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  • Two men charged with murder in fatal Connecticut shooting Reuters - Wed, 2 Sep, 2015

    Two men have been charged with murder following a Connecticut shooting that killed one person and injured eight others at a public housing project in June, police said … More »Two men charged with murder in fatal Connecticut shooting

    Two men have been charged with murder following a Connecticut shooting that killed one person and injured eight others at a public housing project in June, police said on Wednesday. Bridgeport police said Jamal Hamilton and Kevan Bennett, both 24, were arrested late on Tuesday in connection with the shooting, which Mayor …

  • Connecticut made it harder to get guns — and suicides fell significantly
    Connecticut made it harder to get guns — and suicides fell significantly @ Vox.com - Wed, 2 Sep, 2015

    In 1995, Connecticut established a "permit to purchase" law, which required a background check and eight hours of safety training for those seeking to buy a handgun. … More »Connecticut made it harder to get guns — and suicides fell significantly

    Connecticut made it harder to get guns — and suicides fell significantly

    In 1995, Connecticut established a "permit to purchase" law, which required a background check and eight hours of safety training for those seeking to buy a handgun. Missouri used to have a law like that, too, but repealed it in 2007. Firearm suicide rates fell 15.4 percent in Connecticut — but rose 16.1 percent in M …

  • Connecticut couple pleads not guilty in July 4 killing Reuters - Tue, 1 Sep, 2015

    A Connecticut man and his girlfriend pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder and other charges in the killing of a West Haven man who was shot and blown up with a pipe … More »Connecticut couple pleads not guilty in July 4 killing

    A Connecticut man and his girlfriend pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder and other charges in the killing of a West Haven man who was shot and blown up with a pipe bomb on July 4. Christopher Miller, 40, and Natali Martinez-Sanchez, 30, appeared in state Superior Court in Milford, to face charges including murdering …

  • Tennis: Rogers Cup - Azarenka vs Kvitova
    Kvitova beats Czech mate Safarova in Connecticut final Reuters - Sat, 29 Aug, 2015

    Petra Kvitova used a dominant serve to beat Lucie Safarova 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2 in their all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open on Saturday. Kvitova faced only one break … More »Kvitova beats Czech mate Safarova in Connecticut final

    Tennis: Rogers Cup - Azarenka vs Kvitova

    Petra Kvitova used a dominant serve to beat Lucie Safarova 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2 in their all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open on Saturday. Kvitova faced only one break point and held serve throughout to remain unbeaten in seven career matches against her compatriot. After a lost summer during which she was slowed by a bout …

  • Connecticut political staffer gets year in prison for kickback scheme Reuters - Thu, 27 Aug, 2015

    A former Connecticut legislative staffer was sentenced on Thursday to a year and a day in federal prison for using his role administering a state program intended to … More »Connecticut political staffer gets year in prison for kickback scheme

    A former Connecticut legislative staffer was sentenced on Thursday to a year and a day in federal prison for using his role administering a state program intended to prevent political corruption to generate $117,000 in kickbacks. Republican George Gallo, 47, pleaded guilty in April to using his position as chief of staff …

  • Indian babysitter to serve jail time over Connecticut child's death Reuters - Thu, 27 Aug, 2015

    An Indian national who had worked as a baby sitter in Connecticut was sentenced to 14 years in U.S. federal prison for the death of a 19-month-old boy in her care last … More »Indian babysitter to serve jail time over Connecticut child's death

    An Indian national who had worked as a baby sitter in Connecticut was sentenced to 14 years in U.S. federal prison for the death of a 19-month-old boy in her care last year. Kinjal Patel, 29, was sentenced on Wednesday under a plea deal entered in Superior Court in New Haven in which she did not admit guilt but conceded …

  • FILE - In this Monday, July 20, 2015 file photo, actor Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attends the premiere of "Southpaw" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square, in New York. Jackson's bankruptcy attorney says he'll try again to sell his 50,000-square-foot Conn. mansion. The Hartford Courant reports Pat Neligan spoke at a court hearing Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. 50 Cent didn't attend. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
    Bankruptcy attorney says rapper 50 Cent will try again to sell his Connecticut mansion The Canadian Press - Thu, 27 Aug, 2015

    Rapper 50 Cent's bankruptcy attorney says he'll try again to sell his 50,000-square-foot Connecticut mansion. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1hH14pW) Pat … More »Bankruptcy attorney says rapper 50 Cent will try again to sell his Connecticut mansion

    FILE - In this Monday, July 20, 2015 file photo, actor Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attends the premiere of "Southpaw" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square, in New York. Jackson's bankruptcy attorney says he'll try again to sell his 50,000-square-foot Conn. mansion. The Hartford Courant reports Pat Neligan spoke at a court hearing Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. 50 Cent didn't attend. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    Rapper 50 Cent's bankruptcy attorney says he'll try again to sell his 50,000-square-foot Connecticut mansion. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1hH14pW) Pat Neligan spoke at a court hearing Wednesday. 50 Cent didn't attend.

  • Bullet hole, blood found in missing Connecticut couple's vehicle: police Reuters - Tue, 25 Aug, 2015

    Connecticut police on Tuesday said they have found a bullet hole and blood in a vehicle owned by a couple who disappeared early this month after accumulating more than … More »Bullet hole, blood found in missing Connecticut couple's vehicle: police

    Connecticut police on Tuesday said they have found a bullet hole and blood in a vehicle owned by a couple who disappeared early this month after accumulating more than $2.2 million in debts. Police said they are investigating whether foul play was involved in the disappearance of Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin, of Easton, …

  • FILE - In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Kevin Bacon arrives at the LA Premiere Of "Love & Mercy" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bacon will star in a stage adaptation of the story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic film "Rear Window." Hartford Stage in Connecticut said Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, that the movie star will headline the haunting tale of a wheelchair-bound witness to a possible murder. It’s been adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin and will run from Oct. 22-Nov. 15. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
    Kevin Bacon heading to Connecticut this fall for a stage adaptation of 'Rear Window' The Canadian Press - Tue, 25 Aug, 2015

    Hartford Stage in Connecticut said Tuesday that the movie star will headline the haunting tale of a man in a wheelchair who witnesses a possible murder. It's been adapted … More »Kevin Bacon heading to Connecticut this fall for a stage adaptation of 'Rear Window'

    FILE - In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Kevin Bacon arrives at the LA Premiere Of "Love & Mercy" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bacon will star in a stage adaptation of the story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic film "Rear Window." Hartford Stage in Connecticut said Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, that the movie star will headline the haunting tale of a wheelchair-bound witness to a possible murder. It’s been adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin and will run from Oct. 22-Nov. 15. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

    Hartford Stage in Connecticut said Tuesday that the movie star will headline the haunting tale of a man in a wheelchair who witnesses a possible murder. It's been adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin and will run from Oct. 22-Nov. 15. It will be directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who nurtured …

  • Three Connecticut teens plead guilty in fatal shooting and robbery Reuters - Fri, 21 Aug, 2015

    Three Connecticut teenagers have pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an 18-year-old man last year while stealing his cellphone. Robert Stevenson, 17, and Cheyenne Concepcion, … More »Three Connecticut teens plead guilty in fatal shooting and robbery

    Three Connecticut teenagers have pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an 18-year-old man last year while stealing his cellphone. Robert Stevenson, 17, and Cheyenne Concepcion, 19, pleaded guilty in Hartford Superior Court on Thursday to the felony murder of Jonathan Torres in September 2014, in Enfield, Connecticut, while …

  • A special Connecticut state police crime squad on Wednesday said it was taking over the investigation of the disappearance this month of a married couple who own a garbage disposal company and had accumulated more than $2.2 million in debts. Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin, of Easton, Connecticut, were reported missing on …

  • A suspected bank robber shot by police after a high-speed chase through several Connecticut towns last week has died, state police said on Monday. Christopher Anderson, 53, died late on Sunday in a hospital in Hartford of injuries including two bullet wounds, police said. Anderson led police last Friday on an 11-mile …

  • A suspected bank robber shot by police after a high-speed chase that spanned several Connecticut towns is in critical condition at a hospital in the state capital of Hartford, officials said Saturday. Christopher Anderson, 53, crashed at a busy intersection in Bolton, near Hartford after an 11-mile pursuit that reached …

  • FILE - This undated inmate photo released by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows Eduardo Santiago, who was sentenced to lethal injection for the murder-for-hire killing of 45-year-old Joseph Niwinski in West Hartford in 2000. Connecticut's Supreme Court will release a decision Thursday Aug. 13, 2015, in a case that could decide the fate of the 10 inmates currently on death row in the state. It comes in an appeal from Santiago, whose attorneys argue lawmakers improperly passed a death penalty repeal three years ago that only outlawed capital punishment for future crimes. (Connecticut Department of Correction via AP, File)

    Connecticut's highest court has struck down the state's death penalty, sparing the lives of 11 killers on death row in a ruling that adds momentum to a nationwide movement to abolish executions. A 2012 state law repealed the death penalty for future crimes while preserving it for those already condemned to die, but the …

  • Uber representative registers people on smartphone during kick off of citywide jobs tour in Queens borough of New York

    Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a racketeering lawsuit by 15 Connecticut taxi and limousine companies seeking to stop the ride-sharing company from doing business in the state. U.S. District Judge Alvin Thompson in Hartford said the plaintiffs failed to show that Uber competed unfairly, tried to …

  • Sandy Hook Elementary

    A Connecticut judge on Thursday approved the largest portion yet of a settlement in which the estate of the mother of the gunman who carried out a 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school will pay out $1.5 million to families of 16 victims. Probate Court Judge Joseph Egan in Bethel, Connecticut approved deals with …

  • Connecticut high court spares lives of 11 death-row inmates Christian Science Monitor - Thu, 13 Aug, 2015

    Three years after Connecticut abolished capital punishment, the state's Supreme Court overturned the death sentences for all 11 inmates remaining on death row. As the Associated Press reported, the 4-3 ruling was the result of an appeal from death-row inmate Eduardo Santiago, whose attorneys had argued that any execution …

  • Screen grab of the execution chamber at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence

    The New England state is the latest to back away from the death penalty, following Nebraska earlier this year and Maryland in 2013. The decision followed a 2012 state law that abolished capital punishment for crimes committed after that date but allowed it to be imposed for crimes previously committed. "We are persuaded …

  • HARTFORD, Conn. - Higher state income taxes have kicked in for Connecticut's wealthiest residents, with a top lawmaker confident the new rates will generate nearly $300 million in expected revenue.

  • The Connecticut Supreme Court just let everyone off the state's death row

    The Connecticut Supreme Court answered a big question on Thursday: After the state abolished the death penalty in 2012, can it execute inmates who were sentenced to death before the law took effect? The court, in a 4-3 ruling, ruled that the 11 inmates now on the state's death row can't be executed, as the state's death …

 
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