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Connecticut Sun And Turnovers Spoil Caitlin Clark’s WNBA Debut

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The lead-up to Caitlin Clark’s WNBA debut was hot. Clark’s debut, on the other hand, was cold.

Following a legendary run for the Iowa Hawkeyes, expectations were sky-high for the new Indiana Fever star.

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Clark faced the Connecticut Sun before a sold-out, 10,000-person crowd at Mohegan Sun Arena. She finished the games (a 92-71 loss) with 20 points (5-of-15).

During the third quarter, Clark’s turnover near the halfcourt line made her dad, Brent, shake his head with dismay.

Tuesday’s game was a stark contrast to Clark’s first game in the WNBA preseason, in which she scored 21 points, 16 of which came in the first half.

READ: Caitlin Clark Crushes In WNBA Indiana Fever Debut, Drops 16 Points In First Half

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Connecticut’s fast-break offense broke the Fever. Indiana matched or beat Connecticut on the boards and three-point shooting; ultimately, the Sun starters had more offensive juice than Clark and the rest of the Fever’s cast.

Sun starter Dewanna Bonner passed former Chicago Sky and Indiana Fever player Candice Dupree on the WNBA’s all-time scoring list with her 6,897th point against the Fever on Tuesday. Bonner finished with 20 points in the game. Four of Connecticut’s starters finished in double digits.

Clark’s first game in the pros was highlighted by her high number of turnovers against the Sun. She turned the ball over nine times, a WNBA record for a player’s debut.

Clark unquestionably suffered the dreaded ‘learning curve’ expected ahead of her debut.

Don’t expect Caitlin to have ‘sea legs’ for long. For now, the Sun team spoiled Clark’s big day.

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Clark and the Fever take on the New York Liberty on Saturday.

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Memorial Day Parade Canceled In Farmington

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Memorial Day Parade Canceled In Farmington


FARMINGTON, CT — The local Memorial Day Parade slated for Monday morning has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Rain and, later Monday, thunderstorms are being predicted by meteorologists.

Local police issued an alert of the cancelation at about 6:30 a.m. Monday.



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Police Chief Issues Statement After Several Shootings In Bridgeport

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Police Chief Issues Statement After Several Shootings In Bridgeport


BRIDGEPORT, CT — A spate of shooting in Bridgeport Saturday night and early Sunday left several people injured, and prompted Police Chief Roderick Porter to issue a statement condemning the violence.

The shootings included:

  • A 28-year-old Bridgeport woman suffered face and neck injuries when she was shot while traveling in her car early Sunday on Holly Street.
  • A 21-year-old Bridgeport man was shot in the leg during an altercation near the basketball court at the PT Barnum Housing Community early Sunday.
  • A 21-year-old Bridgeport man was shot in the back Saturday night during an incident in the PT Barnum Housing Community.
  • A 22-year-old Bridgeport man was shot in the groin Saturday night on Ezra Street.
  • A 22-year-old Bridgeport man suffered hand and leg injuries in a Saturday night shooting in the PT Barnum Housing Community.

Chief Porter’s statement:

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The Bridgeport Police Department is deeply concerned and saddened by the series of shootings that occurred last night. On what should have been an evening of celebration and community gathering, to honor our Veterans, instead we experienced a tragic outbreak of violence across our city.

First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We have had several individuals injured, and we are doing everything in our power to support them and their loved ones during this difficult time.

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We want to assure the residents of Bridgeport that we are fully committed to finding those responsible for these senseless acts of violence. We have increased patrols in the affected areas and are working around the clock to gather information and follow up on leads. Our detectives are actively interviewing witnesses and reviewing all available evidence.

We ask for the community’s help during this critical time. If you have any information related to these incidents, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please come forward. Your cooperation is vital to our efforts to bring those responsible to justice and restore peace to our neighborhoods. Information can be provided anonymously if you prefer.

We understand that these events have the potential to shake our community, and we want to reassure you that we are taking all necessary measures to prevent further violence. We will continue to work closely with community leaders, local organizations, and residents to address the underlying issues that contribute to such violence and to enhance the safety and security of our city.


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Police investigating shooting after one person killed, one injured in Naugatuck

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One person was killed and another was wounded following reports of a shooting in Naugatuck on Saturday night.

Officers responded to reports of a gunshot on Goldfinch Lane about 9 p.m. Saturday and found two people in the area, according to the Naugatuck Police Department.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

The department said they were “investigating an incident involving an untimely death” and had requested assistance from the Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad.

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The department also said in its statement that the area had been secured and there was “no danger to the public.”



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