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  • Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $1B as tonight’s drawing approaches

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $1 billion – that;s right: billion with a “b”. You can watch the Mega Millions drawing tonight on FOX61 at 11 p.m.! Officials raised the estimated jackpot Thursday for the second time due to strong sales ahead of Friday night’s drawing. The prize is the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history, behind only a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in 2016. No one has matched all six numbers and won […]

  • G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects as alternative to ‘one and done’ year at college

    MIAMI  — The G League will begin offering “select contracts” worth $125,000 next year to elite prospects who are not yet eligible for the NBA, a move that could slightly lessen the handful of one-and-done players at the college level. There is no determination yet on how players will be identified as potential targets for such a contract. The G League said Thursday that it is establishing a working group to develop that process and other criteria, and that there […]

  • Ex-Newtown officials defend handling of shooter’s education

    HARTFORD — Former educators in the town where 20 children and six adults were shot to death in an elementary school submitted a sharply worded rebuttal Thursday to a state report that was critical of how the shooter’s educational and mental health problems were handled. The two former Newtown officials handed state senators the 22-page response and asked that it be attached to the 2014 report by the state child advocate’s office on the upbringing and education of Adam Lanza. […]

  • Pit bull puppy digs up loaded gun at apartment complex

    GREENVILLE, N.C. – Police in a North Carolina city are treating a pit bull puppy as a hero after he dug up a loaded .38-caliber revolver at an apartment complex. Greenville police posted on its Facebook page the puppy that officers nicknamed Ryder was playing in the grass at the apartment complex when it found the gun wrapped in a t-shirt. Officers unloaded the gun and took it to police headquarters for storage. The Facebook post also said Ryder may […]

  • Lawsuit over fatal Woodbury crash involving Chris Berman’s wife settled

    TORRINGTON — A restaurant accused of serving alcohol to the wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman before she was killed in a car crash has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of an 87-year-old man who also died in the wreck. The settlement involving The Market Place Kitchen and Bar in Woodbury and the family of Edward Bertulis was disclosed Wednesday in a filing in Torrington Superior Court. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Police said Katherine Berman’s […]

  • Lawsuit: Teacher shamed Waterbury student over Pledge protest

    WATERBURY— A teenager has filed a federal lawsuit against her teacher and school board saying the teacher mocked and shamed her for not standing up during the Pledge of Allegiance. The unnamed 14-year-old student says in her lawsuit filed Monday that the Waterbury Arts Magnet School teacher’s actions violated her First Amendment rights. The black student says she and other students remained seated as part of a “peaceful and nondisruptive” protest over racial discrimination against African-Americans. The student’s attorney, John […]

  • Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

    Even a ball the Red Sox didn’t grab went their way. Benintendi made a diving play in left field with the bases loaded for the final out, and Boston held off the Houston Astros 8-6 Wednesday to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. “I thought I could catch it and timed it up well,” Benintendi said. “At that point, it was either do or die.” Boosted by a questionable fan interference call and another home run from Jackie Bradley Jr. in a gripping, […]

  • Police say teenager baked grandfather’s ashes into cookies

    A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather’s ashes into homemade sugar cookies and shared them with several classmates, police in Northern California said Wednesday. The student and a friend baked the cookies and shared them with at least nine classmates at their public charter high school near Sacramento on Oct. 4, said Davis Police Lt. Paul Doroshov. He said the Da Vinci Charter Academy students told some of their classmates that the cookies contained human ashes. He said investigators […]

  • Sale not ready to pitch for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

    HOUSTON  — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak Wednesday and won’t start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Sale threw in the outfield for 10-15 minutes before Game 4 in Houston, but manager Alex Cora said he didn’t throw a bullpen session as planned. Cora said the lanky lefty ace was still feeling weak and had lost some weight because of a stomach illness that forced him to spend a night in a hospital after […]

  • UConn agrees to 15-year media rights extension with IMG

    STORRS  — UConn and IMG have announced a 15-year contract extension for licensing and multimedia rights to broadcast and promote Huskies athletics. Under the agreement, IMG will pay UConn a minimum of $96 million in royalties, including $6 million this academic year. In exchange, IMG get the rights to broadcast UConn games on its radio network, expand digital content on social media, continue to produce coach’s shows for football, basketball and men’s ice hockey as well as women’s basketball coach […]