NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut doctor who bilked Medicaid out of nearly $5 million and stashed some of the stolen money in a Swiss bank account has been sentenced to more than seven years...
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A woman caught on video using racial epithets in an argument at a Connecticut supermarket has been identified as a school department employee who resigned after the video...
Former doctor faces sentencing for $5M Medicaid fraud
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut doctor who prosecutors say bilked Medicaid out of nearly $5 million and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on women and luxury goods is facing...
Town puts brakes on police chases after deadly crash
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Hamden are calling for changes in the police department's policy on vehicle pursuits.
A 25-year-old man died and several others were injured on New Year's...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in New Haven say they discovered a cache of weapons underneath the floor of a vacant clock factory.
Police said Monday that they discovered a handgun,...
Man involved in police shooting pleads not guilty
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A man who was injured in an exchange of gunfire with police officers in Connecticut has pleaded not guilty.
The New Haven Register reports that 22-year-old Marcus...
Court overturns restitution order against gang leader
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a restitution order imposed against a Connecticut man who admitted his involvement in violent gang activity including four...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several Connecticut mayors have joined forces in an effort to change state law in response to a judge dismissing lawsuits by 37 cities and towns blaming prescription...
Yale looks to sweep Penn
Yale (19-6, 9-3) vs. Penn (17-11, 5-7)
Palestra, Philadelphia; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Yale goes for the season sweep over Penn after winning the previous matchup in New Haven....
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Nigerian man has been sentenced to time served and now faces deportation for tricking school districts into sending him the personal information of workers that he then...
STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Two people are dead following a crash blamed on a wrong-way driver on a Connecticut highway.
Police say the crash occurred around 6:15 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 95...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A limousine company dispute in Connecticut has resulted in a $750,000 settlement for 23 current and former drivers.
The Connecticut Law Tribune reports that drivers...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are scheduled to hear testimony on whether the state should eliminate a restriction on the length of Tweed-New Haven Airport's main...
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut say a fire has swept through a trailer home, killing a man trapped inside.
The New Haven Register reports the blaze erupted shortly...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The mayor of New Haven's budget proposal for 2019-2020 includes no tax increase and no layoffs.
The $556.5 million proposal represents a 1.75 percent increase over...
Elections commission looks into 18 possible elections issues
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The State Elections Enforcement Commission plans investigations into more than a dozen alleged election issues in Connecticut.
Professor: Woman was psychotic when she killed 2 children
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale psychiatry professor has testified that a Connecticut woman was in a psychotic state when she drowned her two children in a bathtub and believed it was God's plan...
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Judge dismisses lawsuit of man injured at Jamaican resort
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Connecticut man who sued Sandals Resort International and another company after he was seriously injured by a falling tree...
Police: Woman lying in bed shot in feet
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Police say a woman visiting a Connecticut home was struck in both feet by gunfire that came from outside.
Hamden police Capt. Ronald Smith says the 21-year-old woman was...
Man sentenced to 47 years in prison for fatal shooting
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who fatally shot another man in the back during a robbery attempt five years ago has been sentenced to 47 years in prison.
Dad sues, says college didn’t keep his daughter safe
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut father has sued his daughter's former college, saying the school failed to keep her safe.
The Connecticut Post reports that Paul Lisi, of Monroe, says...
Truck incidents snarl traffic on I-91
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two truck incidents are impacting travel on the highway connecting Hartford and New Haven
A tanker truck caught fire early Sunday morning on Interstate 91, closing the highway near Rocky Hill. A tractor-trailer has also veered off the highway near Wallingford, taking down power lines. No injuries have been reported in either incident.
Testimoy: Mom charged with murder researched overdoses
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A computer forensics expert says the cellphone of a Connecticut mother charged with murdering her children included searches for overdoses, suicide and the effects of natural gas.
The New Haven Register reports that Mark Newth, who works for the state Forensic Science Laboratory, testified Friday in the murder trial of LaRoya Moore.
Flight academy, instructor sued over fatal 2017 plane crash
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The sister of a student pilot who died in a small plane crash in Connecticut in 2017 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing the instructor of failing to prevent the crash and the flight school of failing to maintain the plane.
It's the second such lawsuit against the now-defunct American Flight Academy in connection with two fatal plane crashes in a five-month span in late 2016 and early 2017. Students died in both crashes, while the instructors survived.
Connecticut woman charged with killing kids heads to trial
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The murder trial of a Connecticut woman charged with killing her two children in 2015 is getting underway.
The New Haven Register reports that LeRoya Moore is scheduled to go on trial Wednesday.
FBI and Yale announce law enforcement academy for teens
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The FBI in New Haven and Yale University police are inviting teenagers to take part in a youth academy aimed at sparking interest in law enforcement careers.
The fourth annual Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy is set for July 14 to 20 at Yale. The application deadline is April 5.
Design firm to help create memorial to gun violence victims
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A partnership of Connecticut mothers is teaming with a design firm to create a memorial to honor victims of gun violence.
19-year-old student sworn-in as city official
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city has a new official, and he's still in high school.
Nineteen-year-old Roman Khondker was sworn-in as a committee member with the West Haven Community Development Administration on Monday.
Khondker says he wanted to become involved in politics after his family emigrated from Bangladesh to the United States to escape political persecution.
Police search for suspect in armed kidnapping
CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are searching for a man they say broke into another man's home, held him at knifepoint and forced the victim to drive to Connecticut.
Concord police say 24-year-old Julian Field, of Bedford, is wanted on multiple charges including armed home invasion, kidnapping and armed assault on a person 60 years of age or older.
Authorities received a call from the alleged victim at 3:45 a.m. Monday about the home invasion in Concord on Sunday night.
Health Department confirms 2nd measles case in Connecticut
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed a hospital's report of a second case of measles in Connecticut.
Yale New Haven Hospital reported this weekend that is has treated two patients in the past two weeks.
The Health Department said Monday that both cases occurred in adults who live in New Haven County and both patients were treated and released from the hospital.
Events planned to highlight need for improved public transit
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Events are being planned around Connecticut to highlight the need to make public transit more accessible and affordable.
Local political leaders, environmental and transit advocates plan to hold a series of news conferences on Monday, which they've dubbed Transit Equity Day.
Frustrated New Haven police chief announces resignation
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The police chief in Connecticut's second-largest city is stepping down in March over proposed changes in health coverage for police retirees, which he says are gutting the department.
New Haven Chief Anthony Campbell tells the New Haven Register he'll take a job as an inspector with state prosecutor Pat Griffin's office.
Race to benefit organization that helps settle refugees
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — More than 3,000 runners are expected in New Haven for the annual Run for Refugees.
The annual race benefits the nonprofit Integrated Refugees and Immigrant Services, an organization that helps resettle refugees in Connecticut.
Sunday's race comes on the second anniversary of President Donald Trump's ban on refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries.
Connecticut Open tennis tournament to leave New Haven
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Open tennis tournament is leaving New Haven after a 21-year run in the city, organizers said Friday.
The operators of the tournament have sold the sanction for the WTA event to APG, a sports and entertainment company that is planning to put on a tournament in September in Zhengzhou, China.
Yale investigating sexual misconduct allegations
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University hired a former federal prosecutor to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against a former psychiatry professor at a research facility he ran in the Caribbean, Yale President Peter Salovey announced Monday.
Former U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly will interview students, alumni and others who may have information about the conduct of Dr. Eugene Redmond, who retired last July after the school started disciplinary proceedings against him.
Drug dealer facing 5 years in prison on gun charge
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A convicted drug dealer described as dangerous by a prosecutor is facing sentencing on a gun charge related to a 2017 drug bust in Hartford.
Rascell Leggett is expected to receive a five-year prison term Monday in federal court in New Haven. He pleaded guilty in October to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Federal prosecutors say Leggett was caught with a heroin-fentanyl mixture, some crack cocaine and a loaded 9 mm pistol in December 2017.
New Haven Police investigate shooting of pizza delivery man
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven Police say they're investigating the shooting of a pizza delivery man.
Police say that officers responded to a shooting in the Fair Haven neighborhood Friday night and found a 54-year-old man from New Haven suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.
He's a pizza delivery driver for a local restaurant.
Amtrak service restored in Northeast after NYC wire is fixed
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Amtrak trains are back on track between New York and Connecticut after a downed power wire disrupted rail service in the Northeast for several hours.
Amtrak officials say an overhead wire that powers the trains came down Friday morning near Pelham Bay in the Bronx. It was repaired by the early afternoon. All service between New York and New Haven, Connecticut, was suspended, affecting all Amtrak trains in and out of New England.
Soup kitchen offers free lunch to furloughed federal workers
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut soup kitchen is reaching out to federal government employees who have been furloughed, to make sure they and their families have enough to eat.
The Community Soup Kitchen in New Haven says furloughed employees can receive a free lunch and care packages including excess donated food and other staples.
Police: Officer shoots, injures armed suspect
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer shot and injured an armed person in Connecticut.
New Haven Police Capt. Anthony Duff says officers were patrolling a city neighborhood just before 6 p.m. Tuesday when they observed a wanted suspect.
Attorney in lead poisoning cases wants action from mayor
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A handful of lawsuits in child lead poisoning cases recently have alleged the city health department has been negligent in its handling and reporting of such cases.
So far, the suits brought to court have been central to getting the suffering families any action on these abatement cases, so their lawyer is asking the city to fix its agency.
New Haven festival to honor singer-songwriter Roseanne Cash
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Roseanne Cash is being honored by the New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas.
The Americana and country artist is being given the festival's Visionary Leadership Award for what the festival calls her "trailblazing work" in music.
The Visionary Leadership Award was established in 2010 in honor of Jean Handley, one of the three women who co-founded Arts & Ideas in 1996.
Court rejects new trial for Connecticut murder convict
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who had his murder conviction vacated after an appeal won't be getting a new trial after all.
The state Supreme Court on Friday ruled that Carvaughn Johnson, of New Haven, received an adequate defense in 2004.
A habeas court had earlier granted a new trial, ruling in part that Johnson's lawyers should have called witnesses who would have supported his alibi for the 2001 shooting in New Haven.
Bank robber judge calls ‘not very clever’ gets 10 years
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A serial bank robber who didn't wear a disguise when he robbed three Connecticut banks and who paid for a motel room with dye-soaked bills has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
A judge told 41-year-old Andre Edwards at sentencing on Thursday "you were not very clever," pointing out that the Hamden man did nothing to conceal his identity during the robberies and was "all over the surveillance tapes," then paid for a room with money covered in red dye.
Police officer charged in crash that killed pedestrian
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer has been charged with negligent homicide in connection to an off-duty car crash that killed a pedestrian.
Courtney Bothwell was arrested Wednesday and also charged with failure to exercise due care and distracted driving.
Police say 50-year-old Kristin Wilczynski, of North Haven, was attempting to cross the street July 20 in Hamden when she was struck by the 28-year-old Bothwell.
Police: 6 people hurt when driver of a stolen SUV crashes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say six people were hurt when the driver of a stolen SUV lost control and crashed into two other vehicles.
Police say a passenger in the SUV was severely hurt in the early Tuesday morning crash in Hamden, Connecticut.
Police say 19-year-old Jonathan Garcia, of New Haven, was driving an SUV that was reported stolen in New Britain on Saturday.
Lieutenant governor-elect announces staff appointments
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz (BY'-suh-wits) has announced key members of her staff as she prepares to take office next week.
Bysiewicz said Monday that veteran state Senate aide Adam Joseph will serve as her chief of staff. Joseph has been the spokesman for Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney since 2011.
Police investigating New Haven shooting that killed man
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a 44-year-old man was killed in a shooting in New Haven.
Police say officers responded to a report of gunfire on Dorman Street Saturday evening and found a man who had been shot. Police say the man was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Authorities identified him as Samuel Hooks of New Haven.