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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...

Stefanowski announces GOP bid for governor, seeking rematch

Jan. 19, 2022 09:43 AM EST

Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski announced Wednesday he is seeking a rematch against a former political rival, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. The 2018 GOP gubernatorial candidate, who narrowly lost to Lamont in a three-way race that year, said he will run to be the party's...

Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski is again running for Connecticut governor against Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont

Jan. 19, 2022 08:13 AM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski is again running for Connecticut governor against Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont.

No. 25 UConn beats Butler 76-59 in first of home-and-home

Jan. 18, 2022 22:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley thought Adama Sanogo had an off night. The 6-foot-9 sophomore scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds on Tuesday in the No. 25 Huskies' 76-59 win over Butler, the first of two games this week between the programs. But Sanogo made just...

Mandatory funding increases proposed for struggling agencies

Jan. 18, 2022 17:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With many nonprofit agencies in Connecticut struggling to both attract and retain workers, the top Senate Democrat on the General Assembly's budget-writing committee said Tuesday she plans to pursue legislation this session that would mandate regular increases in state...

Officials vow action after 13-year-old overdoses at school

Jan. 18, 2022 17:13 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials pledged to take action Tuesday in response to the overdose death of a seventh grader at a Hartford school, and urged parents to talk to their children about the dangers of illegal drugs. Democratic state Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire,...

Thomas lifts Sacred Heart over Central Connecticut 74-66

Jan. 17, 2022 21:53 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Tyler Thomas had 21 points as Sacred Heart defeated Central Connecticut 74-66 on Monday night. Aaron Clarke and Bryce Johnson each had 13 points for Sacred Heart (7-10, 3-1 Northeast Conference). Cantavio Dutreil had nine rebounds. Nigel...

2 drivers killed in wrong-way crash on I-95 in Connecticut

Jan. 17, 2022 15:16 PM EST

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A driver headed the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Connecticut crashed head-on with another car, killing himself and the other driver, police said Monday. The wrong-way crash happened at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday on I-95 in Guilford, Connecticut state police...

Marfo scores 16 to lift Quinnipiac over Fairfield 72-66

Jan. 16, 2022 17:51 PM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Kevin Marfo posted 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists to guide Quinnipiac to a 72-66 victory over Fairfield on Sunday. Tymu Chenery added 13 points for the Bobcats (9-6, 4-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Brendan McGuire added 10 points and seven...

I-95 motorists in Conn. mystified by 'singing road'

Jan. 16, 2022 17:10 PM EST

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — It’s been compared to the sound of a pod of humpback whales, or the soundtrack from a horror movie. The unusual noises on a stretch of Interstate 95 in southeastern Connecticut have gotten it dubbed “the singing road" or “the singing highway,” and...