WINTER STORM: New York City area snowfall ends; cold remains

A fast-moving and intense low-pressure system brought moderate to heavy snow to the New York City metropolitan area Friday morning. The cold temperatures are expected to cause freezing on the roads and prevent the snow from melting anytime soon.

UConn's Dan Hurley says COVID has taken a mental toll

UConn coach Dan Hurley was reveling in the return of basketball this season when just before Christmas he began feeling sick. Like many other programs, the Huskies (10-3) are now in a pause because of COVID-19, with Hurley, other staff members and nine players having tested positive or showing symptoms, so far.

Lawsuits against OxyContin owners on hold; judge orders negotiations

A judge has kept lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family who own it on hold until Feb. 1 but ordered the parties to negotiate a new settlement. Connecticut and Washington state argued that suits against the Sacklers should be allowed to move ahead immediately.

Task force to combat organized retail crime in Connecticut

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Attorney General William Tong have announced the formation of a task force charged with combating the growing problem of organized robberies at brick-and-mortar retailers. The national issue involves smash-and-grab thefts in which large quantities of relatively inexpensive goods are stolen and then resold online.