2 People Fell When Roof Collapsed in Bethel

Two people suffered minor injuries when the roof they were clearing snow from in Bethel collapsed on Wednesday afternoon. The roof of a storage unit at 13 Francis J. Clarke Circle in Bethel gave way just after noon, according to Scott Murphy, first assistant chief, of the Bethel Volunteer Fire Department. The two people suffered […]

15-Year-Old Ran Away from Middletown DCF Facility

A 15-year-old girl ran away from a state Department of Children and Families facility in Middletown over the weekend and authorities are asking for help to find her. Jackie Stec has run away several times in the past while in the custody of DCF, but usually returns on her own, police said. In the past […]

Driver in New Haven Fatal Pedestrian Accident Won’t Be Charged: Police

After a lengthy investigation, New Haven police have decided not to charge a driver who fatally struck an elderly woman crossing the road on Olive Street in the city in October, police said. Patricia Cofrancesco, of New Haven, was driving her 2001 Audi TT when she hit Dolores Dogolo, 81, of New Haven, who was […]

TX Pol Backs Legal Pot, Citing God

A state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn’t create marijuana by mistake and is pushing to remove all offenses related to the plant from Texas statutes. Texas State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) filed a bill Monday that would repeal the state’s ban on growing, possessing and selling marijuana. Cattle Heist: 1,100 Calves Missing From […]

Comptroller Calls State Deficit a Continuing Problem

Democratic Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who has the elected responsibility of making sure state money is properly allocated and spent, is urging lawmakers to take the deficit seriously. He said that even though he and Gov. Dannel Malloy come from the same party, they’re allowed to disagree. “Connecticut has a system set up where we do […]

Remembering 1990 Dream Season: Sellers In Middle Of It All

Rod Sellers remembers riding on a train from New York to Hartford, on his way to college, and an elderly gentleman asked where he was going. “UConn,” Sellers answered. “Alaska?” the man responded. … “And he was serious,” Sellers recalled in an interview from his home in Atlanta. “I was like, ‘wow.’” Back in the […]

Sam, Schilling Both Stand Up To Bullies

HAMDEN — On a snowy night in early March bound to hear Michael Sam speak at Quinnipiac University, all I could think about was Curt Schilling. Given their lifestyles, their backgrounds, many of their views, most people would probably put those two athletes in the same sentence only in the way they would put Barney […]

No federal charges coming for Darren Wilson in Ferguson shooting death

The Justice Department won’t prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias and unconstitutional practices. Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove former officer Darren Wilson’s testimony that […]

Naked Woman on Drugs Crashes Car

A naked woman allegedly high on drugs crashed her car and ended up on the front lawn of an apartment building in South Los Angeles. The woman hit several parked cars before driving across the sidewalk and onto the grass at Lockland Drive and Marlton Avenue at around 5:30 p.m, Los Angeles Police Department said. […]

Boys Basketball: Class LL State Tournament Seedings, Schedules

The CIAC announced the seedings and schedules for the state Class LL high school boys basketball tournament on Wednesday: Teams in the field: 30 Top four seeds: Fairfield Prep, Westhill-Stamford, Hartford Public, Ledyard First Round—All games Monday, 7 p.m. Upper bracket: No. 1 Fairfield Prep – Bye; No. 17 Kennedy (13-7) at No. 16 Newtown […]

Boys Basketball: Class L State Tournament Seedings, Schedules

The CIAC announced the seedings and schedules for the state Class L high school boys basketball tournament on Wednesday: Teams in the field: 32 Top four seeds: New London, Middletown, Career-New Haven, Newington First Round—All games Tuesday, 7 p.m. Upper bracket: No. 32 Platt Tech (8-12) at No. 1 New London (19-0); No. 17 South […]

Boys Basketball: Class M State Tournament Seedings, Schedules

The CIAC announced the seedings and schedules for the state Class M high school boys basketball tournament on Wednesday: Teams in the field: 33 Top four seeds: Weaver-Hartford, Northwestern, Granby, Waterford Playin Round-Friday, 7 p.m. No. 33 Ellington (8-12) at No. 32 Wolcott (8-12) First round—All games Monday, 7 p.m. Upper bracket: Wolcott/Ellington winner at […]

‘Defending the Caveman’ At Warner

“Defending the Caveman” is an established small-theater standard. The show, about the comical differences between men and women (especially heterosexual married ones) had regional success in San Francisco, Dallas, Washington D.C. and elsewhere before becoming the longest-running solo show in Broadway history. lRelated EntertainmentArt Smart: Exhibits In ConnecticutSee all related It still tours the country […]

The Vibrant, Far-Out, Futuristic Art Of Karl Lund At NBMAA

For the artist Karl Lund, the future is yesterday. His dramatic canvasses, roiling with action and color, are built on a fertile foundation of boyhood fascinations with futurist science fiction, comic books and psychedelic posters, but they’re also steeped in a wider appreciation of modern art history. “Angry Robots Liquefied My Brain,” an exhibition of […]

Rock Cats Name Options Unveiled Wednesday

The former New Britain Rock Cats will be packing up and heading to Hartford, and the team will reveal its top 10 name choices at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Hartford will be hosting the newly-named professional baseball team for the first time in 60 years. The new label for the team will be launched […]