OXFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Two local high school students are headed overseas, and hope to bring back skills to drive social inclusion back at home.,“The friendships that develop are priceless and that’s what I think some of them come into it not realizing the friendships that they’re going to gain,” said Jennifer LaCapra, head Unified Sports coach at Oxford High School.,She is the force behind the culture at the school, and introduced Unified Sports six years ago, which brings students and Special Olympic athletes together.,LaCapra motivated Thomas Romeo and Jack Fairhurst to apply to the 2019 Special Olympics World Games Youth Summit.,Both students say they’re excited for the worldwide friendships they’ll make and the lessons they’ll bring back, not only to Oxford High School, but other schools in the state.
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - More than 50 people, including two celebrities and a lawyer from Connecticut, face charges for their suspected involvement in a college bribery scheme.,Investigators said more than 30 wealthy parents, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, Connecticut lawyer Gordon Caplan, and nine coaches were involved.,Among those coaches was a former soccer coach at Yale.,Investigators said Singer mailed former Yale soccer coach Rudy Meredith a check for $400,000.,According to court documents, Singer would take "Yale applicant 1's art portfolio" then "'revise' the materials to 'soccer.'"
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - Following a 21 year run in New Haven, the Connecticut Open tennis tournament will no longer be held in the Elm City.,In the meantime, the TFC Board said it will continue to look into whether another Premier WTA or professional tennis event can be drawn to New Haven.,“It has been an amazing 21-year run for women’s professional tennis in New Haven and we are truly grateful to all the fans, volunteers, players, media and sponsors involved,” said Anne Worcester, tournament director.,In particular we would like to thank the State of Connecticut, City of New Haven, Board of Alders, Yale University, Yale New Haven Health, WTA, USTA and USTA New England, all of whom have supported and contributed to the Connecticut Open for more than two decades.,The Connecticut Open, which officials called the third best attended women’s-only WTA tournament in 2018, has generated more than $10 million annually in economic impact for New Haven and Connecticut.
The wind will subside as a ridge of high pressure builds over Southern New England.,The sky will become partly sunny and temperatures will reach the low and middle 40s, which is quite pleasant for late January!,Rain could change back to snow briefly before ending Tuesday night, then a developing northwesterly wind will usher in a pretty good shot of arctic air.,A weak wave of low pressure could bring a period of light snow Wednesday night.,With high pressure in place over Southern New England, the wind will be light and the sky will be sunny.
On Friday, students at Willard Elementary School in Berlin were captivated during his speech.,In high school, Stevens became a star football player in Arizona.,“I’ve never felt disabled and I want you guys to understand that you can do anything in life if you put your mind to it,” Stevens told the students.,Stevens turns 53-years-old on Saturday, he's the father of three boys, lives in Manchester, helps young people with disabilities in sports, and is a reporter for the Disability Channel.,The lessons that Stevens spoke about don't stop at the elementary school.
There was very little change in the top 10 of the latest Connecticut boys basketball top 10 rankings, with minor shuffling in the middle of the list and just one new entry at the bottom.,Sacred Heart, East Catholic, Windsor and Bassick retained the top four spots.,Here are the top 10, with first-place votes and last week's ranking in parentheses, as well as all other teams receiving votes.,Voters: Paul Augeri, Middletown Press; Bill Bloxsom, Milford/Trumbull Pubs; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; Dave Grant, WATR-AM; Larry Kelley, Norwich Bulletin; Sean Krofssik, Record-Journal; Mike Madera, GameTimeCT; Kyle Maher, Journal-Inquirer of Manchester; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; Keith O'Brien, Game Day CT Sports; Joe Palladino, Republican-American; Dave Phillips, Shore Line Newspapers; John Pierson, WTNH; Marc Robbins, CT Sports Now; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Ben Talbott, Bird's Eye Sports; Richard Zalusky, The Chronicle; Joe Zone, WFSB.,To sign up for free, local breaking news alerts from more than 100 Connecticut communities, click here.
FARMINGTON (WFSB) - A group of thieves are fanning out across the country looking to steal identities - they’re known as the Felony Lane Gang and tonight, one local police department confirms they’re in Connecticut.,Three days later, Farmington police say this female suspect was caught on camera at a drive thru teller in New Rochelle, New York, trying to get cash from Rossi’s debit card.,A photo helped police recognize the female suspect woman as a member of the Felony Lane Gang.,Police say the gang from Fort Lauderdale have been going around the country stealing identities and because quick cash is not their main priority, their crimes can have lingering consequences on victims.,Police say thieves then pick the last lane at a bank drive-thru when they want to fraudulently cash checks and use debit cards because it’s furthest away from an actual teller.
It became a longstanding figure in college sports across the world, but there's another group of Husky fans in a much more literal sense that stay dedicated to the centuries old tradition of dog sledding.,"After college I got my first sled dog, and I started with a bike and just him pulling my mountain bike, and then my team kind of grew, and I started training others that were interested in the sport and it just kind of went from there,” Klaucke said.,Now, a Redding resident, Klaucke has become a dog sled trainer.,"I love the sport so much and I love these dogs so much that I really want to share it with as many people as I can,” Klaucke said.,"Mushing, it seems for a lot of people that they say ‘Oh my god I never really thought of the sport,’ but it's a really great way to get out and exercise your dog especially in the winter,” Klaucke said.