| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:35 AM
HARTFORD — Shaken by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy and a violent break-in at his aunt's home, a crime he compared to the 2007 Cheshire home invasion, William Dong turned to firearms for protection, his public defender said Thursday....
| Jan 25, 2015
| 5:35 AM
MOUNT DORA — The students call him "RoboCop." But Officer Frank Smith, towering over them at 6 foot 1 in a Mount Dora High School hallway, doesn't mind.
The Mount Dora officer of four years asks a passing student where he is supposed to be. The...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:10 AM
HARTFORD (AP) — Gun maker Remington has moved a lawsuit filed against it by families of those shot in the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, where at least one expert says it has less chance of succeeding.
Nine families sued...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 4:45 PM
Sometime this year, if the statistical projections prove accurate, firearm deaths will surpass automobile accidents as the leading killer of Americans younger than 25. That strikes us as an astounding shift, one owed as much to safer cars and changing...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 12:57 PM
The legislature's labor committee met Thursday and agreed to hold public hearings on about a dozen issues, including a measure to prohibit workplace bullying and a proposal to bar employers running credit checks on job applicants.
Also on the committees...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:27 AM
Families of two of the 20 first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are suing the town of Newtown, Conn., and its board of education, alleging security measures at the school weren't adequate.
The wrongful-death lawsuit served on...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:10 PM
At least two families of victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have filed a lawsuit against the town of Newtown and the school board, alleging lax security on the day 20 first-graders and six adults were shot and killed.
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:21 PM
The question of where, or even whether, to build a permanent memorial to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is about to take center stage, with some victims' families opposed to the idea.
The 12-member Sandy Hook Permanent...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:12 AM
This year, the village of Niles saw a number of controversies, new developments and some law changes that are poised to affect the village for years to come.
At the beginning of the year, the village was poised to overturn its ban on...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:11 PM
When 20-year old Florida State University student Ashley Cowie was accidentally shot and killed, dying in her twin sister's arms at a fraternity party in 2011, John Thrasher was the Florida Senate's powerful Rules Committee chairman.
At the time, a bill...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 10:23 AM
The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit Monday. The suit charged Bushmaster Firearms International, Camfour Inc. and Riverview Gun Sales with wrongful death in the 2012 tragedy that left 20 children and six...