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  • Dad, son fight FAA over gun-firing, flame-throwing drones

    July 4, 2016 9:20 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The Federal Aviation Administration and a Connecticut father and son are headed for a court showdown over whether the agency can force them to disclose information about drones shown in YouTube videos firing a gun and deploying a flame thrower in their backyard. Nineteen-year-old Austin Haughwout... more »
  • Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place

    June 20, 2016 11:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 50 people dead. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that upheld laws... more »
  • Connecticut governor gets JFK award for pro-refugee stance

    May 1, 2016 3:39 PM

    BOSTON - Connecticut's governor has received the 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his public support of resettling Syrian refugees in the U.S. Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, presented the award to Dannel P. Malloy at a ceremony Sunday morning in Boston. Malloy, a Democrat, was named this... more »
  • Man arrested, charged with threatening to bomb Trump rally

    April 24, 2016 3:08 PM

    WATERBURY, Conn. - A 20-year-old Connecticut man is facing charges after authorities say he tweeted out a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally Saturday. Connecticut State Police say the U.S. Secret Service contacted them Saturday afternoon after they say Sean Morkys posted on Twitter, "Is someone going to bomb... more »
  • Police: 2 arrested in Connecticut after fight over crab legs

    April 3, 2016 5:42 PM

    MANCHESTER, Conn. - Police say two people were arrested after a dispute over crab legs at a Connecticut restaurant turned violent. WVIT-TV reports police were called to Royal Buffet in Manchester, Connecticut, on Saturday evening after a juvenile was punched in the face. Clifford Knight and Latoya Knight were arrested.... more »
  • Neighborhood divided over trick-or-treat signs instructing parents to provide veggies

    October 29, 2015 3:03 PM

    NEW BRITAINURGING, Conn. - There are mixed reactions among a community in Connecticut where a neighbor has taken upon themselves to tell the neighborhood to hand out vegetables and healthy snacks rather than traditional Halloween candy this weekend. Bright orange posters went up in a community near Lincoln Elementary... more »
  • US appeals court upholds gun laws after Newtown massacre

    October 19, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEW YORK - A federal appeals court has upheld key provisions of New York and Connecticut laws banning possession of semi-automatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday, finding that the core parts of the laws do not violate the Second Amendment. The... more »
  • UConn selling crickets as food

    October 4, 2015 5:06 PM

    STORRS, Conn. - A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets. The university's dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly. The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They're a source of B vitamins, iron and... more »
  • False tsunami alarm

    September 24, 2015 8:58 PM

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- The National Weather Service has a little egg on its face after issuing a false Tsunami warning for the Connecticut shoreline on its radio and emergency alert systems. Some broadcasters used it and it blew up Twitter. The warning was four all of the state's coastal counties... more »
  • 18-year-old's video of gun-firing drone spurs investigation

    July 21, 2015 12:49 PM

    CLINTON - An 18-year-old Connecticut man may be in trouble with federal aviation officials after posting a video online that shows shots being fired from a drone that had been jury-rigged with a handgun. The FAA says it is investigating whether Austin Haghwout of Clinton violated its regulations, which prohibit... more »
  • Body part mystery

    July 15, 2015 9:08 PM

    NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT- A pair of severed human legs was found near some railroad tracks and authorities are trying to find out if they are linked to a missing person. Police say a man flagged an officer down Wednesday morning and led him to the legs in thick foliage... more »
  • 9 shot at housing complex; 1 woman struck while taking bath

    June 11, 2015 10:46 AM

    BRIDGEPORT, CT.- Nine people have been shot at a Connecticut housing complex, including one who was killed and another who was struck while taking a bath when a bullet pierced the wall of her apartment. Police say shots were fired in a parking lot at the Trumbull Gardens Apartment Complex... more »
  • 'Rosie the Riveter' model dies

    April 22, 2015 7:46 PM

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- The woman who was the symbol of millions of American women who went to work on the home-front during World War II is dead. Mary Doyle Keefe was 92. She posed for Norman Rockwell and his painting "Rosie the Riveter" while she was a 19-year-old telephone operator... more »
  • Connecticut governor: move '16 Final Four unless law changes

    March 30, 2015 6:01 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's governor and UConn's athletic director are calling on the NCAA to consider moving next year's Women's Final Four out of Indianapolis unless changes are made to Indiana's new religious-objections law. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other critics contend the law would allow businesses to deny service... more »
  • No rest for the weary: New England expecting more snow

    February 11, 2015 1:57 AM

    BOSTON, MA - More snow is on its way to southern New England after a brief reprieve gave residents just enough time to dig out from the latest storm. The National Weather Service says the region will get more snow Thursday into Friday morning. Meteorologist Stephanie Dunten says the fairly... more »
  • Threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school

    October 1, 2014 11:02 AM

    MONROE, CT - A bomb threat has led to the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Monroe Police Lt. Brian McCauley says the threat was called in to the school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and the evacuation was ordered as a precaution. He says the school building... more »
  • Prisoner slips off handcuffs, crashes police car

    September 6, 2014 6:31 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Authorities say a man being transported to prison in a Connecticut police cruiser slipped out of his handcuffs and attacked the state trooper behind the wheel, causing the vehicle to crash. State police say 24-year-old Chad Nadeau was en route to the Hartford Correctional Center on Friday... more »
  • 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 »

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