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16-year-old fatally shot walking down street in Hartford

Sep. 27, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A teenager died Monday after he was shot while walking down a street in Hartford, police said. Wildemar Santiago, 16, was found on Martin Street at around 1 a.m. by officers responding to a Shotspotter report of gunfire, Hartford Police Lt. Aaron...

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...

Rescuers find body of missing kayaker in No. Stonington lake

Sep. 26, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Rescuers found the body Sunday of a kayaker who had been missing since Saturday night. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said authorities had been searching for the kayaker since about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in...

Mass. seniors rally for more rescue funds for health care

Sep. 26, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

Coronavirus-related developments around New England: MASSACHUSETTS Activists dressed in hospital gowns will gather on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse to urge state lawmakers to use $17 million of about $5.1 billion in federal pandemic relief...

Police: Man drove SUV over wall, into house's 2nd floor

Sep. 26, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Willimantic man was expected to face criminal charges after a car he was driving launched off a stone wall and flew through the air, crashing into the second floor of a multifamily home where someone was sleeping. The crash occurred early...

Connecticut site allows people to self-exclude from gambling

Sep. 25, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut has launched a new online portal that will allow people to voluntarily exclude themselves from being able to gamble. The website, which is already active, comes as legalized sports betting is scheduled to be up and running...

Deputy chief under investigation after firing gun in office

Sep. 25, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An internal investigation is currently underway after a deputy police in the Hartford Police Department unintentionally fired her weapon in her office in the city's public safety complex. Deputy Chief of Administrative Services Sonia Watson...

Miami piles up school-record 739 yards, beats CCSU 69-0

Sep. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — D'Eriq King was watching from the sideline, and his backups put on a show. Tyler Van Dyke passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start, and Miami tuned up for Atlantic Coast Conference play by racking up a school-record...

Vaccine booster shots begin; camps denied aid lose appeal

Sep. 25, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

Coronavirus developments around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Saturday got his third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, urging others on social media to follow suit. “Getting...

More than 70 Connecticut National Guard members return home

Sep. 25, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 70 members of the Connecticut National Guard were honored Saturday for their service after completing nearly one-year tours of duty. A welcome home ceremony was held for members of the Middletown-based 143rd Regional Support Group and...