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SIOR Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts Chapter events

Hartford, CT The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) held their regular spring meeting at Greenbox Interior Solutions showroom at the historic former Colt complex. Greenbox Interior Solutions is a sustainable...
Tags: Radio, Hartford, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors SIOR, Connecticut Western Massachusetts, Greenbox Interior Solutions

Man gets 10 years for home invasion, fake virus threat

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Romanian man accused of taking part in a scheme to extort millions from a rich couple by injecting them with what they were told was a lethal virus has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Alexandru Lucian Nicolescu, 41, was sentenced Wednesday in connection with the 2007 […]
Tags: News, Nation, Hartford, Conn AP, Alexandru Lucian Nicolescu

Rangers assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld resigns

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Schoenfeld has resigned as vice president and assistant general manager of the New York Rangers. The former NHL defenseman and coach spent 17 seasons in the Rangers’ organization, serving in a variety of roles. He spent most of that time as general manager of the AHL’s Hartford franchise, which he […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Rangers, AHL, NHL, New York Rangers, Hartford, Jim Schoenfeld

Connecticut House of Representatives Votes to Enhance Helmet Law

Adding a Couple More Years Helmet laws are a controversial topic in many states. Every state has its own law about motorcycle helmets, and it’s important to know and follow the law in your particular state. In Connecticut, a new helmet bill just passed the House of Representatives. It would make all riders 21 years old and younger wear a helmet, according to the Hartford Courant. The idea is that if the state can get younger riders to get used to wearing a helmet, then they will continue to wea...
Tags: Senate, Motorcycles, Connecticut, House Of Representatives, Hartford, Connecticut House, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Helmet, Helmet Laws

Connecticut considers making phone calls free for prisoners

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is considering legislation that would make it the first state in the country to make telephone calls free for prisoners. It would be following the lead of New York City, which began allowing free phone calls earlier this month. One obstacle in Connecticut is the potential loss of the revenue […]
Tags: News, New York City, Nation, Connecticut, Hartford, Conn AP

TV Bits: ‘Perry Mason’, ‘The Detour’, ‘Accepted’, ‘Away’, ‘She’s Gotta Have It’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

In this edition of TV Bits: John Lithgow joins HBO’s Perry Mason reboot. Watch a trailer for the new season of The Detour. Annapurna will produce a series on the college admissions scandal. Hilary Swank will head to space for the Netflix series Away. She’s Gotta Have It season 2 releases its trailer. A Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will launch a 20-city tour. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will have its own Black Mirror-style interactive special. John Lithgow, who was last seen in Pe...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Netflix, Brooklyn, Annapurna, Alaska, Washington Dc, Game Of Thrones

Emails: Purdue executive cast blame on opioid victims

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma cast blame on victims of the opioid epidemic in nearly 20-year-old emails that have been made public in a lawsuit brought by Connecticut’s attorney general. The lawsuit says Richard Sackler wrote to an acquaintance in 2001, “Abusers aren’t victims; they are the […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Nation, Connecticut, Hartford, Purdue, Conn AP, Purdue Pharma, Richard Sackler

Videos of fatal police shooting of 18-year-old are released

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prosecutors have released videos showing the fatal shooting by police of an 18-year-old man that sparked protests. The police dashboard camera and local surveillance videos made public Friday show Wethersfield officer Layau Eulizier shooting through the front windshield of a car being driven at him by Anthony Jose Vega Cruz […]
Tags: News, Nation, Connecticut, Hartford, Wethersfield, Conn AP, Anthony Jose Vega Cruz, Layau Eulizier

Pro-vaccine lawmaker reports online threat to her children

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state lawmaker says her children were threatened online by a person who opposes mandatory vaccinations for all school children. Democratic Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire, posted Wednesday on Facebook that state Capitol police are investigating what she interpreted as a threat, which she said won’t change her support for […]
Tags: Health, Facebook, News, Nation, Connecticut, Cheshire, Capitol, Hartford, Conn AP, Liz Linehan

Former UConn coach Kevin Ollie sues former assistant

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie has filed a lawsuit against former assistant Glenn Miller, contending Miller slandered him in comments to the NCAA. Miller told the governing body he had learned about an alleged $30,000 payment Ollie made to the mother of a recruit while at UConn. Ollie is joined […]
Tags: News, Sports, College sports, Ncaa, UConn, Miller, Hartford, Ollie, Conn AP, Glenn Miller, Kevin Ollie, UConn Ollie

#TheMarathonContinues: Nipsey Hussle Fans Come Together to Restore Vandalized Mural in Connecticut

A teen girl went viral on social media over the weekend after she defaced a Nipsey Hussle mural in Hartford, Connecticut, and people were understandably pissed about the blatant disrespect.But less than 24 hours later, Nipsey fans came together to restore the mural honoring the slain rapper.According to The Shade Room, at least 25 people came together to help fix the vandalized mural in the rain.Two women in particular, Deja Robertson and her mother, and a man named Joey, reportedly painted over...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Celebs, News, Eric Holder, America, Social Media, Hip Hop, Connecticut, Viral, Pop Culture, Jazz, Good News, Nipsey Hussle, Joey, Hussle

Republicans pitch borrowing plan as a tolling alternative

Connecticut Republicans are pitching their transportation funding proposal, which they say negates the need for electronic tolls.
Tags: Finance, Article, Connecticut, Associated Press, Hartford, Conn, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 049f8a7a-78aa-5453-8b62-e4f9fb72a556

Tribes submit $1 million payment for casino regulatory costs

Connecticut's two federally recognized Native American tribes have made a $1 million payment to the Department of Consumer Protection to help cover regulatory costs for their planned Tribal Winds Casino.
Tags: Finance, Article, Connecticut, Associated Press, Hartford, Conn, FBN, Department of Consumer Protection, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 1885cd3f-1420-5cee-92e8-90660cecfd30

In unusual move, hastening to release police shooting video

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Facing protests and concerned about losing the community’s trust, Connecticut officials were unusually quick to release police body camera and surveillance videos of a shooting by two police officers, who opened fire on a young, unarmed couple in their car in New Haven last week, wounding a 22-year-old woman. Community activists, […]
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Longtime Connecticut AP broadcast editor dies at 72

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Steve Feica, a news director at AM radio stations in Connecticut in the 1970s who went on to a nearly 30-year career as a broadcast editor with The Associated Press, has died. He was 72. Danielle Santos Da Silva said Monday that her father died from a suspected heart attack Friday […]
Tags: News, Nation, Connecticut, Associated Press, Hartford, Conn AP, Connecticut AP, Steve Feica, Danielle Santos Da Silva

Young Rangers Who Made Strides in 2018-19

The New York Rangers community made phenomenal progress this season in terms of the rebuild process. While there were plenty of struggles with this rebuilding team during the season, there were several bright spots from the young talent that should keep fans’ interest heading into the offseason and into 2019-20. Guys like Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider definitely were leaders of the team, but the success of this rebuild is nothing without taking young talent and turning them into the best p...
Tags: Sport, Ap, Rangers, Quinn, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Arizona Coyotes, Hartford, Hartford Wolf Pack, Mika Zibanejad, Jaroslav Halak, Chris Kreider, Sean Couturier

Wiz Khalifa Announces ‘The Decent Exposure Tour’ with French Montana, Playboi Carti & MoneyBagg Yo

Wiz Khalifa is coming to a city near you this summer. The Taylor Gang rapper announced a forthcoming tour during his set at Coachella 2019 over the weekend. Now, the official dates and details are here. Lead by the Pittsburgh star, ‘The Decent Exposure Tour’ runs through North America starting July 9 in Atlanta, GA. The 29-date amphitheatre trek makes stops in Boston, New York, Pittsburg, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and San Diego, wrapping up on August 15 in Boise, ID. Joining Khalifa ...
Tags: Hollywood, Montana, Boston, Toronto, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Chicago, Ford, San Diego, Jazz, Camden, Dallas, Wiz Khalifa, Salt Lake City, North America, Cleveland

Appeal focuses on Newtown officials’ actions before shooting

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit alleging Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to order a lockdown that could have saved lives before a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in 2012. The parents of two children killed at the Newtown school are […]
Tags: News, Nation, Connecticut, Newtown, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Hartford, Conn AP

CT Appeals Court To Hear Arguments About Alleged Failures At Sandy Hook

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit alleging Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to order a lockdown that could have saved lives before a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in 2012. The parents of two children killed at the Newtown school are appealing the dismissal of their lawsuit by a trial court judge, who ruled last year that school officials were immune from being sued and security protocols wer...
Tags: News, Shooting, Connecticut, Newtown, Sandy Hook, Adam Lanza, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Hartford, Conn AP, Appellate Court, Lanza, Jesse Lewis, Noah Pozner, Kate Riga, AP story, CT Appeals Court

When the MAX Was Grounded, American’s Scheduling Team Had a Big Problem to Solve

On March 13, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) relented and made the decision to ground all 737 MAX aircraft flying in the US. As the last country to do so, this effectively meant the MAX was grounded worldwide as of that day. Here we are more than one month later and the airplane is still not flying. In fact, American just extended its cancellations over this past weekend through August 19. For the airlines that operate the MAX, the grounding presented an enormous problem. How co...
Tags: Travel, US, Dave, Miami, Jfk, Jason, American, Laguardia, Operations, Quito, Philly, Hartford, DFW, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Dallas Ft Worth, Dave Scott American

Justices: Court wrong to meddle with Sept. 11 widow’s funds

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut probate court wrongly took control of nearly $1.3 million in Sept. 11 victim compensation funds earmarked for the young daughter of a World Trade Center attack victim by prohibiting her mother from spending any of the money on expenses related to the girl, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. […]
Tags: News, Nation, Connecticut, Hartford, Conn AP, Connecticut Supreme Court

Charles Van Doren, figure in game show scandals, dies at 93

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The central figure in the TV game show scandals of the late 1950s has died. Charles Van Doren was 93. His son, John Van Doren, said he died of natural causes Tuesday at a care center for the elderly in Canaan, Connecticut. Van Doren won a then-record $129,000 on the show […]
Tags: Television, News, Nation, Hartford, Conn AP, Charles Van Doren, Van Doren, John Van Doren, Canaan Connecticut

Gun-maker to ask Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting intends to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a Connecticut court ruling that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that had been filed by victims’ relatives. Court documents filed Friday show that […]
Tags: Business, News, Supreme Court, Court, Connecticut, Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook Elementary School, U S Supreme Court, Hartford, Conn AP

Medical Examiner seeks to ID bodies from 1944 circus fire

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s medical examiner is seeking to exhume two female bodies found after the 1944 Hartford circus fire in an attempt to identify at least one of them. Chief State Medical Examiner James Gill told The Hartford Courant he is hoping modern DNA testing can put a name to unidentified remains buried […]
Tags: News, Connecticut, Hartford, Conn AP, James Gill, Hartford Courant

Connecticut receives $100 million donation for education

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of the world’s richest couples is donating $100 million to support public education and new businesses in some of Connecticut’s most disadvantaged communities. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont’s office says Friday’s donation from hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio and his wife, Barbara, is believed to be the largest to benefit the […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Connecticut, Hartford, Barbara, Conn AP, Ray Dalio, Ned Lamont

The Buck Starts Here With New Branding for the Hartford

Financial services giant the Hartford started using a mature male deer in its television advertising in the 1970s, but the majestic mascot dropped out of sight a decade ago. Now a brand update and a new agency have brought him back and given him a voice for the first time, via several just-launched commercials targeting...
Tags: General, Advertising, Hartford

What Joe Biden Did May Not Have Been Harassment — But That Doesn't Mean It's Okay

The first time a man made me feel uncomfortable, I was 12 or 13, that age you are when well-meaning adults start saying you look like a mujercita, a little woman, not a kid anymore. The details of the date and place remain fuzzy, but I remember clearly how a grown man my family knows hugged me a little too hard, held on to me for a little too long, and planted a kiss on my cheek a little too forcefully, to the point that it made me feel like my skin was crawling.I had never been treated this wa...
Tags: Fashion, Music, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, United States, House, New York Times, Nevada, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Gloria Steinem, Flores, Anita Hill, Hartford

Scores and Schedule

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Ex-Congressional Aide Says Biden Grabbed Her Head, Rubbed Her Nose

Amy Lappos, a former aide to Rep. Jim Hines (D-CT) says that former Vice President Joe Biden grabbed her head and rubbed her nose without her consent at a fundraiser in 2009. According to a Hartford Courant report, Lappos posted her account on Facebook after former candidate for lieutenant governor Lucy Flores said that Biden once kissed her head and made her uncomfortable. “I never filed a complaint, to be honest, because he was the vice president. I was a nobody,” Lappos said. “There’s abso...
Tags: Facebook, News, Joe Biden, Biden, Flores, Hartford, Lucy Flores, MeToo, Kate Riga, Amy Lappos, Lappos, Jim Hines D CT

Judge allows expelled player to continue suit against Yale

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a former Yale basketball captain who was expelled for sexual misconduct can move forward with his lawsuit against the university. U.S. District Judge Alfred Covello, in a ruling released Monday, denied Yale’s motion to throw out many of Jack Montague’s claims, including that a Title […]
Tags: News, Sports, Nation, Yale, Hartford, Conn AP, Jack Montague, Alfred Covello