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Auriemma On Olympics: Take Final Four, Multiply By One Thousand

I had never been to Rio de Janeiro before, or to Brazil. I'd only been to South America twice. Once was in 2000, when I coached Diana Taurasi in Argentina the summer before her freshman year. Later, I went to Chile to see Breanna Stewart play in a tournament. So now, we're in Rio 2016 and I'm coaching...More

  • Yard Goats League President: Finish Hartford Ballpark Or Lose Team

    Yard Goats League President: Finish Hartford Ballpark Or Lose Team

    HARTFORD — A Minor League Baseball executive on Thursday raised the possibility that the league will move its team from Hartford if Dunkin' Donuts Park is not ready for the 2017 season. "If the stadium is not done, we will not come to Hartford," Eastern League President Joe McEachern said, standing...

  • Komisarjevsky Tried To Commit Suicide In Pennsylvania Prison

    Komisarjevsky Tried To Commit Suicide In Pennsylvania Prison

    Within hours of arriving at a Pennsylvania prison last week, Joshua Komisarjevsky, convicted of the brutal Cheshire triple murders in 2007, tried to hang himself in his new cell. Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes were transferred to the Camp Hill Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania on Aug. 18...

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  • State Police: Man Tries To Get Juveniles Into Van In Sprague, Plainfield

    SPRAGUE —Troopers are investigating two reports that a utility van driver tried to coerce juveniles into his van, state police said. The first incident happened about 1:20 p.m. Thursday in the Baltic section of Sprague, they said. Police had received a 911 call about a possible child abduction. A...

  • New Haven Man Pleads Guilty In Friend's Arson Death

    New Haven Man Pleads Guilty In Friend's Arson Death

    A New Haven man has pleaded guilty to strangling an acquaintance and setting fire to his apartment. The New Haven Register reports that Demetrius Robinson on Thursday pleaded guilty to reduced charges of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree arson in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence....

  • Willimantic Man Charged With Serious Assault On Minor

    WILLIMANTIC — A 33-year-old man has been charged in a serious assault on a minor, police said. Jerod Trudeau of Spring Street was arrested Thursday, according to the department's arrest log. He was charged with first-degree assault — which is reserved for serious assaults — first-degree reckless...

  • Shots Fired In New London, Man Arrested, Police Say

    Shots Fired In New London, Man Arrested, Police Say

    NEW LONDON — A city man was arrested after a shots-fired incident Thursday on Blackhall Street, police said. Shareefe Flanders, 32, of Mountain Avenue was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a firearm and breach of peace, police said. They said in a press release...

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  • DEEP: All State Swimming Areas Open

    All state parks that were closed due to bacteria in the water have reopened. Earlier this week, swimming was not allowed at Silver Sands State Park in Milford; Gardner Lake State Park in Salem; Kettletown State Park in Southbury; Indian Well State Park in Shelton; Mashamoquet Brook State Park in...

  • Man Shot In Putnam Has Died, State Police Said

    PUTNAM — State police said they are investigating a fatal shooting. The shooting was reported about 9:20 p.m. Monday on Pomfret Street. A man was wounded and was airlifted to a Massachusetts hospital via Life Star helicopter after the shooting, Trooper Kelly Grant said. The male victim later died,...

  • IA Of Waterbury Dispatcher Underway Over 911 Call, Police Say

    IA Of Waterbury Dispatcher Underway Over 911 Call, Police Say

    WATERBURY — An internal affairs investigation of how an emergency dispatcher handled a 911 call about a murder is underway, a police official said Friday. The emergency dispatcher, Nicole Scarino, has been placed on leave. "We're not proud of the way the call was handled," Deputy Chief Fernando...

  • Kevin Rennie: Hounded By Election Agency Over Malloy Mention

    Kevin Rennie: Hounded By Election Agency Over Malloy Mention

    Let us all hail Patty Stoddard and Robert Reeve of Farmington. They are waging a critical fight for our rights against a selectively aggressive state bureaucracy. Stoddard, a Republican, served for 12 years as a volunteer in local government on the board of education and town council. In 2014,...

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