| Apr 10, 2012
| 1:35 PM
An NBC Connecticut-hosted primary debate of candidates running in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate got ugly when a fringe candidate, Lee Whitnum of Greenwich, called U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy "a whore … who sells his soul to AIPAC" (the American...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 1:25 PM
It was hot under the intense lights of the mini-grow room where more than a dozen of Andrew Giangreco's medical marijuana plants were flourishing.
"Electricity costs are huge," he says, fingering the dark green fronds of a four-foot-high "mother"...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 8:58 AM
When Gov. Dannel Malloy carries out his promise to sign the repeal of this state’s endlessly debated death penalty, Connecticut will become the 16th state in the nation to stop the execution of convicted murderers.
The state House finally (after...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Some advocates of the medical marijuana legislation now winding its way through the Connecticut General Assembly are organizing a state “Hemp Day” on 4/20 (as in Friday April 20th) to help drum up support for the bill.
The event at Hartford&...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:55 AM
In his first year in office, Gov. Dannel Malloy spent all or part of 70 days outside Connecticut’s borders.
State records show he made 38 different trips that required him to notify Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman that she would serve as acting chief...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Bryan Brouillard, whose wealthy parents' lawyers got him off on an attempted murder charge with an insanity defense in 2001, has now hired some more lawyers to sue the state over his six-year confinement, reports the Hartford Courant. Before he was 20,...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Connecticut now has it’s own standards for deciding whether to detain undocumented immigrants for possible deportation, and it’s a policy that could set up direct conflicts with some unhappy federal bureaucrats.
Immigration advocates are...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 1:45 PM
The federal government spends about $60 million a year keeping Connecticut's 103rd Airlift Wing flying out of Bradley International Airport, which is the reason some military folks around here were real worried about Pentagon budget cuts.
After all, does...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Southington real estate agent Christian Bedard allegedly demanded an SUV to keep quiet about all the gay sex he says he had with Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano. Bedard allegedly sent a message, via Facebook, to the MLB player's sister, threatening to...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Federal immigration enforcers announced this week they'd captured more than 3,100 "convicted criminal aliens" during a six-day sweep, including 32 allegedly bad-ass characters right here in Connecticut.
All of which is very interesting, coming as it does...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Christmas has come a bit early for Infinity Music Hall and Bistro in the form of $1.3 million in state cash that won final approval Wednesday. The money, along with another $3.9 million in private investment, will be used to open up a brand new 500-seat...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 9:59 AM
Gov. Dannel Malloy has a spiffy new energy policy that is pushing natural gas in Connecticut, and he's got some ambiguously reassuring words on the environmentally nasty gas extraction process called "fracking."
"There have been cases where this has...