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Premium Content Mosquitoes trapped in East Haven test positive for West Nile virus

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 4:12 pm

The state Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in East Haven on July 16 have tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Premium Content Legislators call on Amistad America to repay small businesses

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 2:57 pm

Twenty-three members of the state legislature have signed a letter penned by State Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, that calls on Amistad America to set date by which it will have a plan in place to repay seven small businesses it...

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Air defense drill for 4 Northeastern states

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 10:29 am

The New York state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says a two fighter jets from a Massachusetts Air National Guard unit will be conducting an air defense exercise over parts of four Northeastern states.

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Man helping turtle is attacked by dog

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 6:33 am

A Hamden man has been mauled by a dog while trying to help a turtle cross a local road.

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Malloy says school massacre stays with him every day

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford (AP) - More than 18 months after a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Sunday he thinks of the massacre five or six times a day."It's still with me," he...

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General Dynamics, Pratt & Whitney cheered by jump in private jet sales

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

Hartford - Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts.

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Christie headed to Connecticut for campaign events

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 12:19 pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is continuing his summer fundraising blitz with a trip to Connecticut.

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Premium Content Clinton attracts both fans, critics in Madison

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 11:49 pm

Appearing relaxed and affable, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the potential front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, signed books here Saturday at R.J. Julia Booksellers, shaking hands and exchanging...

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Premium Content UConn to pay $1.3M to settle sex assault handling lawsuit

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 2:20 am

Storrs - The University of Connecticut will pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit by five women who alleged the school did not take seriously their claims of sexual assaults on campus.

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Premium Content All state swimming areas open

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 2:20 pm

All four shoreline swimming beaches and 19 inland swimming areas at state parks are open this weekend, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced today.

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Premium Content The number of uncontested races in the legislature up again this year

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 12:46 am

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Thursday that the number of uncontested races by major parties increased by 56 percent this year compared to 2012.

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UPDATED: UConn to pay $1.3M in sex assault handling lawsuit

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 10:39 am

The University of Connecticut will pay nearly $1.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference, the two sides announced Friday.

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Connecticut man missing 6 years found on LI

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 7:59 am

A Connecticut man reported missing six years ago has been reunited with his family after a police officer found him wandering on Long Island's East End.

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Connecticut GOP candidates for governor spar in debate

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford - The Republican primary for governor took on a feisty tone Thursday, with candidates Tom Foley and John McKinney sparring in a debate over who is a political insider and who is best equipped to fix Connecticut's budget problems,...

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Trooper pleads guilty in theft from dying motorist

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Bridgeport (AP) - A Connecticut state trooper has pleaded guilty to charges he stole cash and jewelry from a dying accident victim.The Connecticut Post reports 45-year-old Aaron Huntsman entered a guilty plea Wednesday to charges of...

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Ruling sparks debate on retroactive gay rights

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford - A new Connecticut Supreme Court ruling is adding to the debate on whether gay marriage rights should be applied retroactively and qualify same-sex couples for rights and benefits for which they weren't entitled before state laws...

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Premium Content Migratory bird hunting rules on state agenda

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

The Aug. 1 meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on proposed hunting season regulations for the 2014-15 migratory bird seasons.

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Psychiatric test ordered for Newtown calls suspect

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New Haven (AP) - A federal judge in Connecticut ordered a psychiatric assessment Wednesday of a Venezuelan man charged with making threatening phone calls to Newtown residents in the days following the December 2012 shootings at the Sandy...

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State Supreme Court affirms pre-gay marriage rights

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The state Supreme Court issued a 6-0 decision overturning two lower court rulings and allowing a widow to sue a doctor in a medical malpractice case for the death of her spouse and the loss of her spouse's companionship and income.

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Premium Content Beetle that kills ash trees now in four Connecticut counties

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 10:41 am

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station announced today that the emerald ash borer infestation, previously centered in New Haven County, has expanded into Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, and Middlesex counties and has now been detected in a...

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Fung and Block, Rhode Island's Republican gubernatorial hopefuls, spar in forum

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Providence - The two Republicans seeking the party's nomination for Rhode Island governor jostled Tuesday in a campaign round table in which they agreed broadly on some issues but got testy with each other at times.Cranston Mayor...

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Lawyer in transgender case raps state

 July 15, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford (AP) - A lawyer for a transgender girl detained at Connecticut's detention center for juvenile boys said Monday the teenager should be removed from the custody of the state Department of Children and Families because the agency...

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Premium Content Federal grants totaling $1 million available for Long Island Sound pumpout stations

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 2:35 pm

The state is requesting grant proposals from owners and operators of public or private marine facilities that wish to install a new pumpout facilities; facilities need substantial repairs or upgrades; or to operate a new or existing facility.

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Connecticut to dole out record campaign funding

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Hartford - Connecticut's voluntary public campaign funding program is on pace to dole out a record $35 million in an election marked by a crowded field of statewide candidates who have qualified for the grants.Despite the large...

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Transgender girl moved to male facility

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Hartford (AP) - A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault, the latest transfer of a troubled teenager who was sent to a psychiatric facility after supporters protested her...

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