| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:22 PM
In Connecticut horror does not befoul Newtown alone. No, as much or more, it degrades Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford and our other tumultuous inner cities. Despite the catastrophic day at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, murder most regularly happens where...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Police frequently come into contact with people with mental illnesses. Occasionally those interactions end badly, out of misunderstanding — such as last fall's Capitol police shooting of Miriam Care. The unarmed dental hygienist from Stamford may...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:09 AM
David Greig remembers walking with his 12-year-old son in the Scottish Highlands in July 2011 when they stopped at a remote town, picked up a newspaper and were stunned at the news: 33-year-old Anders Breivik killed 69 people and wounded 33 others, mostly...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:20 PM
There may be a line even the National Rifle Assn. won’t cross.
The lobbying group that has defended the availability of weapons in the face of mass murders such as the one that shattered an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., apparently has...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:30 PM
In the song "Una Vez Más," (One More Time), Ceci Bastida sings from the point of a view of a school shooter. "If you dare to insult me one more time, you'll see how I get my revenge," she sings (in Spanish) to a hum of snare drums and synthesizers. "One,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
When asked how he came to write the Season 2 premiere of "Under the Dome," the television adaptation of his 2009 sci-fi novel that returns to CBS on June 30, Stephen King is refreshingly candid.
"I knew that George R.R. Martin had written a few episodes...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Occupation: Mayor of Danbury
Background: A product of Connecticut public schools and state universities, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is running as a "blue-collar" Republican who says he understands the...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Security upgrades, costing $4 million and including new entrances and protections for windows, are in the works for Libertyville School District 128 in the next three years.
Planning for the enhancements at Vernon Hills High School and Libertyville High...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A "B" and a "T" are etched into the black stone floor at Zumiez to remember Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson.
Customers might not even notice the understated initials at the entrance of the Mall in Columbia skate shop. Not unless they were staring at...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Whenever I write about guns, I expect my mailbag to fill up. Today is no exception after I wrote, "Our obsession with guns is killings us."
Two questions from readers keep coming up. One has to do with whether gun sales at gun shows and over the...
| May 31, 2014
Iwould like to thank Steve Lopez for pointing out the grim "everyday statistics" of gun violence. I have been part of a group that has worked in the L.A. area to change the culture of guns. In many ways we have been successful, with some of the...