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Report: Connecticut Gun Control Law Sharply Reduced Gun-Related Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

A 1995 law that made it more difficult to purchase a handgun in Connecticut radically reduced gun-related homicides in the state, according to a Johns...

Man Allegedly Threatens Connecticut Town To 'Be Ready For A Hail Of Bullets'

AP | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old man was arrested after allegedly threatening that a Connecticut town "better be ready for the hail of bullets...

Mother, Insurance Executive Murdered While Out For Late Jog

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Crime

Detectives in Connecticut are investigating the death of a woman who police say was fatally stabbed in the chest while out for an evening jog. Mel...

Man Arrested For Alleged Aggressive Mopping

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.15.2014 | Weird News

When John Thornton visited the Double Tree Hotel in Bristol, Connecticut, on Monday night, he apparently did not like the mop job being done by a fema...

Trooper Sentenced For Stealing From Dying Motorcycle Crash Victim

AP | Posted 10.11.2014 | Crime

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut state trooper has been sentenced to serve a year in prison for stealing cash and a gold crucifix from ...

Cop Answers For Stealing Dead Motorcyclist's Crucifix, Cash

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.18.2014 | Crime

A 19-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police has accepted responsibility for stealing cash and jewelry from a deceased accident victim. Aaron ...

Dad Leaves Toddler In Idling Car, Toddler Puts Car In Drive: Police

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | Crime

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is in custody after police say he left his 2-year-old daughter alone in his idling car and she put the...

Inmate Wins $12,000 In Court Over Filthy Mattress

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 01.31.2014 | Crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut prisoner forced to sleep on a mattress that smelled of mildew and missing much of its stuffing was awarded $12...

Newtown Gunman's Father Meets With Connecticut Officials

AP | Posted 01.24.2014 | Crime

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings has met with a Connecticut official and agreed to help ...

Private Investigator Gets Prison For Bribing Witness

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A former private investigator has been sentenced to four years in prison for bribing a witness to recant testimony in a murd...

Man Named Noel Arrested For Climbing Christmas Tree

AP | Posted 12.18.2013 | Weird News

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man named Noel who climbed a tree decorated with Christmas lights has been arrested. The electricity for the ...

Convicted Killer Released After 27 Years

AP | Posted 11.15.2013 | Crime

EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who spent 27 years in prison for the murder of a pregnant woman was released Friday — four years early...

Dad Drugged Daughter With Benadryl So He Could Rape Her Friend: Cops

Posted 11.12.2013 | Crime

A Connecticut father allegedly drugged his daughter with Benadryl so he could rape her 12-year-old friend. Robert Chesters, a widowed father of th...

Sex Offender Abuses Girl She Is Babysitting, Films It: Cops

Posted 10.07.2013 | Crime

A registered sex offender was arrested again last month after allegedly filming herself abusing a 3-year-old girl she was babysitting. Angela Mart...

'I Just Lost It': Man Allegedly Beats Wife's Head With Baseball Bat

Posted 09.13.2013 | Crime

Police say a wealthy Connecticut man who viciously beat his wife with a baseball bat told them he "just lost it." Michael DeMaio, 55, was charged w...

Florida Man Committed To Psychiatric Hospital In Cannibalism Case

AP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Crime

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Florida man who killed a vagrant with an ax and ate his brain and eyes has been committed to a maximum-security psychiatri...

Biker Shot Self, Blamed Made-Up, Hoodie-Wearing Gang

Posted 08.30.2013 | Weird News

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot -- or the leg, as the case may be. Police say Wendell Docteur, 22, accidentally shot himself while riding ...

Woman Arrested After Calling Cops On Her Pimp

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | Weird News

WEST HAVEN, Conn. — A woman has been charged with prostitution in Connecticut after calling police to complain about how she was being treated b...

'This Time I'm Not Admitting It,' Says Accused Child Rapist: Cops

Posted 05.15.2013 | Crime

A Connecticut man accused of raping a 10-year-old girl allegedly told police that "this time" he won't admit to the crime. Gary Gray, 42, was livi...

WATCH: Mom Chucks Baby Aside For Brawl On Bus

Posted 04.15.2013 | Weird News

The babies on the bus go fly-y-ying. Police in Hartford, Conn., are investigating a video that shows a woman tossing a child aside on the bus befor...

High School Football Players Accused Of Sexual Assault

AP | DAVE COLLINS | Posted 05.20.2013 | Crime

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Two Connecticut high school football players have been charged in sexual assault cases that, like a recent high-profile Ohio rape c...

Here's What Happens When You Mix Booze, An Ax, And Dunkin' Donuts

Posted 03.08.2013 | Weird News

Most of America runs on Dunkin' -- this guy runs through the coffee shop smashing things with his ax. Wilfred Levine, 63, was apparently angry when...

Prosecutor Fights Kennedy Cousin Appealing Murder Conviction

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 04.16.2013 | Crime

VERNON, Conn. — An attorney for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel said Thursday he was within his rights and had strategic considerations in waiting...

David Lohr

PHOTOS: 71-Old Woman Arrested For Prostitution In Connecticut

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.28.2013 | Crime

Connecticut authorities arrested an elderly woman on prostitution charges following a raid at a Glastonbury hotel. According to agent James Kennedy...

Assault Suspect Busted While Seeking Flu Shot

Posted 01.16.2013 | Weird News

Nathaniel Chambers is feeling a little under the weather. The 27-year-old Connecticut man was busted one week after allegedly committing a violent ...