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Hartford Parents Vow Action Against School System Over Abuse Report

A parent advocacy group has started organizing families to lay the groundwork for potential legal action after a recent watchdog investigation revealed numerous cases of students who allegedly suffered abuse and neglect in the Hartford Public Schools. "If we don't protect them, who will?" asked...More

  • 'O Say Can You See': Crowds Audition To Sing Anthem At Hartford Yard Goats Games

    'O Say Can You See': Crowds Audition To Sing Anthem At Hartford Yard Goats Games

    Sopranos and baritones alike extended their vocal cords, perfecting their pitches while their renditions of "The Star Spangled Banner" echoed off the walls at the Spotlight Theaters. It's the first and only required audition before singing the National Anthem at Dunkin' Donuts Park, in front of...

  • UConn Overmatched As No. 17 SMU Wins 69-61; Adams Hurt

    UConn Overmatched As No. 17 SMU Wins 69-61; Adams Hurt

    UConn was somewhat more competitive with a high-caliber opponent this time, but could salvage little more than some dignity from another loss to Southern Methodist. The 17th-ranked Mustangs started out with the hot shooting touch, held off a Huskies' comeback and won 69-61 before 13,000 in American...

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  • One Man Killed In Hartford Crash; Other Driver Flees, But Is Captured

    One Man Killed In Hartford Crash; Other Driver Flees, But Is Captured

    HARTFORD — A 52-year-old man was killed in a two-car crash near Main Street early Saturday morning, and the driver of the other car ran from the scene but was later captured, police said. Juan Ortiz, of Hartford, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, at Pavilion and Main streets, Deputy...

  • Car Overturns, Grazes House In Torrington Wreck

    A car that ran off the road late Friday swiped a house before coming to rest in a gas station parking lot, police say. The vehicle was traveling on North Elm Street at about 10 p.m. when it veered off, struck a boulder and overturned, Torrington police officer Sgt. John Maiga said. The car continued...

  • Manslaughter, DUI Charges Filed In Fatal Litchfield Wreck

    Manslaughter, DUI Charges Filed In Fatal Litchfield Wreck

    State police have charged a woman with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with an October wreck that left a mother of three dead and five others injured. Elizabeth Waterbury, 57, of Goshen Road, Litchfield, was a driver in a collision that killed 33-year-old Asilinn...

  • Trooper Rescues Man Attempting Jump From New Haven's Q Bridge

    Trooper Rescues Man Attempting Jump From New Haven's Q Bridge

    A state trooper leaped over a safety barrier on the Q Bridge on Friday to stop a man from jumping into the Quinnipiac River, police said. State police got a call about 5:25 p.m. reporting that a man was threatening to jump off the bridge on southbound I-95 in New Haven. When troopers arrived, the...

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  • Live Updates: UConn Basketball Doubleheader

    Live Updates: UConn Basketball Doubleheader

    Follow along for live updates, first as the UConn men host SMU in Hartford, and later when the women play Memphis in Storrs.

  • NFL Combine: Noel Thomas Ready To Take Giant Leap From UConn To The Pros

    NFL Combine: Noel Thomas Ready To Take Giant Leap From UConn To The Pros

    Based in Atlanta while he prepares for next week's NFL combine, Noel Thomas Jr. is on a regimented Monday-through-Friday schedule. Think of an activity that adds bulk to the upper body or increases speed and quickness and Thomas has done it countless times in recent months, working to improve,...

  • Another Warm Day Saturday Before It Cools Off

    Another Warm Day Saturday Before It Cools Off

    Yesterday felt more like May! We hit 72 at Bradley, coming within 1 degree of the record high of 73 set back in 1985. However, Bridgeport’s high of 65 smashed last years record high of 60, more reminiscent of Mid May weather than late February. Clouds and fog this morning, an incoming cold front...

  • Old-Fashioned Soda Maker Makes Splash With Kid-Inspired ‘Gross’ Flavors

    Old-Fashioned Soda Maker Makes Splash With Kid-Inspired ‘Gross’ Flavors

    Everything about Avery's Soda's bottling floor looks like it belongs to the early part of the 20th century. There are piles of wooden crates with Avery's motto: "Always Ask For Avery's," dozens of metal advertising signs for long-gone local bottlers, and reusable glass bottles. Then there's a clanking,...

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