MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) Police say a 5-year-old Connecticut boy suffered serious injuries when he was attacked by a family dog.
Police say the attack happened Thursday night in Manchester.
They say the boy was taken to a hospital with injuries that required surgery. The boy's current condition is not known.
WTIC-TV reports the dog was quarantined after the attack.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A doctor who police say killed a Yale University physician over a workplace dispute is set to be sentenced to three decades behind bars.
Lishan Wang is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in New Haven Superior Court for the 2010 shooting death of Dr. Vajinder Toor. He pleaded no contest in June to manslaughter and other charges, and agreed to serve 32 years in prison.
Prosecutors say the Chinese citizen killed Toor and shot at but missed Toor's pregnant wife outside the couple's Branford home. Authorities say the shooting stemmed from a 2008 workplace dispute at a New York City hospital.
The sentencing will end seven years of legal proceedings. Wang has been under a judge's orders to be forcibly medicated against his will to treat his mental illness.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A Connecticut woman has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for her role in an identity theft scheme that netted her and an accomplice about $150,000 from 30 victims.
Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Lorena Coburn, of West Haven, was also sentenced Thursday to three years of probation and ordered to pay more than $50,000 in restitution. Coburn pleaded guilty in November to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Authorities say Coburn and Jamila Williams-Stevenson worked together to steal personal information from several people. Williams-Stevenson was a care companion at Yale-New Haven Hospital and stole some of her patients' information. They also took out a $75,000 life insurance policy in the name of a victim then discussed ways of causing that person's death.
Williams-Stevenson was previously convicted.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A Connecticut man has been charged with killing a kitten with a TV remote and shooting another with a BB gun.
Police say officers responded to a report that two kittens had been killed inside a West Hartford apartment on Wednesday.
Officers say they confirmed one kitten was dead and another was severely injured. They say the 22-year-old man reportedly shot and killed a pet rat with a BB gun and assaulted his girlfriend in the apartment a few days earlier.
The man, Corey McCall, has been charged with cruelty to animals, assault and other offenses. He's being held on $150,000 surety bond and can't be reached for comment.
It's unclear if McCall is being represented by an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A 29-year-old woman has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter for fatally stabbing her boyfriend in a Connecticut motel.
The Journal Inquirer reports that a jury on Tuesday convicted Samantha Wheeler in the death of 43-year-old Myron Sanborn.
Sanborn bled to death in February 2016 after he was stabbed in the shoulder with a pair of scissors at the Madison Motor Inn in East Hartford.
Wheeler told officers Sanborn stabbed himself. However, police say his injuries were not self-inflicted.
Wheeler was originally charged with murder, but prosecutors reduced the charge in January.
She faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing scheduled for Dec. 1.
CLINTON, Conn. (AP) Two people had to be pulled from the burning wreckage of a mobile home that exploded in Connecticut.
Police in the town of Clinton received multiple calls about an explosion at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by calls about a mobile home on fire at the Evergreen Park complex.
Clinton Fire Chief Vincent DeMaio says emergency responders arrived to find the home destroyed but ``were able to extricate two individuals from the burning wreckage.''
The victims were flown to Bridgeport Hospital.
Their names and conditions were not immediately released.
The cause remains under investigation, but authorities suspect the explosion was sparked by propane.
Neighbors told media outlets that the blast rocked their homes and people for miles around reported hearing it.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) A lifeguard who was on duty at a Connecticut sports complex when a young boy nearly drowned has pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a child.
An attorney for 23-year-old Zachary Stein, of New Canaan, entered the plea Tuesday in a Stamford courtroom.
Investigators say Stein did not appear to be distracted while working at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford on Aug. 3, but surveillance video shows he didn't notice the 5-year-old boy underwater for about four minutes.
Stein then pulled the boy from the water and gave him CPR.
His lawyer says he is ``immensely relieved'' that the child survived and said a mistake does not constitute a crime.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) A Connecticut fire chief will retire after being placed on paid leave following an investigation that faulted him for racial insensitivity.
New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, a Republican, said Tuesday that she has accepted Thomas Ronalter's offer to retire. He will stay on until Oct. 2 but the department will continue to be run by Deputy Chief Peter Margentino.
Ronalter was placed on leave last month following a report from the city that said his insensitivity worsened perceptions of racism. The investigation was prompted by his refusal to hang a photograph of the department's first black chief on a wall of honor. Ronalter initially said he wouldn't resign and questioned many of the findings.
In a statement, Ronalter said it was an honor to serve the city for 35 years.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) Authorities allege a Connecticut man opened fire on his girlfriend and her two children after yelling at the woman's son for making too much noise.
Jermaine Scott was arraigned Tuesday in New Britain on charges that include attempted murder. A judge set bail at $2.5 million.
An arrest warrant says Scott had become angry at the woman's son for making a loud noise at the home in March. Authorities say the woman's daughter walked into the room and began to argue with Scott. He allegedly chased the girl with a handgun, and ended up shooting the woman's son.
The warrant alleges the woman and her daughter were also shot by Scott. All three victims survived.
Scott was arrested on Monday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he's willing to compromise with Republicans on a bipartisan budget plan, but will veto the GOP-backed budget that passed the legislature over the weekend.
Malloy, a Democrat, told reporters Monday that he is willing to accept a budget that includes Republican ideas he does not like, but that Republicans must be willing to adopt some ideas they don't like.
Malloy says his office is currently vetting the details of the Republican budget, but criticized it for underfunding pension obligations, cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from higher education and not providing enough aid to municipalities such as Hartford.
Malloy says any budget must provide structural fiscal reforms; prioritize helping those in need and should not be driven by additional taxes and other revenues.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - MGM Resorts International has announced plans for a $675 million waterfront casino in Connecticut's largest city.
MGM and development company RCI Group revealed the MGM Bridgeport proposal on Monday.
They said the casino would be privately funded, add more than 7,000 jobs to the Bridgeport area and result in $50 million in licensing fees for the state this fiscal year. The casino would include 2,000 slot machines, 160 table games and a 300-room hotel.
The move comes as MGM is building a nearly $1 billion casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, that faces competition from a casino planned less than 20 miles away in northern Connecticut by the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes.
The two tribes on Monday said the Bridgeport casino would violate their existing casino compact with the state.
BOSTON (AP) -- A man has been charged with the 1992 killing of a middle school teacher's aide after testing confirmed that his DNA matched evidence found at the crime scene, authorities said Monday.
Gary Schara, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was taken into custody in Connecticut and charged with the abduction, rape and killing of 24-year-old Lisa Ziegert, Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni told reporters.
"Through the determined and skilled work of many investigators, we have arrested the person responsible for the heinous acts committed against Lisa and the 25-year-long search for answer is over," Gulluni said.
Ziegert, of Agawam, was raped and stabbed after she disappeared from her night job at a card and gift store. Her body was found in a wooded area 4 miles away four days later.
Schara's arrest came after authorities decided to circle back to persons of interest in the case whose DNA profiles had never been run against evidence taken from Ziegert's body, Gulluni said. The district attorney said troopers attempted earlier this month to find Schara, who's been a person of interest since 1993, but he wasn't home.
The next day, a person close to Schara contacted police with information about handwritten documents in which he admitted raping and killing Ziegert, Gulluni said. Schara, 48, had fled to Connecticut and attempted to kill himself, Gulluni said.
Authorities found Schara at a Connecticut medical facility, where he was taken into custody on a fugitive-of-justice charge. He appeared in a Connecticut court Monday and waived extradition to Massachusetts, local news outlets reported. It was not immediately clear whether Schara has an attorney.
The district attorney said officials "have a sense of why he did it" but did not provide details about a possible motive.
Ziegert, an aide at Agawam Middle School, was working the night shift alone at the store when she disappeared April 15, 1992. The clerk who arrived at work the next morning found the store open, the lights on and Ziegert's car still in the parking lot. Her purse, her other personal belongings and the store's cash register appeared undisturbed.
Last year, the district attorney's office released a composite image of the suspect in Ziegert's slaying through a process called DNA phenotyping, which uses genetic material to predict the physical appearance and ancestry of an unknown individual.
Ziegert's mother thanked investigators Monday for their determination in solving the case.
"It has always been about justice for Lisa," Dee Zieger said.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) - Police have identified a 65-year-old Connecticut man who was killed in a hit-and-run.
Investigators said Sunday that Archie Hilliard died after being hit Friday night while walking in Norwalk.
Officers have tracked down the vehicle believed to have hit him, but no one has been arrested. Police say they are following up on "significant leads."
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) - Authorities have identified the second person killed in a Connecticut plane crash that claimed the life of NASCAR modified champion racer Ted Christopher.
Police said Sunday that 81-year-old Charles Dundas, a resident of New York and Florida, was killed in the Saturday crash in woods near North Branford. Federal officials say the plane had left Plainville's Robertson Airport headed for Long Island.
Dundas and the 59-year-old Christopher were the only two aboard the Mooney M20-C plane when it crashed.
Christopher was to have competed Saturday night at Long Island's Riverhead Raceway. North Branford police Lt. James Lovelace confirmed in an email Sunday that Dundas was the pilot and Christopher was the passenger.
Police found no evidence of fire or an explosion accompanying the crash.
The cause is under investigation.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Police say a teenager has been pronounced dead after being pulled unresponsive from a Connecticut pond.
Divers from the Fairfield police department pulled the 17-year-old from a pond Saturday night about an hour after first receiving a report of a possible drowning. Rescuers attempted to revive the teen before he was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The teenager's name has not been released. Police continue to investigate.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut police union has filed a labor complaint because officers have been told to carry an overdose reversal drug, a directive not included in their contract.
The Stamford Advocate reports that the Stamford Police Union filed an unfair labor complaint last week with the state Board of Labor Relations.
Union President Kris Engstrand says officers are not opposed to carrying naloxone, but he says it is an additional workload that requires bargaining.
Stamford police started carrying the drug in July after the city saw an increase in overdoses. First responders provided a record 32 doses of naloxone in June.
Democratic Mayor David Martin says the city has a "difference of opinion" with the union and is waiting on a response from the state Labor Board.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The mother of a Connecticut teenager stabbed to death at her school has offered to settle lawsuit allegations against the city of Milford and its school district for $23 million.
Lawyers for Donna Cimarelli-Sanchez filed the offers Wednesday in Milford Superior Court. The city's lawyer did not immediately return a message seeking comment Thursday.
Sixteen-year-old Maren Sanchez was killed by a fellow student at Jonathan Law High School in April 2014. Police said the killer, Christopher Plaskon, was upset that Sanchez rejected his prom invitation. Plaskon, now 20, is serving a 25-year prison sentence.
Cimarelli-Sanchez filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Plaskon, his parents, the city and the school district. Probate court documents show Plaskon and his parents recently agreed to settle the lawsuit allegations against them for $1.6 million.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Connecticut State Police say no troopers were injured when two cruisers were involved in a crash as police tried to stop an SUV that was speeding down the median past heavy traffic on an interstate.
The Connecticut Post reports one cruiser was pursuing the SUV on Interstate 95 in Bridgeport on Thursday when another trooper was able to get in front of the vehicle. Police say the SUV slammed veered left and slammed into a concrete barrier, colliding with at least one of the cruisers.
Both police vehicles sustained damaged and had to be towed from the scene. The troopers declined medical attention.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A former airman who received an honorary discharge from the Air Force despite acknowledging he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old faces several years in federal prison on child sex charges.
Nicholas Murphy has a sentencing hearing Wednesday afternoon. He pleaded guilty in June to federal charges of traveling from Rhode Island to Plainfield, Connecticut in 2015 to have sex with the girl.
Prosecutors say Murphy avoided a dishonorable discharge by convincing the Air Force that he believed the teen was at least 16 years old.
But authorities cast doubt on that story, saying the two communicated over Facebook, where the teen's page included her actual date of birth. They say she also had sent Murphy a message about being excited to start the ninth grade.
OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) Connecticut State Police say they seized one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of the powerful opioid fentanyl during a traffic stop, which officials say has a street value of $1 million.
Police and state officials say they discovered the narcotics during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Old Lyme Wednesday afternoon. Officials say they had stopped the car because they had received information that it contained illegal narcotics.
Police say the 26-year-old driver and his 28-year-old passenger, both of Rhode Island, consented to a vehicle search. Officers say they found the kilogram in the car with the help of a police K-9 unit.
Both men were charged with possession and are currently in custody. They are scheduled to appear in Superior Court in New London Thursday.