| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Both sides agreed that the boy was troubled, and that he had endured a lot in his 13 years -- being subjected to abuse and enveloped in a world of bigotry.
But they diverge on how to place the boy, who was found guilty of killing his father, a neo-Nazi,...
| Jan 18, 2014
Editor's note: Jim is currently researching and writing about Connecticut's historic weather from 1764 to the present. Those weather stories are appearing in January, the first month of The Courant's yearlong celebration of its 250th anniversary as the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Buried in the thousands of pages of police reports released Friday into the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, new details about Adam Lanza's mental health and his treatment have emerged, revealing that he was seen at the Yale Child Study Center in...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Call it the proposed Spoiled Brat Law.
Last month, after a 16-year-old Texas boy said to be suffering from “affluenza” was sentenced to rehab instead of prison for killing four people and maiming two others in a drunk-driving crash,...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The whiteboard that keeps track of Jack Andraka's schedule would be an exhausting blur for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old high school student: Last-minute requests are squeezed into already full days, scientific conferences bump up against speaking...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A look back and a final farewell to the notable entertainment celebrities who died in 2013. Cosmo Allegretti (b. 1927) (actor) Allegretti was an actor and puppeteer on Captain Kangaroo, working his way up from set painter. He made and voiced puppets,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The risk that an American male will commit violence with a firearm is no easy thing to measure, says a comprehensive new report issued on the eve of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting's first anniversary.
If he is to become the perpetrator in one...
| Dec 18, 2013
Your 8th grader has never gotten an A. Ever. Is it OK to be OK with this?
From our panel of staff contributors
Yep. If your kid is applying himself, working hard, doing the assignments and still doesn't score an A, maybe it's not to...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:38 AM
A wealthy 16-year-old boy who killed four people and injured several others in a Texas drunk-driving accident will receive treatment at an Orange County rehabilitation facility but serve no prison time, according to news reports.
The treatment comes...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Glendale Unified has hired a psychological services provider to work full-time between Rosemont Middle School and Crescenta Valley High School to offer mental health support for students, thanks to a large donation to the school district.
| Dec 29, 2013
I'm no stranger to "A Midsummer Night's Dream." I've read the play, seen movie versions, attended live performances — including one in which the cast included my then 7- and 5-year-old kids (now that was theater; I only wish you all could have...