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Monday, Oct 28, 2013

Judges Blast Plan to Close Women's Prison

Judges Blast Plan to Close Women's Prison

Leading federal judges across the Northeast are criticizing a Department of Justice plan to transfer most female inmates out of a Connecticut prison and move them to facilities as far away as Alabama.

Monday, Sep 16, 2013

NJ Man Accused of Cheating at Conn. Casino

NJ Man Accused of Cheating at Conn. Casino

A New Jersey man has been arrested on charges of cheating at the Mohegan Sun Casino in eastern Connecticut after State Police say he marked cards with an ink-like substance that he could see by wearing...

Friday, Sep 13, 2013

Serial Bank Robber May Have Struck Again: Police

Serial Bank Robber May Have Struck Again: Police

A man dubbed by police as the "commuter bank robber" may have struck again, this time at two more banks in southwestern Connecticut Thursday afternoon.

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013

Lockdown Lifted at Connecticut Elementary School

Lockdown Lifted at Connecticut Elementary School

An elementary school in southwestern Connecticut was placed on lockdown briefly Wednesday morning while police investigated reports of shots fired outside the school, officials say.

Friday, Jan 18, 2013

Former Priest Indicted in Crystal Meth Ring

Former Priest Indicted in Crystal Meth Ring

A former Roman Catholic priest is among five people who have been indicted by a federal grand jury in an alleged drug operation involving shipments of methamphetamine to Connecticut from California.

Sunday, Dec 16, 2012

Gunman's Father Speaks of Heartbreak, Search for Answers

Gunman's Father Speaks of Heartbreak, Search for Answers

The father of the gunman in the Connecticut school rampage says his family is saddened and struggling to make sense of what happened.

Saturday, Dec 15, 2012

Conn. Gunman Recalled as Intelligent But Remote

Conn. Gunman Recalled as Intelligent But Remote

Family and friends remember Adam Lanza as many things — intelligent, nerdy, goth, remote, thin.

Saturday, Dec 15, 2012

Victims' Names Released as Nation Mourns

Victims' Names Released as Nation Mourns

All of the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting were women and children, and each was shot by a rifle and hit multiple times, the state's chief medical examiner said Saturday as police released...

Saturday, Dec 15, 2012

20 Children Among 27 Dead in School Shooting

20 Children Among 27 Dead in School Shooting

A 20-year-old man opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked as a kindergarten teacher Friday, killing her and 25 others, including 20 children, in one of the deadliest school...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012

FBI Seeks Gang of Armed Bank Robbers in Conn.

FBI Seeks Gang of Armed Bank Robbers in Conn.

Bank officials and FBI in Connecticut released surveillance photos Tuesday of a group of armed bank robbers who have struck at least five banks and stolen almost $500,000 since September 2010.

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