|Bail Reform: The Justice System Turns to AlgorithmsNBC Connecticut / 3 min. ago more|
Counties around the country are using “risk assessment tools” to help them decide which suspects should remain behind bars.Created by data scientists and criminal-justice researchers, one risk assessment tool — an algorithm used in New Jersey — promises to use data to scrub the system of bias by keeping only the most dangerous defendants behind bars, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Trump Vows to Win the Seemingly Unwinnable War: Analysis Six months into this venture, New Jersey jails are already starting to empty, and the number of people locked up while awaiting trial has dropped.But it’s also become clear that data is no wonder drug. 42 Hurt After Train Crash in Pennsylvania
|42 Hurt After Train Crash in Pennsylvania - NBC ConnecticutGoogle News / 3 min. ago more|
WFSB42 Hurt After Train Crash in PennsylvaniaNBC ConnecticutTroubleshooters · NBC Connecticut Responds · Entertainment · Entertainment News · The Scene · George to the Rescue · 1st Look · Open House · Breakfast With Open House · COZI TV · Talk Stoop · Traffic · Community · Contact Us · TV Listings. LIVE TV; ON ...33 people injured after train crash in PennsylvaniaWFSBall 86 news articles »
|42 Hurt After Train Crash in PennsylvaniaNBC Connecticut / 5 min. ago more|
A high-speed train barreled into another train at one of SEPTA's busiest terminals overnight, causing what one passenger described as a bloody scene and injuring more than 40 people. SEPTA officials say a Norristown High Speed Line train was arriving at the 69th Street Transportation Center on Market Street in Upper Darby, Delaware County at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday when it crashed into an unoccupied train that was sitting in the terminal. Family Jumps Rising Drawbridge in Car, Lands on Other Side "I stood up to get off to get ready to get to my bus on time and smack, it hit the other trolley, parked," Ronnie, a passenger who did not want to reveal his full name, told NBC10. At least 42 people — including the conductor — were injured in the crash. SEPTA officials say none of the injuries are life-threatening. At least four of the victims are in critical condition however. The Coast-to-Coast Total Solar Eclipse in Photos It's not clear how fast the train was traveling when the crash happened, but passengers described a violent collision.Photo Credit: Pete Kane This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
|Major Renovation Project Gets Underway at West Haven HighNBC Connecticut / 16 min. ago more|
West Haven High School is about to get a facelift.Groundbreaking begins Tuesday to renovate the campus with new state-of-the-art facilities for science, technology, engineering and math. Trump Vows to Win the Seemingly Unwinnable War: Analysis The school was built over 50 years ago, but the plans will mark a changing blueprint. Officials said 98,000-square feet of the building will be renovated. The rest will be demolished, and another 168,0000 feet of new construction will be added.The completed school will offer a new media center, advanced STEM classrooms and labs, and upgraded public areas. 42 Hurt After Train Crash in Pennsylvania Construction will be done in three phases to make sure the 1,450 students can continue taking classes during the work.The project’s price tag is $130 million, with the state reimbursing the city for 75 percent of it. Mattis in Baghdad: ISIS Militants Caught in Military Vise These major changes are being made even as the state slashes the budget on school funding. So far there’s no word on how the final budget could change this project.The groundbreaking is scheduled for 1 p.m.Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com
|Water main break under repair in West HartfordFOX 61 / 37 min. ago more|
WEST HARTFORD — Crews are working on repairing a 6-inch water main break in the area of 15 Crosshill Road in West Hartford, a residential area off North Main Street and Conrad Drive, near Rockledge Golf Course. The main was installed in 1940 and shut down at around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning. Seventeen homes on Crosshill Road between Boswell Road and Greenacres Avenue will be impacted by the shutdown. Repairs are expected to be complete between 9-11a.m. Stay with FOX61 […]
|Child Left Unattended in Hot VanCBSlocal.com / 38 min. ago more|
(East Windsor, CONN/ CBS- Connecticut)– A 16-month old baby girl was left in a hot van in an East Windsor Walmart parking lot Monday evening. Police were called to the Wallmart on Prospect Hill Road around 6:30 p.m. and found the baby distressed and sweating profusely. She is being cared for at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. It was 81 degrees outside at the time. Nearly an hour after police arrived, they arrested the girl’s mother, 22-year-old Gloria Sanchez-Cerritos, and her uncle 30-year-old Juan Sanchez-Cerritos, both of New Britain. They have been charged with risk of injury to a child, leaving a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle, and first degree reckless endangerment. They are being held on $100,000 bond and will face a judge Tuesday.
|‘It’s a once-in-a-lifetime happening’: Couple gets engaged while watching eclipseFOX 61 / 44 min. ago more|
STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — For Hunter Sawyers, Monday’s solar eclipse was the perfect time to pop the question to his girlfriend while at North Carolina’s Hanging Rock State Park. “It was really beautiful and everything and she was distracted looking at the beautiful eclipse,” Sawyers said. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime happening and you’re a once in a lifetime girl,” Sawyers said during his proposal. “I said, ‘I want to grow old with you and tell our grandkids about this day.’” Sawyers […]
|Heat and high humidity today, tracking thunderstorms later this afternoonFOX 61 / 53 min. ago more|
If you are a fan of classic summer weather, we have one more day to enjoy. Tuesday will be very warm to hot followed by a cooler, less humid stretch of weather Wednesday and beyond. Tuesday will be warm and humid with the chance for an isolated afternoon shower or storm and highs in the mid 80s to near 90 degrees. Showers and thunder are more likely Tuesday night as a cold front approaches. Showers could linger into early Wednesday […]
|Partial Eclipse, Complete Awe For Connecticut - Hartford CourantGoogle News / 1 h. 9 min. ago more|
Hartford CourantPartial Eclipse, Complete Awe For ConnecticutHartford CourantOver two dozen people watched the partial solar eclipse Monday from the deck of Riverquest, a cruise boat run by Connecticut River Expeditions out of Haddam. The two-hour cruise headed up river to give guests a unique way to watch the eclipse.Connecticut takes in the Solar Eclipse MondayWTNH Connecticut News (press release)Viewing of partial solar eclipse in CT endsWFSBSolar Eclipse 2017 Wows Connecticut ViewersPatch.comNorwich Bulletin -Heavy.comall 4,758 news articles »
|2 Seriously Injured in Crash on Route 5/15 in BerlinNBC Connecticut / 1 h. 31 min. ago more|
Two people were seriously injured after a two-car crash on Route 5/15 in Berlin Tuesday morning.The crash happened near Taco Bell, located near Rowley and Selden Streets. Police said that two people, one from each vehicle, were taken to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries. Trump Vows to Win the Seemingly Unwinnable War: Analysis The cause of the crash is under investigation at this time.Check back for updates. 42 Hurt After Train Crash in Pennsylvania Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Police Investigation on East Rutland Road in MilfordNBC Connecticut / 1 h. 33 min. ago more|
A police investigation is underway on East Rutland Road in Milford Tuesday morning.Police did not immediately provide any details about the scene at 212 East Rutland Road, but the crime scene van was on scene and detectives were conducting tests. Trump Vows to Win the Seemingly Unwinnable War: Analysis No other information was immediately available. NBC Connecticut will provide updates s they come into the newsroom.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Police Identify Man Hit, Killed by Train in Connecticut - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 1 h. 41 min. ago more|
Police Identify Man Hit, Killed by Train in ConnecticutU.S. News & World ReportPolice Identify Man Hit, Killed by Train in Connecticut. Police have identified a Connecticut man who was hit and killed by a train last week. Aug. 22, 2017, at 5:21 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Police Identify Man Hit, Killed ...and more »
|Water Main Break Affects Service to Homes in West HartfordNBC Connecticut / 1 h. 45 min. ago more|
A 6-inch water main break on Crosshill Road in West Hartford early Tuesday sent water gushing down the street, temporarily flooding the road before crews were able to shut the water down and begin repairs.The break happened in the area of 15 Crosshill Road around 4 a.m. According to the Metropolitan District, the main was installed in 1940. Trump Vows to Win the Seemingly Unwinnable War: Analysis Seventeen homes on Crosshill Road between Boswell Road and Greenacres Avenue will be affected by the shutdown. Repairs are expected to wrap up between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.NBC Connecticut will provide any updates as they come into the newsroom. 42 Hurt After Train Crash in Pennsylvania Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Connecticut: Tuesday's Order of Play - WTA TennisGoogle News / 1 h. 45 min. ago more|
WTA TennisConnecticut: Tuesday's Order of PlayWTA TennisThe Connecticut Open reaches its third day in New Haven as Agnieszka Radwanska and Shuai Peng take to the courts. -A +A. WTA Staff. August 22, 2017. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter Twitter. Play starts at noon on ...and more »
|Driver Charged with DUI After Hitting State Police CruiserNBC Connecticut / 1 h. 47 min. ago more|
A driver has been charged with DUI after crashing into a state police cruiser that had stopped another vehicle on Carrington Road in Bethany, according to state police.The accident happened around 12:35 a.m. The trooper was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with minor injuries. Trump Vows to Win the Seemingly Unwinnable War: Analysis The driver who hit the cruiser was not hurt. That person was taken into custody for DUI and has not been publicly identified at this time.The vehicle that had been stopped was not involved in the collision. 42 Hurt After Train Crash in Pennsylvania Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Two Seeded Players Out Early At Connecticut Open - Hartford CourantGoogle News / 5 h. 50 min. ago more|
Hartford CourantTwo Seeded Players Out Early At Connecticut OpenHartford CourantAna Bogdan's qualifying match got rained out Friday at the Connecticut Open so she ended up playing three matches Saturday and Sunday, all in a 24-hour span. She won all three, then had to face world No. 18 Elena Vesnina, the tournament's fifth seed, ...Bogdan, Babos claim major upsets at Connecticut OpenFOX 61all 4 news articles »
|Pollock Homers in 10th inning, Diamondbacks Beat Mets 3-2CBSlocal.com / 5 h. 54 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) — A.J. Pollock hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped a three-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night. J.D. Martinez had an RBI single and left fielder David Peralta threw out the potential go-ahead run at the plate for the Diamondbacks, who began the day with a 2 1/2-game lead over Milwaukee for the second NL wild card. They are 4-0 against the Mets this season and have won nine of 10 meetings over the last two years. Pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco walked to start the 10th. One out later, Pollock sent a 94 mph fastball from Erik Goeddel (0-1) over the center-field fence to put the Diamondbacks back in front after they squandered a 1-0 lead in the seventh. Fernando Rodney gave up a leadoff homer to Michael Conforto before getting three outs for his 28th save in 33 tries. Jimmie Sherfy (1-0) pitched a perfect ninth for his first major league win. New York has dropped seven of eight to fall 15 games under .500 at 54-69. During the game, the Mets announced that oft-injured lefty Steven Matz needs another elbow operation, which will end his season. It was the latest setback for an injury-ravaged pitching staff. New York began the season with World Series aspirations, but Jacob deGrom is the only starter remaining from the projected five-man rotation. Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler are all on the disabled list. Seth Lugo also is sidelined, and another reinforcement, rookie Robert Gsellman, recently returned from a long stint on the DL due to a hamstring injury. The Mets had plenty of chances to score Monday but went 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base. In the opener of a four-game set, Arizona starter Taijuan Walker escaped a bases-loaded jam in the second. Walker gave up consecutive hits with one out in the following inning before getting Wilmer Flores to ground into a double play. New York put runners at second and third with two outs in the sixth after chasing Walker, but reliever David Hernandez got Kevin Plawecki to ground out. Yoenis Cespedes’ bases-loaded single to left tied it at 1 with one out in the seventh. Asdrubal Cabrera tried to score from second, but Peralta’s throw cut down Cabrera, who was tagged out by catcher Chris Iannetta. New York challenged the call, but it was upheld after a replay review. TRAINER’S ROOM Diamondbacks: C Jeff Mathis was removed in the sixth with a bruised right hand. … Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said OF Yasmany Tomas will undergo core surgery for a sports hernia Tuesday in Philadelphia. Tomas, on the DL since June 6, was working to get back before his rehab assignment was shut down in July. The 26-year-old from Cuba hit .241 with eight homers and 32 RBIs in 47 games. . RHP Randall Delgado (strained right elbow) will throw a bullpen Tuesday. . CF Rey Fuentes was scheduled to play a rehab game for Triple-A Reno. SS Nick Ahmed (broken hand) was slated to make an appearance with the rookie-level Diamondbacks. . RHP Matt Koch was recalled from Reno on Sunday, taking the place of Braden Shipley, who was demoted to Triple-A. Mets: RHP Matt Harvey made his third rehab start, first for Double-A Binghamton after two outings with Class A Brooklyn. He allowed two runs, four hits and one walk while striking out three over three innings. Harvey has been sidelined since June with a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder. … The struggling Matz was diagnosed with irritation of the ulnar nerve in his left elbow, the team said. Surgery was recommended to reposition the nerve and relieve the irritation, a similar procedure to the one teammate Jacob deGrom had last year. Matz’s operation will be scheduled in the next few days. UP NEXT Diamondbacks: LHP Patrick Corbin (10-11, 4.25 ERA) attempts to win his third straight start Tuesday night. Corbin has not allowed a run in 16 1/3 innings. Mets: LHP Tommy Milone (1-2, 7.91 ERA) starts in place of Matz. Milone made three starts for New York earlier this year and recently returned from a long stint on the DL due to a knee injury. ___ More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Guyer Scores Winner on Holt’s Error, Indians Top Red Sox 5-4CBSlocal.com / 6 h. 23 min. ago more|
CLEVELAND (AP) — Brandon Guyer scored when first baseman Brock Holt threw away Roberto Perez’s bunt in the ninth inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians over the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Monday night in a matchup of first-place teams. After Guyer’s leadoff double against Brandon Workman (0-1), Holt fielded the bunted ball and tried to throw out Guyer at third. Guyer slid into the bag as the throw skipped past third baseman Rafael Devers, then got to his feet and raced across home plate. Teammates ran onto the field and doused Perez with water and white powder. Perez also had a three-run homer in the second inning. Cody Allen (1-6) allowed Christian Vazquez’s leadoff single in the ninth, but retired the next three hitters. The inning ended when shortstop Francisco Lindor ran down Mookie Betts’ popup in center field with his back to home plate. Cleveland relief ace Andrew Miller left in the seventh inning after aggravating the patellar tendinitis in his right knee. Miller recently returned after over two weeks on the disabled list with the knee injury. Boston led 4-3 behind two-run homers by Hanley Ramirez and Andrew Benintendi before Edwin Encarnacion tied the game in the eighth with an RBI single. Holt replaced Mitch Moreland, who was a late scratch because of a sore neck. Moreland took a forearm in the back of the head from Holt on a play Sunday. Manager John Farrell said Moreland passed concussion tests, but he decided to hold him out of the lineup. Ramirez’s fifth-inning homer made it 4-3. Benintendi hit his homer in the first. Plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt left the game after being struck on the mask by a warmup pitch in the sixth inning from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly. Indians first baseman Carlos Santana also left the game with an injury, exiting in the eighth inning with lower back tightness. Eduardo Rodriguez allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings for Boston. Mike Clevinger allowed both homers and gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings for Cleveland. Jay Bruce was 1 for 4 in his first home game since being acquired from the New York Mets on Aug. 9. TRAINER’S ROOM Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (back spasms) says he’s on schedule to start Wednesday after a bullpen session Monday. He left his start against the Yankees on Friday in the fourth inning. “I feel pretty good,” he said. “The progression is a little better every day, so I’m looking to keep getting that improvement.” Indians: OF Michael Brantley (sprained right ankle) is hitting and playing catch but hasn’t started running. He’s on the disabled list for the second time this season with the injury. UP NEXT RHP Doug Fister will face Cleveland for the third time in his last four starts Tuesday. He defeated the Indians on July 31, allowing two runs in 7 2/3 innings, but gave up five runs in 4 1/3 innings and got the loss Aug. 14. RHP Carlos Carrasco didn’t make it out of the second inning against Boston on Aug. 2, allowing five runs. ___ More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|New York dredging lawsuit will hurt ConnecticutConnecticut News / 6 h. 41 min. ago more|
After an eight-year review process and nine more months since the EPA made its decision to permit a dredging disposal site in Connecticut marine waters, the state of New York made a move last week to delay still further. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made good on a 2016 pledge when his state filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency to prevent the use of the 1.3-square mile Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site, located between the mouth of the Thames River and the western tip of Fishers Island.
|Suspect in 4 bank robberies in CT, RI arraigned in NorwalkFOX 61 / 7 h. 48 min. ago more|
WESTPORT — Police arrested a suspect Monday who they believe was involved in four bank robberies in two states. Police said Alpha Jalloh, 24, was arrested when he appeared in Norwalk court after being extradited from New York State. He was charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and larceny. He was held on $100,000 bond. Jalloh and another man had been taken into custody after a traffic stop by the New York Police Department. Police believe he was responsible […]
|Hiring Boom Seen in Southeastern ConnecticutNBC Connecticut / 8 h. 3 min. ago more|
The southeastern part of Connecticut is employing at a faster rate than the rest of the state, according to the Department of Labor. In July, the Norwich, New London and Westerly, Rhode Island, hired 1,200 people, making it the fastest growing labor market in the Connecticut when looking at the rate of jobs added in the last year. Trump Vows to Win the Seemingly Unwinnable War: Analysis Many hires are for Electric Boat (EB), which plans to take on 15,000 to 18,000 new people between now and 2030 to reach a peak employment of 18,000.Dan Mullins, of Waterford, is one of those new hires who plans to start working at EB soon. 42 Hurt After Train Crash in Pennsylvania "I think it was great that (EB) just reached out to me. And now that I know I can build a career out there, I’m really excited about it," Mullins said.Mullins is a 2017 graduate of Ella T. Grasso Technical High School in Groton. The computer-aided drafting and design student said EB extended job offers to all 13 in his class. Mattis in Baghdad: ISIS Militants Caught in Military Vise "It makes me really secure to know that they’ve hired so many people from Grasso before that have stayed with the company," Mullins said.But many other companies in southeastern Connecticut are hiring, too.Blake Smith, who lives in Westerly, recently accepted a position at Davis-Standard in the Pawcatuck section of Stonington."This is the highest paying job I’ve had in manufacturing to date. So, that’s really the hard part. Finding a good-paying manufacturing job," Smith said.Davis-Standard hired around 25 new employees this year and plans to take on even more, said Director of Operations Mike Newhall."This is a strong growth period for us," Newhall said, since they acquired a business in Massachusetts.But he knows the company is competing with EB for skilled workers.Brining people in to work, can bring them into the community long-term as well."If I decide I really like this job, I’ll eventually just move (to Connecticut)," Smith said.That will have an impact on the local economy, too, starting with housing.Tony Sheridan, president and CEO of the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, said they’re creating a new program to help spouses of new hires, specifically Electric Boat, find jobs locally.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Pups plunge in West HartfordFOX 61 / 8 h. 8 min. ago more|
WEST HARTFORD — A bunch of pups got their tails wet at the pooch plunge Monday. the annual event brings dogs of all shapes and sizes to the Kennedy Memorial Park Pool, after the town closes the pool for the season, and lets them have fun. “It gets humans together, it gets the dogs together, everybody has fun and as you can see they are just loving it and it’s a perfect day for it,” Suzi Craig, West Hartford Dog Park Coalition […]
|Malloy's Education Cuts Trickle Down to School DistrictsNBC Connecticut / 8 h. 16 min. ago more|
One hundred thirty-nine of the state's 167 school systems will see either eliminated or reduced funds from the state as a result of Governor Dannel Malloy's executive order running the state in the absence of a state budget.The contrast couldn't be more stark than between East Windsor and Glastonbury. Trump Vows to Win the Seemingly Unwinnable War: Analysis East Windsor is classified as an Alliance School District, which means it is underperforming by state standards and Glastonbury is considered to be a more affluent, high-achieving school system.East Windsor's interim superintendent Christine DeBarge said since East Windsor is expecting to at least receive something from the state when it comes to education funding, the school board has not made any drastic decisions when it comes to spending or hiring. 42 Hurt After Train Crash in Pennsylvania "We’re going to open as we planned with services as we planned based on the town budget that we got and you know we’ll make changes if we need to at a later date," DeBarge said Monday. "The kids show up on the first day of school no matter what.”East Windsor anticipates it will receive at least something close to $1.4 million in Education Cost Sharing funds in October, the same amount that was appropriate for the previous school year. Overall, the system received $5.66 million last year. Mattis in Baghdad: ISIS Militants Caught in Military Vise East Windsor school officials have not frozen spending or hiring.The opposite has occurred in Glastonbury where both hiring and budget freezes were put into effect last Spring.Alan Bookman, Glastonbury Public Schools' superintendent, said he understands the need for cuts, but said the manner with which the governor has made them isn't the right way of completing the task.He said the blame should be placed on the entire State Capitol, and both Democrats and Republicans for their failure to approve a budget for the fiscal year. Instead, it's been 52 days and the General Assembly has not yet adopted a new two-year spending plan."We’re hopeful that they are going to pass a budget," Bookman said. "That doesn’t mean that we’re going to get all of the money that we got last year. It doesn’t mean that. But we hope it will be more reasonable and any cut that does come along would be more gradual than losing all of your ECS money in one year."Glastonbury's education budget is just more than $100 million and depends on at least $3 million in cash from the state for operations, with the rest being used for town government.That three percent disappearing, Bookman said, is what's led to freezes in spending and hiring, and said the budget could be frozen again if expenses are out of balance with costs.Bookman warned, "There is no flexibility in this budget. If we get a bad winter and the heating season or the price goes up of gas for natural gas, we did not build in any money to accommodate that. We will be behind the eight ball and we will have to enact a budget freeze again."He said everything when it comes to state aid remains unknown, but adds that the school system, like the others losing their funding, are going to have to make it work, so long as the uncertainty persists.“We will be doing less and do the best we can for the students," Bookman said.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Southington police arrest man who thought he was meeting up with a teenFOX 61 / 8 h. 22 min. ago more|
SOUTHINGTON — Police arrested an adult who believed he was meeting a fourteen year old male via social media. Southington Police said they got information Friday night that Keith Dubin, 31, of Southington contacted someone he believed to be a 14-year-old boy. Police said Dubin requested photos of the youth and they agreed to meet up in Southington. Police charged Dubin with criminal attempt to commit risk of injury to a minor and criminal attempt to possess child pornography. They […]
|Solar eclipse helps marshals catch ‘most wanted’ sex offenderFOX 61 / 8 h. 55 min. ago more|
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A wanted sex offender surfaced Monday in Iowa and officers may have the solar eclipse to thank, according to a media release from the U.S. Marshals. Marshals arrested 26-year-old Ladarius Martez Blue outside of a Cedar Rapids residence as part of the U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force’s “Operation Most Wanted.” Authorities had been looking for Blue since he failed to register as a sex offender and disappeared in early June, according to The Gazette. Officers […]
|16-Month-Old Baby Left in Unattended Van in East Windsor: PDNBC Connecticut / 9 h. ago more|
The mother and uncle of a 16-month-old baby girl left unattended in a van with the windows up in East Windsor on Monday have been arrested, police said. Gloria Sanchez-Cerritos, 22, of New Britain, and her brother, Juan Sanchez-Cerritos, 30, of New Britain, face charges that include risk of injury to a child, leaving a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle and reckless endangerment. Trump Vows to Win the Seemingly Unwinnable War: Analysis East Windsor police said they were investigating an incident where a child was left in the vehicle at Wal-Mart on Prospect Hill Road around 6:30 p.m. A passerby was going to shop when they saw the baby in the vehicle with the windows up. They immediately called 911, police said. 42 Hurt After Train Crash in Pennsylvania Police and medical personnel were able to get the baby girl out of the unlocked van and they were transported to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center for evaluation.The external air temperature was noted to be approximately 81 degrees at the time of the incident. The 16-month-old baby was distressed and sweating profusely but overall, she was unharmed, police said. Mattis in Baghdad: ISIS Militants Caught in Military Vise East Windsor officers were at the scene for 45 minutes when two people, later identified as the baby's mother, Gloria Sanchez-Cerritos, and her brother Juan Sanchez-Cerritos, came to the parked vehicle.The mother of the baby girl said she forgot the child was in the van.The Department of Children and Families and police are investigating the incident.The temperatures were as high as 87 degrees in the area on Monday, according to NBC Connecticut meteorologists. Both suspects were held on a $100,000 bond and are expected to appear in court on Tuesday. CORRECTION: Police first reported that the baby was under the age of 1 but corrected her age to 16 months. Photo Credit: East Windsor Police
|Surgery For Mets MatzCBSlocal.com / 9 h. 3 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) _ Mets pitcher Steven Matz needs another elbow operation, almost certainly ending a miserable 2017 season for the New York left-hander. The team says Matz was diagnosed Monday with irritation of the ulnar nerve in his left elbow. Surgery was recommended to reposition the nerve and relieve the irritation, a similar procedure to the one teammate Jacob deGrom had last year. Matz’s operation will be scheduled in the next few days. The oft-injured lefty is 2-7 with a 6.08 ERA in 13 starts covering only 66 2/3 innings. He has been hit hard lately, going 0-6 with a 10.19 ERA in his last eight starts. The 26-year-old Matz had Tommy John surgery early in his pro career. His 2016 season was cut short by another elbow operation to remove bone spurs, and he began this year on the disabled list because of tenderness in the elbow. He made his season debut June 10. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|Big names hit the links to help Kevin Ollie in a good causeFOX 61 / 9 h. 7 min. ago more|
The Kevin Ollie Charity Golf Classic was held at Foxwoods Lake of Isles Golf Club on both the south and north courses. This was the 16th year of the current tournament which benefits charities like “Kevin’s Courts” and other programs that help adaptive athletes. Among the celebrity golfers participating from UConn: former Coach Jim Calhoun, former players Ray Allen, Donnie Marshall, and current UConn Assistant coach and former UConn Guard Ricky Moore. FOX61 is a proud sponsor of UConn athletics.
|East Windsor police arrest 2 after child found in car with windows upFOX 61 / 9 h. 16 min. ago more|
EAST WINDSOR — Police arrested a man and a woman from New Britain, after being alerted to a child left in a minivan with the windows up Monday. Police were called to the Walmart store on Prospect Hill Road around 6:30 p.m for a report of a child left in a vehicle with the windows up. Emergency crews found a 16-month-old baby girl in the vehicle secured in a car seat. Crews unlocked the doors and took the child […]
|Petra Kvitova out; Eugenie Bouchard rolls into second round at Connecticut Open - ESPNGoogle News / 9 h. 34 min. ago more|
ESPNPetra Kvitova out; Eugenie Bouchard rolls into second round at Connecticut OpenESPNNEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Petra Kvitova's final tuneup for the U.S. Open ended with a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Shuai Zhang of China in the first round of the Connecticut Open on Monday night. Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion and a three-time champion in New ...Zhang upsets No. 3 Kvitova at Connecticut OpenNew Haven RegisterWTA stars in Connecticut provide eclipse public service announcementWTA TennisPetra Kvitova knocked out of Connecticut OpenEurosport.combeIN SPORTS MENA Breaking Newsall 27 news articles »
|Four seeded players fall in Connecticut Open Big News Network.com / 9 h. 43 min. ago more|
Unseeded Timea Babos of Hungary upended fourth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France with a 7-5, 7-5 victory in the first round of the Connecticut Open on Monday in New Haven, Conn. Third-seeded Petra
|Zhang upsets Kvitova in first round of Connecticut OpenABCNews.com / 9 h. 44 min. ago more|
Petra Kvitova loses to Shuai Zhang in first round of Connecticut Open
|Bogdan, Babos claim major upsets at Connecticut OpenFOX 61 / 9 h. 58 min. ago more|
NEW HAVEN — Romania’s Ana Bogdan opened Monday’s play of the Connecticut Open with an impressive 7-5, 7-5 victory over the fifth-seed, Elena Vesnina, at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. After winning the first set behind an impressive first serve, Bogdan jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the second set before Vesnina evened the score at four games apiece. Bogdan was able to break the Russian’s serve one final time to clinch the set and the match. The tournament’s fourth […]
|The War in Afghanistan: By the NumbersNBC Connecticut / 12 h. 26 min. ago more|
The 16-year conflict in Afghanistan has cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, as NBC News reports, and it has now spread across three presidential administrations.Then-President Barack Obama ended the combat mission “Operation Enduring Freedom” in 2014, but the two countries eventually agreed that the U.S. would keep some troops in Afghanistan even after the combat mission concluded. Trump Renews Afghan War Commitment, Sees No Speedy Exit The cost to the United States could creep as high as nearly $2 trillion, according to Brown University’s Cost of War Project.Photo Credit: Steve Ruark/AP (File)
|Connecticut board adds 2 conditions to medical marijuana program - New Haven RegisterGoogle News / 12 h. 29 min. ago more|
New Haven RegisterConnecticut board adds 2 conditions to medical marijuana programNew Haven RegisterHARTFORD >> The state Board of Physicians recently recommended adding two debilitating conditions to Connecticut's growing medical marijuana program, and also re-categorizing two others. The board Friday unanimously voted to add “intractable ...Connecticut Doctors Vote to Add Two New Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana ProgramMERRY JANEall 5 news articles »
|Construction Worker Severely Injured on a Willington BridgeNBC Connecticut / 13 h. 8 min. ago more|
A construction worker was severely injured at a job site on a bridge in Willington on Monday. CT DOT said the construction site was at the 00982 Bridge on Route 74 over the Willimantic River. Trump Vows to Win the Seemingly Unwinnable War: Analysis Willington police said the worker got his leg pinned under the bridge and slipped when some of the reinforcement let go.The man was then pinned under the bridge. 42 Hurt After Train Crash in Pennsylvania Officers and construction crews were able to free him using airbags and extricate. It was about 36 minutes between the accident and when the victim was taken to the hospital with a severe leg injury. Mattis in Baghdad: ISIS Militants Caught in Military Vise No other information was immediately available.
|The Latest: Killing of anti-violence activist 'senseless'ABCNews.com / 13 h. 24 min. ago more|
A Connecticut woman who became an anti-violence activist after her sister's killing four years ago and who was found dead with her 9-year-old daughter last week is being remembered as "a wonderful human being."
|Thousands Pause Across Connecticut To View Solar Eclipse - Hartford CourantGoogle News / 14 h. 10 min. ago more|
Hartford CourantThousands Pause Across Connecticut To View Solar EclipseHartford CourantThe Great American Eclipse reached its peak in Connecticut at about 2:45 p.m. Monday, as thousands gathered throughout the state to get a view of what some are describing as the “celestial event of the century.” People scrambled Monday morning to get ...Partial solar eclipse hits peak viewing time in ConnecticutWFSBall 11 news articles »
|After 127 Years, the Gavel Falls on a Connecticut Courthouse - New York TimesGoogle News / 14 h. 11 min. ago more|
New York TimesAfter 127 Years, the Gavel Falls on a Connecticut CourthouseNew York TimesAs such, the courthouse, which handles major crimes and civil cases in this prosperous county in northwest Connecticut, will officially close on Friday. The Connecticut Judicial Branch will merge its district operations into a new court complex in ...
|Connecticut a major player in growing biotechnology sectorConnecticut News / 15 h. 14 min. ago more|
State Rep. William Tong, D-147, and Joe McGee, vice president of the Business Council of Fairfield County, watch a welding press demonstration by Brian Gourley, SonicsA' North American sales manager, welding product line, during an August 2017 visit to Sonics headquarters in Newtown, Conn. Tong and McGee are co-chairs of the state's Commission on Economic Competitiveness.
|Advanced Radiology's new Stamford imaging center is located at 1259 E. Main St.Connecticut News / 15 h. 14 min. ago more|
Clark Yoder, CEO of Advanced Radiology, is photograph on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the company's new imaging center in Stamford, Connecticut. Clark Yoder, CEO of Advanced Radiology, is photograph on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the company's new imaging center in Stamford, Connecticut.
|Phoenix Mercury troll the Connecticut Sun with the best eclipse tweet we've seen - ESPNGoogle News / 15 h. 19 min. ago more|
ESPNPhoenix Mercury troll the Connecticut Sun with the best eclipse tweet we've seenESPNBy now you're probably all eclipsed out, but you really need to see just one more thing related to Monday's event. However, this doesn't actually have anything to do with what you saw or didn't see... nor is it a lecture about why you shouldn't have ...and more »
|Solar Eclipse 2017 and What to Expect in ConnecticutNBC Connecticut / 15 h. 45 min. ago more|
On Monday, August 21 a rare total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast in the United States for the first time in 99 years. In fact, the total solar eclipse will be the first in the continental United States since 1979!Here in Connecticut we will not be in the path of totality (you'll have to wait until 2079 for that) but there is still plenty to see! Safe Ways to View Solar Eclipse What to ExpectThe solar eclipse in Connecticut will start around 1:25 p.m. when a small sliver of the sun will be masked by the moon. By 2:45 p.m. about 2/3 of the sun will be obscured by the moon making which is the most we'll see. By 4:00 p.m. the solar eclipse will end. This is known as a partial solar eclipse and has occured in Connecticut most recently on December 25, 2000 and May 10, 1994. How to Make a Pinhole Projector to Watch Solar Eclipse The total solar eclipse will occur only in a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina including Charleston, SC where I'll be for the event!How to View How to Prepare Your Pet for the Solar Eclipse The only way to safely view a solar eclipse is through special glasses that block damaging radiation from your eyes. You can purchase these glasses at many stores including CVS, Best Buy, and Lowes. Be sure to only purchase glasses with an ISO label ensuring they're safe for using.A pinhole or projection method can be used and is a nice idea for a project to do with kids. I remember making one of these in school to observe the 1994 eclipse in Guilford. Another option is shade 14 welding glasses - though these are likely to be sold out at many hardware stores.Looking at the solar eclipse with sunglasses or the naked eye can lead to permanent eye damage or even blindness. While it is safe to take your glasses off during totality Connecticut is outside the path of totality.What is an Eclipse Anyway?Solar eclipses occur during a new moon when the moon's shadow is cast on earth. During a new moon the sun, moon, and earth are in line with each other. The reason there isn't a solar eclipse every new moon is because the moon's orbit around earth and the earth's orbit around the sun are not in the same plane. Only once in a while do these planes intersect and a solar eclipse occurs.The moon's shadow is made up of a penumbra and a umbra. Only under the umbra is the moon's shadow complete resulting in a total eclipse (occasionally even with the umbra the moon is too far from earth resulting in an annular solar eclipse where a ring of the sun is still visible around the moon). In totality, a dramatic temperature drop (as much as 10 degrees) will accompany full darkness. From daylight to midnight in moments - a truly remarkable sight. Legendary WRC-TV meteorologist Bob Ryan described his first (Nantucket in 1970), and subsequent, solar eclipses in this wonderful Washington Post piece.In the penumbra (where we'll be) part of the sun will be obscured by the moon and less solar radiation will make it to us than we typically see in the afternoon. A temperature drop (likely several degrees) will accompany this as we enter in a portion of the moon's shadow. How Common Are They?Partial solar eclipses happen with a fair amount of regularity (2000 and 1994 being our most recent) while total solar eclipses are rare. The last total solar eclipse in Connecticut was in 1925 and the next isn't until 2079! If you're thinking there's no way you won't be around for the next total solar eclipse in Connecticut (check this calculator to see how old you'll be!) a total eclipse on April 8, 2024 will just miss us and plunge portions of Vermont and upstate New York into total darkness. We'll only be a tank of gas away from totality! This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
|Slain Woman Became Anti-Violence Activist After Sister DiedCBSlocal.com / 15 h. 48 min. ago more|
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who was found slain along with her young daughter last week had become an anti-domestic violence activist after her sister was killed four years ago, and authorities allege both women were killed by their boyfriends. Chaquinequea Brodie and her 9-year-old daughter were found dead Friday in their Waterbury apartment. Brodie’s 2-year-old daughter was found physically uninjured at the scene. Brodie’s boyfriend, Anthony Rutherford, was arraigned on murder and other charges Monday during an emotional hearing in Waterbury Superior Court. Shouting erupted, and a woman passed out and was treated by paramedics. A judge set Rutherford’s bail at $5.25 million and continued the case to Sept. 27. Brodie’s sister was Alyssiah Wiley, an Eastern Connecticut State University student whose dismembered body was found in Trumbull in 2013. Wiley’s boyfriend, Jermaine Richards, is facing a third trial on a murder charge, after the first two ended with deadlocked juries. After Wiley was killed, Brodie and her mother, Corrinna Martin, of West Haven, started Mothers of Victim’s Equality, a group that educates about dating and domestic violence. Martin wrote about losing a second daughter in a posting on the group’s website and said her faith in God has not been shaken. “The hardest thing for me as a parent to do is continue living on after suffering the brutally heinous lost of my baby … so I thought,” she wrote. “I know now that THE HARDEST THING is to continue to live on after suffering the brutally heinous lost of two more of my babies. “I beg all of you to make things right with one another because life is way to short to continue to live it with hatred, malice and loathe in your heart and especially towards your family,” she wrote. Police have not disclosed what led to Friday’s homicides or how the victims were killed. Authorities, however, charged Rutherford with gun crimes and said he had a handgun on him when he was arrested. No one answered the phone at the public defender’s office, which is representing Rutherford. State’s attorney Maureen Platt declined to comment on the case. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Merritt Parkway accident in Stratford causes delaysConnecticut News / 17 h. 26 min. ago more|
State police late Sunday afternoon were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the southbound lane of the Merritt Parkway between exit 54 and 53, according to dispatch reports. The 4:35 p.m. reports indicated injuries as a result of the accident.
|Risk Of Death Doubled By Alternative Cancer Treatments, Study SaysCBSlocal.com / 17 h. 43 min. ago more|
CBS Local — New medical research is claiming that cancer patients who opt for unconventional treatments are at much greater risk of dying from the disease. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine say that the chance of dying from cancer within five years more than doubled for patients using alternative treatments instead of standard medication. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, looked at the treatment of over 800 cancer patients. Nearly 300 of the patients had decided to receive a treatment other than more widely-used options like chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery. “They could be herbs, botanicals, homeopathy, special diets or energy crystals, which are basically just stones that people believe have healing powers,” lead author Dr. Skyler Johnson said. Skyler’s group found that cancer patients using alternative medicine were nearly two and a half times more likely to die within five years of their diagnosis. Patients with breast cancer were over five times more likely to die from the disease compared to people undergoing standard radiation treatment. The study also revealed that 41 percent of subjects suffering from lung cancer reportedly survived for more than five years using standard medication. The survival rate was only 20 percent among people using non-standard methods. The study found that users of alternative cancer treatments tended to be wealthier and highly-educated individuals. “Herbs and diets don’t sound expensive, but when these things are delivered through providers, they can come with a hefty bill,” says John Bridgewater of University College London Hospital. “It’s a multi-billion dollar industry. People pay more out-of-pocket for alternative treatments than they do for standard treatments.”
|Fan Essentials: What’s Most Exciting About The Mayweather-McGregor Fight?CBSlocal.com / 18 h. 12 min. ago more|
Ryan Mayer Fight week is here. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor meet on Saturday, August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The fight, that has been two years in the making, has experienced plenty of buildup. There’s been plenty of excitement during the lead up to the big event, from trash talking to sparring videos and everything in between. But, as exciting as the buildup has been, there’s still plenty to be excited about come Saturday night when the two fighters actually enter the ring. Showtime announcers and boxing analysts Mauro Ranallo, Al Bernstein and Paulie Malignaggi weighed in with their thoughts on what the most exciting aspect of the fight is. They’ve previously given their keys to both Mayweather and McGregor winning, but now, it’s all about what excited them the most about this match-up that is set to take place starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Showtime PPV and on the new Showtime pay-per-view app.
|Feds setting up designated habitat for endangered sturgeon Big News Network.com / 18 h. 26 min. ago more|
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The federal government is designating critical habitat for the Atlantic sturgeon in a step regulators say will help the fish recover its population....
|Man Beaten, Robbed In HamdenCBSlocal.com / 18 h. 52 min. ago more|
(Hamden, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Hamden Police are investigating after they say a man was attacked, beaten and robbed over the weekend. Police say they responded to Second Street around 8:30 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, they found a 56-year-old Wallingford man. Police say the victim was scheduled to meet a prostitute and when he arrived, two men demanded his belongings and threatened to stab him. The victim was then punched in the head and lost consciousness. He was later rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital with what police say are serious injuries. Investigators say the crooks made off with his cell phone and other items. The suspects were described only as black males between the ages of 18 and 20. Hamden Police ask anyone with information to give them a call..
|Man charged with killing activist, daughter to be arraigned Big News Network.com / 18 h. 56 min. ago more|
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man accused of killing an anti-domestic violence activist and her 9-year-old daughter faces murder and other charges....
|Keidel: Will Eight Ounce Gloves Really Matter In Mayweather-McGregor?CBSlocal.com / 19 h. 4 min. ago more|
By Jason Keidel In what cynics see as the final piece of pre-fight propaganda, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor have been approved to use eight-ounce gloves for their megafight on August 26, in Las Vegas. It’s all part of a narrative, some say, a cleverly-crafted plan, by both camps, to nudge the PR needle toward McGregor, who will be in his first prizefight while adhering to boxing’s rules, not those of UFC, the sport that made him a superstar. Will two ounces be the difference between winning and losing? Of course not. In fact, had the fighters weighed eight pounds lighter, they wouldn’t need any exemptions to wear eight-ounce gloves. But the Nevada State Athletic Commission requires that boxing matches between 154-pound fighters – the agreed upon weight for the fight on Aug 26 – are conducted with ten-ounce gloves. It’s that sleight of hand – or fist – that feeds Floyd Mayweather’s pre-bout campaign. In a jarring personal (or persona) makeover, Mayweather has spent much of the last month trying to convince the public that his opponent as the edge, at least on paper. In several interviews – the first one with Stephen A. Smith – Mayweather made the stunning declaration that McGregor indeed has the physical advantage. As the younger, stronger, and larger man, McGregor is Mayweather’s greatest challenge, so the undefeated champion says. And “GloveGate” is merely the cherry on top of this PR sundae. As with all things Mayweather, you wonder how much is ploy versus pugilism. So is this a new Mayweather at his modest best? If you’ve watched Showtime’s four-part preamble, “All Access” program on Friday nights, Mayweather has had an atypical camp, even by his theatrical standards. Between horseback riding and rollerblading, Mayweather is flashing his more pastoral side, time with his friends and family. But, in typical Mayweather fashion, he drastically switches gears to a different kind of nightlife, more befitting his adopted hometown, with his latest financial venture into a franchise of strip clubs. But now we are upon the week of the fight. With all the bluster, bombast, and barbs of their four-town tour melting into memory, an often toxic exchange of profanity and inelegant insults, everyone is focused entirely on the fight and the fighters, not their handlers, entourages, or monologues. No matter how much machismo goes into a media campaign, the matter is always settled in the squared circle, between two men, their minds, and their hands. Is Mayweather onto something? Will his reckoning come against this younger and stronger man who hasn’t fought under Queensbury rules? Or did the best chance to beat the loquacious champion slip out of the ring with Canelo Alvarez or Manny Pacquiao? It seems are only two camps – traditionalists and Millennials – and thus two breakdowns of this fight. Either you’re in the jaded circle that feels this fight is a farce, a legal heist with the outcome as certain as a WWE charade. Others, many of whom are UFC devotees, say McGregor not only has a shot, but will likely flatten Mayweather. But as someone who made his bones as a boxing writer, I say there’s a third group, and a middle ground. You can love boxing, embrace its icons and traditions, and still cherish the chance to watch this fight. You’re allowed to worship Hagler-Hearns and still be psyched about Saturday night. Boxing, MMA, or any mutation of prizefighting, is a sport. And like all sports, it’s entertainment. Can you honestly say you’re not entertained by the idea of McGregor v. Mayweather? At their professional hearts, the two fighters are showmen. And boxing, like football, baseball, and basketball, is promoted not just by athletic splendor, but also by characters. And let’s be candid, half the people who swear off this fight will be calling their friends to see if they’re showing the fight, if they can sneak under the symbolic velvet rope and watch the fight. It’s entertainment. And like the man said in the movie…are you not entertained? Jason writes a weekly column for CBS Local Sports. He is a native New Yorker, sans the elitist sensibilities, and believes there’s a world west of the Hudson River. A Yankees devotee and Steelers groupie, he has been scouring the forest of fertile NYC sports sections since the 1970s. He has written over 500 columns for WFAN/CBS NY, and also worked as a freelance writer for Sports Illustrated and Newsday subsidiary amNew York. He made his bones as a boxing writer, occasionally covering fights in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, but mostly inside Madison Square Garden. Follow him on Twitter @JasonKeidel.
|Sleep Experts Advise Students To Start School Bedtime RoutineCBSlocal.com / 19 h. 8 min. ago more|
(Storrs, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – With kids headed back to school over the next couple of weeks, one challenge they may face is getting out of summer sleep mode. The days of staying up until the wee hours and sleeping until noon are nearly over. Dr. Dan McNally, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center at UConn Health, says start changing the mindset now by moving bedtime back by a half hour per night. But McNally says some students,no matter what,still have difficulty. He says high school students are most susceptible and that could lead to underperformance in the early part of the school day. McNally says this time of year for youngsters is not unlike what many of us go through when we set the clocks ahead an hour in the springtime.
|Contenders And Pretenders In AL Wild Card RaceCBSlocal.com / 19 h. 34 min. ago more|
By Rich Arleo Before the inception of the second Wild Card spot in 2012, most teams knew whether they were in or out of the postseason race by the end of July. Since the addition of that second spot and the Wild Card Game, however, more and more teams have found themselves within a few games of a postseason berth longer than they normally would have. While this change has expanded the postseason picture in past years, never have fans seen a crowd quite like the current crop of NINE teams in the American League Wild Card race this season. At the start of play Monday, with just under a month-and-a-half left to go in the regular season, the New York Yankees hold a 2.5 game lead over the current holders of the second Wild Card spot, the Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins. Behind the Angels and Twins are six teams within just five games. Of those six teams, two of them are within 1.5 games, and the other four — the Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays — actually have losing records despite being just a few wins out. The potential scenarios come Oct. 1, the final day of the regular season, are seemingly endless and certainly crazy to think about. MLB has a plan for a potential four-way tie, which while highly unlikely certainly remains possible at this point. The four teams would get A,B,C,D designations based on a number of tiebreakers (the first being regular-season series wins against), and those teams would play for whichever spot they are tied for before moving on. Should MLB have a five, six or seven-way tie on its hands at the end of the season, then, well … they’ll be figuring out what to do along with the rest of us. While those wild scenarios are fun to dream about, it’s obviously more likely that one or two teams separate themselves from the pack and claim their spot in the end. With nine teams technically vying for two spots at the moment, let’s take a look at which teams are legitimate contenders, and which ones are just pretending. New York Yankees (66-57, 1st Wild Card) – Contender Among this large crop of Wild Card teams, the Yankees have certainly separated themselves with a 2.5 game hold on the first spot, which would mean the Wild Card Game would be played in the Bronx. The Yankees are also only five games out of first place in the American League East after dropping two out of three against the Red Sox over the weekend. Sitting nine games over .500 with 39 games remaining on their schedule, the Yankees have positioned themselves nicely for at least a Wild Card spot thanks to an impressive young offense, a very deep bullpen and somewhat-surprisingly strong starting pitching. The Yankees average 5.2 runs scored per game (third best in baseball) and allow 4.2 runs per game (fifth best) for a positive run differential of 0.9. Their Pythagorean Win-Loss record (expected record based on run differential) is 72-51, which means they’ve won six fewer games then they “should have” based on run differential. This can be attributed to their poor record in one-run games (15-21), and if they can improve on this during the rest of the season, they will have no trouble securing a spot and may even be able to win the division. Anaheim Angels (64-60, 2nd Wild Card) – Contender At the end of May when the Angels were sitting under .500 and facing 6-8 weeks without Mike Trout, most thought they were as good as done. But after battling through the month-plus without Trout while continuing to play around .500, they have come on strong in August (13-5 in their first 18 games) and find themselves holding onto the second Wild Card spot. Considering how they were able to weather the storm without Trout and now have their superstar back and playing well, the Angels have certainly made their case as a contender. They also have the backing of experienced long-time manager Mike Scioscia to go along with arguably the best player in the world in Trout and what has been a strong pitching staff, ranking 10th in the league in team ERA. Are the Angels as good as they have been in August? Probably not. Their run differential of 0.0 is middle of the pack, and based on their Pythagorean record (62-62) they’ve actually squeaked out a few more games than expected. In any other year the Angels might not be in contention, but in a year where it looks like a borderline .500 team is going to grab that second Wild Card spot, they have enough to stay the course, avoid a big losing streak and get in. Kansas City Royals (62-61, 1.5 GB) – Contender On May 31, the Royals were 22-30 and the fans and media were already asking questions about what they would do with core players Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain — all of whom will be unrestricted free agents at the end of the season. Many expect that at least one or two of the four would be traded before the Deadline in order to recoup some prospects before potentially losing them outright. But then the Royals got hot, and at the end of a nine-game winning streak they found themselves at 54-47 right before the Trade Deadline. So the Royals stood pat and held on to all of their stars, even making some additions with starter Trevor Cahill, relievers Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer, and outfielder Melky Cabrera. Unfortunately, things haven’t been great since then. Kansas City started August losing eight of 10 and now find themselves out of the playoffs — albeit by less than two games. With a run differential of -0.2, Pythagorean record (59-64) isn’t doing them any favors. Nonetheless, this Royals team has the talent and the playoff pedigree to make a run. Hosmer (.315/.378/.496) and Moustakas (35 homers) are carrying the offense and their bullpen — while not as deep as it was in past playoff runs —is good enough to keep teams at bay. Kansas City should be right in the thick of things through the end of the season. Minnesota Twins (63-59, t-2nd Wild Card) – Pretender The term “rollercoaster season” aptly fits the Twins. On May 27, Minnesota was 26-19 and one of the early surprise “feel good” stories in baseball sitting atop the AL Central. On July 23, they were just a game above .500 but acquired pitcher Jaime Garcia from the St. Louis Cardinals in an attempt to make a push. More acquisitions seemed to be on the horizon, but on July 30 they found themselves three games under .500 and ended up trading away Garcia and their closer Brandon Kintzler. After looking to be in full sell mode ready to look forward to ’18, the Twins have now won 11 of 15 and sit just a game out of the second Wild Card spot. The red-hot Indians have claimed a nice lead in the Central over both the Royals and Twins, but that second Wild Card spot seems to be open for either team. The Twins, however, don’t appear to be in line to claim that position. The Twins’ -0.3 run differential is one of the worst in the AL and they’ve actually won six more games than expected (57-65 Pythagorean record). Their 4.72 team ERA ranks 24th in baseball and their offense isn’t good enough to make up for that (578 runs, 17th in MLB). This streaky team probably has one more extended losing streak in them, which will keep them out of the postseason. Seattle Mariners (63-62, 1.5 GB) – Contender The ’17 Mariners have been about as mediocre as you can get. They are one game above .500 and rank 15th in runs scored, 16th in team ERA and 15th with a -0.1 run differential. So the question is, do they have a run in them? Despite being average in just about everything, the Mariners do have more star power than some of the other teams in this race. Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager form a formidable middle of the order with hit machine Jean Segura at the top, and the addition of Yonder Alonso and breakout of Ben Gamel gives the bottom of the lineup some depth. Seattle’s biggest issue has been health, and right now their two best starters — Felix Hernandez and James Paxton — are on the disabled list. Hernandez, who hasn’t pitched since July 31, is expected back either at the end of August or early September. Paxton was one of the best pitchers in baseball in the second half with a 5-0 record, 1.88 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings over six starts before hitting the DL on Aug. 11. This is Paxton’s second DL stint of the year, and injuries have been a major issue for the young lefty throughout his career. If King Felix and Paxton can return and pitch at their best come September, the Mariners will be able to push for the Wild Card. Texas Rangers (61-62, 2.5 GB) – Contender Since trading ace Yu Darvish at the Deadline, the Rangers are 11-7 with seven wins in their last 10 games. Texas sticks out from some of these other Wild Card hopefuls because of their offense (628 runs ranks fifth in baseball), which has given them a 0.3 run differential. Unlike the other teams ahead of them (minus the Yankees), their Pythagorean record (65-58) is better than their actual record, and this recent hot streak may have made up for some early tough-luck losses. Texas obviously would’ve been better equipped for a push with Darvish, but Cole Hamels and Andrew Cashner have pitched very well atop the rotation and the offense has caught fire. Behind low-average, high-power hitters like Joey Gallo, Rougned Odor and Mike Napoli, the Rangers have hit 194 homers, the second most in MLB behind the Houston Astros. Their offense can be very streak, but it could be enough to get them a Wild Card spot if they continue to get decent pitching. Tampa Bay Rays (61-65, 4 GB) – Pretender The Rays had a surprisingly impressive first half, pounding out 133 homers (fourth most in MLB) and staying right in the thick of not just the Wild Card, but the Division race as well. In the second half, however, the Rays have fallen back to earth. Their power has dissipated and they’ve lost 10 of 13 games to fall 11.5 out of the AL East and four back of the second spot. Tampa Bay’s Pythagorean record has them at 61-65, and given their slumping bats they may have run out of luck. The Rays’ pitching staff does give them some hope, with ace Chris Archer leading the way ahead of Jake Odorizzi but, surprising rookie Jacob Faria (3.32 ERA in 13 GS) just hit the DL. Tampa Bay can be and always has been a pesky team that will rarely go away quietly, but they just don’t have the depth to climb ahead of and stay ahead of the rest of this bunch. Baltimore Orioles (60-64, 4 GB) – Pretender Baltimore has been out of the race for much of the year, but they’ve been able to hover around .500 and kind of avoid a long losing streak that would knock them out. After last year’s heartbreaking extra-inning loss in the Wild Card Game, the O’s pretty much stood pat in the offseason and hoped to rely on continued offensive success and the development of young pitchers. While that has happened to some extent, the starting pitching outside of Dylan Bundy has been atrocious. The Orioles’ 4.92 team era is third worst in baseball, and it’s only that low because of their strong bullpen. Their starters have a 5.65 ERA and .285 batting average against this season, both topped only by the Cincinnati Reds. Bundy is the only starter with a sub-5.00 ERA, and even he has had his struggles in the second half. The Orioles can hit with the best of them, but their pitching isn’t just bad, it’s to the point where it will keep them from making any sort of run down the stretch, no matter how hot their offense may get. Toronto Blue Jays (59-65, 5 GB) – Pretender The fact that the Blue Jays are even in the playoff discussion at this point in the season is somewhat shocking after the first half they had. Toronto was 41-47 at the break and were seven games below .500 just 10 days ago, but a recent run of seven wins in the past 10 games coupled with the mediocrity in the rest of the league has kept them in the hunt despite still being three games under .500. The Wild Card Game winners last year have struggled to overcome the loss of Edwin Encarnacion to free agency and Troy Tulowitzki to injury. Jose Bautista is having his worst season in quite some time, Kendrys Morales hasn’t done enough to pick up the slack of Encarnacion and the rest of the lineup outside of Justin Smoak has struggled all year up until a recent surge. Josh Donaldson has broken out of his season-long slump in August, raising his batting average from .249 to .272 in just 15 games with nine homers and 21 RBIs in that stretch. Unfortunately, it might be too little too late. Toronto has already outperformed its expected record (54-70), and with last year’s darling Marco Estrada looking lost on the mound this season, Marcus Stroman and a few hot bats probably won’t be enough for Toronto to climb over all these teams. *Records, stats accurate as of Aug. 21, 2017
|Your Local Solar Eclipses Parties and EventsNBC Connecticut / 20 h. 33 min. ago more|
Don’t get left in the dark on the solar eclipse. The moon will pass in front of the sun, around 2:45 p.m. today, temporarily blocking the sunlight from reaching the Earth’s surface.Check out your local solar eclipse viewing party and remember to be safe as you view this exciting natural phenomenon! Trump Vows to Win the Seemingly Unwinnable War: Analysis Great American Solar Eclipse ViewingWhere: Amphitheater at Elm Ridge Park, Rocky HillWhen: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Details: The Cora J. Belden Library is hosting the event and the first 1,000 registrants will get free eclipse viewing glasses. Eclipse-related activities will take place.A Total Eclipse CelebrationWhere: Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Ave., HartfordWhen: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Details: Various activities include yoga with a certified children’s instructor, educational activities, and food trucks 42 Hurt After Train Crash in Pennsylvania Solar Eclipse at Van Vleck ObservatoryWhere: Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill, MiddletownWhen: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Details: Wesleyan University is hosting the event and telescopes will be open for public viewing and eclipse-safe glasses will be provided. The John Monroe Van Vleck Professor of Astronomy, Bill Herbst will be available for brief interviews and questions.Solar Eclipse Viewing PartyWhere: Horsebarn Hill Road, next to the UConn Dairy Bar in StorrsWhen: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Details: 150 solar eclipse glasses for first arrivals. There will be a tutorial on eclipses before the eclipse and a Q and A with an astrophysicist after the eclipse. A pin-hole making activity will take place for the kids. Mattis in Baghdad: ISIS Militants Caught in Military Vise Solar Eclipse at the Children’s MuseumWhere: The Children's Museum, 960 Trout Brook Dr, West HartfordWhen: 1:20 p.m. to 4 p.m.Details: Telescopes will be open to the public and educators will be demonstrating how to view the eclipse with a pinhole projection. Eclipse viewing is included with general museum admission.Partial Solar Eclipse @ LFOPWhere: The Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium, 355 Prospect St, New HavenWhen: 1:25 p.m. - 4 p.m.Details: Solar telescopes will be provided as well a eclipse glasses while supplies last. There will also be a live video feed of the eclipse from different vantage points in the country.The Eclipse 2017 Observing EventWhere: Glastonbury Planetarium, 95 Oak St, GlastonburyWhen: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Details: Event will take place in the field next to the planetarium. The planetarium will provide solar viewers for guests as well as properly-fitted telescopes. There will also be a short presentation of the eclipse as well as a live stream of the eclipse from the planetarium’s dome. The planetarium recommends attendees bring blankets, lawn chairs, etc. for the event.Solar Eclipse Viewing PartyWhere: Ballard Park, RidgefieldWhen: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Details: Activities will take place throughout the day and glasses will be provided to attendees at the event.Solar Eclipse Viewing at WASWhere: Rolnick Observatory, 182 Bayberry Ln, WestportWhen: 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.Details: Viewing equipment and eye protection will be provided.Solar Eclipse Viewing PartyWhere: John J. McCarthy Observatory, New Milford High School, Route 7When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Details: An assortment of protected telescopes and binoculars will be provided and volunteers will be demonstrating how to make pin-hole devices to view the eclipse safely.“Howl at the Sun” Eclipse PartyWhere: Pratt Street in downtown HartfordWhen: Noon to 2 p.m.Details: Register to win Wolf Pack prizes, receive promotional codes for the Wolf Pack’s October 6 home opener game, jump on the Wolf Pack inflatable, and meet “Sonar” the Wolf Pack’s mascot. Note, viewing the solar eclipse is not included in this event.“Lights Out Across the USA”Where: Treworgy Planetarium at Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, MysticWhen: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Details: Interactive screens will display a display feed of the eclipse as it makes its way across the country. Free with regular museum admission. Includes informational programs throughout the day.New Haven Free Public Library is hosting parties and will have stories and snacks at all branches. The event is 5 and up. Special glasses will be available while they last: Fair Haven Library, 182 Grand Ave., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.Stetson Library, 200 Dixwell Ave., 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.Wilson Library, 303 Washington Ave., 2:15 p.m. Ives Main Library, 133 Elm St., 3 p.m. Photo Credit: Getty Images
|Arraignment For Man Charged With Killing Activist, DaughterCBSlocal.com / 20 h. 45 min. ago more|
WATERBURY, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A Connecticut man accused of killing an anti-domestic violence activist and her 9-year-old daughter faces murder and other charges. Anthony Rutherford is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday in Waterbury Superior Court. Police say 29-year-old Chaquinequea Brodie and her daughter were found dead Friday in their Waterbury apartment. Brodie’s 2-year-old daughter was found screaming outside, but was physically uninjured. The motive for the killings hasn’t been announced. Authorities say the 28-year-old Rutherford had been living with Brodie. Brodie was vice president of Mothers of Victim’s Equality, a nonprofit group that educates about dating and domestic violence. A vigil in her memory was planned for Monday evening. Rutherford is detained on $2.5 million bail. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
|There Is Still Time To Win Your Fantasy Baseball LeagueCBSlocal.com / 21 h. 20 min. ago more|
By Sam McPherson It happens to every fantasy baseball owner eventually: At the end of the season, you miss out on a league prize by one measly home run or one stolen base. With a few extra stats here or there, you’re celebrating instead of complaining about injuries, luck and whatnot. However, there’s an easy way to avoid that kind of October misery: Don’t ever give up. Those near-winning finishes almost always are the result of negligence. A smart fantasy baseball team owner will keep her/his eye on the rules and the standings to make sure they’ve maximized every opportunity for the entire six-month season. Yes, that’s no easy feat when we have families, jobs and other things going on. But it’s the price to pay for fielding a winning team most of the time. With just 40 or so games left on the Major League Baseball schedule over the next six weeks, there is still time to win your league. Keep an eye on your position maximums if your league has them, and make sure you aren’t being shortchanged by your roster. Make daily moves if you can to get more plate appearances for your hitters and more innings/starts for your pitchers. Leave no stone unturned in these final six weeks, and you will find yourself much more content at the end of the season than if you did not do so. Players to Get Onto Your Roster Now 1. Trevor Bauer, SP, Cleveland Indians: The overall numbers are ugly (4.50 ERA, 1.418 WHIP), but focus instead on what he’s done lately (1.51 ERA, 1.206 WHIP since late July). For some reason, Bauer is still hittable despite posting great strikeout rates (38 Ks in his last 35 2/3 innings pitched). Grab him while he’s hot and ride it out for some wins and Ks. He may revert to his ugly side at any time, so keep an eye on him. 2. Dinelson Lamet, SP, San Diego Padres: At this point in the season, it’s about grabbing the hot hand, and like Bauer above, Lamet is hot right now. Since the All-Star break, he is 4-1 with a 3.41 and 37 Ks in 34 1/3 innings. He is doing this on one of the worst teams in baseball, as well. The 1.019 WHIP since mid-July is a bonus. 3. Byron Buxton, OF, Minnesota Twins: Back on April 17, we suggested dropping him, and it was well deserved then. Now, if you need cheap steals, he’s yours to be had. Since the start of July, Buxton is hitting .356 in 28 games, with eight SBs. You can ignore his overall numbers (which are ugly, due to that slow start), and enjoy the hot streak he is on right now. 4. Cory Spangenberg, UTL, San Diego Padres: He may have eligibility at second, third and the outfield, depending on your league rules. Along with a .278 average, 12 HRs and eight SBs, though, Spangenberg can be a good fill-in guy for your roster that has a hole in it somewhere due to injury, etc. But he’s hitting over .300 since the start of June, and that’s consistency any team can use right now, especially at second base. Players to Sit/Drop This Week 1. Trevor Rosenthal, RP, St. Louis Cardinals: Looks like bad injury news for the Cards closer and his elbow. If you were able to snag him earlier this year, you enjoyed a handful of saves he earned plus those stunning 76 Ks in just 47 2/3 innings. But the 2017 ride could be over for Rosenthal, since getting a “second opinion” on an injury to your throwing arm is never a good sign. 2. Gregory Polanco, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: After a mediocre first half (just eight HRs and eight SBs), fantasy owners were hoping he would turn it around in the second half. Nope. Polanco hit just .125 this month and is now injured. His 2016 season (22 HRs, 86 RBI, 17 SBs) seems like a distant memory, and if you kept him in your lineup this long, you’re probably in the lower half of the league standings. 3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Boston Red Sox: It’s hard to remember, but this guy was the 2007 American League Rookie of the Year and the 2008 AL Most Valuable Player. Oh, how the mighty have fallen! Pedroia hasn’t even been an All-Star selection since 2013, and this season his power is near an all-time low for his career (.406 slugging percentage). Pedroia’s speed is gone now, too (just four SBs). He’s hurt now, as well, so the team will protect him for postseason play. You don’t have that same luxury. 4. Brent Suter, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: He was the flavor of the month in July when he posted a 1.50 ERA over five starts. Now, after three terrible starts (8.16 ERA) in August, he’s on the disabled list with rotator cuff trouble. Uh oh. Hopefully, he’s not still on your roster, but if he is, it’s time to let him go and be thankful for what you did get out of him this summer.
|Police: Woman Drives Vehicle Into Package Store, Charged With DUICBSlocal.com / 21 h. 49 min. ago more|
NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A Rhode Island woman faces a DUI charge after state police say she drove her Dodge Charger into a liquor store in North Stington Saturday afternoon. Police say Katrina Oliver, 48, of West Kingston, RI, struck the Cork and Barrel liquor store on Clarks Falls Road around 3:50 p.m. No one was hurt in the crash. Oliver failed a field sobriety test and was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, said police. Oliver is due in New London Superior Court on September 5.
|Police: 3-year-old expected to survive after shooting selfConnecticut News / 22 h. 4 min. ago more|
Officials say a 3-year-old Connecticut boy is expected to survive after he shot himself in the shoulder with his father's gun. Hartford police say the boy was seriously injured in the shooting Saturday and was driven to the hospital by his parents.
|Connecticut gets ready to view solar eclipseConnecticut News / 1 d. 0 h. 12 min. ago more|
The excitement of the solar eclipse is spreading across Connecticut, as people get ready to turn their eyes to the sky. A total solar eclipse in the U.S. is a once in a lifetime event for many.
|Police: 3-year-old expected to survive after shooting self Big News Network.com / 1 d. 3 h. 58 min. ago more|
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Officials say a 3-year-old Connecticut boy is expected to survive after he shot himself in the shoulder with his father's gun....
|210-year-old seminary merging with Yale Divinity School Big News Network.com / 1 d. 3 h. 58 min. ago more|
A 210-year-old seminary outside Boston will be packing up for Yale University, a move that will unite two institutions with deep historical ties and shore up the finances of the Andover Newton Theolog
|Bridgeport man to be sentenced for sex trafficking teen girl Big News Network.com / 1 d. 3 h. 58 min. ago more|
Brandon Williams is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court in Hartford. He pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor in March and faces 12 to 15 years in prison under sentencing guidelin
|"Women Are Fickle" And A Little Tricky At Opera PaloozaConnecticut News / 1 d. 4 h. 21 min. ago more|
A crowd of hundreds gathered on the Green Saturday evening to hear the other-worldly vocal acrobatics of young opera singers for the city's second Opera Palooza. The event was presented by the City of New Haven and produced by the city's department of arts, culture, and tourism along with Salt Marsh Opera, Connecticut Alliance for Music, and Find Your Voice.
|Guarding election integrityConnecticut News / 1 d. 8 h. 42 min. ago more|
In 1993, when President Clinton signed the National Voter Registration Act , its boosters claimed that it would solve, once and for all, a plethora of problems plaguing the nation's voter registration rolls. However, like many ballyhooed efforts, the Motor Voter Law, as it is best known, resulted in an even crazier system, with such absurdities as millions of people registered in more than one state, cemeteries full of active "voters," and noncitizens "inadvertently" placed on voter rolls.
|Cornet posts 6-0, 6-0 win at Connecticut Open Big News Network.com / 1 d. 9 h. 35 min. ago more|
Although most of the Connecticut Open action on Sunday involved qualifying matches, two matches in the main draw at New Haven were completed. Alize Cornet of France blew past Yulia Putintseva of Kaza
|Lucic-Baroni, Cornet move to 2nd round of Connecticut OpenABCNews.com / 1 d. 11 h. 1 min. ago more|
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia and Alize Cornet of France won first-round matches at the Connecticut Open
|Capitol Report: Senator Murphy walks across Connecticut, talks President TrumpConnecticut News / 1 d. 13 h. 12 min. ago more|
Senator Chris Murphy laced up his sneakers, filled the CamelBak, and hit the backroads for his second annual Walk Across Connecticut. "People this week have been concerned about Charlottesville," stated Sen. Murphy.
|Sun run over Mercury 94-66 Big News Network.com / 1 d. 13 h. 43 min. ago more|
Jonquel Jones scored 20 points and Alyssa Thomas had a double-double to lead the Connecticut Sun past the visiting Phoenix Mercury 94-66 on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena. Alyssa Thomas finished with 17
|Wesleyan observatory open to public for eclipse viewing Big News Network.com / 1 d. 19 h. ago more|
Visitors also will be able to tour exhibits and see images from a 1925 solar eclipse that passed directly over the school. The observatory will have on hand some protective glasses for viewing the ecl
|Flying field to display resolution defending Wrights' flight Big News Network.com / 1 d. 19 h. ago more|
An Ohio lawmaker has given a framed copy of his resolution repudiating Connecticut's claim that another aviator beat the Wright brothers as first in flight to an aviation history organization....
|Ready For Back-To-School Shopping? It's Tax-Free Week In ConnecticutConnecticut News / 1 d. 21 h. 59 min. ago more|
Just in time for back-to-school shopping, it's time for the "Sales Tax Free Week" across Connecticut - saving residents from the 6.35 percent sales tax on a number of items. The special shopping event, which runs from Sunday, Aug. 20, to Saturday, Aug. 26, according to the state Department of Revenue Services.
|Way Back When... 1797Connecticut News / 2 d. 2 h. 22 min. ago more|
Connecticut's first abolitionist society, the Connecticut Society for the Promotion of Freedom and the Relief of Persons Unlawfully Held in Bondage, was formed in 1790 formed. Waterbury's slave-owning Rev.
|Stamford considers banning cellphone use while crossing streetConnecticut News / 2 d. 6 h. 38 min. ago more|
Shilpa Dev, 29, of Stamford listens to music on her cell phone as she crosses Broad Street on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut. Shilpa Dev, 29, of Stamford listens to music on her cell phone as she crosses Broad Street on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut.
|Police: Crews find bodies of 2 missing fishermenConnecticut News / 2 d. 10 h. 53 min. ago more|
Fairfield police Chief Gary McNamara tells The Connecticut Post that the two bodies were recovered after 4 p.m. Saturday. He identified the victims as 32-year-old Victor Paulino and 40-year-old Jose Cruz, both of Yonkers, New York.
|Fire chief placed on leave amid racial insensitivity probeABCNews.com / 4 d. 11 h. 42 min. ago more|
A Connecticut fire chief has been placed on paid leave after an investigation faulted him for racial insensitivity and concluded minority firefighters have a reason to perceive racial bias in the department
|Cafe no longer being probed in death of Chris Berman's wifeABCNews.com / 4 d. 14 h. 38 min. ago more|
Connecticut officials have closed an investigation of a restaurant after finding no violations in connection with a car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman
|US court delays deportation of immigrant in ConnecticutABCNews.com / 4 d. 15 h. 8 min. ago more|
A U.S. appeals court has delayed the deportation of an immigrant from Guatemala with no criminal record who lives in Connecticut with his wife and two young children
|Black fire chief snubbed on department's wall of honorABCNews.com / 5 d. 14 h. 48 min. ago more|
An investigation prompted by a Connecticut fire chief's refusal to hang a photograph of the department's first black chief on a wall of honor faulted him for racial insensitivity
|Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closedABCNews.com / 6 d. 4 h. 44 min. ago more|
The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died
|Cafe under investigation in death of ESPN broadcaster's wifeABCNews.com / 6 d. 12 h. 34 min. ago more|
Connecticut officials are investigating a restaurant where authorities say the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman had lunch before she died in a car crash
|Talk Show Producer, Where We LiveCPBN / 12 d. 15 h. 32 min. ago more|
Job title: Talk Show Producer, Where We Live. Reports To: Executive Producer, WNPR. Job Summary: Join the team that produces Where We Live, one of WNPR’s signature award-winning daily programs hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil. The call-in show explores where we live in Connecticut, who we are, and our place in the world. The position serves as producer for WNPR’s morning news/talk show, Where We Live and successful candidate will pitch a wide range of show ideas and books and will interview guests, research topics, and follow news and trends. Candidate will create content for WNPR.org and is proficient in using various social media platforms. Responsibilities: ● Generates ideas and works closely with show host, other producers, and reporters to develop program segments. Develops long-term coverage ideas for the show, including series and specials. ● Pitches show ideas, books and researches guests, researches and writes daily scripts and show rundowns for on-air, website and promotional use. ● Records and edits audio. Produces and mixes content using audio equipment and digital editing software. ● Updates show in real time with emails, Twitter, and Facebook messages. Screens and curates listener phone calls during show, and responds to listener requests and correspondence. ● Produces web content, including daily uploads and updates of web page, photography and photo editing. ● Assists in promotions and outreach including live events. ● Requires occasional work on nights and weekends. ● Other duties as assigned. Required Skills and Qualifications: ● Radio production and/or reporting experience preferred. ● Positive attitude, ability to work independently as well as with Host and producers in a team environment. ● Keeps informed of state, national, world news and cultural events. Reads a variety of publications and online news sources. ● Naturally curious, possesses ability to look at issues from a variety of perspectives. ● Ability to multitask, meet tight deadlines and perform under pressure of live broadcasting. ● Strong ability to write and edit copy to NPR guidelines. ● Computer literacy, ability to learn broadcast console and remote recorder operation. ● Stays informed on the latest trends in podcasting and audio production. To Apply: Send resume, cover letter (including where candidate learned about the position), and salary requirements to: Human Resources, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105 or email to email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The post Talk Show Producer, Where We Live appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|WNPR Health Equity and Access ForumCPBN / 21 d. 19 h. 53 min. ago more|
Join the conversation at the Hartford Public Library’s Center for Contemporary Culture on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. for the Connecticut Health Foundation’s Health Equity and Access Forum, hosted by WNPR. Are Bias and Stereotyping Factors in the Health Care System? We’ll ask the questions “Is structural bias and stereotyping in the health care system a factor in disparate outcomes? If so, how does it manifest and how can we address it?” Special guests include: Crystal Emery, New Haven-based filmmaker, writer, and activist – Emery is the director of Black Women in Medicine, a 2016 documentary that recounts stories of prejudice and victory experienced by black women physicians across the country. She is also the founder of URU The Right To Be, Inc., a non-profit media production organization that works to promote cultural competency and collaboration among diverse racial, social, and economic groups. Dr. Forrester Lee, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs at the Yale School of Medicine – Lee earned his MD from Yale University in 1979. His research interests include congestive heart treatment, heart rate variability, and minority population cardiovascular health care access. Dr. Dowin Boatright, Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine and Emergency Medicine physician – Boatright earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine along with an MBA from Rice University. Dr. Boatright completed residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health. He is interested in diversity in medicine, high utilizers of the emergency department, and emergency department quality measures. Yolanda Caldera-Durant, Director of Programs at Fund the People – Previously, Caldera-Durant served as Senior Program Officer on health equity issues at the Connecticut Health Foundation and, concurrently, Program Director of the Foundation’s state-wide Health Leaders Fellows Program. She previously served on the board of Project Access New Haven, which serves to increase access to medical care and services for underserved patients in the Greater New Haven area. Hosted by John Dankosky, Host of NEXT and The Wheelhouse on WNPR and Executive Editor of the New England News Collaborative Admission is free, but registration is required. In partnership with: For questions, please contact Audience Care at 860-275-7550 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The post WNPR Health Equity and Access Forum appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|Reporter, WNPR (Two-Year Grant-Funded Position)CPBN / 27 d. 22 h. 13 min. ago more|
Job Title: Reporter, WNPR (Two-Year Grant-Funded Position) Reports To: News Director, WNPR Job Summary: WNPR, the local NPR affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut, is looking for a reporter to join a nationwide five-person team of journalists with a specific mandate: to improve the diversity of issues, voices, and perspectives in public media storytelling. This network of journalists will take a fresh examination of race and diversity — bringing context to issues that are similar and different across the United States. We are at pivotal moment in how we view, discuss, and think about race and ethnicity in this country. Public media strives to tell stories that accurately reflect all segments of our communities. Funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, each of the four participating stations (WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut, St. Louis Public Radio, KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri, and Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, OR) is hiring a reporter. In addition, St. Louis Public Radio is hiring an editor who will lead the team of reporters. We aim to cover a wider scope of issues than we currently do; hear from people who are often overlooked; and expand the impact of our reporting across a broader spectrum of communities. The ideal candidate should be open to working on an innovative, experimental, and collaborative team. Radio experience isn’t necessary, but a passion for audio storytelling and the mission of public media is essential. Being a part of this reporting project will give you the opportunity to report on issues that are specific to the region and the nation. You’ll be able to file stories for NPR and to create multimedia stories. Responsibilities: Research, report, write radio and digital stories for the project and WNPR. Communicate with the St. Louis-based editor and station news director on a daily basis. Build sources, develop ideas and work with the editor on daily and long-form stories. Serve as general assignment reporter for radio and digital storytelling. Required Skills and Qualifications: At least three years experience in a daily newsroom environment. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field required; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for the job. Excellent writing skills, proven news judgment and journalistic integrity. Ability and willingness to work a varied schedule. Ability to work with editors, producers, and students in a team environment. Familiarity with AP style and the ability to write excellent headlines. To Apply: Send resume and a letter of interest that discusses 1) three relevant story ideas you would tackle if hired, and 2) what you think public media is missing in its coverage of race and diversity issues to: Human Resources, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105 or email to email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The post Reporter, WNPR (Two-Year Grant-Funded Position) appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|CPTV Announces CPTV SpiritCPBN / 28 d. 17 h. 37 min. ago more|
New Television Channel Launches August 1 HARTFORD, Conn. (July 24, 2017) – Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) has announced the launch of a new public media television channel, CPTV Spirit, beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2017. “Designed to help people explore their passions, CPTV Spirit is for the ‘doers,’ ‘makers,’ and ‘adventurers’ who crave more action, edgier documentaries, and more active ways to feed their curiosity,” said Elizabeth Messina, vice president, media strategy for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). CPTV Spirit will replace CPTV Sports on that same channel location and will be available statewide. To find the channel location on your cable carrier, visit cptv.org/cable-channels. CPTV Spirit will include programming related to science, travel, cooking, and art, as well as a number of other topics, specifically geared towards viewers who are actively seeking to experience and understand more about the world. “CPTV Spirit will offer many shows that appeal to our core audience, while also allowing us to attract a new and more diverse audience,” says CPBN President and CEO Jerry Franklin. “With this new channel, we are excited to continue serving our public and providing the information and education that helps to navigate their neighborhoods and their world.” CPTV will continue to offer its core PBS and local programming on its existing channel, on cable systems, and over-the-air traditional broadcast channels statewide. CPTV and CPTV Spirit programming will be available for traditional appointment viewing, and many programs will also be available on demand online and via CPTV Passport, CPTV’s video-on-demand service for members. For more information about CPTV Spirit, visit cptv.org/spiritofadventure. About Connecticut Public Broadcasting The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org. The post CPTV Announces CPTV Spirit appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|WNPR Launches Making Her Story: A Where We Live Special SeriesCPBN / 33 d. 19 h. 31 min. ago more|
In July, WNPR’s Lucy Nalpathanchil sat down with Cindi Bigelow, President and CEO of Bigelow Tea, to kick off Making Her Story, a three-part summer series featuring prominent Connecticut women at The Warner Theatre in Torrington. Before a live audience, the Where We Live host spoke with Bigelow about her personal journey, her goals for the future, and what she wants the next generation of female leaders to know. Audience members were also welcome to join a brief reception featuring Bigelow, Nalpathanchil, and the production team from WNPR. Making Her Story continues August 8 with featured guest Priyamvada Natarajan, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University. To purchase tickets, visit the Warner Theatre Box Office online. The post WNPR Launches Making Her Story: A Where We Live Special Series appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network Names Jeff Cohen News Director of WNPRCPBN / 40 d. 18 h. 30 min. ago more|
HARTFORD, CT – (July 12, 2017) Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) today announced it has appointed Jeff Cohen as News Director of WNPR, its network of public radio stations in Connecticut, western Massachusetts and eastern Long Island affiliated with National Public Radio (NPR). “Jeff has been a vital member of the WNPR team since 2010. His comprehensive knowledge of Connecticut mixed with his fresh, thorough reporting of local, regional and national issues makes him the right person to lead WNPR’s news division into the future,” said Jerry Franklin, president and CEO of CPBN. “Jeff’s is a voice you can count on.” Cohen, 42, has been a WNPR reporter and occasional host for All Things Considered since 2010. During his past seven years on the news staff, Cohen has reported on notable stories, including the tragic 2012 Newtown shootings, the controversy surrounding the Hartford minor-league baseball stadium development, Hartford city politics, and health issues such as the Affordable Care Act and medical education. Cohen has recently taken part in Investigative Reporters & Editors’ training in computer-assisted and data reporting. Many of Cohen’s reports have been featured nationally on NPR. Prior to joining WNPR, Cohen was a reporter at the Hartford Courant and the Meriden Record-Journal and was a freelance writer for the New York Times. He’s also the author of two children’s books. Cohen is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He and his family live in Middletown, CT. Cohen officially started in his role as News Director on June 1. About Connecticut Public Broadcasting The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org. The post Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network Names Jeff Cohen News Director of WNPR appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|CPTV Nominated for 8 Regional Emmy AwardsCPBN / 97 d. 20 h. 9 min. ago more|
Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) is proud to announce that it has received eight nominations from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter Regional Emmy® Awards for the 2016 television season. The 40th Boston/New England Emmy® Awards Ceremony will take place Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place, Boston, MA. CPTV’s nominations are as follows: Health/Science Program/Special Communities in Crisis: Battling Connecticut’s Heroin Epidemic, A CPTV Town Hall Sara Conner, Producer/Writer Diane Smith, Host-Moderator Larry Roeming, Audio/Editor Sam Hockaday, Motion Graphics Todd Gray, Art Design Mike Dunphy, Photographer Thomas Nelson, Editor Connecticut Public Television Informational/Instructional Made in Connecticut II Christina DeFranco, Producer/Director/Writer/Host Mike Dunphy, Director of Photography Thomas Nelson, Online Editor Sam Hockaday, Motion Graphics Designer Larry Roeming, Audio Carol Sisco, Executive Producer Connecticut Public Television Interstitial Amplify: The Meadows Brothers at Heublein Tower Heather Fay Dawson, Executive Producer/Editor Larry Roeming, Audio David Wurtzel, Camera And Colorist Tikeyah Whittle, Camera Sam Hockaday, Graphics Mike Dunphy, Camera Joshua Gaestel, Director Of Photography Alan Venitosh, Audio And Mix Engineer Connecticut Public Television Ethan’s Music Room Ethan Bortnick, Talent Gene Bortnick, Producer Paul Pfeffer, Director/Writer Donna Sodipo, Producer Kathryn Eber, Writer Marge Kennedy, Writer Tyler Russell, Production Crew Robert Trotta, Audio David Wurtzel, Editor Sam Hockaday, Lead Graphics Designer Joshua Gaestel, Production Crew Connecticut Public Television Director Non-Live (Post Produced) Off the Menu Tikeyah Whittle, Director Connecticut Public Television On Tap: New England Brewing Co. Heather Fay Dawson, Director Connecticut Public Television Photographer Short Form 2016 Composite David Wurtzel, Cinematographer Tyler Russell, Cinematographer Connecticut Public Television Informational/Instructional Ireland’s Great Hunger & the Irish Diaspora Rebecca Abbott, Director/Co-Producer Liam O’Brien, Co-Producer Christine Kinealy, Historical Advisor RAbbott Media/Connecticut Public Television The complete list of nominations can be found here. The post CPTV Nominated for 8 Regional Emmy Awards appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.