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Jeff Jacobs: A Crippling Illness, Kindness And A Will To Run

Collin Walsh, an All-American runner and an international soul, watched what happened that September 2012 night in Benghazi, Libya. He was horrified. He was enraged. He also was inspired. "Four Americas died, two with the CIA, two foreign service officers, one of them our ambassador," Walsh said...More

  • Part 1: Pyrrhotite Plague Is Killing The American Dream

    Part 1: Pyrrhotite Plague Is Killing The American Dream

    Vince Perracchio can't sleep at night, worrying about basement cracks so big he can fit his hand in them. His lovely four-bedroom Colonial in Willington is not quite 30 years old, but its foundation looks like an ancient ruin. He has instructed his son to grab the dog and run to the neighbors if...

  • Hartford Rivalry Plays Out On Big Stage At Dunkin' Donuts Park

    Hartford Rivalry Plays Out On Big Stage At Dunkin' Donuts Park

    Carlos Ortiz dug his cleats into the clay dirt near the on-deck circle, sporty shades covering his eyes, heart pounding as the minutes ticked closer to showtime on this cloudy Tuesday night. Groundskeepers had been dragging the infield and chalking precise lines, prepping as if the usual big-league...

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  • Stratford Man Slain In Saturday Shooting

    Stratford Man Slain In Saturday Shooting

    Police on Sunday were probing the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man in town. The victim, whose name was not released, was shot just before 7 p.m. Saturday, according to police. Officers responding to the scene at Garibaldi Avenue transported him to Bridgeport Hospital, where he later died, police...

  • Hartford Police Investigate Bellevue Street Shooting

    Hartford Police Investigate Bellevue Street Shooting

    City police are investigating a shooting reported shortly after 11 p.m. on Bellevue Street. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. The shooting occurred near Bellevue and Battles streets, Hartford police said. No additional...

  • New Haven Officer Dies After Motorcycle Crash In South Carolina

    New Haven Officer Dies After Motorcycle Crash In South Carolina

    A New Haven police officer died in Myrtle Beach, S.C., after a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning. Officer Edward Douglas, a member of the New Haven police department since August 2013, was pronounced dead just five hours after the crash, police said. Police said Douglas joined the Community...

  • Stratford Man Killed In Crash On Route 15 In Orange

    Stratford Man Killed In Crash On Route 15 In Orange

    A 44-year-old Stratford man was killed Saturday afternoon when another car went out of control and slammed into his GMC Jimmy, causing it to roll over, state police said. Michael J. Zawadski was thrown from his SUV as it rolled and was fatally injured, state police said. He was not wearing a seat...

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  • State Police Step Up Patrols, Enforcement For Memorial Day Weekend

    State Police Step Up Patrols, Enforcement For Memorial Day Weekend

    State troopers were busy as the holiday weekend began on Friday, investigating 219 collissions, including two fatal incidents that killed three people, from midnight Friday through 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Stepped up enforcement for Memorial Day is scheduled to continue until 11:59 p.m. Monday night, police...

  • Local Lawyer, Real Estate Investor Charged With Larceny

    Authorities searching for a local lawyer and real estate investor found him hiding in a hotel in Manchester Friday night and charged him with larceny. Wayne Francis, a 46-year old real estate lawyer from the Hartford area, is the subject of investigations by state prosecutors, the Rocky Hill police...

  • On A Day Dedicated To Memories, Let's Revisit Some Long-Ago Sports Pages

    On A Day Dedicated To Memories, Let's Revisit Some Long-Ago Sports Pages

    Memorial Day and sports and getting lost in The Courant archives: In 1956, Mickey Mantle would go on to win the Triple Crown. On that Memorial Day, the Yankees beat Washington in a twin bill, 4-3 and 12-5. Mantle hit a home run in each game, his 19th and 20th of the season, which put him 11 games...

  • Boutique Casino In Hartford Was On The Table Before Senate Vote, Unclear If Proposal Will Return

    Boutique Casino In Hartford Was On The Table Before Senate Vote, Unclear If Proposal Will Return

    The city came close to landing a "boutique casino" as part of a casino expansion bill approved by the state Senate this week but opposition just before the vote scuttled the plans, state legislators confirmed. The gambling venue would have been outfitted and operated by the state's two casino operators,...

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