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New Haven alders reject mayor's choice for police chief

Dec. 07, 2021 22:03 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The New Haven Board of Alders has rejected the mayor's nomination of Renee Dominguez as police chief, after some city residents raised concerns about increasing violence, low diversity in the police department and a lack of public input in the chief selection process. ...

Supreme Court declines to hear home invasion killing appeal

Dec. 07, 2021 20:34 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a Connecticut man convicted in the killings of a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion. The court decided not to take up the case of Joshua Komisarjevsky on Monday. It did not provide an...

Police: Tips led to arrests in thefts seen in viral video

Dec. 05, 2021 16:13 PM EST

DERBY, Conn. (AP) — Viral videos of thieves loading up a car with items from a grocery store have helped police arrest three suspects. In one widely seen video from last month, four people were seen loading more than $1,600 worth of items, mostly laundry detergent, into...

Personnel costs, OT top list of municipal COVID spending

Dec. 02, 2021 17:24 PM EST

Employee overtime and personnel costs topped the list of COVID-related expenses that cities and towns paid for using a key source of federal pandemic relief funds, according to interim data submitted to the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. Of the roughly $41.6...

Police: 13-year-old Hamden student stabs fellow teen in back

Nov. 30, 2021 08:35 AM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A 13-year-old Hamden High School student stabbed another student in the back during a fight outside their school, police said. The stabbing happened at around 2:15 p.m. Monday at a bus stop near the high school, Hamden police spokesperson Detective...

Ex-New Haven officer 1st to be barred for general misconduct

Nov. 26, 2021 14:27 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn (AP) — A former New Haven police officer has become the first officer in Connecticut to be permanently barred from law enforcement for “general misconduct” under the state's 2020 police accountability law that was passed in the wake of the George Floyd killing in...

Group forms to help give equal access to new cannabis market

Nov. 24, 2021 13:03 PM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A new association has been formed to ensure Black and other under represented communities will have an opportunity to participate in Connecticut's new legalized recreational marijuana industry, as state legislators had promised. The Alliance for...

Vaccine mandate compliance high among school, state workers

Nov. 22, 2021 19:17 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New data released Monday shows most K-12 school employees and state employees who were mandated to get vaccinated or else tested for COVID-19 are complying with Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's executive order. A survey of public and private school...

Judge denies early prison release in boy witness murder case

Nov. 17, 2021 11:15 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted in the 1999 killings of an 8-year-old murder witness and the boy's mother will not be getting out of prison anytime soon, a federal judge ruled Tuesday amid pleas by the victims' relatives and prosecutors to keep him locked up. ...

Employee at submarine maker charged in US Capitol breach

Nov. 12, 2021 17:11 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with disorderly conduct and other crimes for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, federal authorities said Friday. Jeremy Baouche, 24, of New...