World War II-era bomber crashes; at least 5 reported dead

U.S. 10/02/19, 15:28

A World War II-era B-17 bomber carrying 13 people crashed and burned at the Hartford airport in an aborted takeoff attempt Wednesday, and a state official said at least five people were killed. The four-engine, propeller-driven plane struggled to get into the air and slammed into a maintenance shed at Bradley ...

UConn coaches travel the state to connect with fans

Football 05/23/19, 12:40

UConn basketball fan Audrey Quinlan said she wasn't expecting Geno Auriemma to be so personable.The 68-year-old Glastonbury resident got to meet the Hall of Fame coach Thursday as he crisscrossed the state with men's basketball coach Dan Hurley, football coach Randy Edsall and others on a three-day speaking tour dubbed ...

Whalers fans still rooting, 22 years after the team’s move

Sports 05/10/19, 14:08

For Mark Anderson, the opening game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins was a trip down memory lane.Anderson was watching Game 1 closely at a gathering in suburban Hartford Thursday night as the Bruins rallied to beat the Hurricanes 5-2 behind four goals in the third period."Look at ...

Officer who shot driver worried past bosses, records show

U.S. 05/07/19, 14:57

A police officer who fatally shot a man during an attempted traffic stop last month had been told his conduct was unacceptable by several former supervisors, including some who raised concerns about his difficulty in handling stressful situations, records show. Wethersfield Officer Layau Eulizier, 26, was involved in several episodes in ...

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 ...

$450,000 settlement reached over police beating of coach

Football 03/28/19, 12:55

Hartford officials have agreed to a $450,000 settlement with a championship-winning high school football coach who was beaten by city police officers during a street argument in 2004.The settlement with 44-year-old Tylon Outlaw ends a dozen years of legal fighting in his federal brutality lawsuit against the city and two ...

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 ...

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 ...

Making Morant: Shooting Js, pumping iron, studying film

Sports 03/22/19, 17:51

Murray State coaches knew they had something special with Ja Morant as a freshman. The athleticism, ball handling and court vision were exceptionally rare.Last offseason, Morant and Murray State went to work maximizing those prodigious physical talents and refining his game.In a one-and-done world of college basketball, the biggest stars ...

Star guards Howard and Morant headline Marquette-Murray St

Sports 03/20/19, 15:43

Murray State's Ja Morant and Marquette's Markus Howard have much in common: Point guards, prolific scorers, conference players of the year, All-America contenders. And, apparently, promptness.Morant and Howard struck up a friendship last summer at NBA All-Star Chris Paul's camp for elite guards."We were the first two people to show ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rallies call for release of detained immigration activist

U.S. 01/16/19, 17:45

Rallies at federal immigration offices across the country Wednesday called for the release of Eduardo Samaniego, an immigration activist from Massachusetts facing deportation.In New York City, Los Angles, Boston, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, small crowds of supporters held signs saying "Free Eduardo Now" and chanted and banged drums as ...

Update: Lamont sworn in as Connecticut’s 89th governor

Business 01/09/19, 13:17

The Latest on Inauguration Day and opening day of Connecticut General Assembly (all times local):1:10 p.m.Ned Lamont has been sworn in as Connecticut's 89th governor, promising a new beginning for the state.The 65-year-old former businessman was administered the oath of office Wednesday by former Connecticut Chief Justice Chase Rogers, a ...

Lamont to be sworn in as governor, promising “fresh start”

Business 01/09/19, 01:13

While Connecticut is poised Wednesday to usher in a successive Democratic top executive, Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has been insistent he represents a new beginning for the state.The successful businessman, who has not previously held elected office beyond a two-year stint on the Greenwich Board of Selectman, has promised he will ...

Aho leads Carolina past Bruins 5-3 on Whalers Night

Hockey 12/23/18, 19:53

Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen each had two goals and two assists and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Sunday while wearing Hartford Whalers uniforms for the first time since moving 21 years ago.Aho had his fourth career four-point night — and his second in five games ...

Lawsuit filed over fatal Army helicopter crash in Maryland

U.S. 12/11/18, 15:39

The wife of an Army specialist killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Maryland last year and two other soldiers who were critically injured sued Sikorsky Aircraft on Monday, alleging the tail rotor system was defective.The wrongful death and product liability lawsuit was filed in state court in Hartford, ...

Lamont names chief of staff, state budget director picks

Business 12/04/18, 15:25

Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has chosen a former Westport hedge fund executive to be his chief of staff and Hartford's current chief financial officer to be Connecticut's next top budget official.Likely to become two of the most important members of the Democrat's new administration, both are lauded by Lamont for having ...

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