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  • Film review: 'Gangster Squad' is no 'Chinatown'

    Film review: 'Gangster Squad' is no 'Chinatown'
    It's hard to resist Los Angeles-based films noir -- "Chinatown," "Kiss Me Deadly," "The Big Sleep" being only a few of the best -- but "Gangster Squad" is a bit more resistible than most. Director Ruben Fleischer and screenwriter Will Beall have morphed...
  • Man held on $100K after cops find guns, drugs, cash, mistreated pitbulls

    Man held on $100K after cops find guns, drugs, cash, mistreated pitbulls
    A 28-year-old man already out on bond for several weapons charges was ordered held again after a police search yielded unregistered guns, drugs, a large amount of cash and two badly mistreated pit bulls, officials said. Acting on information that the...
  • Reaction To President Obama's Initiatives To Reduce Gun Violence

    Reaction was extensive and varied to President Barack Obama’s noontime speech Wednesday in which he proposed legislation and announced executive actions intended to reduce gun violence after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. Gov. Dannel P....
  • Dead Man Inc leader writes court, seeks to "correct the record"

    James Sweeney, who prosecutors say is one of the co-founders of the violent Dead Man Inc. gang, has been writing to The Baltimore Sun in recent months, saying the organization has been mischaracterized and seeking to set things straight. This week, he...
  • Reel Critics: Crime doesn't pay for audience

    Reel Critics: Crime doesn't pay for audience
    Director Ruben Fleischer served up a campy blood-fest in "Zombieland." Wisecracking shooters eliminated disposable members of the walking dead by the dozen. In "Gangster Squad," disposable gangsters line up to be shot to pieces by a more serious team of...
  • Former Hartford Mayor Perez's Appeal Scheduled For Feb. 19

     Former Hartford Mayor Perez's Appeal Scheduled For Feb. 19
    Former Mayor Eddie Perez's appeal of his June 2010 convictions on bribery and other charges is scheduled for Feb. 19 at 10 a.m., according to an appellate court clerk. Perez, 54, will appear in front of a three-judge panel, according to Rhonda Stearley-...
  • 2/5/2013-King Richard III Bones Found

    2/5/2013-King Richard III Bones Found
    Some cartoons are just for laughs. This is one of them. This is a cartoonist's way of saying, "They found King Richard III. I didn't know he was missing!" Cartoonists always end a sentence or a thought with an exclamation point. The vanished union...
  • Nine men suspected of smuggling drugs

    Nine men suspected of smuggling drugs
    U.S. Homeland Security special agents apprehended nine men suspected of attempting to smuggle illicit drugs at Crystal Cove State Park early Monday morning. Border Patrol agents recovered 26 bundles of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1.79...
  • Top cop: Charges maybe tonight in Hadiya Pendleton's killing

    Top cop: Charges maybe tonight in Hadiya Pendleton's killing
    Charges could come this evening against two people being questioned in the shooting death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today. "We will bring this all to closure, probably sometime this evening we're...
  • Author and Undercover FBI Agent Vito Colucci, Jr. Speaks at The Ferguson Library in Stamford on Feb. 20

    Author and Undercover FBI Agent Vito Colucci, Jr. Speaks at The Ferguson Library in Stamford on Feb. 20
    In the 1970s, Vito Colucci, Jr. was a young police officer in Stamford who decided to do something about the organized-crime-induced corruption he saw lurking in the underbelly of his hometown. He went undercover with the FBI, wearing a wire to uncover...
  • Jail tip led cops to suspects in Hadiya Pendleton's slaying

    Jail tip led cops to suspects in Hadiya Pendleton's slaying
    The break came, at last, on Saturday. As pressure mounted over nearly two weeks, Chicago police investigating the slaying of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton followed plenty of leads that hadn't panned out. Then on Saturday, tipped by a Cook County Jail...