Immigrant from Ecuador wants US deportation case reopened

U.S. 05/13/19, 18:05

An attorney for an Ecuadorian man who was arrested in Minneapolis and ordered deported from the U.S. 25 years ago will go to court Tuesday to ask that his case be reopened.Nelson Pinos, now 45, has been living in sanctuary in a church in New Haven, Connecticut, for a year ...

Fire chief: Connecticut mosque fire appears to be arson

U.S. 05/13/19, 14:37

A top fire official says a fire at a Connecticut mosque appears to be arson.New Haven Fire Chief John Alston said Monday investigators had found evidence the Sunday afternoon blaze at the Diyanet Mosque was "intentionally set" and a criminal investigation is underway.He didn't disclose the nature of the evidence.Fire ...

New clubhouse is latest improvement to Connecticut PGA stop

Golf 05/13/19, 08:46

Connecticut's PGA Tour stop will have a new clubhouse ready in time for next month's Travelers Championship.Work on the 40,000-square foot building began last July, a week after the 2018 tournament ended.Defending champion Bubba Watson is getting a look at it Monday, the annual media day in advance of next ...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over slain millionaire’s residency

U.S. 05/10/19, 10:51

A judge in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit Friday against a man relatives say killed his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money, saying the grandmother was not a resident of the state.Judge David King said John Chakalos lived in Connecticut, even though he had a New Hampshire driver's license and was ...

Lawyers: Officer who killed teen was ‘ticking time bomb’

U.S. 05/08/19, 12:51

Lawyers for the family of a Connecticut man killed by a police officer last month are calling for the officer to be arrested, saying he was a "ticking time bomb" because of problems he had at another department.Family members and attorneys gathered Wednesday in Wethersfield, where officer Layau Eulizier shot ...

States seek to cut off religious exemptions for vaccination

New York 05/06/19, 18:13

Connecticut's Attorney General gave state lawmakers the legal go-ahead Monday to pursue legislation that would prevent parents from exempting their children from vaccinations for religious reasons, a move that several states are considering amid a significant measles outbreak.The non-binding ruling from William Tong, a Democrat, was released the same day ...

Hartford’s soccer team makes long-awaited home debut

Sports 05/04/19, 17:59

Hartford Athletic chief executive Bruce Mandell had dreamed that the team's inaugural home game would come at its newly renovated Dillon Stadium in the city's south end following a successful opening road trip.Instead, Connecticut's newest sports franchise played Saturday at Rentschler Field in nearby East Hartford, coming off an 0-8 ...

Update: Family lawyers call police shooting reckless

U.S. 05/03/19, 11:48

The Latest on the release of videos showing a fatal shooting by a Connecticut police officer on April 20 (all times local):12:45 p.m.Lawyers for the family of a Connecticut man fatally shot by a police officer last month say newly released videos show the officer acted recklessly and are calling ...

Videos of fatal police shooting of 18-year-old are released

U.S. 05/03/19, 11:05

Videos released Friday show a Connecticut police officer's fatal shooting last month of an 18-year-old man during an attempted traffic stop and chase, which sparked protests by the teen's relatives and activists.Wethersfield officer Layau Eulizier is seen on police dashcam and business surveillance videos running in front of a car ...

Pro-vaccine lawmaker reports online threat to her children

Health 05/02/19, 10:39

A Connecticut state lawmaker says her children were threatened online by a person who opposes mandatory vaccinations for all school children.Democratic Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire, posted Wednesday on Facebook that state Capitol police are investigating what she interpreted as a threat, which she said won't change her support for ...

Ex-UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie sues former assistant

Basketball 04/30/19, 10:18

Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie filed a lawsuit against former assistant Glenn Miller, contending Miller slandered him in comments to the NCAA. Miller told the governing body during its recent investigation of UConn that he had learned about an alleged $30,000 payment Ollie made to the mother of a recruit. Ollie ...

Mayor: Officer should be fired for Connecticut shooting

U.S. 04/30/19, 09:36

A Connecticut mayor says a town police officer who fired 13 times at an unarmed couple's car during a traffic stop should be fired.Hamden Mayor Curt Leng told protesters at a town office building Monday evening that he has seen enough evidence to recommend the local police commission fire Devin ...

In unusual move, hastening to release police shooting video

U.S. 04/26/19, 15:39

Facing protests and concerned about losing the community's trust, Connecticut officials were unusually quick to release police body camera and surveillance videos of a shooting by two police officers, who opened fire on a young, unarmed couple in their car in New Haven last week, wounding a 22-year-old woman. Community activists, ...

Connecticut man recalls golf course attack by rabid bobcat

U.S. 04/24/19, 12:19

A Connecticut man attacked by a rabid bobcat while golfing doesn't remember much about the incident but says he can still see "this miserable animal coming at me."Mike Popkowski, of New London, tells The Day he was on the seventh hole of the Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Sprague on ...

Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren dies at 92

Entertainment 04/19/19, 15:35

Paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases alongside her late husband were the inspiration for films such as "The Conjuring" and "The Amityville Horror," has died. She was 92.Both Tony Spera, Warren's son-in-law, and grandson Chris McKinnell posted on Facebook that Warren died Thursday night at ...

Rabbis: ‘Not kosher’ to patron grocery store during strike

U.S. 04/18/19, 15:33

As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep roots in the local Jewish community.A number of rabbis in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have been advising their congregations not ...

Update: Sandy Hook lawsuit goes before appeals court

U.S. 04/17/19, 16:15

The Latest on a lawsuit alleging Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to order a lockdown before 2012 mass shooting (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A Connecticut appeals court has heard arguments over whether Sandy Hook Elementary School officials were negligent in failing to order a lockdown before a gunman killed 20 ...

Appeal focuses on Newtown officials’ actions before shooting

U.S. 04/17/19, 05:04

A Connecticut appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit alleging Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to order a lockdown that could have saved lives before a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in 2012.The parents of two children killed at the Newtown school are ...

Small plane crashes on baseball field; 2 in aircraft hurt

U.S. 04/12/19, 12:48

Authorities say a small plane crashed onto a high school baseball field in Connecticut, injuring two occupants of the aircraft but no one on the ground.Police Sgt. Christopher Fry says the plane went down at H.C. Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden around 7 p.m. Thursday. No one was on ...

Charles Van Doren, figure in game show scandals, dies at 93

Entertainment 04/10/19, 11:17

The central figure in the TV game show scandals of the late 1950s has died. Charles Van Doren was 93.His son, John Van Doren, said he died of natural causes Tuesday at a care center for the elderly in Canaan, Connecticut.Van Doren won a then-record $129,000 on the show "Twenty-One" ...

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