| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Nearly a year after longtime Seminole County School Board member Diane Bauer's death, Gov. Rick Scott has appointed a replacement to serve the remainder of her term.
Tom Walters, 65, the former Mayor of Oviedo who served in the U.S. Air Force from...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:56 PM
SIMSBURY — Five members of the Meriden SWAT team crawled under electrically-charged wires, climbed onto a teammate's back to get over a 6-foot barrier, then knocked down a wooden door as part of the 10th Annual CT SWAT Challenge.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:31 AM
After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. air strikes on the militant group Islamic State.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:56 PM
The rocket blast was so intense it whiplashed Broward Sheriff's Office Lt. Ed Sileo into a supply shelf, sending heavy equipment crashing down onto the air reservist's head.
Also known as master sergeant with the 482nd Security Forces Squadron, Sileo,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Not everybody would want guests to raise a glass of vodka at their memorial service.
Then again, not everybody enjoyed life as much as Audrey Jean Adams of Orlando, a cancer survivor who went through dark times while wearing a smile and filling rooms...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Larry Pultz was a tall, strong man, "a John Wayne" right down to his cowboy hat. But he was also a tender-hearted father who insisted on rocking his babies to sleep and a veterinarian who'd get up in the middle of the night to care for a sick animal....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
President Obama's tribute, politicians' tweets and a congressman's Mork mockup showed just how widespread the shock and sadness was over the death of Robin Williams.
His humor often touched on politics, and often it was quite biting. At a concert in...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 2:43 PM
I was proud to see the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages. Contrary to the motto, Virginia has not always been "for lovers." In the case of Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned...
| 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 15, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Jet-black rifles leveled at unarmed citizens and mine-resistant vehicles once used to patrol the roadways of Iraq and Afghanistan rumbling through small town America. These are scenes playing out in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been racked by protests...
| 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...