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  • Civil War: Connecticut Answers Call To Action

    On April 15, 1861, just days after the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 volunteers. Connecticut was required to supply one regiment. Men from all over the state responded in droves...
  • Gas Prices Up, Up And Away

    Gas Prices Up, Up And Away
    Meet the new gas prices, same as the old gas prices. For another week in a row in New Jersey, a gallon of regular gas has shot up, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. It says the average price of gas Friday was $3.82, an eight-cents increase over the past...
  • East Coast Rape Suspect Attempts Suicide

    East Coast Rape Suspect Attempts Suicide
    The man authorities believe to be the "East Coast Rapist" tried to hang himself Saturday in his jail cell, according to a Police Department spokesman. Aaron Thomas, 39, was already under a suicide watch, when he was spotted on cameras trained on his...
  • One family had deep roots; other new to neighborhood

    One family had deep roots; other new to neighborhood
    Every first and third Saturday of the month, Bill and Bea — as just about everyone called them — helped out at the food bank in the basement of their church. It wasn't out of character for the couple, who had spent 52 years of marriage living...
  • Beginners' pluck

    Beginners' pluck
    For some couples, togetherness means a romantic dinner or snuggling on the couch. For Megan and Jacob Rubinstein, it's meant hammers, nails, tearing down walls … and having a camera crew follow you around for months while you do it. The Elkton...
  • Claims of outdated food hit Dominick's

    Claims of outdated food hit Dominick's
    Dominick’s has upset a contingent of consumers over selling packaged food with expired dates. The supermarket chain’s fan page on social networking site Facebook has been riddled with comments from posters who identify themselves as customers...
  • Recall Issued For Skippy Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter Sold In 16 States

    Recall Issued For Skippy Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter Sold In 16 States
    The possible discovery of salmonella has prompted a limited recall of Skippy reduced-fat peanut butter spreads sold in 16 states, its parent company announced. Unilever issued a press release Friday detailing a voluntary recall of Skippy's "Reduced Fat...
  • 'East Coast Rapist' Suspect To Appear In Court Monday

    'East Coast Rapist' Suspect To Appear In Court Monday
    Aaron Thomas, who was arrested Friday in connection with rapes in four states over 12 years, is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court Monday. Thomas, 39, is being held, with bail set at $1 million, at the Union Avenue jail, suspected in crimes...
  • High Winds Down Trees

    High Winds Down Trees
    A wind advisory is in effect for the Tri-State area until 4 a.m. EST Sunday affecting the following areas: New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, northeastern New Jersey and southern Connecticut. On Saturday, winds gust ranged from 45 to 55...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • Victims' Families Support Repeal Of Death Penalty

    For opponents of the death penalty, the timing probably couldn't be worse. One of the two men accused in one the most heinous crimes in state history, the murders of three members of the Petit family in Cheshire, has been convicted and the other is about...