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  • Advocacy group protests CIT Group deal for OneWest Bank

    Advocacy group protests CIT Group deal for OneWest Bank
    National business banking lender CIT Group Inc. stands to collect more than $1.4 billion from federal regulators to cover future losses should its purchase of OneWest Bank in Pasadena be approved. News of the loss coverage, part of a Freedom of...
  • Report: Teacher's Actions 'Freaked Out' Students

    Report: Teacher's Actions 'Freaked Out' Students
    A Southington High School teacher put on administrative leave last month was suspended after showing up to school drunk and engaging in erratic behavior that left students "freaked out" and "scared," according to records released by the school district....
  • Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators

    Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators
    In a sprawling warehouse five miles inland from the port of Newark, N.J., Special Agent Scott Doyle was dwarfed by the metal shipping container that had just arrived from Indonesia and was headed to Maryland. It held 14 tons of pasteurized crabmeat,...
  • U.S. enforcement changes raise concern over seafood fraud

    U.S. enforcement changes raise concern over seafood fraud
    With seafood fraud a continuing problem in Maryland and across the nation, environmentalists, fishermen and lawmakers are expressing concern about a decline in the number of special investigative agents and enforcement cases at the National Oceanic and...
  • U of C professor: Release police shooting video

    U of C professor: Release police shooting video
    A University of Chicago law professor is calling on the city to release video, if it exists, tied to a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a teenage boy on the Southwest Side. “When there are such fractured relationships between police and...
  • Presumption of disclosure

    President Barack Obama doesn't have a stellar record when it comes to transparency. And this session of Congress falls short when it comes to passing meaningful legislation. So it's fair to say that the two branches agreeing on a bill to streamline...
  • Enfield PSA Director Reprimanded For Calling 'Brown' Students 'Deaf, Dumb, Disrespectful'

    Enfield PSA Director Reprimanded For Calling 'Brown' Students 'Deaf, Dumb, Disrespectful'
    ENFIELD – Officials at the Capitol Region Education Council have disciplined a Public Safety Academy director for calling students "brown kids" and "deaf, dumb, delirious and disrespectful," according to documents obtained by The Courant....
  • Enfield Magnet School Director Crossed Line With Insults

    Enfield Magnet School Director Crossed Line With Insults
    Enfield's Public Safety Academy director was cut undeserved slack for his harsh, insulting attempt to get students' attention during a recent lunch period. Alvin Schwapp, a former police officer who has been at the Capitol Region Education Council...
  • Official Says Chief Halted Probe Of Firefighter's Death

    Official Says Chief Halted Probe Of Firefighter's Death
    HARTFORD — The fire department veteran appointed by fire Chief Carlos Huertas to lead an inquiry into the Oct. 7 death of firefighter Kevin Bell has accused Huertas of shutting down the investigation. In an email sent to Huertas in November, deputy...
  • In Virginia, consent agenda rules can be interpretive | With Video

    In Virginia, consent agenda rules can be interpretive | <span style=color:#ff0000><b> With Video </b></span>
    You'll find it listed on the meeting agenda of many governing bodies in Hampton Roads — the "consent agenda." Routine by most standards, the consent agenda is a block of resolutions passed in unison by elected leaders with a single "aye" vote....
  • Before Hartford Firefighter's Death, Safety Equipment Found Lacking

    Before Hartford Firefighter's Death, Safety Equipment Found Lacking
    HARTFORD — Two days before Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell was killed on duty, an internal department email revealed that an inspection of his engine company's equipment found numerous safety problems, including empty air tanks. Bell's breathing...