Kevin Harvick nabs 9th win of season to roll into 2nd round

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Feeding off one of the largest crowds at a sporting event during the pandemic, Kevin Harvick steamrolled his way into the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs in a championship that is clearly his to lose. Harvick held off a charging Kyle Busch over the final 40 laps Saturday night at Bristol […]

Ryan Blaney hopes to avoid playoff elimination at Bristol

With a bit of disbelief over his fast fall in the NASCAR standings, Ryan Blaney is determined to avoid elimination from the playoffs. It’s a daunting task and just might require an outright win Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, where four drivers will be knocked from title contention. Blaney, who was solidly inside the […]

Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers on the Gulf Coast used boats and high-water vehicles Thursday to reach people cut off by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, even as a second round of flooding took shape along rivers and creeks swollen by the storm’s heavy rains. Across southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, homeowners […]

Banksy loses EU trademark fight with greeting card company

BRUSSELS (AP) — Street artist Banksy has lost a legal battle with a a greeting card company along with a European Union trademark for one of his most iconic artworks. The cancellation division of the EU’s intellectual property office said in a ruling this week that Banksy’s trademark for “Flower Thrower” was filed in bad […]

LIST: Companies hiring during coronavirus outbreak

With so many out of work due to coronavirus spread concerns, there are companies across Connecticut who are, in fact, looking for more employees during this time.

Lack of rain, heatwave in CT leads to northern counties facing drought

BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — Not enough rain plus a heatwave over the spring and summer has much of Connecticut facing a drought. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) spokesman Will Healey told News 8 four years ago “was the last time that we’ve experienced conditions that were this dry for this prolonged amount of […]

NASCAR: Keselowski dominates in playoff win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski entered NASCAR’s playoffs certain he has as good a chance at the Cup championship as favorites Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. He even predicted he’d win at Richmond Raceway. His confidence was justified as Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, leading 192 laps in the second playoff race […]

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