Daily coronavirus updates: COVID-19 hospitalizations in Connecticut decline again; state now ranks fourth among states with fewest cases

COVID-19 hospitalizations declined again in Connecticut on Friday, reaching their lowest level since Aug. 9. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Supporters of victim, suspect clash at murder arraignment

Two men were taken into custody and later turned over to state police for arrest. There were no apparent injuries. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

West Haven man gets 4-year sentence for sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl he met on Snapchat

A West Haven man, who previously pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he met on Snapchat, was sentenced Friday to four years in prison. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

FBI seeking additional potential Danny Lawhorn sexual assault victims, as questions about bail for the former AAU Bria Holmes basketball coach are put on hold

“The New Haven Field Division of the FBI is asking the public for assistance in locating possible victims and witnesses to alleged sexual enticement of basketball players by AAU basketball coach Mr. Danny Lawhorn,” the FBI alert said. “Any victim or witness to can call the FBI information line (203) 503-5593 or visit www.fbi.gov/DannyLawhorn. All…

Hartford HealthCare fires 109 employees who wouldn’t get vaccinated against COVID-19

Hartford HealthCare has fired 109 employees who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19, chief clinical officer Dr. Ajay Kumar said Friday. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Westport police promote two to deputy chief positions

Captains David Farrell and Ryan Paulsson were promoted to the rank of deputy chief during a ceremony at town hall Friday morning. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Adrian Peeler granted hearing on early prison release for good behavior

A federal judge has agreed to hear Adrian Peeler’s argument that he should be released early from prison for good behavior. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

US prosecutors: Former volunteer for state senator under indictment over public finance allegations in 2018 campaign admits to fraud

A former campaign volunteer for state Senator Dennis Bradley, who is under indictment on allegations he tried to cheat Connecticut’s public campaign-financing system, has pleaded guilty to federal charges she sought to defraud the fund, prosecutors said Wednesday. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

History Center and Fairfield residents at odds over Burr Homestead events

Residents say the amount of events have significantly increased along with the noise, creating a nuisance for those who live nearby. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Daily coronavirus updates: Lowest number of hospitalizations since early August; weekly positivity rate at 2.08%

Connecticut reported its lowest number of hospitalizations since early August on Wednesday, as well as a daily COVID-19 test positivity rate that once again dipped below 2%. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Six Flags, Quassy plan horror-filled Halloween attractions while Lake Compounce moves to family-friendly fall fun

Halloween season at nearby amusement parks will look different: Lake Compounce replaces its super-scary Haunted Graveyard with a softer theme, while Quassy goes the other way and ramps up the fear. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police looking for suspect connected to string of robberies in Meriden, Wallingford and Southington

The suspect has a tattoo on his left hand, police said. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police: Bridgeport man charged with murder that took place earlier this month

BRIDGEPORT — A city man was charged with the murder of Jonathan DaSilva Thursday evening, according to the Bridgeport Police Department. Detective Robert Winkler obtained an arrest warrant for Robert Sorrells, 27, on Thursday, charging the Bridgeport man with fatally shooting DaSilva earlier this month outside of the VIP Lounge on Pembroke Street, police said.…

One of Connecticut’s best-kept secret” grant programs has handed out $40 million over the last 20 years. Here’s how they’ve done it.

Since its inception, the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority has distributed about $40 million in grants to nonprofits across the state. “We don’t want to be the best-kept secret, we want our grants to be publicized and for organizations to come to us,” said Jeanette Weldon, CHEFA’s executive director. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut…

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after Seymour crash, suffered severe trauma

The crash, which involved a car and a motorcycle, closed down Derby Avenue Thursday evening. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Crowded race for West Hartford council: 14 candidates from four parties plus an unaffiliated challenger

Voters in most Connecticut towns will make a traditional choice between Democrats and Republicans on Election Day, but in West Hartford the town council race features four political parties and a petitioning candidate. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Thousands more Connecticut residents could soon be eligible for COVID-19 booster shots after FDA authorization. Here’s what to know.

The FDA on Wednesday authorized COVID-19 booster shots for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, clearing the way for hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents to begin seeking them as soon as this weekend. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Bridgeport event introduces CT students to manufacturing careers

The virtual program will be held Thursday, Oct. 28. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

COVID-19 vaccines for children could lead to end of statewide mask requirement in Connecticut schools

Connecticut has already ordered 39,000 vaccine doses for children this week and expects to have another 111,000 by the time the rollout begins, a spokesperson for the state Department of Public Health said Thursday. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Daily coronavirus updates: Lowest COVID-19 hospitalizations since early August; slight dip in weekly positivity rate

Connecticut reported its lowest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since early August on Thursday, as well as a slight dip in its weekly positivity rate. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

The last federal inmate on death row from Connecticut is spared execution, sentenced instead to life in prison for a horrifying, triple murder

Azibo Aquart, now 40 years old, was 23 in 2005 when he and others in his drug crew kidnapped three people he considered rivals, wrapped them in duct tape with only their eyes and noses uncovered and beat them to death with baseball bats. Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Darien man charged in fatal Trumbull DUI

A Darien man, awaiting trial for an earlier DUI, was charged with driving drunk and killing a Stamford woman. Continue Reading at CTPost.com here Top Featured Tags: – Connecticut NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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