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Connecticut library hosts Drag Queen Story Hour

Sep. 18, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Drag Queen Story Hour, which has drawn protests in some areas of the country, is coming to another Connecticut library. But Hartford Public Library CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey says although some people have expressed concern, she doesn't anticipate a major response when the library hosts...

Volleyball player alleges verbal, sexual harassment by coach

Sep. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former volleyball player at a Connecticut university says in a lawsuit she was verbally berated and sexually harassed by her coach, causing her to develop an eating disorder and drop out. The Hartford Courant reports that Kathryn Capua filed suit against the University of Hartford...

Trailblazing Jewish women featured in new exhibit

Sep. 18, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford's new exhibit about trailblazing Jewish women is currently on display at the Mandell JCC. The exhibit details the lives of 12 Jewish women, all who once lived in Connecticut or have some other connection to the state, who they believe...

Woman describes killings of 3 people in home invasion

Sep. 17, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has testified in chilling detail about the killings of three people that led to murder charges against her and her brother. Ruth Correa, of Hartford, was a key prosecution witness against her brother, Sergio Correa. The testimony came Tuesday in a probable cause...

Train crash response drill scheduled in New Haven

Sep. 14, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are staging a simulated train accident in New Haven to test the emergency response protocols of a variety of agencies. The drill is scheduled Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Belle Dock rail yard. State transportation Commissioner Joe Giulietti says the...

Judge approves exhumation of 2 unknown victims of 1944 fire

Sep. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The remains of two unknown victims of the 1944 Hartford circus fire will be exhumed to see if one of them was a Vermont woman who vanished after the blaze that killed 168 people. Judge Susan Cobb approved the exhumation request by Hartford State's Attorney Gail Hardy in an order...

Hidden history of colonial African American burials

Sep. 10, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The graves of hundreds of African Americans and Native Americans lie in downtown Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground, but without headstones they remain invisible. Excluded from official records or referred to only by race, their stories remain as hidden as their graves. Four centuries...

Missing mom probe highlights hurdles in cases with no body

Sep. 10, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The challenges law enforcement officials face in investigating a suspected murder without a body are on display in the case of missing Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Dulos. Police documents reveal what some experts believe is overwhelming evidence compiled by investigators...

Officers named in East Harford police shooting

Sep. 10, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities released the names Tuesday of two Connecticut police officers involved in the shooting death of a high school psychologist while responding to a domestic violence call. Windham State's Attorney Anne Mahoney said East Hartford Police officers Andre Lyew and Daniel...

Man sentenced to 50 years in prison on murder conviction

Sep. 10, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was convicted of shooting and killing a man during an argument over drug sales has been sentenced to 50 years in a case that was cold for more than a decade. Police said Benjamin Baez was shot in the chest after an altercation with 41-year-old Rafael Ortiz in...