HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Veteran prosecutor Patrick Griffin was named Connecticut's new chief state's attorney Thursday and vowed to repair the office's reputation after an investigation questioned his predecessor's integrity.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The cause of a fire that killed a New Haven firefighter a year ago could not be determined but it does not appear a crime was involved, police said Thursday.
Ricardo Torres Jr., 30, died of asphyxia from the fire inside a two-story home on May 12, 2021.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven's acting police chief announced Tuesday that she will retire. A judge had ordered her to resign because she's held the interim job too long, according to the city charter.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Vanessa Avery was sworn in Monday as the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, becoming the first Black woman to serve as the state's top federal prosecutor.
Avery, who worked previously in the office of the state attorney general, was nominated for the post by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the U.S.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate gave final legislative approval shortly before midnight Friday to a bill abortion rights advocates contend is needed to protect in-state medical providers from legal action stemming from out-of-state laws, as well as the patients who travel to Connecticut to terminate a pregnancy and those who help them.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A wide-ranging bill aimed at reducing vehicle emissions in Connecticut, including the likely adoption of California's clean air standards for certain trucks and a requirement that all school buses be emission-free by 2040, was advanced Friday to Gov.
New Haven's acting police chief was ordered to resign by a Connecticut judge, who ruled Monday that the chief has held the temporary position longer than the city charter allows.
Mayor Justin Elicker immediately vowed to appeal the ruling and said Renee Dominguez would remain as acting chief during the legal challenge and until a permanent chief is hired.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada office of the FBI has a new special agent in charge, with the announcement Monday that Spencer Evans will head the bureau’s Las Vegas field office.
Evans has held various investigative and leadership positions since joining the FBI in 2004 as an agent in New Haven, Connecticut.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven police were searching Tuesday for a gunman who opened fire on a city street, wounding a man and sending bullets into the home of state Sen. Gary Winfield. No one in the house was injured.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An aging hit man who recently pleaded guilty to the contract killing of a political consultant in New Jersey says he's finally through living a life of crime.
George Bratsenis, 73, was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for a Connecticut bank robbery.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A hit-and-run driver struck three Trinity College students who were trying to cross a street in Hartford, killing one and wounding the two others, city police said Friday as they continued searching for the suspect.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Connecticut man was jailed without bail Friday after being extradited from California to face charges in the strangulation death of a woman he had met on a dating app, prosecutors in New York said.
Five modern-day journalists and one historic figure in the field have been named the recipients of this year's Yankee Quill Awards, New England’s highest journalistic honor.
The awards will be presented during the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association convention in Boston on April 29, according to the Academy of New England Journalists, which sponsors the awards.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Entering Yale University’s St. Thomas More Catholic chapel, Oksana Goroshchuk spotted sunflowers adorning a candlelit altar and thought of the fields full of her country’s national blossom near her grandmother’s home in Ukraine.
Republican Lesley DeNardis announced Tuesday that she is running against Connecticut Democratic U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro in this year's election, in an attempt to become the first GOP member to hold the 3rd District seat since her father in the early 1980s.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and the head of state's association of school superintendents say about 85% to 90% of school districts across the state have elected to drop mandatory face mask wearing as of Monday, the day when local officials were allowed to decide whether to extend the state's mask mandate.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two inmates at a jail in New Haven died Thursday in a case of suspected fentanyl overdoses, prison officials said.
The two inmates were found unresponsive in the same cell by a guard conducting a routine check at the New Haven Correctional Center, the state Department of Correction said in a news release.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The improper storage of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a New Haven clinic, which led to hundreds of people being told to get another jab, is an isolated incident of miscommunication, according to an internal review.
CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — An extensive cleanup is underway in Cheshire after a home heating oil truck crashed and spilled about 2,000 gallons of oil.
The accident occurred Friday morning as the truck headed southbound on Route 42, about 10 miles north of New Haven.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of people who were given a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at a New Haven clinic will need another jab after health officials said late Friday that vials of the Pfizer vaccine were improperly refrigerated.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal disaster declaration approved last year after remnants of Hurricane Ida hit Connecticut has been amended to include certain damage that occurred in Fairfield and Litchfield counties, Gov.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The pandemic has finally proved too daunting for several Connecticut breweries.
Three have closed or announced closings within the last month, and a fourth announced it is leaving its current space and assessing options for the future.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut’s health care exchange announced plans Wednesday to launch a training program for licensed independent insurance brokers in the state’s three largest cities.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Parris, the lead singer of the 1950s harmony group the Five Satins and composer of the classic doo-wop ballad “In the Still of the Night,” has died at age 85.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Five students at a Connecticut magnet school were taken to the hospital as a precaution Friday after eating chocolate containing the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana and becoming ill, officials said.
A Connecticut police officer who fired his gun 13 times at an unarmed couple's car and wounded a woman and another officer in 2019 pleaded no contest Thursday to felony assault and faces up to 18 months in prison under an agreement with prosecutors.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who spent 13 years in a coma following an on-duty collision with another officer’s vehicle has died.
Officer Diane Gonzalez, 60, suffered a traumatic brain injury and succumbed to her injuries Monday, the New Haven Police Department said.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hospital officials in Connecticut say the recent surge in COVID-19-related admissions is not expected to lead to a shortage of beds.
Jeff Flaks, president and chief executive officer at Hartford HealthCare, said detailed plans have been developed during the pandemic identifying spaces that can be used if needed to increase capacity at their seven acute-care hospitals.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of New Haven’s neighborhood icons is on the verge of having a street corner named after her as she marks her 100th birthday.
Mary Etta Atkinson Joyner is the daughter of a Newhallville minister who has been a quiet source of inspiration for decades, by helping people in need pay their rent and utility bills and providing food and clothing.
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The family of a 19-year-old fatally shot by police in January 2020 following a car chase has sued the city of West Haven, city police officers and state troopers involved in the case.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Demand for COVID-19 testing remained high Wednesday, with many sites reporting long lines as positive cases in Connecticut continue to climb and families prepare to gather for Christmas.
The number of COVID-19 testing locations and hours of available testing will expand over the next week or more as Connecticut continues to see more positive cases, driven in part by the fast-spreading omicron variant and an increased demand for testing.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The New Haven Board of Alders has rejected the mayor's nomination of Renee Dominguez as police chief, after some city residents raised concerns about increasing violence, low diversity in the police department and a lack of public input in the chief selection process.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a Connecticut man convicted in the killings of a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion.
The court decided not to take up the case of Joshua Komisarjevsky on Monday.
DERBY, Conn. (AP) — Viral videos of thieves loading up a car with items from a grocery store have helped police arrest three suspects.
In one widely seen video from last month, four people were seen loading more than $1,600 worth of items, mostly laundry detergent, into two vehicles outside a store in Oxford.
Employee overtime and personnel costs topped the list of COVID-related expenses that cities and towns paid for using a key source of federal pandemic relief funds, according to interim data submitted to the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A 13-year-old Hamden High School student stabbed another student in the back during a fight outside their school, police said.
The stabbing happened at around 2:15 p.m. Monday at a bus stop near the high school, Hamden police spokesperson Detective Sean Dolan said.
NEW HAVEN, Conn (AP) — A former New Haven police officer has become the first officer in Connecticut to be permanently barred from law enforcement for “general misconduct” under the state's 2020 police accountability law that was passed in the wake of the George Floyd killing in Minneapolis.
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A new association has been formed to ensure Black and other under represented communities will have an opportunity to participate in Connecticut's new legalized recreational marijuana industry, as state legislators had promised.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New data released Monday shows most K-12 school employees and state employees who were mandated to get vaccinated or else tested for COVID-19 are complying with Connecticut Gov.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted in the 1999 killings of an 8-year-old murder witness and the boy's mother will not be getting out of prison anytime soon, a federal judge ruled Tuesday amid pleas by the victims' relatives and prosecutors to keep him locked up.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with disorderly conduct and other crimes for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker appointed Renee Dominguez as the city's police chief on Wednesday, which would make her the first woman to permanently lead the force.
Dominguez has served as acting chief since March, due to the retirement of Otoniel Reyes.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he has filed the necessary paperwork to begin the process of possibly running for a second term in the 2022 election.
“I’ve got to make up my mind formally in the months to come, but I figure, let’s be prepared.
Ithaca, N.Y. (AP) — Multiple unfounded bomb threats were made over the weekend at Ivy League campuses, university and law enforcement officials said.
Cornell, Columbia and Brown universities had alerted students to threats Sunday and deemed campuses safe a few hours later.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Bomb threats forced the evacuation of several buildings at Yale University as well as nearby businesses in New Haven for hours on Friday, school and city officials said.
A single caller to the New Haven police non-emergency line indicated there were bombs in eight buildings on campus at about 2 p.m., police and school officials said.
A business partner of a former Connecticut state representative charged with misusing more than $600,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds was arrested Thursday in the same criminal investigation, federal officials said.
Connecticut officials and refugee advocates called on landlords Wednesday to rent apartments to dozens of families that fled Afghanistan and will be resettling in the state, saying they'll guarantee rent is paid and even co-sign rental agreements if necessary.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — With the legalization of recreational cannabis for adults and the impending start of retail sales next year, several Connecticut coastal towns are saying no, for now.