| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The General Assembly begins its short session Wednesday. But even if the calendar squeeze and electoral politics get in the way, there is still important legislative work to do.
Sessions in even-numbered years are two months shorter than those in odd-...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:50 PM
The General Assembly opened its 2014 session last week, and lawmakers wasted no time in introducing legislation they hope will clear the legislature in this short session, which ends May 7.
While the legislature will spend weeks debating the budget, jobs...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Costa Mesa police officers are going back to school full time next week after more than a year on hiatus.
The Police Department is reviving its school resource officer, or SRO, program that had sputtered for more than a year because of a lack of...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:18 PM
HARTFORD — A former East Windsor priest who alerted authorities to a teen's collection of firearms and explosives was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday for allegedly helping the teen to acquire them, according to the U.S. Attorney's...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting, state lawmakers approved legislation that bars the public release of crime scene photos and other documents that could be viewed as an invasion of the victim's privacy. The legislation also created a...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Through the years, Oviedo mother Sujatha Guduru had been hospitalized in a psychiatric ward three times before she walked into a local gun shop and bought the revolver that six days later she would use to shoot her 17-year-old daughter and then herself in...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:14 PM
HARTFORD -- Hundreds of residents who missed the deadline to register now-illegal assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines will now become legal gun owners, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said on Friday.
Gov. Malloy said the state Department of...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:20 AM
The state police hold a ceremony next week to honor more than 200 officers who responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.
The state police will also acknowledge several trauma psychologists who worked with officers following the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday to discuss possible fencing at Roy O. Andersen Elementary.
The board most recently discussed the issue in November when it approved fencing at Adams and Victoria...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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President Barack Obama vowed to reduce gun violence in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, but mentioned guns only once. “I have seen the courage of parents,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The General Assembly should reject the recommendations adopted last week by the Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public's Right to Know.
If the legislature adopts the recommendations of this panel, of which I was a member, it will make it easier for...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:32 PM
As it struggles to deal with the latest deadly school shooting, Colorado finds itself in a familiar place, enmeshed in the ongoing debate over how to control gun violence.
On Saturday, police continued their investigation into the latest attack, the...