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  • 1977 Mass Murder In Prospect Claimed Woman, 8 Children

    1977 Mass Murder In Prospect Claimed Woman, 8 Children
    Until the Newtown shootings in December 2012, the 1977 slaying of a mother, her seven children and a young family friend was the largest mass murder in Connecticut history. In the wee hours of July 22, 1977, at about 4:15 a.m., neighbors smelled smoke...
  • California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery

    California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery
    Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared not to brake. A...
  • Malaysia plane search: Race against time to find black box

    The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could take years, U.S. Navy officials suggested Sunday, as search and rescue officials raced to locate the plane's black box recorder days before its batteries are set to die. Ten ships and as many...
  • Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street

     Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street
    Navy Captain George Colvocoresses survived yellow fever, explored uncharted islands of the South Pacific Ocean and conducted daring raids on Southern command posts during the Civil War, only to come home to Connecticut and end up dead. The circumstances...
  • Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam

    Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam
    Thomas Perry was running for safety during a battle in Vietnam in 1968 when he stopped, turned around, and returned to a position being overrun by the enemy. There were wounded people there, and they they needed his help. So Perry, an Army medic who...
  • Malaysia plane search teams tracking 'pings' in two areas

    Malaysia plane search teams tracking 'pings' in two areas
    Chinese and Australian ships hunting for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner have picked up separate acoustic signals in different parts of a vast Indian Ocean search area and are trying to verify if one could be from the plane's black box recorders....
  • Search for Malaysian jet grows, but poor weather again forecast

    Search for Malaysian jet grows, but poor weather again forecast
    Ten ships and as many aircraft will search a swathe of the Indian Ocean west of Perth on Sunday, trying again to find some trace of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 after more than three weeks of fruitless and frustrating hunting. Numerous...
  • Death toll in Washington state mudslide rises to 30

    Death toll in Washington state mudslide rises to 30
    The death toll in a Washington state mudslide that wiped out a rural community last month rose to 30 on Thursday as one more body was extricated from a pile of muck and debris, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said. A rain-soaked hillside...
  • Yellowstone bison-on-run video wrongly triggers volcanic eruption fear

    Yellowstone bison-on-run video wrongly triggers volcanic eruption fear
    A brief video of bison purportedly “running for their lives" to escape a pending eruption of Yellowstone National Park's "super-volcano" had federal officials scrambling Thursday to allay fears in the region recently rattled by a spate of...
  • Search for pilot continues after planes collide over San Francisco Bay

    Rescue crews were searching on Monday for the pilot of a vintage single-engine airplane that went missing after colliding with another plane over the San Francisco Bay while returning from an air show, officials said. The vintage Cessna 210 collided...
  • Emergency crews face toxic challenge in Washington mudslide

    Emergency crews face toxic challenge in Washington mudslide
    OSO, Washington - Recovery teams struggling through thick mud up to their armpits and heavy downpours at the site of a devastating landslide in Washington state are also facing an unseen and potentially dangerous stew of toxic contaminants. Sewage,...