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Connecticut man says dogs may have caused child's injuries

Dec. 10, 2019 10:35 AM EST

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with injuring an 8-month-old child in his care told investigators the baby was hurt by the family dogs, or in a fall from a couch, authorities said. Austin Higley, 24, of Torrington, was freed on $10,000 bond after pleading not guilty Monday to charges...

Connecticut police warn officers about social media pitfalls

Nov. 29, 2019 11:31 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several Connecticut police departments are cautioning their officers to be careful of what they post on social media while off duty. The directives come after several high-profile cases nationwide of police officers posting racist, homophobic or violent comments on personal social...

Man charged with neglecting 85-year-old mother avoids jail

Nov. 14, 2019 10:29 AM EST

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who allowed his sick, elderly mother to live in squalor has pleaded guilty to intentional cruelty to a person but avoided jail. The Republican American reports 64-year-old James Madsen, of Canaan, was given a suspended two-year sentence Wednesday. Authorities say...

Veterans Day ceremonies, parades planned across Connecticut

Nov. 9, 2019 9:21 AM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — People across Connecticut will be gathering for parades and ceremonies to honor those who have served their country in the military. Most of the Veterans Day events are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11, which is the day World War I ended in 1918. Parades are planned in Milford on...

Off-duty firefighter rescues family from burning home

Oct. 20, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — An off-duty firefighter is being credited with rescuing a Connecticut family from their burning home. Torrington fire Chief Peter Towey says off-duty firefighter Brian Parks arrived at the scene of the fire at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday before the rest of the department and safely...