STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference. The school has agreed to pay nearly $1.3 million, including $900,000 to a former UConn hockey player who said she was kicked off the team after reporting she had been raped by a male hockey player.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Former major leaguer Jose Offerman says he didn't swing his bat at two other players or cause their injuries in scuffle during a 2007 minor league baseball game in Connecticut. Offerman testified today at a civil trial in federal court in Bridgeport. He's being sued for allegedly attacking two Bridgeport Bluefish players after being hit by a pitch during a comeback bid with the Long Island Ducks.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A 23-year-old Norwich has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shaken-baby death of a 13-month old toddler he had been babysitting. Michael Rios faces 14 years in prison under his plea bargain when he is sentenced on September 29th.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut medical practice says a storage problem may have reduced the effectiveness of 5,000 doses of vaccines that were given to more than 3,800 patients in the state since last year and those people may have to get revaccinated. Hartford HealthCare Medical Group says it recently discovered the vaccine doses may have been stored at the wrong temperatures long enough to render them potentially ineffective.
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