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Canadian accused in 1987 abduction gets prison time in US

Nov. 14, 2019 5:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and living on the lam for three decades was sentenced Thursday in the United States to 18 months in prison for illegally obtaining government benefits. A federal judge in New Haven, Connecticut, imposed the prison...

The Latest: Man accused in 1987 abduction gets prison time

Nov. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Canadian man facing sentencing in the U.S. for abducting his son in 1987 (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and living on the lam for three decades has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegally...

Accomplished college gymnast dies after training accident

Nov. 11, 2019 4:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An accomplished gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University has died following a serious spinal cord injury suffered in a training accident. Melanie Coleman, 20, of Milford, Connecticut, was training Friday at New Era Gymnastics in Hamden when she was injured, said her mother,...

Officer charged in shooting faces judge for first time

Oct. 28, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who opened fire on an unarmed couple's car and wounded a 22-year-old woman faced a judge Monday for the first time since being arrested on felony assault and reckless endangerment charges. Hamden officer Devin Eaton was arraigned during a brief hearing in...

Authorities charge officer who opened fire on couple's car

Oct. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who opened fire on an unarmed couple's car, seriously wounding a woman, was charged Monday with assault and reckless endangerment. State's Attorney Patrick Griffin said in an investigation report that Hamden officer Devin Eaton showed "an extreme...

The Latest: Officer's lawyer says arrest is chilling message

Oct. 21, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Connecticut officer who shot and wounded a 22-year-old woman in April (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The lawyer for a Connecticut police officer who shot and wounded an unarmed woman in April says his client's arrest is sending a distressing message to...