| 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 13, 2012
| 4:51 PM
In a move that could change Connecticut's liquor landscape, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will propose allowing Sunday sales of alcohol at package stores and beer at supermarkets.
The change must be approved by the state legislature, which has repeatedly...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Investigations in Oregon, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, New York and other states have in recent years found disturbing evidence of police officers abusing steroids. But Connecticut police insist they've never seen it here.
A national expert who's been...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:14 PM
In a victory for the state police union, a judge has refused Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's request to dismiss a lawsuit by the union regarding Malloy's layoff of 56 troopers.
The judge also said that the state's law requiring a minimum of 1,248 troopers is...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:02 PM
In a surprising move, the National Transportation Board is calling upon states to prohibit the use of all cellphones in cars, including hands-free devices.
The landmark ban would go beyond the current law in Connecticut, which allows the use of hands-...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Cop body cams. Stun weapons. Sound detection of gunshots. Cameras catching red-light violators and speeders. Police use of drones. Video recording of law enforcement interrogations. Tiny computer chips in car registration stickers to track down, well,...
| Aug 24, 2009
On June 28th, 2009, at 11:50 P.M. Fox 61 and Hartford Courant employee, Alice Morrin sent this text to a friend.
"Help, call Vernon Police. Jim just dragged me in our room put loaded gun to my head. Hurry please he would hear me on the phone. I talked...
| Jan 26, 2009
The pool of victims eligible to sue St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center over alleged abuse at the hands of Dr. George Reardon could grow under a proposal now before the state legislature.
The measure - which would extend the statute of limitations in...
| Jun 22, 2004
Gov. John G. Rowland announced his resignation Monday in a defiantly upbeat speech, proclaiming his love of family and public service and ignoring the threats of impeachment and indictment.
Rowland, 47, the state's 86th governor and its first to resign...