New London Man Charged After Home Invasion

NEW LONDON — A local man faces sexual assault charges after a home invasion late Saturday. Police have charged Luis Rosario of Jefferson Avenue with third-degree sexual assault, criminal attempt to commit first-degree sexual assault, unlawful restraint and home invasion. Authorities said a 60-year-old woman arrived at her home on Jefferson Avenue around 9:05 p.m. […]

‘Most Wanted’ Fugitive Captured In Willimantic

WILLIMANTIC — Police on Friday captured a man who had been on New Jersey’s list of most wanted fugitives, charging him with criminal attempt at sexual assault. Jermaine Torres, 25, of Atlantic City, had been a fugitive for 18 months. He was also charged Friday with showing obscene material to a party under 18 years […]

State Hoops: Peel Hits Winner For Central

Brandon Peel took a three-quarter-court inbound pass from Faronte Drakeford and hit a turnaround three-pointer from the top of the key as time expired, giving Central Connecticut a 53-50 men’s basketball victory against Wagner on Saturday in New Britain. Central snapped an 11-game losing streak, improving to 3-18 overall, 1-7 in the Northeast Conference. Wagner […]

Wesleyan Investigates Severed Deer Head Found On Campus

MIDDLETOWN — A severed deer head was found at Wesleyan University Thursday night. A Wesleyan public safety officer observed the head at a crosswalk near the Exley Science Center, Wesleyan spokesperson Lauren Rubenstein said. The head was quickly removed and the incident is being investigated by public safety, she said. Copyright © 2015, Hartford Courant

The Mayflower Makes A Pilgrimage To Mystic

After divers in the frigid water set blocks, supports and shims, the 236-ton Mayflower II was slowly raised out of the water at Mystic Seaport on a cold, rainy December day. The ship, a replica of the vessel that carried the pilgrims to America in 1620, is now historic in its own right, having sailed […]

Joe Ganim: Is He Back?

BRIDGEPORT – After 12 years in the wilderness – seven of them in prison – ever-popular former Mayor Joseph P. Ganim still can rattle the political world with a few, well placed words. Such as, “I’m truly sorry.” He did it Jan. 1 when he apologized to the city, apparently his first public apology since […]

Hornets End Knicks 3-Game Winning Streak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Roberts scored 17 points, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the New York Knicks 76-71 Saturday night for their ninth victory in the last 11 games. Roberts, who started in place of the injured Kemba Walker, was 5 of 9 from the field and made all six free throws as the […]

Penguin Plunge 2015

Multiple people plunged into icy cold water Sunday in support of Special Olympics Connecticut. After raising money for the cause, participants ran into the cold lake at Winding Trials in Farmington, kicking off a series of six plunges statewide. The Penguin Plunge is the “largest grassroots fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut,” according to the […]

Towns, Cities Prepare for Possible Blizzard-Like Storm

Towns and cities across Connecticut are preparing for a winter storm approaching that could drop as much as a foot of snow and cast blizzard-like conditions statewide Monday night into Wednesday morning. New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart is calling a meeting Monday in the city’s Emergency Operations Center to review the forecast and plan with […]

Christie Woos Iowa Conservatives

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is trying to connect with Iowa conservatives by assuring them that “you’ll always know who I am” if he runs for president. While still undeclared, Christie left few doubts Saturday at the Iowa Freedom Summit that he is primed to enter the 2016 GOP race. Christie told the Republican voters […]

Man Arrested After Car Crashes Into Home

WESTBROOK — Police arrested a 23-year-old man after they say he crashed into an unoccupied home on Boston Post Road early Sunday. Rodrigo P. Sousa, of Old Saybrook, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, third-degree criminal mischief and traveling unnecessarily fast. His bond was set at $2,500 and he is […]

Winter Storm Watch Issued For Monday

A major winter storm is forecast to hit the state on Monday, bringing 1 to 2 feet of snow and wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said. The agency has issued a winter storm watch from Monday evening to late Tuesday night. Blizzard conditions are possible. Heavy snow […]

Chock, Bates Win First U.S. Title In Ice Dancing

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Madison Chock and Evan Bates had dinner this week with Charlie White, one of the people who changed the perception of U.S. ice dancing. White and Meryl Davis became the first Americans to win Olympic gold in the sport last year. With the six-time U.S. champs taking a break, Chock and Bates […]