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  • Police: Patriots owner Robert Kraft solicited prostitute

    JUPITER, Fla. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor. Jupiter police told reporters Friday that the 77-year-old Kraft hasn’t been arrested. A warrant will be issued and his attorneys will be notified. The charge comes amid a widespread crackdown on sex trafficking in the area surrounding Palm Beach County. About 200 arrest warrants have […]

  • New election ordered in disputed North Carolina House race

    RALEIGH, N.C.  — North Carolina’s elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation’s last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him. The State Board of Elections voted 5-0 in favor of a do-over in the mostly rural 9th Congressional District but did not immediately set a date. In moving to order a new election, board chairman Bob Cordle cited “the corruption, the absolute […]

  • Lamont seeks resignation letters from appointed state employees

    HARTFORD  — Connecticut’s new governor is seeking resignation letters from potentially hundreds of top non-union state employees. It’s part of an effort by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont to take a “thorough look at the way state government is designed with an eye toward right-sizing offices and agencies,” according to a letter sent to agency heads on Thursday. Paul Mounds, Lamont’s chief operating officer, asks in the letter that all “unclassified appointment personnel” submit their resignations by the close of business […]

  • Man pleads guilty to killing wife 3 weeks after wedding

    NEW LONDON — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife just three weeks after their wedding nearly a decade ago and will serve the minimum 25-year prison sentence. Chihan Eric Chyung pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in New London Superior Court for the June 2009 killing of 46-year-old Paige Bennett in their Norwich home. Sentencing is scheduled for March 26. Chyung was about to go on trial for the second time, after the state Supreme Court […]

  • Jussie Smollett released on $100,000 bond; charged with felony disorderly conduct

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says hate crimes will never be tolerated in Chicago and charges accusing “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett of paying two men to stage an attack on him “will never trump Chicago’s collective spirit.” Emanuel issued a statement Thursday after Chicago police detailed their case against the black and gay actor, who is accused of staging a bigoted attack against him last […]

  • Gov. Lamont announces budget proposal for 2019

    HARTFORD — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says his budget plan will include changes to the state sales tax, health benefits for state workers and retirement benefits for teachers. Lamont presents his two-year budget plan on Wednesday to the state legislature. The Democrat on Tuesday outlined what he says will be structural reforms to help close a $3.7 billion budget deficit projected over the next two years. The plan will include broadening the sales tax to include streaming and other digital […]

  • AP source: Machado, Padres agrees to $300M, 10-year deal

    SAN DIEGO  — With their city’s long-suffering fans desperate for a winner, the rebuilding San Diego Padres delivered their splashiest free agent signing ever by agreeing with All-Star infielder Manny Machado on a $300 million, 10-year deal. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. Machado can opt out after five years and become […]

  • Dad sues, says college didn’t keep his daughter safe

    BRIDGEPORT  — A Connecticut father has sued his daughter’s former college, saying the school failed to keep her safe. The Connecticut Post reports that Paul Lisi, of Monroe, says in the suit that his daughter was assaulted twice while attending Albertus Magnus College in New Haven. He alleges she was repeatedly bullied during her freshman year, but nothing was done. He also says a male student pushed his daughter into a dresser in her dorm room. The lawsuit says the […]

  • Police file new charge in boating crash that killed teacher

    WATERBURY — A Connecticut man is facing a new charge in connection with a boating accident last summer that killed a middle school teacher. Authorities say 66-year-old Gary Morrone was charged last week with criminally negligent homicide after investigators found ‘glaring inconsistencies’ in his statements regarding Wanda Tirado’s death. The 38-year-old mother of two from Waterbury died at a hospital after suffering serious injuries June 19 while boating with Morrone on Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield. Police say Tirado’s injuries […]

  • Connecticut Attorney General to sue President Trump over emergency wall declaration

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The office of Connecticut Attorney General William Tong confirmed to FOX61 a lawsuit against President Trump will be filed Monday in response to his national emergency on the southern border. Connecticut is joining California’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. At least a dozen states are a part of the lawsuit. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra says there is no emergency at the border and Trump doesn’t have […]

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