Nation briefs


Police officer stabbed in neck, critical

HARTFORD — A Hartford police officer responding to a disturbance was stabbed repeatedly in the neck and critically injured Thursday morning by a woman who was being evicted from an apartment building, authorities said.

The veteran female officer was in critical condition and undergoing surgery at Hartford Hospital, Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said.

The suspect, a 39-year-old woman, was in custody at a hospital, where she was being treated for a stab wound to her hand, Foley said. She could be charged with attempted murder, he said. It’s unclear how she was injured.


Park to rebuild historical chalet

HELENA — The National Park Service has approved plans to rebuild a century-old Montana hikers’ dormitory that was destroyed in a fire last year in Glacier National Park.

Glacier park spokeswoman Lauren Alley said Thursday that work to reconstruct the Sperry Chalet is expected to begin in July after officials determined this week there would be no significant environmental impact.

The cost was previously estimated to be $8 million to

$12 million. Alley said a more precise estimate will be known once a construction contract is awarded.

Construction is expected to take place this year and next year.

Materials will be shipped by mules and horses and helicopter to the site that is six miles from a road.

Park officials said up to 50 flights daily will temporarily displace wildlife.