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Archaeologists dig Native American fort found in Connecticut

Archaeologists are marveling at the site of a 1600s Native American fort in Connecticut that was uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in Connecticut park

A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with more than 100 synthetic-marijuana overdoses, many of them in the same New Haven park, after authorities say they caught him with …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Washington, five other states and NYC sue U.S. over immigration-related policy

Six states and New York City sued the federal government Wednesday, joining other cities and states who say the government is trying to unlawfully force “sanctuary” communities to engage in …


Some like it not: Marilyn Monroe statue has church venting

Marilyn Monroe’s rear is getting some leers in Connecticut.


Former teacher pleads not guilty in ‘Fight Club’ case

A former Connecticut substitute teacher accused of organizing a student fight club is pleading not guilty.


Domestic violence call led to standoff, deadly explosion

A Connecticut woman’s call to police to report domestic violence led to a standoff and explosion in a barn behind her home that left one person dead and nine officers …


911: Man kills daughter who was also his wife after breakup

A man killed his wife – who was also his daughter – and their 7-month-old son before taking his own life after the woman broke up with him, according to …


3 Northeast states to sue feds over GOP’s tax overhaul plan

New Jersey and Connecticut are joining New York in planning to sue Washington over the Republican-led federal tax overhaul, the Democratic governors of the three states announced Friday.


Award-winning artist Cyndi Lauper sells Connecticut home

Grammy, Emmy and Tony-award winning artist Cyndi Lauper has sold her Connecticut home of more three decades.


Rutgers back in AP women’s hoops poll; UConn still No. 1

Rutgers is back in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for the first time since 2015. The Scarlet Knights jumped into the AP Top 25 on Monday at No. 21, …


Outside View: Five years later, no progress on mass shootings

Five years after Sandy Hook, it is still far too easy for evil people to get guns and use them on schoolchildren, congregations, movie fans, ballplayers, concertgoers.


UConn No. 1 still as Louisville moves up to fourth

The UConn Huskies are still the team to beat, remaining No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. The Huskies (3-0) routed then-No. 20 California and No. 15 Maryland …


UConn still No. 1 as top four of women’s hoops poll remain same

The UConn Huskies continue their run at No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. The Huskies (1-0) routed then-No. 10 Stanford in the season opener on Sunday. UConn …


FBI: Newtown shooter had pedophilic interest in kids

There was evidence the Newtown school shooter had an interest in children that could be categorized as pedophilia, but there was no proof he ever acted on it, according to …


Connecticut father who threw son off bridge sentenced to 70 years

Tony Moreno, convicted of throwing his infant son off the Arrigoni Bridge in 2015, was sentenced Wednesday to 70 years in prison.


Police: Connecticut man stockpiled massive amounts of explosives in home

Authorities say a Connecticut man is under arrest after massive amounts of explosive black powder were found in nearly every room of his home, enough to potentially blow up his …


University mourns sorority sister who died after pancake-eating contest

A university in Connecticut is mourning the death of a 20-year-old student who died Sunday after apparently choking in a pancake-eating contest.


Coast Guard tracking Russian spy ship near U.S. Navy submarine base in Connecticut

Officials are tracking a Russian spy ship that cruised up the East Coast to within 30 miles of the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton Wednesday in what some lawmakers …


UConn hires Randy Edsall to return as coach from NFL’s Lions

UConn is bringing back Randy Edsall as coach, hoping to turn around the Huskies by rehiring the winningest coach in school history.


Player to sue UConn over punishment for giving middle finger

A former UConn soccer player who lost her scholarship after giving the middle finger to a television camera plans to sue the school, calling her punishment excessive.


UConn unanimous choice as No. 1 in women’s hoops poll

After two more road victories, UConn is now the unanimous No. 1 in women’s hoops.


Couple had sex in McDonald’s lot in front of boy, 6, police say

A Connecticut couple is facing charges after police say they engaged in sexual activity in a parked car with a 6-year-old boy in the back seat.


Sandy Hook families appeal dismissal of gun lawsuit

The families of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims Tuesday appealed a Superior Court judge’s ruling dismissing their lawsuit against the manufacturer of the gun used in …


Schools ban clown costumes amid investigation

A Connecticut school district is banning clown costumes and any “symbols of terror” during this year’s Halloween season as authorities investigate the authenticity of a number of clown-related social media …


Court overturns $12 million sex abuse verdict against Boy Scouts

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday overturned a $12 million jury verdict against the Boy Scouts of America – the largest ever against the organization – in the case of …


New Sandy Hook School unveiled

The Sandy Hook Elementary School was opened to the media Friday, nearly four years after the mass shooting at the school.


University of Connecticut revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

The University of Connecticut on Wednesday revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby, saying he engaged in conduct “incongruent” with the university’s values.


Teen who killed classmate after prom rejection gets 25 years

A teenager was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for fatally stabbing a classmate after she turned down his invitation to the junior prom.


Woman’s body rejecting face transplant

The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting …


Judge rules Newtown lawsuit against gun maker can go forward

A Connecticut Superior Court judge has ruled that a lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.