Gun-maker to ask Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal

U.S. 04/09/19, 09:51

The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting intends to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a Connecticut court ruling that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that had been filed by victims' relatives.Court documents filed Friday show that ...

Another parent to plead guilty in college bribery scheme

U.S. 04/05/19, 11:39

A lawyer who is among the wealthy parents charged with cheating the admissions process to get their children into prestigious universities says he will plead guilty and is apologizing for his actions. Gordon Caplan, of Greenwich, Connecticut, also said in a statement Friday that his daughter, a high school junior, had ...

Billionaire gives $100 million to fund Connecticut education

U.S. 04/05/19, 11:05

One of the world's wealthiest couples announced Friday they are donating $100 million to support public education and new businesses in some of Connecticut's most disadvantaged communities.The contribution from hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio and his wife, Barbara, is believed to be the largest known philanthropic donation to the state, ...

Update: Taylor Swift not at home at time of crash

Entertainment 04/03/19, 14:11

The Latest on the investigation into a car chase that ended in a crash at the Rhode Island home of Taylor Swift: (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Authorities in Rhode Island say Taylor Swift was not at home when a stolen car crashed into the gates of her beach house after a ...

Car being chased by police crashed into Taylor Swift’s gate

Entertainment 04/03/19, 11:16

Police say a car stolen in Connecticut has crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift's beachfront Rhode Island home. Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey tells The Sun of Westerly that officers in the neighboring Rhode Island town of Hopkinton started pursuing the vehicle at about 1 a.m. Tuesday. He says the ...

Finally! 50 Cent sells opulent Connecticut mansion

Entertainment 04/02/19, 15:15

Rapper 50 Cent's 50,000-square-foot mansion in Connecticut that first went on the market 12 years ago has finally sold at a fraction of the original asking price.Jennifer Leahy, an agent at Douglas Elliman in Greenwich, tells the Hartford Courant the 21-bedroom. 25-bathroom home in Farmington was sold for $2.9 million.The ...

Connecticut lawmakers urged to spend more on tourism efforts

Business 03/31/19, 11:02

Some state lawmakers and business leaders hope this could be the year to better promote Connecticut as a tourist destination following years of tight budgets.Ideas include overhauling the state's slogan, "Connecticut: Still Revolutionary;" devoting more of the state hotel tax to tourism promotional efforts; improving signage for attractions; creating a ...

Mom convicted of killing 2 kids, insanity defense rejected

U.S. 03/29/19, 13:41

A Connecticut woman who claimed it was God's plan for her to kill her two children was convicted of murder Friday by a three-judge panel that rejected her insanity defense.The guilty verdicts against LeRoya Moore, 39, came after a trial that featured conflicting testimony by psychiatrists for the state and ...

Supporters rally for Connecticut woman facing deportation

U.S. 03/27/19, 16:34

Supporters of a Connecticut woman who was detained for deportation to England this week rallied on her behalf Wednesday, as a state pardon for her criminal convictions that was approved two months ago finally took effect.Advocates for 34-year-old Wayzaro Walton protested outside the federal courthouse in Hartford, where Immigration and ...

Update: Police: Apparent suicide by Newtown victim’s dad

U.S. 03/25/19, 11:47

The Latest on the community of Parkland, Florida, focusing on suicide prevention programs after two survivors of a high school massacre there killed themselves (all times local):12:45 p.m.Police say the father of one of the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut has been found ...

State’s gambling future uncertain, despite federal action

Sports 03/24/19, 09:06

The federal government may have finally given the go-ahead to a satellite tribal casino in East Windsor, but that doesn't mean the debate over gambling in Connecticut is settled.Nearly three months into his term, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont still faces the challenging task of trying to negotiate a wide-ranging gambling ...

Lawsuit: Harvard ‘shamelessly’ profits from photos of slaves

U.S. 03/20/19, 09:08

Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for "wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation" of images she ...

Vermont’s Lamb among players to watch from 1-bid conferences

Sports 03/19/19, 17:50

Vermont's Anthony Lamb is among several players from one-bid conferences capable of leading their teams to major upsets in the NCAA Tournament.The 6-foot-6 junior forward scored 24 points against Kansas and 25 points against Louisville in the NIT Season Tip Off in November. Although Vermont lost both games, Lamb surely ...

Man linked to largest art heist in history freed from prison

U.S. 03/18/19, 11:33

An elderly reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history has been released from prison and is criticizing federal government officials.Eighty-two-year-old Robert Gentile also maintained Monday that he knows nothing about the still-unsolved theft of $500 million ...

Update: Newtown mom backs ruling against gun maker

U.S. 03/14/19, 12:25

The Latest on a Connecticut court reinstating part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by victims of the Newtown school shooting against gun maker Remington (all times local):1:25 p.m.The mother of one of the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting says a new court ruling is ...

Court to rule on Newtown shooting lawsuit against gun maker

U.S. 03/14/19, 10:30

The Connecticut Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on whether gun maker Remington can be sued for making the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.Justices are split on the question as the court is scheduled to release majority and ...

Ailing man who got his wish for a call from Trump dies at 44

U.S. 03/13/19, 16:22

An ailing Connecticut man who had a bucket-list wish fulfilled when he received a call of encouragement from President Donald Trump died Wednesday, his sister said. Jay Barrett was 44. Barrett had been terminally ill with cystic fibrosis and was receiving palliative care at the home of his sister, West Haven ...

Disabled man seeks $13.5M after convictions overturned

U.S. 03/12/19, 09:44

Four years after Richard Lapointe's murder conviction was overturned and he was released from prison, Connecticut officials continue to insist the mentally disabled man brutally killed his wife's grandmother in 1987 as they now fight his demand for $13.5 million in state compensation for the 26 years of freedom he ...

No. 2 UConn beats UCF 66-45, takes 6th straight AAC title

Sports 03/11/19, 22:09

No. 2 UConn was forced to play the American Athletic Conference Tournament without injured All-American Katie Lou Samuelson and may have become a more complete team as a result.Napheesa Collier scored 25 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, and the Huskies beat UCF 66-45 Monday night to win their sixth ...

Show up drunk: Indictments spotlight prison rehab scams

U.S. 03/11/19, 00:03

It's a tip that has been passed onto convicts for years: On your way to federal prison, say you have a substance abuse problem, and you could qualify for a treatment program that knocks up to a year off your sentence.Federal prosecutors have long suspected abuses in the program, which ...

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