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Oklahoma City woman accuses ex-lawmaker of sexual misconduct

Jan. 26, 2022 19:53 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma state lawmaker who resigned abruptly last week has been accused by an Oklahoma City lobbyist of touching her inappropriately during a New Year’s Eve party at her home. Former first-term Democratic state Rep. Jose Cruz, 31, resigned from his House...

Pandemic struggles proving too much for some Conn. breweries

Jan. 23, 2022 11:58 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The pandemic has finally proved too daunting for several Connecticut breweries. Three have closed or announced closings within the last month, and a fourth announced it is leaving its current space and assessing options for the future. It's...

State to help train insurance brokers for underserved cities

Jan. 19, 2022 15:57 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut’s health care exchange announced plans Wednesday to launch a training program for licensed independent insurance brokers in the state’s three largest cities. James Michel, the chief executive of Access Health CT, said once...

Singer Fred Parris of the Five Satins dead at age 85

Jan. 19, 2022 15:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Parris, the lead singer of the 1950s harmony group the Five Satins and composer of the classic doo-wop ballad “In the Still of the Night,” has died at age 85. Parris died Jan. 13 after a brief illness, according to his music manager, Pat Marafiote. Parris...

5 students taken to hospital after eating edible with THC

Jan. 14, 2022 15:30 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Five students at a Connecticut magnet school were taken to the hospital as a precaution Friday after eating chocolate containing the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana and becoming ill, officials said. A 13-year-old student at the Bishop Woods School...

Officer pleads no contest in shooting that injured woman

Jan. 13, 2022 20:01 PM EST

A Connecticut police officer who fired his gun 13 times at an unarmed couple's car and wounded a woman and another officer in 2019 pleaded no contest Thursday to felony assault and faces up to 18 months in prison under an agreement with prosecutors. Hamden Officer Devin Eaton, 32,...

Doctors believe latest surge may be peaking in Connecticut

Jan. 13, 2022 17:31 PM EST

Doctors at Connecticut’s two largest health care systems say they believe the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may be peaking in the state. Their comments came as Gov. Ned Lamont's office released data Thursday showing the state recorded 161 deaths related to COVID-19 over the...

Police officer dies after 13-year in coma from on-duty crash

Jan. 12, 2022 21:34 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who spent 13 years in a coma following an on-duty collision with another officer’s vehicle has died. Officer Diane Gonzalez, 60, suffered a traumatic brain injury and succumbed to her injuries Monday, the New Haven Police...

Omicron explosion spurs nationwide breakdown of services

Jan. 08, 2022 11:16 AM EST

Ambulances in Kansas speed toward hospitals then suddenly change direction because hospitals are full. Employee shortages in New York City cause delays in trash and subway services and diminish the ranks of firefighters and emergency workers. Airport officials shut down security checkpoints at the...

Schools sticking with in-person learning scramble for subs

Jan. 06, 2022 17:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Principals, superintendents and counselors are filling in as substitutes in classrooms as the surge in coronavirus infections further strains schools that already had been struggling with staffing shortages. In Cincinnati, dozens of employees from the...