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Students lead US push for fuller Black history education

Apr. 16, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a discussion on slavery. Just like the year before, she...

3 abandoned ducks found in Middletown park, taken to safety

Apr. 10, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, CT (AP) — Three young, domestic ducks were abandoned in a Middletown park but are now being safely cared for, animal control officers said. The city Parks Department first came across the ducks and alerted the Police Department’s animal control officers,...

Connecticut looking for sites to house migrant children

Apr. 08, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are looking at places in the state to house unaccompanied migrant children who have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in record numbers, including a now-shuttered juvenile detention center that drew criticism over its prison-like...

Ancient coins may solve mystery of murderous 1600s pirate

Apr. 01, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in rural Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve one of the planet's oldest cold cases. The villain in this tale: a murderous English pirate who became the...

Woman charged with killing 4-year-old son ruled incompetent

Mar. 24, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman charged with killing her 4-year-old son has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and sent to the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital for treatment. Tiffany Farrauto, 33, of New London, appeared in Superior Court on...

Grandparents in the pandemic: a lost year, but now some hope

Mar. 21, 2021 05:22 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — No sleepovers with popcorn and Disney movies. No dance recitals or holiday pageants, let alone any Grandparents’ Day for visiting the kids' classrooms. No hugs. The first 12 months of the pandemic represent a lost year for many...

Bail set at $2M bail for mom charged in missing son's death

Mar. 09, 2021 11:22 AM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Bail has been set at $2 million for the mother of a 6-year-old boy who police say died when she tried to abandon him and his two older siblings at a park and drive away but he grabbed for a door and was dragged. Brittany Gosney, 29, of...

Ohio River search for boy to resume; mom charged with murder

Mar. 06, 2021 09:17 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Crews expect to resume searching the Ohio River on Sunday for a 6-year-old Ohio boy who police say died when his mother tried to abandon him at a park and drive away but he grabbed for a door and was dragged. Police believe James Hutchinson's mother...

Mom of boy allegedly dragged, dumped is charged with murder

Mar. 05, 2021 17:52 PM EST

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of trying to abandon her 6-year-old son at a park, dragging him as she drove away and later dumping his body in the Ohio River was indicted Friday on charges including murder and corpse abuse. The 16 counts against Brittany...

Police: Missing child, 6, killed and put into the Ohio River

Mar. 01, 2021 15:57 PM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A woman charged in the death of her 6-year-old son told authorities she initially tried to leave the boy at a state park and then fatally dragged him with her car as she drove away, according to a published report. Authorities continued to search...