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  • Young girl hospitalized by 105 mph foul ball at Yankee Stadium

    NEW YORK – A young girl was taken to a local hospital after she was struck by a 105 mph foul ball during Wednesday’s game between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees. The Yankees released a statement that said the child received first aid at the stadium and was being treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The incident happened during the fifth inning when Todd Frazier hit a ball into the seats above the dugout along the third base […]

  • Jasper Johns to leave Connecticut estate for artists retreat

    HARTFORD — Famed American painter Jasper Johns wants his rural estate in the Connecticut hills to become an artists’ retreat after he’s gone. The 87-year-old artist wants his estate in northwestern Connecticut to become a place where as many as two dozen artists would live, share meals together and work on their craft. The planning commission for the town of Sharon gave its approval for his plans last week. First Selectman Brent Colley says it’s the best use of the […]

  • Track to retire number of NASCAR driver killed in plane crash

    STAFFORD SPRINGS — Stafford Speedway is retiring the number of a NASCAR driver who died in a plane crash. The track announced that Ted Christopher‘s No. 13 will be retired in a ceremony during races on Saturday, October 1. The 59-year-old Christopher was a passenger on a plane that crashed in North Branford on Saturday. The pilot, 81-year-old Charles Dundas, also died. Federal officials said the plane had left Plainville’s Robertson Airport headed for Long Island, New York. The cause […]

  • Woman convicted of using scissors to fatally stab boyfriend in East Hartford motel

    HARTFORD — A 29-year-old woman has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter for fatally stabbing her boyfriend in a East Hartford motel. The Journal Inquirer  reports that a jury on Tuesday convicted Samantha Wheeler in the death of 43-year-old Myron Sanborn. Sanborn bled to death in February 2016 after he was stabbed in the shoulder with a pair of scissors at the Madison Motor Inn in East Hartford. Wheeler told officers Sanborn stabbed himself but police said his injuries were […]

  • Waterbury man charged with running over, killing, 13 geese

    WATERBURY— Police in Waterbury have charged a man they said intentionally ran over and killed 13 Canada geese. The Republican-American reports that Anthony Jackson, of Waterbury, faces 13 counts of animal cruelty and other charges in connection with the deaths on June 11 of two adult geese and 11 goslings. The deaths left blood and feathers spread across a Waterbury road. Investigators found a rear bumper and license plate in the area the geese were killed. The car to which they […]

  • New Canaan lifeguard pleads not guilty in 5-year-old’s near-drowning in Stamford

    STAMFORD — A lifeguard who was on duty at a Stamford sports complex when a young boy nearly drowned has pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a child. An attorney for 23-year-old Zachary Stein, of New Canaan, entered the plea Tuesday in a Stamford courtroom. Investigators said Stein did not appear to be distracted while working at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford on Aug. 3, but surveillance video shows he didn’t notice the […]

  • Hamden Police: Man drove stolen vehicle with toddler inside

    HAMDEN  — Police in Connecticut have arrested a man they say was driving a stolen vehicle with his toddler son inside. Police say 21-year-old Gamalier Estrada III, of New Haven, also drove the vehicle in reverse at a “reckless rate of speed” and almost struck an officer in an attempt to escape a traffic stop in Hamden on Monday. He also allegedly left his son the vehicle when he tried to flee on foot before returning for the boy. He […]

  • Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95

    MIAMI — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” has died at the age of 95. His fiancee, Denise Baker, says LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia. The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting days, compiled an 83-19-4 record with 30 knockouts. LaMotta fought Sugar Ray Robinson six times, handing Robinson his first defeat. He lost the middleweight title to him in what became […]

  • College football players face felonies in attack on teammate

    CHICAGO — Wheaton College says five football players charged with felonies in connection with an alleged 2016 hazing incident have been suspended from the team. Spokeswoman LaTonya Taylor said Tuesday the players have been deemed “inactive for practice or competition” by Wheaton administrators and the coaching staff. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office announced Monday that the five Wheaton College players are charged with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint. A judge signed arrest warrants and set $50,000 bonds […]

  • White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

    BATON ROUGE, La.   — A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family’s home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated. A law enforcement official said authorities found a handwritten copy of an Adolf Hitler speech at Kenneth James Gleason’s home, and investigators said surveillance footage and DNA on a shell casing link him to the crimes. Authorities said […]