UConn student fugitive in court, charged with murder

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut student, who is accused of killing two men and committing numerous other crimes while leading authorities on a six-day search, was arraigned Friday on murder and other charges. Peter Manfredonia, 23, was ordered held on a $7 million bond for charges stemming from the May 22 death […]

Protests in Trump country test his hold in rural white areas

In the lake country 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, hundreds danced, prayed and demanded racial justice in Cadillac, a Michigan town that was long home to a neo-Nazi group. It was not an isolated scene. In eastern Ohio, even more demonstrated in rural Mount Vernon, a town with its own current of racial […]

As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as family members described wrenching farewells through hospital windows with dying loved ones. Faced with that grim projection and the possibility even more could die in the U.S. without measures to keep people […]

Police use drone to find missing blind man in Enfield

ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in Enfield and Vernon used a drone Saturday to locate a blind Enfield man who had not been seen since Friday. The brother of the missing man told police Saturday morning he was not able to make contact with him, which was unusual for them. Police determined the missing man […]

Alabama inmate spared by dementia argument dies on death row

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate spared from execution by questions over whether dementia had erased memories of his crime has died on death row at the age of 69, state officials said Monday. Vernon Madison spent more than three decades on Alabama’s death row for the killing of a police officer in 1985. […]

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