For Year-Round Bicycle Commuters, Winter Is Just Another Season

Nothing seemed out of the ordinary to the half-dozen bicycle riders who filtered into Maddie’s in East Hartford on a Friday in February for their monthly breakfast gathering. It’s a convenient and friendly spot, as most of them work as engineers across the street at Pratt Whitney. Nothing, that is, except the temperature — 1 […]

5 UConn Women’s Lessons Learned: Huskies Will Be AAC’s No. 1 Seed Again

Every game is a learning experience, for those who play and those who watch. Here’s what we learned after the UConn women’s 87-24 win over Memphis at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday: lRelated UConn Women’s BasketballKML, Stokes Leave Great AccomplishmentsSee all related 1. Path to title: Regardless of what happens Monday, when the Huskies end the regular […]

College Sex: Is ‘Yes Means Yes’ Better Than ‘No Means No?’

When it comes to sex, there’s a world of difference between “no means no” and “yes means yes,” students and college officials told legislators last week. Olivia Paschal, a Yale student, said she has not been sexually assaulted, but that if it had ever happened to her on a campus without an affirmative consent policy […]

Willimantic Police Arrest 2014 Robbery Suspect

WILLIMANTIC — A man who robbed a Family Dollar Store with two accomplices last year has been arrested, police said Saturday. Anthony Herrera, 29, of Lebanon, was charged with second-degree robbery. Herrera was being held on bail of $200,000, police said. Police have arrest warrants for two others involved in the Aug. 24 robbery of […]

Sex Offender Arrested at Toll Booth

A New York man, stopped for ignoring a “Do Not Enter” sign at the Lincoln Tunnel, was arrested Saturday when records revealed he was wanted in Florida for violating parole as a registered sex offender, Port Authority police said. Ricardo Hernandez, 40, from Queens, New York, was charged as a fugitive from justice, driving while […]

NJ Man Steals Jeep, Rams 3 Police Cars: Authorities

A New Jersey man faces a slate of charges accusing him of ramming three police squad cars with a stolen Jeep Wrangler after being confronted by officers in farmers market parking lot. Middlesex Borough police apprehended Kristof McCoy, 19, of Millington, at the Route 28 Farmers Market after being alerted to the vicinity by a […]

Trayvon Martin’s Dad at University

The father of Trayvon Martin took the stage at a local university Saturday — just days after the three-year anniversary of his son’s death. Tracy Martin had a conversation with Philadelphia Daily News columnist Solomon Jones in front of an audience as part of an evening of events that began at 5 p.m. Saturday at […]

Fire Breaks Out at Disneyland

A fire broke out at Disneyland in Anaheim on Saturday night, but was quickly extinguished, a spokeswoman for the theme park said. The flames were reported about 9:20 p.m. in a back stage area near the It’s a Small World attraction, said the spokeswoman, Suzi Brown. The fire was not inside the building. The small […]

One Dead, Two Hospitalized After Middletown Fire

One woman has died and another is in the hospital after an early morning house fire gutted a home in Middletown. According to officials, the fire department was called to 309 Barbara Road just after 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Middletown Fatal Fire At the time, three adults– one male and two females–were home. The man […]

Police Seek Driver in Newington Fatal Hit-and-Run

Police are seeking the driver of a car involved in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 51-year-old New Britain woman on Friday night in Newington and possibly another crash in town. Sonya Atkins died at an area hospital due to injuries sustained in a car accident she was involved in near the intersection of Willard […]

Willimantic Police Arrest Suspect in Dollar Store Robbery

Police arrested one of three men involved in an Aug. 24 robbery at the Family Dollar Store on West Main Street in Willimantic, police said. Anthony Herrera, 29, of Lebanon, was charged with second degree robbery on Feb. 27 at 2 a.m., police said. He appeared in Danielson Superior Court on Friday morning and was […]

Crash Backs Up I-84 in East Hartford

Interstate 84 westbound was briefly closed in East Hartford due to a crash Saturday night, according to state police.  State police say they had to close the highway while responding to a crash near exit 51. Multiple vehicles were involved, including one that rolled over. Traffic is backed up but getting by as of 9:25 […]

South Windsor Teacher Placed on Leave Pending Investigation

A South Windsor high school English teacher is on leave after showing “highly inappropriate” material to students, according to a statement from Superintendent Kate Carter. In an email to parents, Carter said both students and parents were posting to social media following an incident in a senior English class earlier this week. Carter stated that […]

Hand-Madison Makes It 3 In A Row In Class M Gymnastics

SOUTHBURY — After going undefeated in the regular season on the way to a seventh straight SCC championship, Hand-Madison won its third consecutive Class M gymnastics title on Saturday at Pomperaug High School. “Today was a good win,” Hand coach Kelly Smith said. “Sneaking out that No. 1 seed and being defending champions added pressure, […]

Stolen No. 44 Car Found, But Team Will Miss Atlanta Race

HAMPTON, Ga.— The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot. While the discovery didn’t occur in nearly enough time for Team XTREME to compete […]