NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The 19-year-old brother of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim and outspoken advocate for greater school safety measures says he's running for the Connecticut...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sixteen baby herons and egrets have been rescued after their tree collapsed in Oakland, hurling them from their nests to the pavement.
Fireworks blamed for condo fire in Fairfield
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Fire officials in Connecticut say a fire that forced a family to evacuate a condominium on July Fourth is believed to have been caused by illegal fireworks.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut driver has been killed by a tree limb that fell on his car shortly after powerful thunderstorms moved through the state.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with killing his ex-wife is being evaluated to determine whether his attorney can use an insanity defense.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police trooper has suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries while helping a motorist who had pulled over.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A festival is being held in Newtown to raise money for an animal sanctuary that is being built to honor the memory of a 6-year-old Sandy Hook School shooting...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has approved a $60 million legal settlement involving as many as 170 people who say they were sexually abused as children at a now-defunct...
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters in Connecticut say two toddlers escaped serious injury when a metal spike propelled into the air by a lawn mower smashed through a back door window of their...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for a 75-year-old Connecticut man charged with killing his ex-wife says he plans to pursue an insanity defense.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut lighthouse on Long Island Sound is moving closer toward becoming a final resting place for cremated human remains.
Longtime Connecticut AP broadcast editor dies at 72
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Steve Feica, a news director at AM radio stations in Connecticut in the 1970s who went on to a nearly 30-year career as a broadcast editor with The Associated Press, has...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town's rejection of a proposed school for disabled teenagers and adults was overturned Thursday by the state Appellate Court, which said concerns about...
Man convicted of killing woman in highway body case
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A Marion man has been convicted of killing a woman whose body was found on the side of an eastern Iowa highway.
The Muscatine Journal reports that a jury found Douglas...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz urged Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday to pass a bill allowing political candidates to use public campaign financing funds for...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jay Young joked that among the exciting aspects of the head coaching job at Fairfield, he's now two hours closer to Fenway Park and his beloved Boston Red Sox.
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...
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (all times local):
Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke is acknowledging...
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...
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.