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Building could become museum for Black Civil War regiment

Jan. 16, 2022 11:12 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A vacant building in Hartford could become a museum honoring a famed Black Civil War regiment. Army veteran Bridgitte Prince is spearheading a project to raise $35 million to tell the story of the 29th Regiment Connecticut Infantry (Colored), the first Union...

Connecticut boy, 13, dies days after overdosing at school

Jan. 15, 2022 21:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who apparently overdosed on the opioid fentanyl while in school died on Saturday, police said. The seventh-grade student from the Sports and Medical Science Academy in Hartford had been hospitalized since Thursday morning. Two...

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...

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...

Hartford 7th-graders hospitalized after suspected overdoses

Jan. 13, 2022 17:17 PM EST

A 13-year-old Connecticut boy was in grave condition Thursday after apparently overdosing on the opioid fentanyl while in school, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said. Two other seventh graders from the Sports and Medical Science Academy in Hartford also were sent to Connecticut...

Lamont says he may need narrow extension of COVID powers

Jan. 12, 2022 18:00 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney on Wednesday left open the possibility the governor's emergency powers may be extended under narrow circumstances as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The Democratic governor's civil...

GOP urges redrawing of 1st Congressional District lines

Jan. 10, 2022 17:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans urged an expert overseeing the redrawing of the state's congressional district boundaries Monday to consider their secondary plan to eliminate what the GOP calls gerrymandering benefitting Democrats that took place two decades ago. The...

Surge in COVID hospitalizations not leading to bed shortage

Jan. 05, 2022 16:14 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hospital officials in Connecticut say the recent surge in COVID-19-related admissions is not expected to lead to a shortage of beds. Jeff Flaks, president and chief executive officer at Hartford HealthCare, said detailed plans have been developed during the...

Connecticut emergency rooms strained as virus surges

Jan. 04, 2022 16:49 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A surge in coronavirus infections is straining Connecticut hospitals as emergency rooms fill with people who have only mild symptoms and are having trouble finding tests elsewhere, hospital officials and health care workers said Tuesday. Many patients in...

Connecticut man charged with faking COVID to avoid court

Dec. 29, 2021 16:16 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with faking a positive COVID-19 test in order to avoid a court date. The 31-year-old Hartford man was arrested Tuesday on charges of forgery and fabricating physical evidence. Prosecutors said the man, who...