May 23, 2013
by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2013 5:40am
Connecticut voters may not be ready according to polling data, but that didn’t stop the House from pushing forward with a vote on a billthat would give undocumented immigrants the ability to obtain a driver’s license.
May 21, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | May 21, 2013 4:10pm
A jury deliberated for less than three hours on Tuesday before finding Robert Braddock Jr., the former finance director of Chris Donovan’s 2012 congressional campaign, guilty on all three counts of conspiring to hide the source of $27,500 in campaign donations.
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May 3, 2013
by Susan Bigelow | May 3, 2013 5:30am
The stories keep getting worse out of Torrington. Four different teenage boys affiliated with the Torrington High football program were charged in February and March with statutory rape. On the heels of that, some of their classmates took to social media to further humiliate the victims. And now there’s this:
Another incident surfaced in Litchfield Superior Court this week in which three other boys — two of whom were affiliated football team at the time — are charged with the 2011 gang-rape of an intoxicated 13-year-old girl. The Register Citizen reports details of the allegations unflinchingly and graphically in this harrowing read.
April 22, 2013
by Megan Merrigan | April 22, 2013 12:48pm
Reporters, professors, and Lt. Paul Vance gathered at the University of Connecticut last week to discuss the role of accuracy, respect, and social media in the coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
April 17, 2013
by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2013 9:02pm
April 15, 2013
by CTNewsjunkie Staff | April 15, 2013 6:01pm
Following the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the people of Massachusetts are in “our thoughts and prayers.”
“Connecticut’s law enforcement officials and emergency responders are in close contact with their counterparts both in Massachusetts and with federal homeland security officials as we continue to receive information about the horrific events in Boston,” Malloy said. “We will offer our full support to our neighboring state and assist in any way we can.”
The final mile of the marathon was dedicated to the 26 children and adults who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The Newtown community had several runners entered in the race. According to this Connecticut Post article, a handful finished the race and were not injured in the explosion.
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by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2013 5:30am
The Judiciary Committee forwarded a bill to the state Senate Friday that would give individuals the ability to bring a civil lawsuit against police officers who interfere with their ability to videotape or photograph officers on the job.
April 4, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | April 4, 2013 5:55pm
by Hugh McQuaid & Christine Stuart | April 4, 2013 2:24am
The legislature sent its bipartisan response to the Sandy Hook tragedy to the governor’s desk Thursday morning, enacting strict gun-control legislation and closing the book on months of emotional debate.
April 2, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | April 2, 2013 5:57pm
Lawmakers may have reached bipartisan agreement on gun violence prevention legislation, but that doesn’t mean a Democratic governor and the House Republican leader can’t fight over some of the details.