Walker, Collier lead UConn to rout of USF in AAC semifinals

Sports 03/10/19, 17:04

Megan Walker scored 24 points and Napheesa Collier added 23 to lead No. 2 UConn to an 81-45 rout of South Florida on Sunday and move Huskies into their sixth straight American Athletic Conference championship game.Crystal Dangerfield added 11 points and Christyn Williams chipped in 10 for Connecticut (30-2), which ...

Xerox reorganizing under holding company

Business 03/07/19, 08:39

Xerox is reorganizing under a new holding company, saying that it will have more strategic, operational and financial flexibility.The maneuver is similar to one made by Google in 2015, when it reorganized under Alphabet.Xerox Corp. said in a regulatory filing Thursday that the reorganization won't change its business operations, directors ...

Hundreds turn out to speak out on highway tolls proposal

Business 03/06/19, 17:11

Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday for a legislative hearing Wednesday on whether Connecticut should institute electronic highway tolls, highlighting the strong divide that's developed over an issue being pushed hard by the state's new Democratic governor.Many proponents wore green stickers touting how an estimated 40 percent of the estimated ...

School lessons increasingly a target for climate skeptics

Science 03/06/19, 10:49

As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American classrooms, politicians around the country are pushing back against the scientific consensus that global warming is real and man-made.A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal ...

Lawmakers to hear from tribes, others on sports betting

Sports 02/26/19, 13:58

Casino executives, lottery officials and even former baseball player Bobby Valentine have traveled to Connecticut's Capitol, hoping to get a piece of whatever system the Legislature may put in place to legalize sports gambling.The General Assembly's Public Safety and Security Committee is holding a public hearing Tuesday on that issue ...

Lamont faces months of deliberation over his budget plan

Business 02/24/19, 11:17

Let the deliberations begin.The release of Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's first proposed two-year state budget has set the stage for months of negotiations on potentially hot-button topics, ranging from what goods and services should be taxed to whether cities and towns should pick up part of the tab for teacher ...

Peter Tork, Monkees’ lovable bass-guitar player, dead at 77

Entertainment 02/21/19, 17:23

Peter Tork, a talented singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical skills were often overshadowed by his role as the goofy, lovable bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at age 77. Tork's son Ivan Iannoli told The Associated Press his father died Thursday morning at the family home ...

Update: Lamont offers 2 options for highway tolls

Sports 02/20/19, 17:10

The Latest on Gov. Ned Lamont's budget proposal (all times local):4:30 p.m.Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is offering two possible paths to instituting highway tolls.The Democrat released a two-year state budget proposal Wednesday that suggested either truck-only tolling or a "modified congestion tolling model," which would reduce the number of electronic ...

Connecticut governor seeks to “modernize” taxes, grow state

Business 02/20/19, 16:29

Connecticut's new governor, Democrat Ned Lamont, offered a budget plan Wednesday that modernizes the state's sales tax base by imposing the 6.35 percent levy on a long list of goods and services, proposes highway tolls as way of funding transportation, and takes steps to stabilize the state's pension systems and ...

Iron Horse yields gold: Gehrig cap could sell for $200,000

Baseball 02/18/19, 12:11

Bob Ellis knew what he wanted from his mother-in-law's collection of Lou Gehrig memorabilia both times she asked him to pick something out as a Father's Day gift.It was a hat worn by the New York Yankees slugger and a baseball signed by fellow Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Babe ...

No peanuts or Cracker Jack at the old ballgame in Hartford

Baseball 02/16/19, 12:52

There will be nobody buying peanuts or Cracker Jack at one minor league baseball stadium in Connecticut.The Double-A Hartford Yard Goats say they are going peanut-free at the 6,000-seat Dunkin' Donuts Park to make the venue safer for people with nut allergies.The Colorado Rockies affiliate says while many ballparks and ...

Update: Lawyer: Convicted officer beaten in prison

U.S. 02/14/19, 13:14

The Latest on attack in prison of Chicago officer convicted of killing black teen Laquan McDonald (all times local):12:15 p.m.An attorney for the white Chicago police convicted in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald says the officer was beaten by fellow inmates within hours of his transfer from ...

Wife says Chicago officer assaulted in Connecticut prison

U.S. 02/13/19, 23:58

The wife of a white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald says her husband has been assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison.The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Tiffany Van Dyke said Wednesday that Jason Van Dyke had been placed in the prison's general ...

Authorities say suspect in suitcase death is in US illegally

New York 02/13/19, 16:19

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in a suitcase in Connecticut is a citizen of Portugal who has been in the U.S. illegally for more than a year, federal authorities said Wednesday as the victim's loved ones gathered for her funeral. Javier Da Silva Rojas, who ...

Students sue to open Yale fraternities to women

U.S. 02/12/19, 09:53

Three women who attend Yale University sued the school and nine all-male fraternities Tuesday, seeking to force the social organizations to admit women in response to alleged sexual assault, harassment and discrimination.The class-action lawsuit, filed in federal court in Connecticut, calls for a sweeping order banning fraternities from considering gender ...

Connecticut WWII-era newspapers offer view of black life

U.S. 02/10/19, 09:27

A detailed account of African-American life in the Northeast during World War II, carefully preserved in the basement of the Connecticut State Library, has been uploaded for a new, modern readership.Hunched over a lighted magnifying machine, Christine Gauvreau spent months scrolling through reels of microfilm of black-owned and operated Connecticut ...

Judge orders herbalist’s widower to pay $294,000

U.S. 02/07/19, 15:51

A judge has ruled that the widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons must pay $294,000 in contempt of court penalties.The Journal Inquirer reports that 81-year-old Edward Cook was ordered to pay the fine to his late wife's estate after refusing to allow officials to inspect her once-acclaimed herb farm ...

Woman found dead in suitcase identified as NY resident

New York 02/07/19, 11:21

A woman found dead and bound in a suitcase in a wooded area of Connecticut was identified Thursday as a 24-year-old New York resident who was reported missing last week.Greenwich, Connecticut, police said the woman was Valerie Reyes, of New Rochelle, New York, who was last seen Jan. 29 and ...

New UConn president says he’s committed to football

Football 02/05/19, 14:53

The University of Connecticut's incoming president says he's committed to having a major college football program and has no plans to move the school out of the American Athletic Conference.Thomas Katsouleas, the provost and executive vice president of the University of Virginia, was appointed Tuesday as the next president of ...

Judge dismisses ex-UConn coach Ollie’s complaint over firing

Sports 02/05/19, 13:13

Former University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has lost a bid to stop the school from unilaterally ending arbitration proceedings related to his firing if he files a racial discrimination complaint against UConn.Federal Judge Kari Dooley in Bridgeport on Monday approved a motion by UConn to reject Ollie's ...

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