| Apr 24, 2011
Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators.
But this year's bill —...
| May 9, 2011
| 1:26 PM
A captain in the Granby police department who is facing federal child pornography charges is also being charged with possession of a controlled substance.
State troopers searching the Suffield home of David Bourque, 50, for evidence of child...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 3:53 PM
The family of 15-year-old Henry Dang, who was killed when off-duty police officer Michael Koistinen struck him with his car, has filed notice that it intends to sue the town of Windsor Locks; and has sued the Koistinen family and the bar where the officer...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 6:50 PM
A retired state trooper working in Afghanistan as a contractor was killed Saturday.
Paul Protzenko, 46, of Enfield, who retired from the state police in 2009, was in Afghanistan training local police officers in crime scene investigation and police...
| Aug 12, 2011
Whew! I've returned from the wilds of Windsor Locks.
OK, you can stop laughing now. No, really, stop. I wasn't exploring the grassy fields around Bradley International Airport. Nor was I in the sliver of wilderness along the Connecticut River known as...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 12:28 PM
I have no doubt the investigator's findings are accurate. What it means is that the investigator can't prove there was a coverup. That doesn't meant there wasn't one. Cops are pretty smart. If they wanted to conspire to create a coverup, they'd know how...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 1:24 PM
The family of the teenager killed last October when he was struck by a car driven by off-duty Windsor Locks police officer Michael Koistinen has settled lawsuits against Koistinen and the bar where he was drinking moments before the crash for $420,000....
| Oct 17, 2011
| 1:15 PM
On Saturday, Oct. 22, Downtown Hartford hosts the annual Hooker Day Parade, a celebration of the founder of Connecticut's capital. But this ain't your standard, run-of-the-mill march. Thomas Hooker, the procession's namesake, was a huge fan of parades...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:29 PM
Lawmakers on Wednesday easily approved a $626 million package of incentives designed to create jobs, revive the economy and undo the state's image as hostile to business.
The votes in the House of Representatives and the Senate were nearly unanimous....
| Nov 1, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Spice the mouse was spinning happily on his exercise wheel, untroubled by the move that the Meyer family was making to escape the cold and dark.
But unlike most families, Melissa and Carl Meyer, their three kids aged 7, 5 and 3, two mice, two cats and...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:35 AM
Attention freezing cold Hartford residents! The Advocate will be driving around the greater Hartford area today, giving out free coffee, hot chocolate and tea to anyone without power who needs a warm drink! We'll be in Vernon in the morning and will be...