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Connecticut man charged with fatally stabbing older brother

Jul. 18, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been stabbed to death and police say the suspect is his younger brother. Police say 33-year-old Quinton Neal, of Hartford, is being held on $1.5 million bond on murder and carrying a dangerous weapon charges. Police say Neal stabbed 36-year-old Quin Neal in the...

Teenager escapes detention center through 2nd floor window

Jul. 18, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager who escaped a juvenile detention center by dropping 30 feet out of a window has been recaptured and now faces new charges. The Hartford Courant reports that the 17-year-old boy broke a second-floor window at the detention center in Hartford and jumped shortly...

Lamont criticized for offering, then rescinding top job

Jul. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont's administration is being criticized for offering Connecticut's top education job to Bloomfield's Superintendent of Schools, only to give the position to someone else. Spokesman Stan Simpson of Bloomfield Public Schools tells Fox61 that James Thompson was offered the...

Connecticut slot revenue down again amid growing competition

Jul. 17, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Revenue generated by slot machines at Connecticut's two casinos continued a steady decline in June, down for the 12th consecutive month amid new regional competition. Foxwoods Resort Casino reports it made $35.3 million in slot machine revenue last month, almost 12% less than the...

Man charged with embezzling from state Senate campaign

Jul. 16, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former treasurer of a state Senate campaign has been charged with embezzling more than $10,000 in campaign funds. State prosecutors say 45-year-old William Baker, of Farmington, took the money from the 2014 campaign of Republican Bill Wadsworth, a former state representative who...

Connecticut-based banks announce $759M acquisition deal

Jul. 16, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The parent company of Connecticut-based People's United Bank has agreed to purchase the holding company for United Bank for $759 million. The deal announced Monday is subject to approvals from banking regulators as well as shareholders. People's United Bank, based in Bridgeport and...

Music therapy program empowers people with disabilities

Jul. 16, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Maggie Carchrie thought she wanted to study musical theater when she was a teenager, but that changed after her mother showed her a segment on the benefits of music on CBS News Sunday Morning. "She yelled at me, 'Come in you gotta see this,' and I watched it, and I knew exactly that...

Former ballpark developers fight legal setback

Jul. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former developers of Hartford's minor league ballpark, who recently lost a legal case against the city over construction delays, are asking for a new trial or for a judge to overrule the jury's verdict. The Hartford Courant reports that the developers argue in new motions that...

Connecticut man to be honored for his work on moon mission

Jul. 14, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was among the engineers working at Hamilton Standard in the 1960s developing the lunar module for the Apollo 11 mission is being honored by the Connecticut Science Center. Tuesday's tribute to Ed O'Connor, a longtime science center volunteer, is one of numerous...

Hartford Whalers alumni gather for minor league baseball

Jul. 13, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former members of the Hartford Whalers hockey team are gathered in the city to take in some minor league baseball. The Double-A Hartford Yard Goats are honoring the city's NHL past by hosting their third annual "Whalers Alumni Weekend." The former players will host a barbecue before...