Brother of abused patient offers to settle suit for $36M
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The brother of a man abused by staff at a Connecticut maximum-security psychiatric hospital has offered to settle his lawsuit against the state for $36 million.
Attorney downplays charges against man accused of threats
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of making threats against an Ohio Jewish community center says the case is "completely fictional."
Parents appeal over training hours for armed school staff
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Parents are appealing a judge's ruling that an Ohio district allowing employees to carry concealed weapons in school doesn't require them to undergo the numerous hours of...
Coroner: 15-, 17-year-old killed in Dayton stolen car crash
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio teenagers who died in a crash involving a stolen car have been identified.
Fifteen-year-old Bayleigh Stewart, of Hamilton, and 17-year-old D'Shawn Ward, of...
State police respond to more crashes this Labor Day weekend
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say they responded to 424 traffic accidents during the holiday weekend, a huge spike over the previous Labor Day weekend.
State police plan extra patrols for holiday weekend
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state police are sending extra troopers out on the highways this Labor Day weekend to target drunken drivers, distracted drivers and other hazards.
Federal charges accuse man of Jewish center video threat
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with threatening a Jewish community center in a video police say shows him shooting a rifle, federal authorities announced Thursday.
Court rejects appeal of man who threw baby off bridge
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man serving a 70-year prison sentence for throwing his baby son to his death off a 90-foot-high bridge.
Man, 20, pleads not guilty in Jewish center video threat
STRUTHERS, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to threatening a Jewish community center in a video that authorities say showed him shooting a semi-automatic rifle.
Police: Man accused of threat to Jewish center arrested
NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man accused of making what they believe was a threat to a Jewish center in Ohio on Instagram has been arrested on telecommunications harassment and...
Orange County Fair Speedway celebrates centennial
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Brett Hearn won't forget his first race at Orange County Fair Speedway. Hey, when you're a 16-year-old junior in high school, it has to be etched in the memory, even if it...
Patrol: Ohio trooper shot man who attacked him during chase
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a state trooper shot a man who fled a traffic stop and then attacked him.
A spokesman for the State Highway Patrol says the 22-year-old...
Ex-nurse gets 5 years in prison in hospital abuse case
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A former nurse has been sentenced to five years in prison in connection with a patient abuse scandal at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The Ron Howard-directed movie "Hillbilly Elegy" will film for a few days in the Ohio city where most of the book is set.
Hot air balloon festival prepares for its 17th year
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A hot air balloon festival in Ohio is preparing for its 17th year, despite challenges including the loss of a major sponsor and last year's big attendance drop due to heavy...
State police trooper facing domestic assault charges
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police trooper charged with assaulting his wife has been ordered by a judge to surrender all his weapons.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker who operates an anti-abortion pregnancy resource center says she's stepping back from legislation proposing a tax benefit for donors to centers like...
Attorney wants to hear evidence in slayings case
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The attorney for a man charged with killing his wife and three of her family members says he considers his client to be innocent and wants to hear what evidence police have...
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio man is being held on $1 million bond after his arrest for allegedly stabbing another man to death after arguing about fireworks.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man who confronted another man about shooting off fireworks and then fatally stabbed him has been charged with murder in southwest Ohio.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police have increased the number of patrols specifically designated to find drunk drivers over the holiday weekend.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut doctor has pleaded guilty to billing Medicaid for a medication some of his patients did not need.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man accused of helping his terminally ill wife kill herself last year was a loving husband whose spouse was "suffering terribly" from cancer, his lawyer said Friday...
CEO who embezzled from pain nonprofit pleads guilty
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A New York man who ran a Connecticut-based nonprofit designed to find support and resources for people with chronic pain issues has pleaded guilty to embezzling about $1.5...
Wesleyan to host dancer Netta Yerushalmy
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support residency activities of the dancer Netta...
WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Family and friends have held funeral services for four relatives found fatally shot in late April at an apartment north of Cincinnati.
The Latest: NWS confirms 8 tornadoes in Indiana
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the powerful storms battering parts of the U.S. (all times local):
The National Weather Service has confirmed at least eight tornadoes...
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say drunken driving arrests were down by nearly 50% this Memorial Day weekend compared to last year, but the number of car crashes...
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut say an elderly man has died after his mobility scooter was hit by a car.
Hamden police say the fatal accident happened early Sunday afternoon...
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University is celebrating the school's 187th commencement.
The school plans to confer 763 bachelor degrees, 26 masters degrees and 11 doctor of philosophy...
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are planning the usual extra patrols and sobriety checkpoints this Memorial Day weekend.
Officials battle fire at mosque in New Haven
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have responded to a fire at a mosque in New Haven.
New Haven fire officials say the blaze broke out Sunday afternoon at the mosque on Middletown...
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for shooting into a home last November, wounding two children.
NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — The former director of food services for a Connecticut school district has been charged in connection with nearly $500,000 in missing cafeteria receipts.
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mosque is alleging in a federal lawsuit that its First Amendment right to religious freedom was violated when a city denied its bid to move to a new...
Baby sitter convicted in Ohio toddler’s 2018 death
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baby sitter charged with murder in a 3-year-old girl's death has been convicted of the child's death.
The Hamilton-Middletown News-Journal reports that a jury...
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A former city fire official in upstate New York has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and operating as a major drug trafficker.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — New rules aimed at preventing fraternity hazing have taken effect at Miami University in Ohio where a student recently reported being beaten and forced to drink excessive...
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A former nurse has been convicted of patient abuse at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital.
A Superior Court jury in Middletown found Mark Cusson...
State settles lawsuit by trooper over demotion
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a state police sergeant who alleged he was unjustly demoted and suspended over unproven drunken driving...
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A former nurse has gone on trial in connection with a patient abuse scandal at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital that led to the arrest of 10...
College student says he was hazed with spiked paddle
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A report says a student at a now-suspended fraternity at Miami University in Ohio told university officials he was hazed by members who beat him with a spiked paddle, kicked...
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A driver who struck and killed an Ohio garbage truck operator could face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a single, felony count of aggravated vehicular...
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a former suburban New York police officer charged in the kidnapping and killing of four men in 2016.
Mosque considers appeal of denied permit in Meriden
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mosque that was denied a request to open a new place of worship at a vacant location is considering an appeal.