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.
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 soldiers to enter the defeated city of Richmond near the war's end.
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.
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 past week, bringing its total during the pandemic to 9,442.
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 Children’s Medical Center for observation after being exposed to the drug, but it was unclear late Thursday if they had ingested it, Bronin said.
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.
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.
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 pandemic identifying spaces that can be used if needed to increase capacity at their seven acute-care hospitals.
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.
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.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The increase in COVID-19 cases has derailed the traditional holiday open house at the Connecticut governor's historic residence.
Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday that he and his wife Annie “made the difficult decision to not hold the event in-person” and instead make the 31st annual open house at the 1909 Georgian Revival style home a virtual event.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some Connecticut school districts have decided to discontinue the state's “screen and stay” policy that was designed to keep kids in school even if they'd had close contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Providence made its case for inclusion in the Top 25 with an impressive road victory over No. 20 UConn.
A.J. Reeves scored 16 points and the Friars (11-1) held off the Huskies 57-53 on Saturday in the Big East opener for both teams.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The future of a statue of Capt. John Mason, who led a 1637 massacre of the Pequot Tribe, was left unresolved after a state commission on Tuesday failed to reach agreement on whether it should remain in place on the Connecticut Capitol facade.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was convicted Tuesday in one of the state's most vicious crimes in recent memory — the 2017 fatal beatings of a Griswold couple and the stabbing death of their 21-year-old son in what prosecutors called a drug deal that escalated into a home invasion, robbery and arson.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut has reported its first confirmed case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus that may be linked to an anime convention in New York City last month.
Gov. Ned Lamont announced Saturday night that the case involved a man in his 60s from the Hartford area who started showing mild symptoms Nov.
Employee overtime and personnel costs topped the list of COVID-related expenses that cities and towns paid for using a key source of federal pandemic relief funds, according to interim data submitted to the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Group home workers in Connecticut who have been on strike for nearly two months said Thursday that owner Sunrise Group has threatened to permanently replace them as they continue to seek a new contract with better wages and health care benefits.
A Hartford, Connecticut, man was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of aggravated murder in the killing of two people in the rural Vermont town of Woodbury more than three years ago.
The attorney for Manuel Gomez, 32, entered not guilty pleas on his behalf during an appearance Wednesday in Vermont Superior Court in Barre.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new COVID-19 spike in Connecticut is more heavily concentrated in towns with low vaccination rates, recent data shows.
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 and first-degree arson in connection with the deaths of Carol Fradette, 29, and David Thompson, 48, at their homes in Woodbury, police said.
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, the Hartford Courant reported.
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.
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 of the Pequot Tribe.
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.
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.
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 participate in the state's new campaign called Voice4Change.
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 risk.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fire and power company investigators on Tuesday were trying to determine the cause of an underground electrical fire in Hartford that forced the evacuation of a halfway house with 38 residents.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two people were fatally struck by an Amtrak train in Hartford, officials announced.
The two people were hit by a southbound train shortly after 4:30 p.m. Monday, Amtrak said in a news release.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford coach John Gallagher sat his team down last season after the school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance to talk about a decision the university had just made to downgrade its athletic programs from Division I to Division III.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who police say is a person of interest in a Hartford homicide opened fire into the driver's side window of a city police cruiser early Tuesday and narrowly missed the officer inside, authorities said.
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and then dropped off at a Waterbury hospital, police said.
The teenager was left at St. Mary’s Hospital early Monday morning with a gunshot wound to the back of his head, Waterbury police said in a news release.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Amanda Kessel isn't panicking after the United States women's hockey team opened its pre-Olympic series with two straight losses to rival Canada.
“This is the best that I think our team has felt,” said Kessel, who scored the tying goal as the Americans rallied from a 2-0 deficit before losing 3-2 on Monday night.
A former Connecticut AAU coach accused of sexually abusing players must stay in prison even if he makes bond on state sexual assault charges, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Former pro basketball player Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, also faces federal child enticement charges related to alleged sexual assaults on three girls who played for the Bria Holmes Elite program over the past four years.
The FBI has identified “quite a few” sexual abuse victims of a former Connecticut girl's AAU basketball coach and authorities are seeking the public's help in finding others, an official said Friday.
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — Wayne Chapman, a child rapist from Massachusetts who said he sexually assaulted as many as 100 victims, has died at a Connecticut nursing home, according to lawyers in the cases.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coach in an AAU girl's basketball program founded by a former WNBA player was charged Tuesday with child enticement for the alleged sexual abuse of three players.
Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, who was already in custody on state charges of second-degree sexual assault, appeared in U.S.
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.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden says he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion proposal.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion proposal.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Multiple police departments across Connecticut on Saturday will be providing gift certificates to people who bring in unwanted, operable guns as part of a new statewide campaign organizers plan to hold annually.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, a pair of politically conservative lawyers has become the go-to team for groups seeking to sue Connecticut over the school mask mandate, restrictions on bars and restaurants, and other aspects of the governor's emergency executive orders.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 214,500 households across Connecticut will receive at least $95 in extra monthly food benefits beginning Friday, the state Department of Social Services announced on Tuesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly 150 unionized group home workers went on strike Tuesday, while another 100 have reached an agreement with their employer and called off their threatened walkout.
Employees at Sunrise Inc., which operates 28 group homes for people with disabilities across Connecticut, started forming picket lines at 6 a.m.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — While the number of Connecticut state employees who remain noncompliant with Gov. Ned Lamont's COVID-19 vaccination mandate continues to shrink, hundreds still face the possibility of unpaid leave as Monday night's deadline loomed.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he will likely decide by the end of this year whether he will seek a second term in 2022.
The Democrat, who was asked about his plans during an interview on CNN, initially said he hadn't “made that call yet" about his political future.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The long-awaited rollout of sports wagering in Connecticut will begin on Thursday when Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun officially launch their retail operations.
The long-awaited bets can be placed now that the state Department of Consumer Protection has approved the state licenses Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun need to launch sports betting on the tribal reservations.