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Published on NewsOK Modified: April 24, 2014 at 1:02 am •  Published: April 24, 2014


NEW HAVEN — A Connecticut man has been charged with making a call during the Thanksgiving holidays in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on the way to shoot up Yale University, police said Wednesday. Jeffrey Jones, 50, of Westbrook, has been charged with falsely reporting an incident, threatening, reckless endangerment, misuse of the emergency 911 system and breach of peace, police said.


HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers are attempting to address fights and other acts of violence that have occurred at some juice bars, establishments serving alcohol that allow underage patrons.


HAMDEN — Hamden officials say they've imposed a one-year moratorium on new permits for off-campus college student housing because of loud partying, parking problems and other issues bothering local residents.


NEW BRITAIN — The first in a series of open houses is being held to update the public about the planned New Britain-to-Hartford bus-only corridor.


NEW LONDON — New London authorities are investigating a suspicious fire at the offices of The Day newspaper that forced an evacuation of the building. No one was injured.


NAUGATUCK — A Connecticut woman whose infant daughter died this week says the baby became ill after a doctor recently changed her formula.



BOSTON — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from a game against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning Wednesday night after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck. Pineda's ejection occurred 13 days after the right-hander had brown goo on the lower part of the palm of his pitching hand during a 4-1 win over Boston at Yankee Stadium. That sparked a debate about pitchers' use of sticky substances to get a better grip in cool weather. The game time temperature Wednesday was 50 degrees. Boston manager John Farrell didn't challenge Pineda's use of the substance on April 10. By Howard Ulman. SENT: 450 words, photos.




NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist was busy while stopping 31 of 32 Philadelphia shots that got through to him in the New York Rangers' Game 3 playoff win over the Flyers. Who knows how exhausted he would have been if not for the 28 drives that never penetrated the wall of defense that shielded him? Lundqvist allowed just one first-period goal in New York's 4-1 victory in Philadelphia on Tuesday night that gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead in the first-round series between Metropolitan Division rivals. By Ira Podell. SENT: 680 words, photos.


DETROIT — The Boston Bruins have held the Detroit Red Wings to historically poor offensive production. With two goals through three games, the Red Wings are off to their worst three-game start in any playoff series since getting shut out in the first three games of the 1945 Stanley Cup finals. By Larry Lage. SENT: 630 words, photos.


CAMBRIDGE — Richard Sherman was called all kinds of names after his raging rant at the end of the NFC championship game. It was worth it, the Seattle cornerback said, because it gave him a chance to talk about the perception of black athletes to a wider audience. First, at the Super Bowl. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 790 words, photos.


NEW HAVEN — Boxer Tramaine "Mighty Midget" Williams has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison on an assault weapon charge. Williams, a nine-time amateur national champion, was arrested in January, two days before he was scheduled to fight as a super bantamweight in Madison Square Garden. He was 8-0 as a professional.


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