| Feb 7, 2012
| 8:54 AM
At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday.
East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:04 AM
HARTFORD – It was a beautiful summer day for Vogel family members at the Capitol complex as they headed toward their goal of traveling across the country and eventually reaching all 50 capitols.
Courtney Vogel, a mother of three, was enjoying...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:03 AM
A measure buried deep in a last-minute, 326-page bill at the state Capitol Wednesday night exempted the UConn police force from state hiring rules, allowing the university to create its own job classifications that could lead to more pay for officers....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The state Senate and House, after short debates, voted overwhelmingly early Wednesday to approve a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims and some other records in reaction to the Newtown school massacre.
The Senate took up the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
For much of his life, Dannel Malloy has been an avid fan of hockey and rugby.
Both rough-and-tumble sports are highly physical and require quick movements, sharp elbows and fast decisions. A rugby player for 22 years, Malloy finally quit when his...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:35 PM
The board of police commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the legislature to expand Connecticut's workers' compensation law to provide benefits for those who might have "sustained physical or emotional injury" as the result of the Sandy Hook...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Newtown police officers struggling emotionally after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings may be given up to six months of leave with at least partial pay under an agreement being discussed between the town and union.
The officers could receive at...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
In the bustling hallways of the state Capitol on Wednesday, the first day of this legislative session, a few of us fell to talking about Joel Gonzalez — although, tragically, nobody could remember his name.
Gonzalez showed up for a gun legislation...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 5:42 PM
Searching for a way to prevent future shootings like the one in Newtown, some of Connecticut's congressional representives on Sunday called for a national discussion that could lead to a resumed federal ban on assault weapons and other gun control...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Connecticut's two tribal casinos are under siege, and Connecticut taxpayers are going to be suffering some heavy collateral damage.
Heavy as in a potential loss to the state treasury of $137 million a year.
"That's a big hit," says state Rep. Stephen...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:10 PM
You need a key to start your car. That's to make it tough for anyone to steal it, and to keep kids from joyriding and maybe killing themselves or others.
But you don't need a key (or anything besides a bullet) to fire a gun.
In the wake of the...