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Police: 2 shot and killed following argument over dog

Jun. 20, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An argument between neighbors over a dog led to a shooting that killed two people in Hartford, police said Monday. A third person was shot and critically injured. The two people who were killed were a couple and they leave behind a 6-month-old child,...

Police: 2 men killed by resident during home invasion

Jun. 16, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two people were pronounced dead early Thursday after a shooting in East Hartford that police said may have been precipitated by a targeted home invasion. Neighbors reported hearing several gunshots just before midnight Wednesday inside the home. ...

Police shooting of Hartford man in 2020 ruled justified

Jun. 15, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's inspector general has ruled that a Hartford police officer was justified in shooting to death an armed man despite a plea from the man's girlfriend not to kill him. Shamar Ogman was shot to death on Dec. 26, 2020, in a parking lot after ignoring...

Melody Currey, former official, mayor, lawmaker dies at 71

Jun. 13, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Melody Currey, a former state commissioner, member of the Connecticut House of Representatives and mayor of East Hartford who “touched the lives of so many,” has died. She was 71. The Democrat's death was confirmed Monday by current East Hartford...

Hartford near end of 10-year battle over proposed McDonald's

Jun. 12, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 10-year legal battle over a proposed McDonald’s on a vacant lot in Hartford is nearing a conclusion. The city has reached a tentative agreement with a developer who had sought to build a fast-food restaurant on a small lot in the West End that had been...

John Leguizamo fine-tunes his new musical ‘Kiss My Aztec!’

Jun. 01, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — During an afternoon rehearsal of John Leguizamo's “Kiss My Aztec!,” actor Joel Perez bursts into laughter during a raunchy scene with co-star Krystina Alabado. They have probably done it hundreds of times. They know it by heart. But the scene is still so funny that...

Investigators probe cause of small plane crash in Simsbury

Jun. 01, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) — Investigators are looking into why a small plane crashed in a farm near a small Connecticut airport, where authorities found the wreckage empty. It turned out that the uninjured pilot had gotten a ride home in another aircraft. The single-engine Piper PA-28...

Police investigate body of unidentified woman found in river

May. 30, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police recovered a woman's body from the Connecticut River in an area south of Hartford. Lt. Michael Connolly with the police department in the town of Wethersfield said investigators are still working to identify the woman and her cause of death. ...

'I've got to dig deep': Texas shooting tests Newtown parents

May. 25, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — As the mother of a girl killed at Sandy Hook, Michele Gay was devastated by the massacre at a Texas elementary school, with its aching parallels to the 2012 attack in Connecticut. It was all the more saddening in light of the work she has invested in the...

Parents swap, sell baby formula as Biden focuses on shortage

May. 12, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden stepped up his administration's response to a nationwide baby formula shortage Thursday that has forced frenzied parents into online groups to swap and sell to each other to keep their babies fed. The president discussed with executives from...