Connecticut - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Connecticut Lawyer fee ruling overturned in international custody case HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A court on Monday overturned an order for a Connecticut financier to pay nearly $90,000 in attorney fees racked up by a British television host during a long-running and bitter international child custody dispute. The Connecticut Appellate Court issued the decision in the custody case between Peter Rinfret and Melissa Porter. A lowe... Mon, 22 May 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-05-22T19:46:00Z Early heat wave breaking records in Northeast US cities BOSTON (AP) — Heat records were burning up Thursday in cities in the Northeast as the region gets a summer preview. The mercury reached 92 degrees in Boston shortly after noon Thursday, breaking the old record of 91 degrees for May 18 set in 1936, according to the National Weather Service. The 81-year-old record for the day of 90 degree... Fri, 19 May 2017 01:11:00 GMT 2017-05-19T01:11:00Z Memorial service held for wife of ESPN broadcaster Berman WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — A memorial service honoring the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has been held in Connecticut. The Hartford Courant reports ( ) friends, colleagues and relatives of Berman and his wife gathered Wednesday at Seymour St. John Chapel at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford. Sixty... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:12:00 GMT 2017-05-17T21:12:00Z Trump lashes out at critics, 'naysayers,' unfair treatment NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at his "critics and naysayers" following more than a week of negative news coverage beginning with his sudden decision to fire James Comey as FBI director. In an address to the newest group of U.S. Coast Guard officers, Trump urged the 195 graduates in the Class of 2017 to "put your head... Wed, 17 May 2017 18:33:00 GMT 2017-05-17T18:33:00Z Trump: 'No Politician Has Been Treated Worse' During a graduation speech at the Coast Guard Academy in Conn., President Donald Trump complained about the coverage of his administration, saying no... Wed, 17 May 2017 17:25:00 GMT 2017-05-17T17:25:00Z The Latest: Trump decries unfair treatment by media NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (all times local): 12:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that no other politician has been treated more unfairly by the media. But he says, "you cannot let them get you down." ... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:29:00 GMT 2017-05-17T16:29:00Z ESPN's Mowins set to be 1st woman to call NFL game since '87 BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN has tapped Beth Mowins to call the second part of a season-opening "Monday Night Football" doubleheader in September, making her the first woman do play-by-play duties on an NFL game in 30 years. The network says Mowins will team with former NFL Coach Rex Ryan when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Denver Broncos on Sept. 11. M... Tue, 16 May 2017 15:40:00 GMT 2017-05-16T15:40:00Z Police obtain amateur video of 15-year-old who was shot BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A video that apparently shows a 15-year-old after he was shot by a police officer in Connecticut was obtained by state police, authorities confirmed Sunday. Police said they have seen the video posted Friday on Twitter and Instagram by Giovanni Rivera, who says he's the cousin of Jayson Negron. Police said Bridg... Sun, 14 May 2017 22:24:00 GMT 2017-05-14T22:24:00Z Memorial service set for wife of ESPN broadcaster CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — A memorial service has been set in Connecticut for the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman. Sixty-seven-year-old Katherine Ann Berman, of Cheshire, was killed in a two-vehicle traffic crash Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury. The Hartford Courant reports ( that Berman's family is holdi... Sun, 14 May 2017 16:38:00 GMT 2017-05-14T16:38:00Z Wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman dies in car crash WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday. Katherine Ann Berman, 67, a teacher, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury, state police said. The other victim was identified by police as Edward Bertulis, 87, of Waterbury. Thu, 11 May 2017 03:40:00 GMT 2017-05-11T03:40:00Z The Latest: Berman family 'overwhelmed' by support WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the death of the wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman (all times local): 11:35 p.m. ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman and his two adult children say they're "overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and sympathy" following the death of Berman's wife in a traffic crash in Connecticut. The... Thu, 11 May 2017 03:39:00 GMT 2017-05-11T03:39:00Z Questions remain on Hernandez wealth after conviction erased BOSTON (AP) — Questions abound after a judge erased ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in a 2013 killing. Chief among them: What, if any, wealth did the former New England Patriots tight end leave behind when he hanged himself in prison on April 19? And could the team be back on the hook for nearly $6 million it withheld from Hernandez after he was charged in th... Wed, 10 May 2017 23:20:00 GMT 2017-05-10T23:20:00Z Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction is tossed after suicide FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday erased a 2013 murder conviction against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, ruling that case law in Massachusetts has long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard should have their convictions vacated. Bristol County Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh said she was compelled to follow pre... Tue, 09 May 2017 20:38:00 GMT 2017-05-09T20:38:00Z Burglar arrested at rapper 50 Cent's Connecticut mansion FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a suspected burglar at rapper 50 Cent's mansion in Connecticut. Farmington police say the suspect set off an entry alarm Tuesday at the 50,000-square-foot home that alerted private security. Police responded and found the man on the 18-acre estate about 10 miles west of Hartford. ... Tue, 09 May 2017 20:33:00 GMT 2017-05-09T20:33:00Z Julie Foudy signs multiyear extension with ESPN BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Julie Foudy has signed a multiyear extension with ESPN and will focus on soccer, the Olympics and the NCAA championships. Foudy joined ESPN full time in 2005, less than a year after retiring from her 17-year soccer career with the U.S. women's national team. She's a two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA World Cup winner. ... Thu, 04 May 2017 22:48:00 GMT 2017-05-04T22:48:00Z Reports of dog attacks interrupt Connecticut mail service MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Some residents of a Connecticut neighborhood aren't receiving their mail at home anymore because a local dog is reportedly biting the mailmen. A notice obtained by WVIT-TV ( ) from a local post office says that, due to repeated attacks on letter carriers by a local dog, the postal service will now only deliver mail in a Mancheste... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:52:00 GMT 2017-04-26T11:52:00Z Police: Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015. Richard Dabate (DAH-bayt) faces murder, tampering with evidence and making a false statement charges in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Connie Dabate on Dec. 23, 2015. Authorities sa... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT 2017-04-25T13:00:00Z Trump to keynote US Coast Guard Academy graduates on May 17 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will deliver the commencement address to graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy next month. White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced Trump's participation in the May 17 ceremony in New London, Connecticut, on Wednesday. Each year, the president delivers the commencement address at one of th... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:44:00 GMT 2017-04-19T16:44:00Z Connecticut police close investigation of school sex abuse HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by teachers at a boarding school in the rural, northeastern corner of the state has been closed without producing any criminal charges. The Pomfret School, one of several exclusive private schools that have been addressing past abuses, disclosed in Septem... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:02:00 GMT 2017-04-19T15:02:00Z Lawsuit: Army should factor PTSD in discharge decisions NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges the U.S. Army has issued less-than-honorable discharges for potentially thousands of service members without adequately considering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions. The plaintiffs, two Army veterans from Connecticut who fought in Iraq and Afghan... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:15:00 GMT 2017-04-17T20:15:00Z Trump's flip-flops concern some supporters, but not others WASHINGTON (AP) — What's wrong with being flexible? All presidents change their minds. He's only human. President Donald Trump's voters can be a forgiving lot — up to a point. "He thinks too fast and then makes decisions too fast," says Miriam Naranjo in Miami Lakes, Florida. "He's changing his mind on almost everythi... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:36:00 GMT 2017-04-15T06:36:00Z Cutting Trump slack: Voters forgive reversals _ to a point WASHINGTON (AP) — What's wrong with being flexible? All presidents change their minds. He's only human. President Donald Trump's voters can be a forgiving lot — up to a point. "He thinks too fast and then makes decisions too fast," says Miriam Naranjo in Miami Lakes, Florida. "He's changing his mind on almost everythi... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:03:00 GMT 2017-04-15T00:03:00Z Report: Teacher continued to work despite assault claims HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Spanish teacher at the prestigious Choate Rosemary Hall boarding school who was fired amid sexual assault allegations by two students in 1999 was able to continue his education career for the next 18 years at several other schools that weren't notified of the allegations, according to a new report. Jaime Rivera is among 12 former ... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:05:00 GMT 2017-04-14T18:05:00Z Connecticut governor will not seek re-election to third term HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, known nationally for seeking stronger gun laws after the Newtown school shooting and for welcoming a Syrian refugee family rebuffed by then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, announced Thursday he won't seek a third term. The 61-year-old Democrat appeared with his wife, Cathy, and the couple's eldest son, Dannel, at an ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:58:00 GMT 2017-04-13T20:58:00Z UConn Siberian Husky Jonathan assists with wedding proposal HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Siberian Husky that serves as the mascot for the University of Connecticut has helped two alumni make a love connection. Jonathan served as wingman Monday when Daniel Bronko, 23, surprised his girlfriend, Holly Korona, 27, on a trip back to campus with a wedding proposal . The pair had met in 2013 while studying elementary education and working at ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:45:00 GMT 2017-04-11T19:45:00Z Police: Man in 'Hold My Beer' T-shirt drove under influence HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say a man wearing a T-shirt that said "Hold My Beer And Watch This" has been arrested for driving under the influence after he crashed into a graveyard. The Hartford Courant reports ( ) state police say 25-year-old Woodstock resident Harrison Wootton crashed his car into a graveyard's low stone wall in Putnam ea... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:29:00 GMT 2017-04-10T23:29:00Z Man tied to $500M art heist pleads guilty in unrelated case HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history pleaded guilty Thursday to unrelated weapons charges. Robert Gentile, 80, appeared in federal court in Hartford in a case stemming from federal agents' seizure of firearms and ammunition from his Manche... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:28:00 GMT 2017-04-06T20:28:00Z Man dies trying to eat doughnut in shop's eating challenge DENVER (AP) — A man trying to eat a half-pound glazed doughnut in 80 seconds as part of a Denver doughnut shop's eating challenge choked to death, one of two people who died in such contests this past weekend. Travis Malouff, 42, died early Sunday of asphyxia due to obstruction of the airway, a coroner said. He had been participating in a contest to eat a... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:40:00 GMT 2017-04-04T22:40:00Z Stephanie Seymour completes alcohol program; charges dropped STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former supermodel Stephanie Seymour had drunken driving and other charges erased from her record Tuesday after she completed a yearlong program that included treatment for alcohol abuse. The 48-year-old former Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model did not attend the brief hearing in Stamford Superior Court. Police said Seym... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:47:00 GMT 2017-04-04T20:47:00Z Black teen wins essay contest on topic of white privilege A black teenager who wrote about the "unavoidable" racial issues he faces growing up in an affluent, predominantly white Connecticut town has won an essay contest on the topic of white privilege. Chet Ellis, a 15-year-old sophomore at Staples High School in Westport, described a discussion on getting into college one day during track practice. He wrote that a white friend sa... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:08:00 GMT 2017-04-04T17:08:00Z