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  • UConn Men’s Insider: Calhoun Honors Rip, Instructs Drummond, Advises Gordon

    UConn Men’s Insider: Calhoun Honors Rip, Instructs Drummond, Advises Gordon

    When Richard "Rip"Hamilton learned the Detroit Pistons wanted to retire his No. 32 and hoist it to the rafters, one of the first calls he made was to Jim Calhoun. "And he said, 'Coach,' he gives me a date, and said 'I need you to be there.'" Calhoun said. A former UConn standout small forward,...

  • Wethersfield Police Charge Two State Troopers With Kidnapping, Assault

    Wethersfield Police Charge Two State Troopers With Kidnapping, Assault

    Wethersfield police have charged two state troopers with felony kidnapping charges in connection with an assault that sources said occurred at a trooper's home last week. Xavier Cruz and Rupert Laird had turned themselves in by Tuesday and face charges including Kidnapping in the First Degree...

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  • Hartford Crack Dealer Gets 6 Years

    A Hartford crack dealer was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison, officials said. Vincente "Macho" Rivera, 37, of Hartford, was identified as a dealer during an investigation by an FBI task force and Hartford police into the Los Solidos gang, according to officials. Rivera was heard...

  • State Troopers Link Arms, Pull Woman From Connecticut River

    State Troopers Link Arms, Pull Woman From Connecticut River

    State troopers linked together to grab a woman from the current of the Connecticut River Monday night. Troopers were called to the pedestrian walkway of the Founders Bridge for a woman threatening to harm herself about 8:45 p.m., state police said. As a troopers was heading down to the shore, he...

  • Bank Robber Gets Six Years

    A Middletown man was sentenced to six years in federal prison Monday for six Connecticut bank robberies in 2015, officials said. U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton also ordered 32-year-old Matthew Dragone to serve three years of supervised release. The U.S. Attorney's office said Dragone robbed...

  • Structure Fire Closes Route 1 In Westbrook

    Structure Fire Closes Route 1 In Westbrook

    A structure fire near Route 1 has closed the roadway Tuesday morning. Route 1, also known as Boston Post Road, was closed in the area of Economy Drive. The state Department of Transportation reported the closure about 8 a.m. Check back for more information.

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  • One Dead Following Groton Rollover Crash

    One man has died following a single-car, rollover crash, Groton police said. The wreck occurred at about 12:15 a.m. Monday on Military Highway between Lestertown Road and Fulton Drive, according to a news release. The lone occupant, 25-year-old Ryan M. Piazza of Groton, was found outside of the...

  • Malloy Touts Connecticut's Place On U.S. News & World Report State Ranking

    Malloy Touts Connecticut's Place On U.S. News & World Report State Ranking

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is all excited about a just released U.S. News and World Report that ranks Connecticut No. 12 among the 50 states in terms of its standing in categories like health, education, crime, the economy and government. Massachusetts came in first, according to the magazine, followed...

  • Eastern Connecticut Residents Rally Before Hearings On Crumbling Concrete Foundations

    Eastern Connecticut Residents Rally Before Hearings On Crumbling Concrete Foundations

    Residents of Eastern Connecticut with crumbling concrete foundations had a clear message for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday morning ahead of a public hearing on proposed legislative solutions. "The governor continues to fail us today," Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements president...

  • Tribes Pick East Windsor For Possible Third State Casino

    Tribes Pick East Windsor For Possible Third State Casino

    A push to expand casino gambling beyond federally recognized tribal reservations in the state will kick into high gear now that the operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun have selected East Windsor as the site of a possible third casino. But in addition to proposed legislation that would allow the...

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