Connecticut hiker knocked down by black bear
SOUTHBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say a hiker who was knocked to the ground by a black bear has been treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Domestic violence fundraising walks planned across state
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Domestic violence organizations across Connecticut are planning to hold walks to raise both awareness and the funds needed to provide services to survivors.
Connecticut stabbing case dismissed after defendant’s death
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The case against a Connecticut man charged with first-degree manslaughter in the stabbing death of his girlfriend has been dismissed after the defendant was found dead in his...
Connecticut resident dies from rare mosquito-borne disease
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut public health officials say an East Lyme resident has died after testing positive earlier this month for a mosquito-borne disease.
Firefighters remove child’s finger from seatbelt buckle
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters in Connecticut say they were able to safely remove a 5-year-old child's finger after it got stuck in a school bus seatbelt buckle.
Man charged with shooting his friend appears in court
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with fatally shooting his friend at his condominium has made his first court appearance.
The Danbury News-Times reports that 33-year-old David...
Police investigate homicide at Connecticut condo complex
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police are investigating an early morning homicide at a condominium complex.
Detective Lt. Mark Williams says officers responded to the Sterling Woods...
Knife-wielding man shot by police set to appear in court
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The case of the knife-wielding man who was shot by a Connecticut police officer will continue next week.
State police say an altercation at an alcohol and drug...
Prison guard due in court for alleged misconduct case
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut prison guard is facing her first court appearance since being accused of improperly exchanging letters with an inmate and lying about a bringing a cellphone...
Ethan Allen: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (ETH) on Wednesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $3.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say a Danbury police officer who shot and wounded a knife-wielding man last week was involved in a similar incident in December when he killed...
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut police officer shot and injured a man who refused orders to drop two large knives he was holding.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut prison worker who tried to smuggle cellphones and an electric beard trimmer into the federal facility where he worked has pleaded guilty.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The leader of a Connecticut human trafficking ring that preyed on mentally ill and intellectually disabled young men has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut businessman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday in connection with what prosecutors said was a human trafficking ring that preyed on young men who were...
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police say a former employee of a Connecticut high school has been charged providing marijuana to students who attended the school.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 65-year-old Connecticut businessman is facing sentencing in connection with a human trafficking ring that authorities say preyed on boys and men who were mentally ill and...
NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police have released the name of the worker killed in an industrial accident at a Connecticut masonry contractor.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A community sports center in Danbury has settled a federal discrimination complaint filed by the parents of a child with food allergies.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A battery-powered glider crashed into the roof of a Connecticut home, injuring the pilot and scaring a mother and her two children who were watching TV.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 78.
Ex-prison guard sentenced for having sex with inmate
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former guard at a federal prison in Connecticut has been sentenced to 10 months behind bars himself for twice having sex with an inmate.
Danbury man killed in Connecticut barn collapse
BETHANY, Conn. (AP) — The man who died in a barn collapse in Connecticut has been publicly identified as a Danbury resident.
State police say 38-year-old Joister Pacheco-Attaide was helping...
Connecticut company lays off 135 employees
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut fuel cell maker has announced that it is laying off 135 employees, a move it says will save $11.5 million annually.
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 65-year-old Connecticut businessman has been convicted of involvement with a human trafficking ring that preyed on mentally ill and intellectually disabled boys and young...
Jury begins deliberations in human trafficking trial
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A six-member jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a Connecticut businessman charged in connection with what prosecutors say was a human trafficking ring that preyed...
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DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut businessman is scheduled to go on trial in connection with a human trafficking ring that police say preyed on mentally ill and intellectually disabled boys and...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut has agreed to pay $3.5 million to five men who alleged in lawsuits that they were sexually abused as children by priests.
Jury selection set to begin in human trafficking trial
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Connecticut man accused of being part of a human trafficking ring that preyed on intellectually disabled and mentally ill boys and young men for more than 20 years.
IQVIA: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ IQVIA Holdings Inc. (IQV) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $69 million.
The Danbury, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of 34 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.50 per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.47 per share.
84-year-old Connecticut great-grandmother earns GED
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — An 84-year-old Connecticut great-grandmother has earned her GED 65 years after dropping out of high school to help support her family.
The News Times reports that Joan Butler Kayser recently received her GED certificate after passing English, reading comprehension, math and social studies tests.
Ethan Allen: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (ETH) on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $12.2 million.
The Danbury, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of 45 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, were 46 cents per share.
The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 46 cents per share.
Investigation finds nothing criminal in death of inmate
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — An investigation into the death of a Connecticut prison inmate has cleared the prison's staff of any criminal wrongdoing.
Thirty-one-year-old Jallen Jones died after being subdued and sprayed with Mace inside the Garner Correctional Institution last March.
Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky says he found no criminal aspect to the death after reviewing police reports, witness statements, photographs and a video of incident.
Corrections officers working unpaid call situation ‘dire’
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Pat Wynne, a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury was visiting family as part of his Christmas vacation when the government shutdown began on Dec. 22.
Soon after, a call from the federal Bureau of Prisons informed him that paid leave had been canceled — meaning he would have to return to his job where he would be working without pay until the shutdown is resolved. He cut his vacation four days short.
FuelCell Energy: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCEL) on Thursday reported a loss of $14.1 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.
The Danbury, Connecticut-based company said it had a loss of 19 cents per share.
The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 17 cents per share.
Ex-New York state Senate leader starts prison term
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos began serving his four-year and three-month prison term Tuesday after he was convicted on corruption charges by a jury for a second time.
Skelos, 70, reported to the federal prison at Otisville, New York, which has a medium security facility and an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp.
His son, Adam, reported to the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, to begin serving his four-year sentence.
IDs of officers involved in fatal Danbury shooting released
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of the two police officers involved in a confrontation last month that resulted in the shooting death of one man and injuries to his mother.
State police on Tuesday said Danbury officers Regina Guss and Alex Relyea responded to reports of a suspicious man at a senior housing complex in the city at about 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 29.
Former school board chair gets 8 years in child abuse case
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The former chairwoman of a Connecticut town's school board has been sentenced to eight years in prison for her role in the sexual abuse of a child.
Woman whose son died in police shooting to sue city
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for the Connecticut woman injured when police shot and killed her son has filed notice of intent to sue the city of Danbury.
Firefighters, civilians rescue puppies from pet store fire
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters were joined by passers-by to rescue nearly 100 puppies from Connecticut pet store threatened by a fire.
The fire in a building at the rear of Puppy Love in Danbury was reported at about 9 p.m. Thursday. Responders were on the scene within minutes and firefighters immediately began working to rescue 86 puppies.
Police release name of man shot and killed by police
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the man shot and killed by police outside a senior housing complex in Connecticut last week.
State police on Thursday say 45-year-old Paul Arbitelle was wielding a knife when he was shot last Saturday at the Glen senior apartments in Danbury.
Firefighters aid woman with ring stuck on finger
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters in Connecticut have come to the rescue of a woman whose finger got stuck in a ring on New Year's Eve.
The News-Times reports that the woman, visiting the city from Colombia, went to a Danbury Fire Department station for help Monday because the ring was too tight and she couldn't remove it.
Officer fatally shoots person armed with knife in Danbury
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say police fatally shot a person wielding a knife in Danbury.
Officials say the shooting happened Saturday night at The Glen Senior Apartments.
Connecticut State Police say officers responded to the complex for a report about a suspicious male and saw a male armed with a knife walking outside the complex.
State investigating possible food poisoning at steakhouse
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut public health officials are looking into a possible food poisoning outbreak at a Danbury steakhouse.
Danbury Health and Human Services Director Lisa Morrissey says health inspectors worked with staff at Barbarie's Black Angus Grill on Wednesday and Thursday to determine if there was some type of contamination that could have resulted in illness.
Senate Democrats divvying up control of legislative panels
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrats in the Connecticut Senate are divvying up control of the General Assembly's committees after two years of sharing power with Republicans.
Democrats and Republicans have held an equal number of seats, 18 apiece. That's meant two Senate chairs — a Democrat and Republican — for every legislative committee. But when the new legislative session begins on Jan. 9, Democrats will hold 23 of the chamber's 36 seats. Republicans will control 13.
Prosecutor finds officer was justified in fatal shooting
NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut prosecutor says a New Milford police officer was justified when he fatally shot a man who approached officers with a shotgun last year.
State officials Thursday released a report by Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III on the shooting of Kostatinos "Gus" Sfaelos.
Federal prison guard pleads guilty to abusing female inmate
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former guard at the federal prison in Connecticut has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an inmate.
Prosecutors say 33-year-old Carlos Sanchez, of Middlebury, had sex with the woman in July and again in August at the Danbury facility.
Sanchez, who later resigned from his job, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of sexual abuse of a ward.
Campus gun scare caused by student carrying light stand
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Officials say a gun scare at a Connecticut university last month was caused by a student carrying a portable light stand.
The report of a man with a long gun at Western Connecticut State University on Nov. 20 prompted a massive police response to the Danbury campus and a shelter-in-place order.