Carmen Perez Dickson (pictured right of center), a Bridgeport, Conn., elementary school principal, was captured on surveillance video dragging two kindergarteners on separate occasions along a school hallway floor in the spring of 2012. The educator was put on a six month suspension for the incident and now wants to resume her duties, but outraged […]

A Hartford, Conn., slave will receive a proper burial more than 200 years after his death on Thursday. A slave (only known as Mr. Fortune) who suffered physical abuse in life and a curious indignity in death will lie in state in the Capitol rotunda in the New England city before heading to a burial […]

The small town of Winchester in Connecticut is mired in a bit of controversy, after a Hartford-based Connecticut Fair Housing Center and a fellow Black plaintiff allege that Section 8 vouchers for the rural community have been primarily and systematically handed out to White residents only. The lawsuit against the town’s housing authority charges that city […]

HARTFORD, Conn. — Juliet Steer was dying of cancer when she chose her final resting place in the woods of southeastern Connecticut. She picked the plot in an interfaith section of a Jewish cemetery in Colchester because it was peaceful, her brother said, and she died at age 47 in 2010. But that peace has […]

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Christmas Day fire that killed three children and their grandparents was a tragic accident related to a fireplace in the home, not the result of foul play, the mayor said Tuesday. SEE ALSO: Take That! Walmart Shopper Punches Greeter For Checking Her Receipt

WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner scored 12 of her 25 points in the closing run that pushed top-ranked Baylor past No. 2 Connecticut, 66-61, on Sunday night. SEE ALSO: Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It The Lady Bears (11-0) won their second No. 1-vs.-No. 2 game this season while avenging a one-point loss at Connecticut […]

HARTFORD, Conn. – A jogger who saved a suicidal teenager from drowning herself in a Connecticut lake was a convicted child molester on the lam from Georgia for six years, police said Wednesday. Michael Rogers, 49, said shortly after the rescue that he could not bear to walk away and have the girl’s death on […]

NEW HAVEN, CT- — For the parents of three-year-old Maliki Sessions, their guardian angel came in the form of 911 dispatcher David Mancini. Maliki accidentally fell into the family pool and began to drown, and he was later rescued by a family member as his father called 911. Video Below: Visit for breaking news, […]

Two weeks ago, the University of Connecticut rescinded the acceptance of 13-year-old Autum Ashante, declaring her not “academically ready”— although she has an IQ test score of 149. Autum’s father, Batin Ashante, was reportedly enraged by the university’s decision, calling it “B.S.” He told reporters that his daughter was “devastated.” However, the Ashante’s weren’t the […]

WEST HARTFORD — Two dancers for rapper Lil Wayne, Della Hamby and Jennifer Slaughter, have been charged with beating up a waitress at a P.F. Chang’s in West Hartford, Connecticut over an argument about splitting the check. The Hartford Courant reports: The women paid and left, but they later returned to retrieve a cell phone […]

NORWALK, Connecticut – A homeless Connecticut woman is being charged with larceny for using her friend’s address to illegally enroll her son in Brookside Elementary School outside his respective school district. The Root reports: According to the Stamford Advocate, this is the first time Connecticut has prosecuted a parent for sending a child outside of […]

EAST HAVEN, Conn. — The minority leader of the Rhode Island House, who recently dismissed debate over the decriminalization of marijuana as not worthy of legislators’ time, is facing pot-possession charges in Connecticut. Robert Watson, a Republican from East Greenwich, was stopped at a police checkpoint Friday and charged with possession of marijuana and drug […]