After spending 13 summers exploring in the Black Sea, Bob Ballard said he knows the country of Ukraine well and knows how important it is to the Russian psyche.
Follow Your Town News On The Courant's East Hartford Facebook PageHARTFORD — The trial of Horvil "Trix" Lebrick, a Brooklyn, N.Y.
Follow Your Town News On The Courant's Hartford Facebook PageHARTFORD — "Hartford Loves Poetry," a new city-organized festival planned for National Poetry Month in April, is as much about celebrating Hartford's diversity of languages as it is about verse.
HARTFORD — The city has weathered the blows of corrupt leadership and a flagging economy, but must step up its efforts in education and crime reduction to become one of the country's top capital cities, Mayor Pedro Segarra said Monday.
The state Senate's top leader escalated his criticism Monday of proposed legislation which, in reaction to the 2012 Newtown school killings, would significantly restrict citizens' right to obtain law enforcement records such as tapes of 911 emergency calls, crime photos and identities of witnesses.
A jury trial over an alleged case of clam poaching is set to begin later this month in New Haven Superior Court.
Again this year, priests in every Roman Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Hartford will hear confessions Mondays during Lent from 6 to 7 p.m.
As Connecticut prepares to launch a new standardized test that will be taken on computers, some parents are pushing to pull their children out of the exams.
The University of Connecticut is investigating an alleged hazing incident involving students at an off-campus location, school officials said Saturday evening.
Follow Your Town News On The Courant's Hartford Facebook PageHARTFORD — A mother who threatened a key witness in her son's assault trial was sent to jail Friday, but will be released Wednesday and will likely be sentenced to probation and community service.
Gun rights supporter Martha Dean shook up the Republican primary for governor Tuesday, unexpectedly announcing she was entering the crowded field.
Paul Tomasso Left For Forest On Feb.
Follow Your Town News On The Courant's Manchester Facebook PageMANCHESTER — A Connecticut driver's winter chorus: the undercarriage clatter of crumbling cold patch; the shriek of braking tires on hole-pocked roads; the wham of wheel rims; the snapping of struts; the blast of ruptured rubber.
Just two weeks after the trouble-plagued Metro-North railroad said it had emphasized a "safety first" message with its workforce, a train early Monday killed an employee working on a heavily used stretch of tracks in Harlem.
SOMERS — The state Department of Correction said Monday afternoon that convicted killer Steven Hayes was found unresponsive in his cell at Northern Correctional Institution Monday morning.
Increase Mirrors National Trend; Attorney General Vows To Fight 'Urgent Public Health Crisis'
SOURCE: Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Data are preliminary; further investigation could identify other causes of death in some cases.Accidental heroin deaths in Connecticut last year were up 48 percent from 2012, mirroring a trend across New England and the nation that the U.S.
It's been a while since the folks at the state crime lab were free enough from mismanagement and staggering backlogs to start to focus on the science again, to take the robotic DNA extractors off the shelf, to ratchet up the "hits" against FBI offender databases, to do what the lab exists to do:
Follow Your Town News On The Courant's West Hartford Facebook PageWEST HARTFORD — One made his fortune in the telecommunications industry, jumping into the mobile telephone game in the early 1960s, another is a nationwide parking magnate and the third is a partner at a national accounting firm.
The state Department of Consumer Protection has decided to let Advanced Grow Labs LLC retain its status as one of four companies licensed to legally produce medical marijuana in Connecticut — even though an original corporate team member lost his license to produce marijuana in Colorado in 2012.
Rain is expected to begin Wednesday afternoon, and as temperatures drop, could change over to snow by Thursday morning.
Public Safety Committee Also Weighs Bills On Knockout Crimes And KenoHARTFORD — Less than a year after the General Assembly legalized mixed martial arts matches in Connecticut, promoters of the sport are back at the Capitol pushing for what they call a minor tweak.
Gov. Dannel P.
STORRS — The University of Connecticut has temporarily suspended a fraternity and sorority accused in a hazing incident.
Despite complaints from nearby businesses and residents, the state can keep the Amtrak pedestrian crossing on Hartford's Flower Street in Hartford closed, according to a new court decision.
Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook Elementary School killer Adam Lanza, said in an interview in The New Yorker that he wished his second-born son who shot 20 elementary school children and six educators "had never been born."
Canine Behavior And Cognition Increasingly Pique Researchers' InterestWhen Porter the dog tries to figure out why his owner has placed a toy bone under a bucket, his response might provide some insight about human development, autism and other learning disabilities.
CROMWELL — A raucous end to a championship hockey tournament game resulted in the arrest of a Rocky Hill man, police said late Saturday.
A think tank founded by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley offered multiple ideas to solve urban problems of jobs, crime, housing, and public education in a report released Friday.
Recently retired state police commissioner Reuben Bradford's pension will be about $68,000 annually, according to state records.