| Mar 28, 2015
| 9:22 AM
HARTFORD — The three-tiered cake that 5-year-old Quinn Ostergren chose to mark her successful completion of chemotherapy for a brain tumor came as no surprise to Jennifer Wheaton.
"She wanted female superheroes on her cake," said Wheaton, a...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 2:28 PM
NEWINGTON – In the home of twins Julianna and Elaina Vass, stuffed Easter bunnies spill from boxes and bags, threatening to inundate the area around the fireplace.
But the plush rabbit toys aren't for the girls, who are 16-year-old sophomores at...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:12 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Her lawyers say that Cassandra C. has been a powerful advocate for herself throughout her ordeal, first in refusing chemotherapy in the fall and, at a hearing Monday, now cancer-free after several months of court-ordered treatment, in...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 4:59 PM
HARTFORD — While strips of duct tape were readied, Principal Leonard Epps stood in the cafeteria Friday and asked his high school students for their attention.
Lunch was underway at the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School, a staffer from...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 1:42 PM
With a key witness now living out of town, a jury trial was postponed Wednesday in the case of a 25-year-old man charged with killing a 4-year-old girl in 2013.
Carl Michael Cottee Jr., 25, is charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse in...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:57 PM
The enthusiasm and energy were palpable the evening of March 7, as hundreds of UConn students gathered at the Hugh S. Greer Field House to gear up for HuskyTHON 2015. The dance marathon, the culmination of a year-long fundraising effort for the...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 9:45 AM
Dozens of women have gotten together at the Westfield Congregational Church in Danielson on Thursday mornings for more than 15 years. Those women have knitted, sewn, crocheted and quilted thousands of items to be given away.
Quilts and pillows with...
| Mar 2, 2015
Young adults stay up all night, dancing and socializing, until they literally can't stand anymore. A wild college bender? Nope. The excitement surrounds the largest student-run philanthropic event in the state: the University of Connecticut HuskyTHON. "It...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 4:10 PM
VERNON — A 25-year-old Vernon mother of three pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting her infant son and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Amanda Lynn McGuire will be on special parole for five years when she is released from prison.
A year ago,...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 12:34 PM
The number one cause of infant and toddler death in Connecticut isn't child abuse, car accidents, choking, drowning or falling. It's unsafe sleeping conditions.
"Not a month goes by when we don't review a tiny baby who died in a bed with a blanket,...
| Feb 16, 2015
Emily Ricker Sullivan of West Hartford is struck by her daughter's kindness. Kiley overheard a little girl crying in a hospital room at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. "She said, 'I want to give her something,'" recalls Emily. "She went and got her...