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  • The Price of A Rogue Police Department

    The Price of A Rogue Police Department
    Seems like East Haven keeps finding new ways to demonstrate just how expensive, in both taxpayer dollars and civic reputation, a rogue police department can be. Based on all available evidence (and that includes a federal civil rights investigation plus...
  • News of the Weird: Worth the Commute

    News of the Weird: Worth the Commute
    Downtown London residences are known to be staggeringly expensive, but media blogger Sam Cookney calculated in October just how much. Cookney said he can live in an upscale apartment in Barcelona, Spain, and commute almost every workday to London (700...
  • Jameis Winston cleared of wrongdoing after FSU sexual assault conduct hearing

    Jameis Winston has been cleared of violating FSU’s  code of conduct, with a retired Florida Supreme Court judge ruling there wasn't enough evidence to support the sexual assault claim against the star quarterback. “This was a complex case,...
  • A reason for deficits

    Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery resigns from Pennsylvania's highest court in disgrace after forwarding pornographic emails to a worker in the attorney general's office and to others. He then collects his legal retirement annuity of more than $130,...
  • High Court To Consider Whether Arsenic Murderer's Medical Records Are Public

    Serial killer Amy Archer Gilligan, the inspiration for the play "Arsenic and Old Lace," has been dead for 52 years but next month the state Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether medical records from her years in a Connecticut psychiatric hospital...
  • Review of justices' email after porn scandal finds nothing else inappropriate

    Review of justices' email after porn scandal finds nothing else inappropriate
    Former state Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery sent more than porn in his emails to the attorney general's office. McCaffery and his wife, who was part of his judicial staff, also sent hundreds of messages containing humorous anecdotes,...
  • Same-sex marriage supporters react to Supreme Court ruling

    Same-sex marriage supporters react to Supreme Court ruling
    It was music to their ears as news spread that gay marriages could proceed in Florida — with cheers erupting at the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida concert in Fort Lauderdale. Paul Uhl was in the crowd and, on Saturday, he relived the...
  • UNH Student Who Brought Guns To Campus Sentenced To 2 Years

    UNH Student Who Brought Guns To Campus Sentenced To 2 Years
    MILFORD — Before a Superior Court judge sentenced William Dong to two years in prison Friday, the former University of New Haven student had a chance to explain why he brought rounds of ammunition and firearms — including an illegal Bushmaster...
  • Freeh's firm appeals loss of privilege ruling to Superior Court

    Freeh's firm appeals loss of privilege ruling to Superior Court
    Louis Freeh's law firm took its case to a higher court. Pepper Hamilton LLP filed a motion in October asking Potter County Senior Judge John Leete to recognize attorney-client privilege in the relationship between Freeh, Sporkin and Sullivan and Penn...
  • U.S. Supreme Court will let same-sex marriages commence Jan. 6

    U.S. Supreme Court will let same-sex marriages commence Jan. 6
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday night refused to step into Florida's fight over same-sex marriage. Gay and lesbian couples in Florida will be able to marry starting Jan. 6, and the state no longer has any way to prevent it. A federal judge overturned...
  • Gay marriage in Florida may proceed after Supreme Court ruling

    Gay marriage in Florida may proceed after Supreme Court ruling
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state's ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Weddings could start on Jan. 6 under an order by a...