12:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The BIG3 will begin its fourth season on June 20 in Memphis, one of six cities the league will visit for the first time. The 3-on-3 league co-founded by Ice Cube and composed largely of former NBA players will play every Saturday, except for July 4, until the champion is crowned Aug. 29...

Suspect in fatal shooting at Hartford club arraigned

Feb. 19, 2020 10:24 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with killing one person and injuring two others during a dispute at a Hartford nightclub last weekend that left a total of five people shot has been held in $1.75 million bond. Joshua Saez, 30, who was also shot at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Majestic...

State trooper says in lawsuit reassignment was retaliation

Feb. 19, 2020 8:26 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police sergeant says in a lawsuit that state public safety Commissioner James Rovella retaliated against him because the sergeant reported the sexually inappropriate conversation of a colleague. Sgt. Timothy Begley says in his suit he was reassigned from the state...

Police arrest suspect, identify victim in Hartford shooting

Feb. 17, 2020 10:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A suspect was arrested Monday in the Hartford nightclub shooting that left one dead and several others injured, police said. Police arrested Joshua Saez, 30, who was also struck by gunfire and is recovering at a hospital, Hartford police Lt. Paul Cicero said. Saez is accused of...

Memphis' Precious Achiuwa (55) shoots over Connecticut's Isaiah Whaley (5) as Connecticut's Josh Carlton (25) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Vital, Bouknight lead UConn to 64-61 win over Memphis

Feb. 16, 2020 7:03 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Coach Dan Hurley fought back tears as he described the high price his UConn Huskies paid during Sunday's win over Memphis. Christian Vital scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half as Connecticut overcame what appeared to be a serious leg injury to forward Akok Akok to beat...

In this photo provide by Channel 3 Eyewitness News (WFSB-TV), a view of the scene of a shooting at the Majestic Lounge, in Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Multiple people were shot at a Connecticut nightclub, leaving one person dead, police said early Sunday. Preliminary information indicated four others were wounded, Hartford police Lt. Paul Cicero told The Associated Press. (Ayah Galal, Channel 3 Eyewitness News (WFSB-TV) via AP)

Police: 1 dead, 4 wounded in Connecticut club shooting

Feb. 16, 2020 5:09 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a Connecticut nightclub early Sunday morning, killing a man and wounding four other people, police said. A 28-year-old man died in the shooting at the Majestic Lounge in Hartford's South End, police Lt. Paul Cicero said. Two other males and two females were...

In this Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, photo, Tyran Sampson and his daughter Jaleaha Sampson dance in their living room in Manchester, Conn. Sampson said he was hoping to see his family more when he was staying at a halfway house in Hartford but couldn't. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)

More family visits sought for halfway house parolees

Feb. 16, 2020 12:07 PM EST

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Tyran Sampson looked forward to seeing his children more when he got out of prison, but at a halfway house after his release he found even fewer opportunities to be with his family. He could have his family visit only once a week — on Sundays — while staying at a...

Noel, Withers lead UMass Lowell past Hartford 74-67

Feb. 15, 2020 4:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Obadiah Noel scored 25 points and made fur steals, Connor Withers added a season-high 20 points and UMass Lowell held off Hartford 74-67 on Saturday. Christian Lutete added 15 for the River Hawks (11-16, 5-7 America East Conference), who avenged an earlier 12-point loss to Hartford....

State secures custody of nearly 200 neglected farm animals

Feb. 15, 2020 12:49 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have secured custody of nearly 200 animals that were found severely neglected on a farm last month. State Attorney General William Tong said the state obtained custody of the animals during a court hearing in Hartford on Friday. He said the owner, Rachel...

Prosecutor: Police justified in shooting of man after chase

Feb. 14, 2020 4:55 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police officers' actions were justified in the shooting death of a Hartford man, a Connecticut prosecutor said in a report released Friday. The death of Kyron Sands was a “tragedy," but “in the situation presented, however, the officer's actions in firing upon Mr. Sands...