| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:02 PM
A year ago this coming Friday, the Connecticut General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Child Safety." This bill, which requires owners of semiautomatic rifles defined as assault...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Last March, about 15,000 people jammed the streets of Hartford for the Sandy Hook Run for the Families 5K in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. It was one of the largest races in the state, rivaling the Manchester Road...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Freedom-of-information advocates Monday praised a legislative committee's new wording of a post-Newtown bill concerning crime victims' privacy, saying that it would drop objectionable restrictions on disclosing copies of 911 emergency call recordings...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
This spring, a group of college students will go about their usual campus routines, but with a voice only they can hear calling them names and making other distracting, disturbing sounds.
In their case, the voice will come from a recording playing...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Maryland lawmakers are moving to make it easier to medicate mental hospital patients against their will, while examining the idea of court-ordered therapy for mentally ill people who aren't hospitalized.
The legislation is based partly on...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:16 AM
In all the reporting of the shootings at The Mall in Columbia, one sentence hit me like a punch in the gut.
"His mother right now is struggling for a reason to live," said Ellis Cropper of the woman who raised 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar, who shot...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:18 AM
How to offend most of Connecticut in one easy lesson: Take a photo from the scene of an unspeakably horrid crime, the murder of 26 women and children, and use it in connection with your product.
That's what a school security company did this week when...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Shafon Robinson found comfort in how well her children seemed to be coping this past week. They had been elsewhere in The Mall in Columbia when the shooter killed two store employees and — in a moment that still haunts her — turned and fired...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:05 PM
HARTFORD — The battle over tax cuts and rebates will take center stage Wednesday when the 2014 General Assembly session opens in a year when the governor and the entire legislature are up for reelection.
Like Republican John G. Rowland in 1998,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 1:19 PM
The leader of the state Senate says he has big problems with a continuing legislative effort to block or significantly restrict citizens' right to obtain law enforcement records, such as recordings of 911 emergency calls that historically have been made...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 1:56 PM
George Strait presents himself in his music as a man of his word, a paragon of constancy in a world besieged by change.
Yet from the moment he appeared onstage Saturday night at Staples Center, the veteran country star seemed to be looking for a way out...