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A UConn Student's Dramatic Rescue In The Bering Sea

Megan Potter mustered all of her strength to swim through 10 foot swells as the boat she had spent the summer on slowly sank into the frigid water of the Bering Sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands. A UConn student, she had spent the last two months on the Ambition, her father's boat, ferrying thousands...More

  • Hartford's North End Remembers Teen Crash Victim

    Hartford's North End Remembers Teen Crash Victim

    HARTFORD — Nakisha Green says that early last Thursday, even before she heard that her 13-year-old son, Jamaire Smith, had been killed in a car crash, her motherly instinct told her something was not right. "I already knew something had happened," Green said, standing in front of her Bedford Street...

  • UConn Football Team Ready To Host Maine In Season Opener

    UConn Football Team Ready To Host Maine In Season Opener

    STORRS -- The UConn football team is well into the first game week of the 2016 season. Coach Bob Diaco and players met with the media Sunday afternoon for the usual luncheon four days before kickoff. "The first game of the season, you're always eager to get out there, different emotions flying,"...

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  • Woman Pulled From Pond In Farmington After Losing Control Of Vehicle

    FARMINGTON — Police say a woman was pulled from her vehicle after she drove it into a pond on Lakeshore Drive Saturday afternoon. The woman, who was not identified as of Sunday, was pulled out of the water by two bystanders. The elderly woman was taken to Hartford Hospital following the accident....

  • West Hartford Police: Morning Road Closures For Bike Event

    WEST HARTFORD — A handful of West Hartford roads will be closed for a bike event Sunday morning, police said. Farmington Avenue between Dale Street and North and South Main Street; South Main Street between Farmington Avenue and Memorial Road, and Lasalle Road between Farmington Avenue and Arapahoe...

  • Driver Flees Accident Scene, Crashes Into Police Car On I-95

    STRATFORD — A driver who fled the scene of a motor vehicle accident on I-95 Saturday evening was taken into custody after crashing into a police car while trying to evade police. State police spokeswoman Trooper First Class Kelly Grant said a motor vehicle accident occurred around 9:45 p.m. Saturday...

  • Freight Train Catches Fire In Hartford

    Freight Train Catches Fire In Hartford

    HARTFORD — City firefighters responded to a fire on a freight train Friday evening. The fire was reported around 7:30 p.m.; billowing gray smoke was visible in an area beneath Interstate 84. Three flaming train cars were towed from Hawthorne Street to an access point off of Flower Street, where...

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  • Last Weekend Of August Wraps Up With Comfortable, Sunny Day

    Last Weekend Of August Wraps Up With Comfortable, Sunny Day

    This a beautiful last weekend of August with plenty of sunshine, and low to moderate humidity to enjoy the late summer outdoor activities before we all go back to work and school this week. Sunday will a couple of degrees “cooler” although still well above average for the last weekend in August!...

  • Jeff Jacobs: Kaepernick's Act Heartfelt, But Divisive

    Jeff Jacobs: Kaepernick's Act Heartfelt, But Divisive

    Colin Kaepernick is a taxpayer. By one account, he will pay nearly $5 million in taxes to the U.S. Treasury this year. He is no slacker. He pays plenty for America to hear him out. Colin Kaepernick is also an American citizen, one who immediately sparked a national controversy by refusing to stand...

  • Radwanska Warms To Task With Connecticut Open Title

    Radwanska Warms To Task With Connecticut Open Title

    NEW HAVEN — Bounced from the Rio Olympics after one match, Agnieszka Radwanska needed time on the court to prepare for the U.S. Open. Radwanska's representatives reached out to the Connecticut Open, the last WTA stop before the tennis world descends upon New York City. One of the top players in...

  • Air Force Seeks Medal Of Honor For CT Native Who Died In Afghanistan, NYTimes Reports

    Air Force Seeks Medal Of Honor For CT Native Who Died In Afghanistan, NYTimes Reports

    The secretary of the Air Force is pushing to award a Medal of Honor to the first Connecticut native to die in the war in Afghanistan, based on new evidence 14 years after his death, the New York Times reported. Sgt. John Chapman, 36, a standout athlete and 1983 graduate of Windsor Locks High School,...

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