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  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    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...
  • Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax

    Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax
    It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July. The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...
  • Mohegan Tribe, Legislator Talk About Expanding Gaming

    Mohegan Tribe, Legislator Talk About Expanding Gaming
    The Mohegan tribe and at least one legislator are interested in expanding gambling to include some type of attraction along I-91 to curb the flow of Connecticut residents to an MGM Springfield casino when it opens in 2017. "From the business side, I can...
  • Child Eventually Freed After Head Stuck Between Railings

     Child Eventually Freed After Head Stuck Between Railings
    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...
  • Connecticut's Legal Boating Age Questioned Following Tragic Accident

    Connecticut's Legal Boating Age Questioned Following Tragic Accident
    Connecticut law allows anyone from age 12 to operate any size boat unsupervised after they complete an eight-hour boating safety course and pass a multiple-choice exam. No test of piloting a boat in water is required. That surprised and concerned some...
  • Newtown Police Commissioners Ask For Changes In Workers' Compensation Law

    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...
  • Newtown Officers Traumatized By Sandy Hook Shooting Could Get Leaves of Absence

    Newtown Officers Traumatized By Sandy Hook Shooting Could Get Leaves of Absence
    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...
  • Gun Debate Loaded With Red Zone Anxiety

    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...
  • Long Hours And Sharp Elbows

     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...
  • Larson, Blumenthal, Among Others, Renew Call For Federal Ban On Assault Weapons

    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...
  • Smart Guns: Lawmakers Debate Whether Technology Can Make Firearms Safer

    Smart Guns: Lawmakers Debate Whether Technology Can Make Firearms Safer
    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...