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Judge seeks to hear Conn. 911 calls before ruling

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge said Friday that he wants to hear the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting before ruling whether they can be released to the media. […]

11/08/2013

The new Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is loaded on to a trailer from the property of the Vargoshe family in Shelton, Conn., on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Connecticut Post, Brian A. Pounds)

Conn. sending Christmas tree to Rockefeller Center

  SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A 76-foot Norway spruce is joining thousands of other Connecticut commuters as it heads to work in midtown Manhattan. For the second time in six years, the city of Shelton […]

11/07/2013

Central Connecticut State University senior David Kyem, 21, son of CCSU geography professor Peter Kyem is seen outside a campus building in New Britain, Conn. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Central Connecticut State University)

Student who set off Conn. lockdown arrested again

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The student who set off a lockdown at Central Connecticut State University when he arrived on campus wearing an apparent Halloween costume that included a sword and a BB handgun has […]

11/05/2013

The Empire State Building in New York is lit up in orange and green colors for Halloween. (AP Photo)

Empire State Building lights up for Halloween

  NEW YORK (AP) — Children weren’t the only ones in New York City who dressed up for Halloween: The Empire State Building put on a light show, complete with “spooky” colors and music. Marc […]

11/01/2013

Newtown families ask panel to shield 911 tapes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are telling members of a Connecticut panel they don’t want the 911 tapes from that day released to the public. […]

10/30/2013

In this undated file photo, Orville and Wilbur Wright test their airplane on a beach. The Wright brothers have long been credited as the first to achieve powered flight. But in June, 2013, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a law giving German-born aviator and Connecticut resident Gustave Whitehead the honor of being first. On Thursday, Oct. 23, 1013 Ohio state Rep. Rick Perales and North Carolina state Sen. Bill Cook held news conferences to dispute Connecticut's action and reassert the Wright Brothers were first in flight. (AP Photo/File)

3 states tussle over bragging rights to 1st flight

Ohio and North Carolina drew a line on the tarmac Thursday in the fight over who was first to make a powered airplane flight. Ohio license plates proclaim the state is the “Birthplace of Aviation” […]

10/24/2013

Kennedy cousin Skakel wins new trial in 1975 death

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was granted a new trial on Wednesday by a Connecticut judge who ruled his attorney failed to adequately represent him when he was convicted in 2002 of […]

10/23/2013

An April 22, 2013 photo shows singer Lauryn Hill walking from federal court in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)

Lauryn Hill allowed to tour before sentence ends

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey is allowing Lauryn to participate in a concert tour before completing her sentence in a tax case. Attorney Nathan Hochman says Hill has been permitted […]

10/08/2013

A damaged Capitol Hill police car is surrounded by crime scene tape on Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol after a car chase and shooting Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Woman killed in DC chase thought Obama communicated with her

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman shot to death by police after she tried to drive through barricades outside the White House held the delusional belief that the president was communicating with her, a federal […]

10/04/2013

This 2011 photo provided by Dr. Barry Weiss, from the website of Advanced Periodontics in Hamden, Conn., shows former employee Miriam Carey. (AP Photo/Advanced Periodontics)

Mother says woman killed in DC chase was depressed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House suffered from postpartum depression, her […]

10/04/2013

This Feb. 7, 1964 photo taken by photojournalist Bill Eppridge and released courtesy of Monroe Gallery shows The Beatles arriving at JFK airport in New York. (AP Photo/courtesy of Monroe Gallery, Bill Eppridge)

Photographer at RFK assassination dies in Conn.

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A photojournalist whose career included capturing images of a mortally wounded Robert F. Kennedy has died in Connecticut. Bill Eppridge was 75. His wife, Adrienne Aurichio, says he died Thursday morning […]

10/03/2013

Caleb Pilgrim, left, and Marie Baskerville pray over a casket with the remains of an enslaved man known as Mr. Fortune at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.  Mr. Fortune will be honored Thursday with a funeral more than 200 years after he died in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Conn. slave who died in 1798 called ‘child of God’

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A slave who died more than 200 years ago in Connecticut but was never buried was given an extraordinary funeral Thursday that included lying in state at the Capitol and calls […]

09/12/2013

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