Dan Haar: Sen. Chris Murphy Unexpectedly Walks Into Local Issues

VOLUNTOWN —Bob Kutsko was a bit apologetic that he didn't immediately recognize U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy as he tended to his farm stand in Monday's mid-afternoon heat, but then again, it's not every day that Murphy appears without warning, wearing shorts, a T-shirt and Red Sox cap with no vehicle...More

  • Longtime Malloy Friend Focus Of Grand Jury Investigation

    Longtime Malloy Friend Focus Of Grand Jury Investigation

    A longtime friend and supporter of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is the focus of a federal grand jury investigating municipal contracts and potential irregularities in cities and towns in Southwestern Connecticut. A subpoena, obtained by The Courant, shows that federal prosecutors are seizing correspondence...

  • John Skipper Is Steering ESPN Through Turbulent Times

    John Skipper spoke at a University of Central Florida graduation ceremony this year and told the crowd about a study that found the average person spends three hours a day in front of a television, an hour on social media and just 19 minutes reading.

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  • "Large" Water Main Break Near West Hartford Line

    Police have responded to a large water main break near the West Hartford line. The leak is at Capitol Avenue and Beacon Street, according to Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley. The intersection, which is in danger of caving in, is closed to traffic. Motorists are advised to use West Boulevard or Park...

  • Two Taken To Hospital After Hartford Fire

    Two Taken To Hospital After Hartford Fire

    A firefighter and a child were taken to the hospital after a fire in an apartment building on Vine Street Monday night, officials said. Firefighers were first called to the building at 94-92 Vine St. about 10:15 p.m. and found smoke and fire on the first floor, officials said. Initial responders...

  • Man In Critical Condition After Shooting In Hartford

    Man In Critical Condition After Shooting In Hartford

    A 27-year-old man is in critical condition after a shooting on Mather Street in Hartford Monday night, police said. The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital where he was in critical condition. It was reported that he had been shot multiple times in the upper body. Officers had blocked...

  • Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes I-95 In East Lyme

    A six-vehicle crash, including five cars and one tractor trailer, has closed I-95 south in East Lyme at exit 74 Monday night, state police said. The crash occured around 8:50 p.m., with one rollover reported. Police said that at least one person was transported to the hospital for evaluation. Vehicles...

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  • BevMax Joins Fight Against State Minimum Liquor Pricing

    BevMax Joins Fight Against State Minimum Liquor Pricing

    A second major liquor retailer has joined the effort to undermine the state's minimum pricing rule for wine and spirits by openly disregarding the law. BevMax, a Stamford-based superstore with 13 locations in Connecticut and New York, is advertising and selling liquor below the price set by wholesalers,...

  • Sunny, Highs Near 80 For Tuesday

    Sunny, Highs Near 80 For Tuesday

    Well, it has been one beautiful summer. This month of August, we’re ranking up there as the second warmest on record so far, and we likely will finish up with that rank. Temperatures hit 90 for the first day of school on Monday. It will not be quite as warm on Tuesday with low humidity, blue skies...

  • 5 Things To Know Tuesday

    5 Things To Know Tuesday

    A beloved actor dies, Connecticut students head back to school and a Malloy friend under investigation in today's Five Things To Know.   1. Gene Wilder Gene Wilder, the iconic comedian who starred in "Willy Wonka" and "Blazing Saddles," died in Stamford Sunday, his family said. He was 83. The Hollywood...

  • State Lifts Advisory On Eating Fish From River Near Southington Chemical Release; No Contamination Found

    State officials on Monday lifted their advisory on eating fish from a stretch of the Quinnipiac River after determining that an industrial chemical release in the area did not contaminate the river water. However, the town is awaiting other tests before reopening two public wells several miles...