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Man convicted of sex trafficking at 2020 Super Bowl

Oct. 24, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A jury in Florida has convicted a Connecticut man of sex trafficking at the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami. The U.S. attorney’s office had alleged 48-year-old Edward Walker, of New Haven, brought two adult women and a 17-year-old girl from...

Pedestrian struck and killed by CT Transit bus in New Haven

Oct. 22, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A pedestrian was fatally struck by a bus in New Haven, police said. The victim, a 40-year-old woman, was hit by a CT Transit bus shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Chapel Street between Orange and Church streets, New Haven police said. ...

Drug dealer gets life in prison for baseball bat killings

Oct. 21, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

A Connecticut drug dealer whose federal death sentence was overturned in the baseball bat killings of three people during a 2005 dispute over crack cocaine sales was resentenced Thursday to life in prison. Dressed in a tan prison uniform, Azibo Aquart, now 40, apologized...

Connecticut lawmaker arrested, accused of COVID funds misuse

Oct. 20, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state legislator who works as an aide to the West Haven City Council is accused of creating a company that received more than $600,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds for services that were never provided. Rep. Michael DiMassa, a...

Apartment building fire kills 1, displaces several dozen

Oct. 15, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A fire broke out on the third floor of an apartment building in Hamden, killing a person and displacing several dozen people. Firefighters from three towns battled the blaze which began in an just before 9 p.m. and spread to the roof of the building...

Mayor: potential fraud in spending of COVID relief funds

Oct. 11, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mayor has asked for a forensic investigation into the city's spending of federal pandemic relief money after coming across issues she says make her suspect fraud. West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi, who is also a certified public...

Panel to investigate after officer is cleared of wrongdoing

Oct. 02, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven's Civilian Review Board plans to investigate the actions of an officer who punched a man in the head three times during a trespassing arrest and was later cleared of wrongdoing by the police department. Police officials said the use of...

Early data shows about half of CT state workers vaccinated

Sep. 29, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

Early data shows about 19,000 of Connecticut's roughly 32,000 state employees who work for executive branch agencies are fully vaccinated, a figure that's expected to change over the coming days, state officials announced Wednesday. Josh Geballe, commissioner of the...

Senate votes to extend Lamont's emergency powers to Feb. 15

Sep. 28, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate voted Tuesday to extend Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's emergency powers for the sixth time during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite pushback from Republican lawmakers who argue the state is no longer in crisis. “It all needs to...

Connecticut schools brace for potential driver shortage

Sep. 26, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — School districts around Connecticut are holding their breath as more than 200 school bus driver could walk off the job in response to a vaccination mandate that goes into effect Monday. That could worsen an already problematic driver shortage...