| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Robin Williams earned his first Oscar nomination playing U.S. Air Force Sgt. Adrian Cronauer in 1987's "Good Morning, Vietnam" -- but his real-life relationship with the military in the form of USO shows didn't get rolling until 2002.
Williams, who died...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:06 AM
SIMSBURY — Gilbert Anderson, a retired manager at Hamilton Standard who founded the Connecticut Industrial Ski Council, died on April 30. He was 81.
Anderson was born in 1932 and grew up in West Hartford in a family of Swedish immigrants. After...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:29 AM
SIMSBURY — The 10th annual Connecticut SWAT Team Challenge, a three-day training event that will bring 32 police and military SWAT teams from around the country to the Metacon Gun Club in Simsbury, starts Aug. 18.
The West Hartford Police...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Isaiah Washington was born in Houston, Texas, on this date in 1963. This birthday guy is probably most easily recognized for his role as Dr. Preston Burke on "Grey's Anatomy" and he currently co-stars on "The 100." On the big screen,...
| Jun 3, 2014
Richard R. Palmer, who has overseen the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Bureau of Wildlife Protection since 2007, has been named the agency's new deputy executive director for field operations. Palmer joined the Game Commission in 1991 as an undercover...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:10 PM
McDonald's restaurants in Hampton Roads will celebrate the U.S. Air Force's 67th birthday with a free food offer on Thursday, Sept. 18.
Active duty and retired military members can get a free medium soft drink and a free order of medium french fries...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 1:26 PM
HAMPTON — Langley Air Force Base could see its potential reductions in force cut in half, if it successfully woos a support center and new Air National Guard unit.
The base is expected to lose 742 positions — though probably not that many...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:38 PM
The Merchant Marines ship MV Cape Ray and its crew earned two honors Friday for its mission to neutralize 600 tons of deadly Syrian chemical weapons.
The crew received the Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement and the Cape Ray earned the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Score one for the secular humanists. The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it is dropping the "So help me, God" coda to its oath of enlistment. The phrase will also no longer be mandatory in oaths administered when officers are commissioned. The...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:42 AM
A joint venture of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp plans to announce on Wednesday that it will team up with Blue Origin, a company run by Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, to develop a new rocket engine, a source familiar with the plans said....
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:32 PM
YORK COUNTY — A former Boy Scout leader from York County waived his preliminary hearing on Thursday into allegations that he molested three Scouts — and has agreed to plead guilty to 12 felony charges.
Thomas G. Seifert, 56, had the right...