| Feb 16, 2015
| 12:52 PM
SOUTHINGTON — Mental health services, substance-abuse treatment and support for caregivers of people with dementia are the focus of three grants totaling $284,000 coming from a trust set up in 1973 by the estate of a local industrialist.
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:40 PM
BRISTOL — A Plainville mother charged with severely assaulting her 2-month-old son was ordered held on $1.2 million bail after her arraignment Friday in Superior Court.
Caitlin Knight, 27, was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault and risk of...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:43 PM
PLAINVILLE — A local woman whose child suffered serious injuries in December was charged with assault on Wednesday, police said.
Caitlin Knight, 27, was charged with first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor, police said.
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:19 PM
HARTFORD — The winds howled and babies wailed as a flurry of children entered the world at Hartford hospitals during the snowstorm.
An unusual number of babies made their entrance into the world Monday night and early Tuesday as the blizzard...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:05 PM
NEW BRITAIN — A Bristol man who was about to go on trial for murder pleaded guilty on Thursday and will be sentenced next month, according to the court clerk's office.
Juan Rivera, 24, was arrested more than two years ago in connection with the...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 4:24 AM
Kelly Cox didn't want to know anything about her cancer treatment.
Cox was 21 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It was March 1991 and Cox was in her first full-time job, working at Pratt and Whitney. She was also nine months into a serious...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:48 PM
Connecticut hospitals reported record numbers of errors in 2013, with large increases in the numbers of falls, medication mistakes and perforations during surgical procedures, a new state report shows.
The report, covering 2013, marks the first time that...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 3:44 PM
Candid online posts describing the challenges of breastfeeding fill the Facebook page of Breastfeeding USA's Connecticut chapter. The daily stream of anecdotes, questions and comments alternate in tone from exasperated to celebratory.
"Small victory for...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 4:10 PM
Connecticut is suffering a widespread influenza outbreak, and has been for weeks, as part of an increase in flu cases across the U.S., according to state and federal health officials.
The state Department of Public Health said there were 444 positive...
| Oct 5, 2014
Erica Bartol is a registered nurse, so she considers it ironic that it took a TV show to remind her to do monthly breast examinations.
"I was watching the Dr. Oz show in the break room while having a snack. He was doing a breast cancer awareness show. I...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:34 PM
PLAINVILLE — An infant found unresponsive in a home on Stillwell Avenue Wednesday morning remains in critical condition at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, police said.
Officers responded to the home about 9 a.m. and found the unconscious...