FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke on Friday acknowledged making mistakes as a teen and as a candidate, responding to criticism of his campaign rhetoric toward...
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College denies wrongdoing in eating contest death
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut university is denying wrongdoing in the choking death of a student during a pancake eating contest on campus in 2017.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Fairfield has fired coach Sydney Johnson after a 9-22 season.
Johnson, who previously led Princeton to a berth in the NCAA Tournament, was hired at Fairfield in 2011,...
LIU-Brooklyn beats Sacred Heart 71-62 in NEC tourney
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Raiquan Clark had 21 points as Long Island-Brooklyn topped Sacred Heart 71-62 in the quarterfinals of the Northeast Conference Tournament on Wednesday night.
Manhattan and Fairfield meet in MAAC tourney
No. 10 seed Fairfield (9-21, 6-12) vs. No. 7 seed Manhattan (10-20, 8-10)
Metro Atlantic Conference Tourney First Round, Times Union Center, Albany, New York; Thursday, 7 p.m....
Sacred Heart faces LIU Brooklyn in quarters
No. 6 seed Long Island-Brooklyn (15-15, 9-9) vs. No. 3 seed Sacred Heart (15-16, 11-7)
Northeast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, William Pitt Center - West Gym, Fairfield, Connecticut;...
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Koreem Ozier had 19 points off the bench to lead Sacred Heart to a 94-84 win over St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday.
E.J. Anosike had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Sacred...
St. Pete’s looks for home win vs Fairfield
Fairfield (9-20, 6-11) vs. St. Peter's (8-21, 5-12)
Yanitelli Center, Jersey City, New Jersey; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: St. Peter's looks for its fifth straight win over...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Jonathan Kasibabu tied his career high with a season-high 22 points plus 11 rebounds as Fairfield topped Marist 59-44 on Friday night.
St. Francis looks to extend streak vs Sacred Heart
St. Francis (Pa.) (16-12, 12-5) vs. Sacred Heart (14-16, 10-7)
William Pitt Center - West Gym, Fairfield, Connecticut; Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST
Hoehn lifts Sacred Heart over Robert Morris 87-63
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Sean Hoehn had 31 points as Sacred Heart routed Robert Morris 87-63 on Thursday night.
Fairfield looks to sweep Marist
Marist (12-16, 7-9) vs. Fairfield (8-20, 5-11)
Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Fairfield goes for the season sweep over...
Robert Morris looks to extend streak vs Sacred Heart
Robert Morris (15-14, 10-6) vs. Sacred Heart (13-16, 9-7)
William Pitt Center - West Gym, Fairfield, Connecticut; Thursday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Robert Morris looks for its seventh...
Taliaferro carries Fairfield over Manhattan 72-59
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Landon Taliaferro had 26 points as Fairfield got past Manhattan 72-59 on Sunday.
Matija Milin had 14 points for Fairfield (8-20, 5-11 Metro Atlantic Athletic...
Siena freshman guard Jalen Pickett excelling in MAAC
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Jalen Pickett is right where he wants to be — with the ball at the top of the key in a tie game late in the second half.
Fairfield looks to end streak vs Manhattan
Manhattan (9-17, 7-7) vs. Fairfield (7-20, 4-11)
Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Manhattan looks to extend Fairfield's...
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Book tells woman’s daring rescue of children from Nazis
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The letter was unsigned, impassioned and eloquent. Anne Nelson has no definitive proof, but the author believes that the message that ran in "J'accuse" in late November...
Police file new charge in boating crash that killed teacher
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is facing a new charge in connection with a boating accident last summer that killed a middle school teacher.
Tobacco wholesaler gets prison for cheating state of $6M
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A tobacco wholesaler who cheated Connecticut out of nearly $6 million in tax revenue by underreporting the amount of tobacco he sold has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Federal prosecutors say 46-year-old Rishi Malik, of Fairfield, was also sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and was ordered to pay $5.8 million in restitution.
Malik, a citizen of India, previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud and violating the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act.
Woman pleads not guilty to starving dogs to death
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The former president of a Connecticut dog rescue organization charged with starving five dogs to death has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges.
The Connecticut Post reports that 31-year-old Heidi Lueders remained free on $50,000 bond after a court appearance Wednesday.
Connecticut restaurant worker attacked by unknown assailant
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police are looking for a man they say attacked a Connecticut restaurant worker.
Police tell the Connecticut Post the victim was taking out trash at Paci Restaurant in Fairfield's Southport section at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when she was attacked.
She told police she was grabbed from behind and when she struggled to get away, her assailant punched her in the face several times and stabbed her in the stomach before fleeing.
Morse carries Mount St. Mary’s over Sacred Heart 76-73
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Vado Morse had 23 points as Mount St. Mary's narrowly beat Sacred Heart 76-73 on Saturday. Jalen Gibbs added 21 points for the Mountaineers. Gibbs also had six rebounds for the Mountaineers.
Malik Jefferson had 13 points for Mount St. Mary's (6-19, 3-9 Northeast Conference), which snapped its four-game losing streak.
Sean Hoehn had 24 points for the Pioneers (11-14, 7-5). Koreem Ozier added 18 points. Kinnon LaRose had 15 points.
Salnave scores 17 to carry Monmouth over Fairfield 61-49
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Ray Salnave had 17 points off the bench to carry Monmouth to a 61-49 win over Fairfield on Saturday.
Mustapha Traore had 16 points and nine rebounds for Monmouth (10-16, 9-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth straight victory. Diago Quinn added nine rebounds.
The Stags' 27.1 field goal percentage represented the worst mark by a Monmouth opponent this season.
Fairfield scored 21 first-half points, a season low for the team.
LaRose helps Sacred Heart end Fairleigh Dickinson streak
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Kinnon LaRose scored 16 points, six in the final minute, and Sacred Heart edged Fairleigh Dickinson 69-63 on Thursday night.
Koreem Ozier added 14 points with nine rebounds, E.J. Anosike had 12 points and Sean Hoehn 11 for the Pioneers (11-12, 7-4 Northeast Conference), who won their third-straight and stopped the Knights' five-game winning streak.
Mike Holloway Jr. had 13 points and Xzavier Malone-Key 11 for Fairleigh Dickinson (11-12, 6-5).
Teacher cleared of charges that he exposed himself to girl
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school teacher has been acquitted of charges that he twice exposed himself to a 15-year-old female student.
The Connecticut Post reports that Fairfield Warde High School graphic arts teacher Jeff Iwanicki burst into tears when the not guilty verdict was read in court on Monday.
75-year-old man charged in shooting death of ex-wife
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A 75-year-old Connecticut man charged with killing his ex-wife has been held on $2 million bond.
Police say James Taylor broke into the Fairfield home at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday and shot 70-year-old Catherine Taylor.
Police say James Taylor then got into an altercation with the woman's 45-year-old son, who was not injured. Police released a booking photo showing Taylor with bandages on his head and a large cut on his left cheek. The son was not charged.
Anosike’s scores 27, Sacred Heart tops St. Francis Brooklyn
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — E.J. Anosike poured in a career-high 27 points to help Sacred Heart hold off St. Francis Brooklyn 71-62 on Saturday.
Anosike sank 8 of 13 shots, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, and added eight rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Pioneers (10-13, 6-4 Northeast Conference). Jare'l Spellman grabbed 12 rebounds and freshman Cameron Parker, who came into the game with 141 assists — eighth best in the nation — had 12 against the Terriers.
Cruz, Taliaferro boost Fairfield past Iona 80-68
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Jesus Cruz scored 24 points and Landon Taliaferro added 19 and Fairfield beat Iona 80-68 on Sunday to end its four-game losing streak.
Fairfield (6-15, 3-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) won for the third time in its last nine contests whereas Iona (7-12, 5-3) started the day in a second-place tie with Canisius having won five of seven.
Jesuit school, others settle Haiti sex abuse case for $60M
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 130 people who say they were sexually abused as children at a now-defunct charity school in Haiti would receive $60 million in a legal settlement with a Connecticut Jesuit school and other religious organizations, lawyers and school officials announced Friday.
Pickett scores 20, Siena shuts down Fairfield 57-48
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Jalen Pickett scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting with four steals and Siena defeated Fairfield 57-48 Thursday night, posting season bests in fewest points allowed and holding the top 3-point shooting team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to just 4 of 23 from distance (17 percent).
Evan Fisher added 11 points and six rebounds for Siena (8-11, 3-3), Sloan Seymour scored nine and Kevin Degnan pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.
Spellman blocks 9 shots in Sacred Heart’s win over Wagner
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — E.J. Anosike scored 19 points, Sean Hoehn added 15 and Jare'l Spellman blocked nine shots to lead Sacred Heart to a 62-38 win over ice-cold Wagner on Monday.
Spellman set a Division-I program record with his nine blocks to go along with eight points and eight rebounds. Anosike was 6-of-8 shooting with eight blocks and Hoehn was 8 of 8 at the free-throw line. Aaron Clarke added 11 points for the Pioneers (8-11, 4-2 Northeast).
Sacred Heart sponsors discussion series on hate
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Sacred Heart University is planning a discussion series to explore the prevalence of hate and violence in the United States.
Associate dean Michelle Loris of the school's College of Arts and Sciences says the goal is to gather for informed discussion in what she calls "this dark time of hatred, bigotry and violence."
Canisius rallies past Fairfield 73-68 behind Faulkner, Reese
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Jibreel Faulkner scored 16 points, Isaiah Reese grabbed nine rebounds and added 15 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, and Canisius rallied to beat Fairfield 73-68 on Saturday.
Woman charged in death of 5 dogs
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The former president of a nonprofit rehabilitation center for pit bulls has been charged in connection with the death of five dogs.
Police say 31-year-old Heidi Lueders faces five counts of animal cruelty. The Hour reports police say the arrest stems from the discovery of the remains of five dead dogs inside her home last year.
Marion man charged in Iowa roadside death of woman
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A Marion man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was found last week on the side of an eastern Iowa highway.
Suspect dies after allegedly stabbing 2, setting house fire
VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities say a man was fatally shot by police after he stabbed two people and set a home on fire, burning a child in the process.
The Vacaville Police Department said Tuesday that officers responded Monday to reports of a home on fire.
They found a 43-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl with multiple stab wounds, and a 4-year-old girl with burn injuries. The three were taken to a hospital, where they are in stable condition.
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Young scores 20 points, Quinnipiac gets past Fairfield 80-78
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Cameron Young scored 20 points with six rebounds and five assists and Quinnipiac held off Fairfield 80-78 on Sunday.
The Bobcats (8-7, 3-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic) took the lead for good when Tyrese Williams' layup made it 74-72 with two minutes left. Quinnipiac made six of its last eight foul shots to secure the win and Fairfield's Jesus Cruz hit a 3 with 0.7 left for the final margin.
Sacred Heart rides big first-half lead to win over Bryant
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Sean Hoehn finished with 23 points and Koreem Ozier and E.J. Anosike combined for 25 of their 28 points in the first half when Sacred Heart took a huge lead it rode to a 98-70 win over Bryant on Saturday.
Arrest made in death woman whose body was found by Iowa road
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — An arrest has been made in the death of a woman whose body was found earlier this week on the side of an eastern Iowa highway.
Fairfield rallies past Fairfield for 60-57 win
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Jonathan Kasibabu had 17 points and nine rebounds on Thursday night and Fairfield used a late run to get past Saint Peter's 60-57.
Jesus Cruz added 10 points for the Stags (5-11, 2-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who shot 52 percent from the field to win their second straight.
Officials ID woman whose body was found along highway
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a woman whose body was found alongside a highway near Muscatine in eastern Iowa.
The Muscatine County Sheriff's Office identified the woman as 20-year-old Lea Renae Ponce, who lived in Fairfield.
The sheriff's office received a call around 1 a.m. Tuesday that reported a woman lying on a side of Iowa Highway 38. Arriving deputies found the body.
Fairfield gets 4th win of season, beats Niagara 77-59
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Jonathan Kasibabu had 20 points and 14 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season, freshman Neftali Alvarez added 15 points and Fairfield beat Niagara 77-59 on Monday night.
The Stags held Niagara without a field goal for nearly seven minutes in the second half.
Jesus Cruz added 13 points, nine rebounds and three assists for Fairfield (4-11, 1-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). The Stags outrebounded Niagara 39-27 and forced 18 turnovers.
Anosike, Hoehn lead Sacred Heart past CCSU 73-61 in NEC
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — E.J. Anosike scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Sean Hoehn added 17 points and Sacred Heart led all the way defeating Central Connecticut State 73-61 Saturday.
Marshall lifts Rider past Fairfield, 83-82 in MAAC opener
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Tyere Marshall scored with 5.9 seconds left to lift Rider past Fairfield, 83-82 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both schools Thursday night.
Rider held the lead twice: at 2-0 and again at the final buzzer. The Broncs, who had lost their previous two games, now have won the last three straight against the Stags.
Anosike, Sacred Heart slip past LIU Brooklyn 79-75
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — E.J. Anosike had 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute, and Koreem Ozier scored 16 to help Sacred Heart beat LIU Brooklyn 79-75 Thursday night in the Northeastern Conference opener for both teams.
Anosike, who came in shooting 23 percent (3 of 13) from 3-point range, hit 3 of 4 from behind the arc and 7 of 12 overall. The Pioneers (5-9) snapped a four-game skid.