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  • Man who threw baby off Middletown bridge to be sentenced

    MIDDLETOWN — A man who threw his baby son to his death off a 90-foot-high bridge is facing a possible life prison sentence on a murder conviction. Twenty-three-year-old Tony Moreno is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Middletown Superior Court. A jury convicted him of murder and risk of injury to a child in February. Police said Moreno threw his 7-month-old son, Aaden, off the Arrigoni Bridge in Middletown in July 2015. He then jumped off himself, but survived. Moreno’s […]

  • Video shows South African police pelting men with apples

    JOHANNESBURG — A recently released video shows South African police officers pelting suspected thieves with apples that had allegedly been stolen. The video, which was posted on media websites and social media, shows a group of officers in blue uniforms grabbing apples out of the back of a vehicle and hurling them at four men who are lined up at a roadside cliff, their backs to the police. The suspected apple thieves flinch as they are hit and officers can […]

  • President Trump says he favors more money for health care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —  President Donald Trump is turning his attention to domestic issues after his nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe. In a tweet Sunday night, the president calls for putting more money into the health care system. And he says he wants it to be “the best anywhere.” Trump also takes a swipe at former President Barack Obama’s health care law. He tweets: “ObamaCare is dead — the Republicans will do much better!” Republican lawmakers have struggled […]

  • President Trump considering overhauling White House staff

    WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists. President Trump has been frustrated by what he views as his team’s inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Expanding teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands are being recruited to deal with the drumbeat of new revelations about Moscow’s interference and possible improper dealings with the Trump campaign and associates. The disclosures dogged […]

  • Officials: Baby abandoned behind grocery store in Danbury could have been left at hospital

    DANBURY — The abandonment of a newborn in Danbury is putting a renewed focus on Connecticut’s Safe Haven law. The baby boy, with its umbilical cord still attached, was found alive behind a grocery store. Police located the mother and are investigating. State officials say it’s the fifth time a baby has been unnecessarily abandoned since the Safe Haven Law was enacted in 2000. The law allows parents to relinquish custody of babies, no questions asked, by dropping them off at […]

  • Sheriff’s deputy, 7 others killed in Mississippi shootings; suspect arrested

    MISSISSIPPI — A sheriff’s deputy and seven other people were shot dead overnight in southern Mississippi, authorities said Sunday. Authorities identified Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy William Durr, 36, as the slain officer according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. The MBI said the shootings started around 11:30 p.m. at an address in Bogue Chitto, where the deputy and three females were found dead. Another crime scene was found in Brookhaven, where the bodies of two boys were found. There also […]

  • Takuma Sato of Japan wins the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500

    INDIANAPOLIS — Takuma Sato has won the Indianapolis 500. The Japanese driver held off Helio Castroneves  over the final laps and gave Andretti Autosport its second consecutive victory and third in the last four years. Castroneves finished second, followed by Ed Jones, Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan.

  • Connecticut stocking thousands of popular Channel Catfish

    HARTFORD — The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says it has stocked 24 bodies of water across Connecticut with one of the most sought after freshwater game fish species in the country: the Channel Catfish. DEEP says approximately 15,800 “cats” have been stocked in ponds and lakes. It marks the 11th consecutive year Connecticut has stocked the species. Anglers will have approximately 5,800 adult fish, averaging 12-to-18 inches in length, and about 10,000 juvenile fish, averaging nine-to-12 inches in […]

  • Police: Woman locked her kids in car trunk while she shopped

    RIVERDALE, Utah  — A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car’s trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop. Riverdale police say witnesses heard the children ages 2 and 5 making noise and saw the car shaking, got the older child to pull the emergency latch and called 911. Tori Lee Castillo remains jailed on suspicion of child abuse after being arrested Thursday evening when she returned to […]

  • New Haven officer killed in motorcycle crash in South Carolina

    MYRTLE BEACH — An off duty police officer from New Haven has died in a motorcycle wreck along the South Carolina coast. The Horry County Coroner’s office told media outlets that 31-year-old Edward Douglas Jr., fell off his motorcycle around 4:20 a.m., Saturday. New Haven Police Chief David Hartman released the following statement: Officer Douglas began his basic training at the NHPD in January of 2013. He was assigned to the department’s Community Patrol Division in August of 2013, after graduating […]