| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:19 PM
HARTFORD - A Venezuelan citizen pleaded guilty in Hartford to threatening Thursday in scores of telephone calls he made to people in Newtown after disturbed gunman Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people two years ago, including 20 first graders at Sandy...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:06 PM
The lawsuit filed Monday by victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, seeking to hold liable the manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 used in the massacre, will test the 2005 federal law designed to protect gun companies by using an exemption normally...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election victory last week marked a defeat for Second Amendment rights activists who – enraged by the sweeping gun control legislation enacted last year – had hoped to punish the governor in the first...
| 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 13, 2014
| 4:50 AM
In an article appearing on Today Parents, Nicole Hockley writes a letter to the mom she was before she lost her youngest son Dylan in the Dec. 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
"The tragedy changed every single aspect of your life, not only...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Sunday is the second anniversary of the Newtown massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Thousands of children and teens die each year from gun violence. That's roughly equivalent to a Newtown massacre every three days.
The presence of...