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Arrest warrant issued in double homicide in Woodbury in 2018

Nov. 24, 2021 16:37 PM EST

WOODBURY, Vt. (AP) — A suspect has been identified in connection with the homicides of two people in Woodbury in 2018, Vermont State Police said. A judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Manuel Gomez, 32, of Hartford, Connecticut, on charges of aggravated murder...

Conn. COVID-19 rate is rising faster than other states

Nov. 21, 2021 23:56 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is experiencing a more rapid increase in COVID-19 cases than any other state, according to the most recent statistics. The state has averaged 738 daily cases over the last week, which represents a 116% increase over two weeks earlier,...

Whyte scores 21 to lift Boston U. past Hartford 75-70

Nov. 18, 2021 22:01 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Walter Whyte had 21 points as Boston University held on to beat Hartford 75-70 on Thursday night. Anthony Morales had 18 points for Boston University (2-2). Javante McCoy added 15 points, including the clinching free throws with three seconds...

Bipartisan redistricting plan for Connecticut House approved

Nov. 18, 2021 18:46 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bipartisan committee of legislators voted unanimously Thursday for a new map that redraws the district boundaries for the Connecticut House of Representatives, reflecting the state's westward shift in population toward the New York border. The...

Capitol's Mason statue sparks debate — should it be removed?

Nov. 18, 2021 17:56 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The idea of relocating a 1.5-ton (1,500 kg) statue of Capt. John Mason, located on the Connecticut State Capitol building, sparked strong opinions Thursday, with tribal leaders saying it's an affront to still have a marble figure of the man who led the 1637 massacre...

Unions seek bargaining rights for National Guard members

Nov. 15, 2021 18:24 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Labor unions filed a lawsuit Monday seeking collective bargaining rights for Connecticut National Guard members on active state duty ordered by the governor, saying they should be entitled to organize the same way as civilian state employees. A...

Racial disparities in kids' vaccinations are hard to track

Nov. 15, 2021 13:42 PM EST

The rollout of COVID-19 shots for elementary-age children has exposed another blind spot in the nation’s efforts to address pandemic inequalities: Health systems have released little data on the racial breakdown of youth vaccinations, and community leaders fear that Black and Latino kids...

Teen charged with murder in killing of 13-year-old girl

Nov. 13, 2021 10:12 AM EST

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A teenage boy has been arrested on murder, sexual assault and strangulation charges in connection with the killing of a 13-year-old girl found dead in the basement of a Manchester apartment building in June. The 14-year-old boy was being...

High schoolers to decide how to spend $1.5M in COVID funding

Nov. 11, 2021 18:35 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thousands of Connecticut high school students from across the state will decide how more than $1.5 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for schools will be spent. Forty-three school districts, which encompass 77 high schools, have agreed to...

Windham Hospital's maternity ward faces permanent closure

Nov. 10, 2021 17:45 PM EST

Hartford HealthCare is seeking to permanently close the decades-old maternity ward at Windham Hospital, arguing Wednesday the small number of deliveries has led to significant challenges in attracting obstetricians and other clinicians, potentially putting pregnant moms and their babies at...