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Man charged with mailing more than 100 threatening letters

Jul. 06, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was arrested Wednesday, charged with mailing more than 100 threatening letters to journalists, judges, public officials and other individuals in Connecticut and elsewhere. Federal authorities said the 43-year-old from Hamden has been...

State office denies plan to permanently close maternity ward

Jul. 06, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

WINDHAM, Conn. (AP) — Hartford Healthcare said Wednesday it is reviewing its legal options after the state Office of Health Strategy this week denied the health system's application to permanently close the decades-old maternity ward at Windham Hospital. Meanwhile, advocates who've...

Man charged with killing mother at sea seeks freedom

Jul. 06, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The man charged with killing his mother at sea in a plot to inherit millions of dollars has asked a federal court Wednesday to authorize his release from custody pending trial. The attorneys for Nathan Carman filed a motion in U.S. District Court in...

Connecticut launches modern unemployment filing system

Jul. 06, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut, after six years of development, has launched a new computer system for processing unemployment benefits, replacing a 40-year-old one that became overwhelmed at times during the COVID-19 pandemic given the historic number of applications. ...

New Haven Police chief takes oath, promises accountability

Jul. 06, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Karl R. Jacobson, a 15-year member of the New Haven Police Department, was sworn in Wednesday as the city's new chief, promising the department will be transparent, open and accountable to the public under his watch. Jacobson, assistant chief since October...

Wings get first season series win against Sun, 82-71

Jul. 05, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 20 points, Teaira McCowan had 14 points, seven rebounds and four blocks and the Dallas Wings beat the Connecticut Sun 82-71 on Tuesday night. Ogunbowale sank a 3-pointer for an 80-69 lead and McCowan blocked Brionna Jones’ layup...

NY firm pays $10K state ethics penalty to settle CT case

Jul. 05, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A New York-based maritime company has agreed to pay a $10,000 civil penalty to Connecticut regulators who say the firm violated the state's ethics rules by providing gifts to employees and a board member of the quasi-public Connecticut Port Authority, including NHL tickets,...

Small plane crashes into woods at Connecticut Boy Scout camp

Jul. 05, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

TERRYVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A single-engine plane trying to reach Waterbury Airport in Plymouth crashed Tuesday into a Boy Scout camp in Terryville, landing in woods, about a quarter of a mile from campers, according to the Connecticut Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America. No...

New Haven man is 1st in state diagnosed with monkeypox

Jul. 05, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A New Haven man has become the first person in Connecticut diagnosed with monkeypox since an outbreak of the disease was identified in the United States this spring. The man, who is in his 40s, has not been hospitalized, but has been isolating, the state...

Thomas, Sun rally from 17 down, beat Mystics 74-72 in OT

Jul. 03, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 14 of her 23 points after halftime and finished with nine rebounds as the Connecticut Sun rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit Sunday to beat the Washington Mystics 74-72 in overtime. Courtney Williams added 15 points, Natisha...