by Christine Stuart | March 11, 2014 11:52am
West Hartford Officer Tom Nagle said his 18-year-old son’s jaw was broken when he was sucker-punched by a stranger as he was walking across his college campus.
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by Hugh McQuaid | March 10, 2014 3:47pm
Senate President Donald Williams voiced strong opposition Monday to legislation restricting public access to recordings of 911 calls, calling the bill “unnecessary,” “counterproductive,” and “destructive.”
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by Staff Report | March 10, 2014 2:46pm
It’s called the “knockout game” and at least one lawmaker wants to make sure the penalty for sucker-punching a stranger is stiff.
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by Brian McCready | March 6, 2014 6:30am
Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein said Wednesday he is “very disturbed about what is alleged” against the manager of a company selected by the state to grow medical marijuana in West Haven.
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by Christine Stuart | March 5, 2014 6:30am
A Motion Picture Association of America executive told the Public Safety Committee on Tuesday that its attempt to regulate noise levels in movie theaters would violate the First Amendment.
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by Hugh McQuaid | February 20, 2014 3:12pm
The Public Safety Committee reached its deadline to raise bills Thursday, but not before raising proposals that could repeal keno, tweak last year’s mixed martial arts law, and regulate noise levels in movie theaters.
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by Hugh McQuaid | February 14, 2014 5:52pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has concluded it can process without additional legislation some of the late-arriving firearm registration paperwork mailed in by gun owners attempting to comply with a new law.
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by Christine Stuart | February 12, 2014 1:58pm
Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, proposed legislation this week that would repeal the state’s movement toward establishing the game of keno.
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by Hugh McQuaid | February 11, 2014 6:11pm
Lawmakers and members of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration met Tuesday to discuss what to do with several hundred gun registration forms that did not quite meet the deadline to comply with a new law.
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by Hugh McQuaid | February 11, 2014 5:38pm
Lawmakers may consider imposing financial penalties on colleges and universities that do not enforce a number of policies to improve their response to sexual assaults on their campuses.
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