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  • Officials: Transgender girl moved to male facility

    July 13, 2014 5:14 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Child protection officials say a transgender Connecticut girl who was moved from a women's prison to a psychiatric center for children has now been relocated to a center for delinquent boys after an assault. Officials said there is no "suitable place" in the juvenile psychiatric center and... more »
  • Transgender cop fired

    June 30, 2014 7:37 PM

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- A transgender cop was fired after a city investigation showed she was not discriminated against, despite her claims. Franchesco Quaranta claims city leaders conspired to fire her because of her sexuality. The city of Middletown says Quaranta failed her a fitness for duty evaluation, refused to... more »
  • Hamburglary

    June 26, 2014 7:27 PM

    PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT- Call it a case of hamburglary as a giant, plastic cheeseburger was stolen from a burger joint. Steve's Grill was hit by burglars who took a six foot fiberglass hamburger statue from the front of the place. The owner says the display is the symbol of his business... more »
  • Prom-date denial investigated in school killing

    April 25, 2014 1:36 PM

    MILFORD, Conn. - A 16-year-old girl has been stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school. A teenage boy is in custody, and police are investigating whether she was stabbed because she declined to be his date at the junior prom. Emergency responders were called to Jonathan Law High School... more »
  • NCAA Women's Final gets high TV rating

    April 9, 2014 9:55 PM

    BRISTOL, Conn. - The championship game between two undefeated teams drew the highest television rating for women's basketball in a decade. UConn's 79-58 win over Notre Dame on ESPN on Tuesday earned a 2.8 rating. That's the best since a 3.5 for the UConn-Tennessee final in 2004. The Huskies' big... more »
  • Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas Play Video

    March 31, 2014 6:49 AM

    The Final Four will not have any upstarts like the past few years. The power programs that did make it will still have plenty to prove in North Texas. Florida, the top overall seed, is back in the Final Four for the first time since winning consecutive titles in 2006-07,... more »
  • Fake emergency radio calls

    January 9, 2014 7:22 PM

    WESTERN CONNECTICUT- Someone is making bogus emergency radio broadcasts to dispatch first-responders and authorities are trying to find who it is. State Police say the man has dispatched ambulances to fake calls and even canceled fire services for real calls. The broadcasts were made from Christmas day into... more »
  • Man throws hot oil on sleeping wife

    December 18, 2013 9:08 AM

    WEST HAVEN, Conn. - A Connecticut man has been arrested after police say he threw hot cooking oil on his estranged wife while she was sleeping, severely burning her. Police say the 41-year-old woman decided to sleep over Mohammad Chaudhry's home in West Haven on Tuesday night while visiting their... more »
  • Sandy Hook parents play key role in gun control debate

    December 11, 2013 10:11 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence. After 12 months of personal suffering and political frustration, they have become key players in an effort to pressure Congress... more »
  • Arrow attack on cat

    November 7, 2013 8:04 PM

    NORWICH, CONNECTICUT- A cat survived being shot with an arrow in an incident authorities described as target practice. The Mayor of Norwich says he was campaigning for re-election when he says he found the cat on the porch of a house. It had been shot with a 15-inch arrow. He... more »
  • NYC street named for boy killed in Conn. massacre

    September 8, 2013 10:27 AM

    NEW YORK - A New York City street has been renamed in honor of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut elementary school massacre last year. Family and friends of Benjamin Wheeler gathered Saturday for a ceremony in Queens. A sign saying Benjamin Wheeler Place was added to the sign... more »
  • Prosecutor: Conn. man's arrest linked to Hernandez

    June 27, 2013 10:25 AM

    BRISTOL, Conn. - A prosecutor says the arrest of a Connecticut man is linked to the murder investigation involving former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. New Britain State's Attorney Brian Preleski says 27-year-old Carlos Ortiz was charged as a fugitive from justice and has waived extradition to Massachusetts. Prison... more »
  • Conn. train derailment slows down commuters

    May 20, 2013 8:46 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Railroad officials in Connecticut say the morning commute is going as well as can be expected following Friday's train collision that that injured 72 people and has shut down service. Metro-North is using a fleet of 120 buses at the Bridgeport train station to help rail... more »
  • Injuries reported as Conn. commuter trains collide

    May 17, 2013 6:17 PM

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A New York-area commuter railroad says two trains have collided in Connecticut, and there are preliminary reports of injuries. The Metro-North Railroad says emergency workers are arriving at the scene of Friday's accident. The rail line referred to it in a news release as a "major derailment."... more »
  • Newtown parents back study for clues to violence

    April 15, 2013 9:14 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The parents of a 6-year-old girl killed in the Newtown school shooting are seeking answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence. Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel on Monday announced a scientific advisory board for the Avielle Foundation, which was established with the goal... more »
  • Conn. governor signs sweeping gun limits into law

    April 4, 2013 12:22 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's governor has signed into law some of the country's tightest gun restrictions in response to December's shooting massacre at a Newtown school. The measure adds more than 100 firearms to the state's assault weapons ban and outlaws the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines similar to the... more »
  • Conn. lawmakers pass wide-ranging gun control law

    April 4, 2013 8:16 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut lawmakers have approved wide-ranging legislation in response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown, and the governor plans to sign it today. The bill includes gun control measures that ban the sales of large-capacity ammunition magazines and more than 100 weapons that previously were legal.... more »
  • Biden to address gun violence conference in Conn.

    February 21, 2013 6:54 AM

    DANBURY, Conn. - Vice President Joe Biden plans to speak at a gun violence conference today, a few miles from the scene of last year's Newtown, Conn., school shooting massacre. The conference is meant to push President Obama's gun control proposals. It was organized by members of Connecticut's congressional... more »
  • Fallen Sandy Hook educators honored

    February 15, 2013 7:31 PM

    The Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest for a civilian, was awarded to six adults killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut. Each of the victims were represented by family members as President Obama recognized the educators' sacrifices. He read their names one-by-one, saying they gave their lives... more »
  • Man accused biting off ear lobe pleads not guilty

    February 14, 2013 9:05 AM

    STAMFORD, Conn.- A Connecticut man accused of biting off his cousin's ear lobe and swallowing it during a fight over loud music has pleaded not guilty to assault and other charges. Twenty-seven-year-old Emilio Mendoza, of Stamford, was arraigned Wednesday in Stamford Superior Court and ordered held on $50,000 bail. The... more »
  • Suspended priest pleads not guilty in meth probe

    January 24, 2013 12:29 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A suspended Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut has pleaded not guilty to federal drug charges accusing him of taking in more than $300,000 from sales of methamphetamines. The Connecticut Post reports that 61-year-old Kevin Wallin entered the pleas Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford. Four other... more »
  • Newtown families invited to Obama gun control event

    January 16, 2013 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - Families of the victims of last month's shooting attack at a Connecticut elementary school have been invited to the White House today to see President Barack Obama outline an effort aimed at reducing gun violence. Obama's ideas include bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines --... more »
  • Conn. group launches anti-violence initiative

    January 14, 2013 12:59 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Parents of Connecticut first-graders slain in last month's mass shooting have joined a new group in calling for a national dialogue to help prevent similar tragedies. Nicole Hockley's son Dylan was one of 20 first-graders and six adults killed a month ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.... more »
  • Little expected from exam of school gunman's body

    January 11, 2013 7:02 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's chief medical examiner says he doubts toxicological tests and genetic analysis of the body of the gunman who fatally shot 20 children and six educators at an elementary school will explain his actions. The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that Dr. H. Wayne Carver II,... more »
  • Conn. grants $500K for lost business in Newtown

    January 8, 2013 12:41 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The state of Connecticut is giving $500,000 to businesses in Newtown that say they lost money because of the fallout from the school shooting there last month. The grant will help businesses that were hurt by road closings and entrances blocked by traffic, parked vehicles and crowds... more »
  • La. Fusion Center looking for lessons from Conn. shooting Play Video

    January 3, 2013 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When shots rang out at a Connecticut school, killing kids and teachers, emotions rippled throughout the country. In Louisiana, the Fusion Center at State Police Headquarters is on alert. "You had a huge number of lives that were lost. It was senseless," said State Police... more »
  • Constable offers words of healing in Newtown Play Video

    January 3, 2013 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Phillip Syas, chaplain of the Baton Rouge City Constable's office, recently visited Newtown, Conn. to lend a helping hand and offer the word of God to those suffering with loss. Syas told News 2 today his trip changed him forever. "It was so overwhelming, it... more »
  • BR constable shares condolences with Newtown

    January 3, 2013 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The chaplain for the Baton Rouge City Constable's Office traveled to Newtown, Conn. after the Sandy Hook shootings to lend support in the wake of the tragedy. Deputy Phillip Syas attended a candlelight vigil for the 26 victims, visited with the Newtown Police Department and spoke... more »
  • Open house held for Sandy Hook students

    January 2, 2013 1:19 PM

    MONROE, Conn.- The children who escaped last month's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have been welcomed with their parents at a school in a neighboring town that was overhauled specially for them. And their new school is being renamed for their old one. Newtown Schools Superintendent... more »
  • Open house held for Sandy Hook students

    January 2, 2013 8:40 AM

    MONROE, Conn. - The children who escaped last month's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have been welcomed with their parents at a school in a neighboring town that was overhauled specially for them. And their new school is being renamed for their old one. Newtown Schools... more »
  • Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school

    January 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school for students who survived a shooting rampage three weeks ago in Newtown, Conn. Desks have been taken to the new building in nearby Monroe along with backpacks and other belongings left behind in the chaos following the Dec. 14... more »
  • Father of Conn. school gunman claims body

    December 31, 2012 8:17 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The father of the gunman who killed 26 people in a Connecticut school shooting has claimed his son's body. A spokesman for the family said Monday that Peter Lanza claimed the remains of Adam Lanza. He didn't say when the remains were claimed. The 20-year-old... more »
  • Bells toll for victims one week after shooting

    December 21, 2012 9:19 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Bells have rung throughout a Connecticut town to commemorate the moment one week ago when a gunman began a shooting rampage at an elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults. Gov. Dannel Malloy and other officials led a moment of silence after the ringing... more »
  • Louisiana to observe moment of silence Friday

    December 20, 2012 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal asked the state to observe a moment of silence, to honor the victims of a school shooting on Connecticut. The silence is set for 9:30 A.M. local time. Twenty-six people were killed, many elementary school children, when a gunman opened fire inside a school... more »
  • Funerals set for 5 students, teacher shot in Conn.

    December 20, 2012 9:56 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - More funerals and a memorial service are scheduled to be held in Connecticut and New York for students and teachers killed by a gunman at an elementary school. Funerals are scheduled Thursday in Connecticut for 7-year-old Grace McDonnell and 6-year-olds Benjamin Andrew Wheeler, Catherine Violet Hubbard,... more »
  • More funerals today for victims of school shooting

    December 19, 2012 1:25 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - For a third straight day, funeral processions are rolling through a grieving Connecticut town. The first of today's funerals in Newtown for victims of Friday's shootings at an elementary school was for 7-year-old Daniel Barden. He was the youngest of three children, and his family says he... more »
  • Obama pressing for policy changes after shooting

    December 19, 2012 11:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Obama says after he receives recommendations from Biden's group, he will... more »
  • NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

    December 18, 2012 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association is breaking its silence four days after a school shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 26 were killed, including 20 children. The nation's largest gun rights organization made its first public statements Tuesday after a self-imposed media blackout that left many wondering how it would... more »
  • First of 8 funerals at Newtown church begins

    December 18, 2012 10:18 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Family members have gathered for the first of eight funerals for school shooting victims to be held at a Catholic church in Newtown, Conn. A motorcade of dozens of vehicles led by police motorcycles accompanied the family of 6-year-old James Mattioli to St. Rose of Lima on... more »
  • Schools increase security after Conn. shooting

    December 17, 2012 2:01 PM

    UNDATED - Most of the nation fell back into the familiar routine of dropping off children at school, as teachers and parents wrestled with how best to quell children's fears after the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. School districts across the U.S. increased patrols and security... more »
  • Moments of silence around NFL for shooting victims

    December 17, 2012 10:40 AM

    UNDATED - The New England Patriots silenced their "End Zone Militia" Sunday night, taking the muskets away from the Revolutionary War re-enactors who fire in the air to celebrate every score. The memory of the Connecticut school shootings was still too fresh for the sight of weapons and the smell... more »
  • Conn. school likely closed for months

    December 17, 2012 10:34 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Authorities say the Connecticut elementary school where a gunman shot to death 26 people will be closed indefinitely while the crime is investigated. State police Lt. Paul Vance said Monday at a news conference that it could be months before police turn the school in Newtown, Conn.,... more »
  • Connecticut shootings sparks gun control debate in Baton Rouge

    December 16, 2012 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Jim's Firearms in Baton Rouge was packed Saturday. The popular gunshop even ran out of of parking spaces. "There's just a wide variety of people that come in here and here different things or read it on the internet. Kinda come in half cocked and don't know... more »
  • Conn. gunman may have had personality disorder

    December 14, 2012 6:54 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Police aren't saying what may have motivated a man to open fire inside two classrooms at a Connecticut elementary school today, but a law enforcement official who has been briefed on the investigation says the gunman was believed to suffer from a personality disorder. Twenty-six people, including... more »
  • Conn. school shooting suspect was son of teacher

    December 14, 2012 5:44 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - The man suspected of gunning down more than two dozen people in a small town in Connecticut is the son of a teacher at the elementary school where the killings occurred, and his mother is presumed to be among the dead. Police say Adam Lanza apparently drove... more »
  • Official: Gunman's NJ brother cooperating

    December 14, 2012 5:06 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation of the Connecticut school massacre says the brother of the gunman has been "extremely cooperative" and is not under arrest. The official tells The Associated Press that Ryan Lanza, of Hoboken, N.J., is still be being questioned but is... more »
  • Children describe terror as shooter kills 26

    December 14, 2012 4:15 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Schoolchildren and their parents are describing the scene at a Connecticut elementary school today, as teachers locked doors and ordered the children to huddle in the corner or hide in closets. Shots rang through the building, as a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children. One man... more »
  • UPDATE: Law enforcement named wrong Lanza as shooter

    December 14, 2012 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 20-year-old Adam Lanza, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred. A second law enforcement official says the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead. The first official says Adam Lanza's... more »
  • Police: 27 killed at Conn. school, 1 other dead

    December 14, 2012 2:58 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Police say 27 people were killed in the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, including the gunman, and one person died at another scene. The dead at the school include 20 children. The gunman opened fire Friday morning inside a school where his mother worked. He blasted... more »
  • Tearful Obama calls for action after shooting

    December 14, 2012 2:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - As a father, President Barack Obama says, he's grieving for the victims of today's school shooting in Connecticut. His remarks to the nation from the White House today were emotional ones, as Obama wiped his eyes and had to pause for several seconds to keep his composure. He... more »
  • Obama to address nation about school shooting

    December 14, 2012 2:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will speak from the White House briefing room about the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The president's comments will be at 3:15 EST Friday. They will be his first on the incident, which has left at least 27 people dead, including 18 children.... more »
  • Va. gov invokes Tech slayings, offers his prayers

    December 14, 2012 1:54 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - Saying his state still has painful memories from the mass April 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, the governor extended his sympathies to Connecticut following an elementary school massacre. Gov. Bob McDonnell said his thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by Friday's shootings at Sandy Hook... more »
  • Family relay reports from kids about Conn. shooting

    December 14, 2012 12:55 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Family members are relaying what children told them about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Stephen Delgiadice says his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter is fine. He says the shooting is... more »
  • Obama briefed on Connecticut shooting

    December 14, 2012 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has been briefed on a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday morning. Press Secretary Jay Carney says the president was first informed about the incident by his counterterrorism adviser John Brennan. Carney says Obama will continue to receive regular updates... more »
  • Report: School shooter ID'd as Ryan Lanza

    December 14, 2012 12:43 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - More information is emerging about the suspect in today's Connecticut elementary school shootings. A law enforcement official identifies him as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza. Another official who was briefed on the shooting says the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound -- and that one of the victims... more »
  • Report: 27 dead after school shooting in Conn.

    December 14, 2012 11:06 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Law enforcement sources said at least 27 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Connecticut school, including 18 children. State Police said in a press briefing at noon that the shooter was dead, the scene secure and the public was not in further danger.... more »
  • Police: Conn. man fathered child with daughter

    December 7, 2012 12:40 PM

    BETHEL, Conn. - A 46-year-old Connecticut man and his 23-year-old daughter have been arrested on incest allegations after police say DNA tests showed he was the father of both the woman and her baby. An arrest warrant affidavit says George Sayers and Tiffany Hartford, of Bethel, were charged Monday with... more »
  • Jazz great Dave Brubeck dies

    December 5, 2012 12:53 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Pioneering jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck has died. Russell Gloyd, Brubeck's manager, says he died Wednesday morning of heart failure, after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son. He would have turned 92 on Thursday. The Dave Brubeck Quartet's pieces... more »
  • Police: Alleged car thief made food deliveries

    November 12, 2012 12:56 PM

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Police in Connecticut say a man stole a car used to deliver Chinese food and continued dropping off orders so he could keep the customers' money. Keith Hinds was charged on Friday with larceny, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, possession of drug... more »
  • Good Samaritan dies in fall

    October 8, 2012 7:25 PM

    An 83-year-old man fell to his death off an elevated highway in Connecticut while trying to help a driver whose car had rolled over. Richard Herron jumped over the center median of I-84 in Hartford to avoid a big rig that was nearing the crash scene and may have not... more »
  • Police seek computer of father who shot son dead

    October 4, 2012 3:02 PM

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - An attorney for a Connecticut man who fatally shot his son says state police want access to his computer and phone to try to determine why the boy was out at night wearing a ski mask and armed with a knife. Gene Zingaro says his... more »
  • Navy: Affair caused Conn. sub boss to fake death

    September 19, 2012 12:59 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A former Navy submarine commander has been found in violation of the military's criminal code for having an affair with a woman and faking his own death to end the relationship. A Navy spokeswoman says Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II has received a letter of reprimand for... more »
  • Widespread claims of cheating dismissed by Navy

    July 5, 2012 7:47 PM

    The Navy's inspector general for the Atlantic submarine force says allegations of widespread cheating on exams by crew members of various boats are unsubstantiated. The Navy opened an investigation following a review that originated in Groton, Connecticut, the home port of an attack submarine that was hit by a cheating... more »
  • Conn. inmate saw oysters as way out from death row

    July 3, 2012 12:24 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A Connecticut man on death row for the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion says he came up with a bizarre plan to end his own life by lying about killing others in a spree of violence. In an interview... more »
  • APR scores get 10 basketball teams postseason bans

    June 20, 2012 1:12 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Poor academic results will keep a record 10 men's basketball teams out of next year's NCAA tournament including the first BCS school to face the penalty - Connecticut. The NCAA announced the penalties when it released its new Academic Progress Rate scores Wednesday. Teams scoring under 900 face... more »
  • Sleepwalking used as defense in attempted robbery

    June 7, 2012 12:41 PM

    NEW LONDON, Conn. - A Connecticut man accused of attempting to rob a woman at knifepoint in an elevator at the Mohegan Sun casino says he was sleepwalking at the time. The Norwich Bulletin reports Winston Riley told his attorney he was awakened on March 18 by the woman when... more »
  • Goats removed from Conn. high school roof overhang

    June 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    SIMSBURY, Conn. - Firefighters were called to a Connecticut high school for a goat removal. Authorities say firefighters rescued four goats from an overhang above the entrance to Simsbury High School on Wednesday morning. They say the goats may have been placed there as a senior prank. Principal Neil Sullivan... more »
  • Conn. teen's body spray sets off school fire alarm

    May 11, 2012 12:56 PM

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Officials say a fire alarm that went off at a Connecticut high school was activated by a student's "overabundance" of body spray in a locker room. Firefighters were called to Middletown High School shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday. Officials told The Middletown Press that the student used... more »
  • Break in $500 million art heist

    May 10, 2012 7:47 PM

    Investigators were at the home of a reputed gangster in Connecticut looking for evidence in a 22-year-old, $500 million mystery. They believe Robert Gentile has information on the whereabouts of three Rembrandts, a Vermeer, a Manet and five drawings by Degas. The art works were stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart... more »
  • Conn. boy, 6, killed helping dad with wood chipper

    April 12, 2012 12:45 PM

    SALEM, Conn. - Connecticut state police say a 6-year-old boy has died in a wood chipper accident while helping his father on a landscaping job during school vacation week. Lt. J. Paul Vance says Jeffrey Bourgeois was putting a branch into the chipper Tuesday morning in Salem when it pulled... more »
  • Conn. boy, 5, brings heroin for show and tell

    April 10, 2012 12:25 PM

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Police say a 5-year-old Connecticut boy brought 50 packets of heroin to school for show and tell, and his stepfather has been arrested. Bridgeport police tell the Connecticut Post that 35-year-old Santos Roman went to the Barnum School on Monday to retrieve the drugs and found police... more »
  • Another state to ban death penalty

    April 5, 2012 12:16 PM

    HARTFORD - Connecticut is on track to become the fifth state in five years to abolish the death penalty. Foes of capital punishment say it's part of a growing national sentiment against executing prisoners. The Connecticut Sentate today approved a bill to repeal the death penalty in the state. The... more »
  • Conn. police free sex shop customer from handcuffs

    March 30, 2012 12:52 PM

    ORANGE, Conn. - There's a new twist for police in Orange, Conn.: They've had to break a man out of handcuffs. Assistant Chief Ed Koether tells the Connecticut Post newspaper officers were called Thursday afternoon to an adult entertainment store in Orange, a town just west of New Haven. The... more »
  • Conn. man accidentally dials 911 while stealing

    March 26, 2012 12:35 PM

    SOUTHINGTON, Conn. - Authorities say a Connecticut man accidentally dialed 911 from his cellphone while stealing about 700 pounds of scrap metals. Police say the 46-year-old man was arrested after the robbery from a Southington merchant. WFSB-TV reports he was charged Thursday with third-degree criminal trespassing and sixth-degree larceny. He... more »
  • Man charged in gruesome Conn. killing due in court

    February 1, 2012 8:50 AM

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn.- A man charged with hacking a Connecticut man to death with an ax and eating some body parts is due in a state courtroom under tight security after being returned from Florida. Thirty-five-year-old Tyree Lincoln Smith is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Bridgeport Superior Court on a... more »
  • Conn. house fire kills children, parents of ad exec

    December 26, 2011 4:00 AM

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police say the parents and three children of a well-known advertising executive were killed in a fire that tore through the family's waterfront Connecticut home on Christmas morning. Stamford Police say Madonna Badger and a male acquaintance managed to escape the blaze, but Badger's three daughters... more »
  • Christmas Lights Proposal

    December 20, 2011 7:31 PM

    A Christmas light display contained a message for Elizabeth Caron in Norwich, Connecticut. Jeremy Wilcox and his mom spent about two hours putting the words "Will you marry me?" in lights across the fence at the family home, which is traditionally decorated with elaborate holiday scenes. He popped his question... more »
  • Power outages from East Coast snowstorm below 3M

    October 31, 2011 4:30 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The number of homes and businesses still without power on the East Coast after an unusually early snowstorm has dipped below 3 million and is still falling. About 764,000 customers were without power in Connecticut early Monday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the outages break a... more »
  • Former college hoops player dies in Conn. shooting

    June 26, 2011 10:37 AM

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.- Authorities say a former Connecticut high school basketball standout who later played for Providence College and Louisiana Tech has died after being shot several times in the back. New Haven police say 31-year-old Donell Allick died Saturday of injuries he received Friday. Detectives believe he was... more »
  • 2 Southern sports banned from post season due to academics

    May 24, 2011 1:35 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Men's college basketball champion Connecticut is one of six BCS schools facing academic penalties from the NCAA and Southern has become the first university to get postseason bans in two sports for poor performance in the classroom. Southern will be ineligible for postseason tourneys in football and... more »
  • Robbing the Dead

    January 25, 2011 7:27 PM

    The prison sentence is eight months for a funeral home director in Coventry, Coonecticut who stole from people, including dead clients whose homes were raided for money and other valuables. Keven Riley also lost his professional license and was scolded by a judge for preying on vulnerable people. Riley and... more »
  • Stealing Plays Leads to Fine for Coach

    November 18, 2010 7:38 PM

    A high school in Connecticut was fined $1,000 and put on a year probation after the coach found an opponent's coded play list on the field and used it to beat the other team. Southington High coach D.J. Hernandez also has to take a sportsmanship and ethics coaching class.... more »
  • State AGs: Craigslist should drop adult services

    August 24, 2010 12:38 PM

    State attorneys general nationwide are demanding that Craigslist remove its adult services section because they say the website cannot adequately block potentially illegal ads. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced Tuesday that he and colleagues in 16 states have sent a letter calling on the classified advertising site to... more »
  • Update: 9 killed in shooting at Conn. beer distributorship

    August 3, 2010 4:28 PM

    Police say a driver at a beer warehouse was being escorted from the property after a disciplinary hearing when he started shooting, killing eight people and wounding two before killing himself. Manchester Police Chief Marc Montminy says 34-year-old Omar Thornton had been offered the chance to quit or be... more »

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