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Activist Shawn Lang, former leader at AIDS Connecticut, dies

Oct. 18, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shawn Lang, a longtime Connecticut activist for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as those impacted by opioid addiction and domestic abuse, has died. She was 65. Lang's unexpected death on Sunday , confirmed to the Hartford Courant by her...

ESPN announcer Dick Vitale discloses lymphoma diagnosis

Oct. 18, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time this year. The Basketball Hall of Fame announcer said he has undergone tests that show he has lymphoma. ...

Most Connecticut state workers complying with COVID mandate

Oct. 18, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 99% of affected Connecticut state employees are complying with an executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday. Out of the 32,000 workers at executive branch agencies, 28...

Connecticut online sports betting set to fully begin Tuesday

Oct. 18, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

Connecticut regulators announced Monday that online sports wagering and online casino games can begin in earnest within hours, now that a seven-day limited “soft launch” of the state's newest forms of wagering has been successfully completed. Three organizations —...

Lieberman book details help he received from GOP in 2006

Oct. 18, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut details in a new book how aid from top Republicans — including strategist Karl Rove — helped him win reelection against a more left-leaning Democrat and a Republican. Lieberman ran as an...

Crunch time: Biden faces critical next 2 weeks for agenda

Oct. 18, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration’s accomplishments on a global stage. ...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 17, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Detroit Country Day 27, Detroit Loyola 14 Detroit King 21, Detroit Cass Tech 15 Gabriel Richard Catholic 31, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 7 Gladstone 14, Gaylord 0 ...

Grant's 3TDs send Sacred Heart past C. Connecticut

Oct. 16, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Malik Grant ran ran for 183 yards on 29 carries and reached the end zone three times to lead Sacred Heart past Central Connecticut 27-17 on Saturday. Grant's 4-yard touchdown run with 3:24 left in the third quarter gave...

Jury orders police officer in fatal shooting to pay $350K

Oct. 16, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A civil jury has ordered a former Bridgeport police officer to pay $350,000 after finding he wrongfully shot and killed a man eight years ago who had dropped his weapon. The federal jury found Friday that Christopher Borona violated the...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

CLASS 6A= ¶ Abilene 48, Wolfforth Frenship 28 ¶ Aldine Nimitz 38, Aldine Eisenhower 31 ¶ Alief Hastings 14, Alief Elsik 7 ¶ Allen 38, Denton Guyer 31 ¶ Arlington Martin 68, Arlington...