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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions.
  • Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion

    Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion
    For more than six years, the families of slain Chicago police detective Robert Soto and his companion, Kathryn Romberg, waited for a West Side gang member to be held responsible for gunning them down. Relatives watched in disbelief as Jason Austin was...

    Why keep elderly convicts behind bars?

    To the editor: As a researcher seeking to improve the justice system, I agree wholeheartedly with much of what Newt Gingrich and B. Wayne Hughes Jr. say about the incarceration of low-level offenders in California. Unfortunately, they fail to mention...

    Small Florida town copes with mass killing

    BELL, Fla. On the day after Don Spirit carried out a mass killing of his own family his adult daughter and six grandchildren before ending his own life this small north Florida town was trying to cope with the horror of what happened less than 24 hours...

    Despite signs, Lake jail fails to thwart suicide

      Despite signs, Lake jail fails to thwart suicide
    One day in April, officers at the Lake County Jail discovered something disturbing in inmate Igor Karlukov's possession: shreds of a mesh laundry bag fashioned into a noose, jail records show. Karlukov, 35, was jailed after allegedly attacking his ex-...