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Supreme Court: Bans on Assault Weapons Stay

SCOTUS declines to take up challenge

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Monday allowed bans on assault-style weapons like the one used in the Orlando shooting to remain in place in Connecticut and New York. Without comment, the court declined to hear a challenge to bans on semi-automatic weapons passed after the school attack in Newtown, Conn., reports... More »

Senate Democrats Are Filibustering for Gun Control

'I am prepared to ... talk about the need to prevent gun violence for as long as I can'

(Newser) - Senate Democrats, led by Connecticut's Chris Murphy, launched a surprise filibuster Wednesday morning to pressure Republicans on gun control, Politico reports. “I am prepared to stand on the Senate floor and talk about the need to prevent gun violence for as long as I can," Murphy tweets... More »

Hundreds of Connecticut Homes May Be 'Worthless'

Foundations are crumbling in the state

(Newser) - Around 1995, Linda and Robert Tofolowsky noticed the walls of the basement in their Connecticut home cracking. Their foundation had developed severe fissures, and they soon discovered other homes in the area with the same issue. Their insurance claim was denied, they got no help from the town or the... More »

Fugitive on the Lam for 48 Years Nabbed in Conn.

Robert Stackowitz escaped from Georgia prison work camp in 1968

(Newser) - Since before man landed on the moon, Robert Stackowitz has been on the run after busting out of a prison work camp in Georgia. That half-century run came to a low-key end Monday in Sherman, Conn., where the US Marshals Service tracked down and arrested Stackowitz without incident, NBC News... More »

FBI Digs for Stolen Art at Aging Mobster's Home

Robert Gentile linked to infamous 1990 heist in Boston

(Newser) - Authorities aren't giving up the search for $500 million in paintings stolen in one of the largest art thefts in US history. On Monday, the FBI searched the property of an 80-year-old mobster linked to the 1990 theft of 13 paintings—including three Rembrandts, a Vermeer, and a Manet—... More »

20-Year-Old Charged With Threatening to Bomb Trump Rally

Sean Morkys allegedly posted the offending tweet

(Newser) - A 20-year-old Connecticut man is facing charges after authorities say he tweeted out a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally Saturday, the AP reports. Connecticut State Police say the US Secret Service contacted them Saturday afternoon after they say Sean Morkys posted on Twitter, "Is someone going to... More »

Ninja Burglar Linked to 200 Crimes Gets 25 Years

'His reign of terror is officially over'

(Newser) - A man nicknamed the Ninja Burglar who confessed to committing more than 100 break-ins over a decade accepted a plea deal with authorities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut on Thursday, the AP reports. Robert Costanzo pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, according to Staten Island District Attorney... More »

Food Fight Erupts in McDonald's Drive-Thru Lane

2 people arrested after brawl

(Newser) - Connecticut police say two people have been arrested after a dispute in a McDonald's drive-thru lane turned into a food fight, the AP reports. Authorities say Avon resident Stephen Nardi and Bloomfield resident Jocelyn Harrell got into an argument Thursday evening at a McDonald's in Glastonbury. Police say... More »

Cops: Man Turns Himself in After Stealing a TV...in 1989

Police think that was 'pretty cool' of him

(Newser) - Police say a man charged with stealing a television in Connecticut 27 years ago flew from his Florida home and voluntarily turned himself in last weekend after recently learning there was a warrant out for this arrest, the AP reports. Police in Norwalk, Connecticut, tell the Hour that 60-year-old Randy... More »

2 Busted in Buffet Brawl Over Crab Legs

Things got quite exciting at Connecticut's Royal Buffet on Saturday night

(Newser) - It's not a good Saturday night buffet until someone loses a tooth and the pepper spray gets used—all in an argument over crab legs. This was the case at the Royal Buffet in Manchester, Conn., on Saturday when a fight broke out and a 21-year-old man lost the... More »

Woman's 911 Emergency: Half-Hamburger Pizza

Needless to say, dispatcher did not consider it an emergency

(Newser) - It's probably happened to you: You open up your food delivery, hungry and excited to chow down, only to find out you were given the wrong order. But a Connecticut woman took things a bit farther than most of us would with her response: She called 911, Fox 61... More »

'Prom Killer' Could Be Out in Just 13 Years

Christopher Plaskon accepts a plea deal

(Newser) - A Connecticut teen accused of stabbing a classmate to death at their high school for rejecting his invitation to the junior prom pleaded no contest to murder Monday, and prosecutors say they will seek a 25-year prison sentence. Christopher Plaskon, 18, accepted a plea bargain during a brief appearance in... More »

30 Hurt When Bus Overturns in Connecticut

6 critically injured when vehicle rolls on I-95

(Newser) - A charter bus flipped on its side on Interstate 95 in Connecticut Monday, leaving about 30 people injured, including six critically, reports AP . The state Department of Transportation says the accident happened about 12:30pm Monday in Madison during a snowstorm. NBC News reports that the bus was en route... More »

'Upsetting' Sandy Hook Mural Is No More

Newtown school covers image of dreamcatcher

(Newser) - A mural inside Newtown High School that paid tribute to victims of the Sandy Hook shooting rampage was created as a form of art therapy. But within two years, the administration became worried that despite its intentions, the painting of a dreamcatcher was upsetting some students. To address those concerns,... More »

Anger Over Son's Bullying Spurs Moving Facebook Post

MaryAnn Parisi explains why her 11-year-old is different

(Newser) - MaryAnn Parisi's 11-year-old son, Michael, has been bullied before, but on Monday, what the 36-year-old Connecticut mom heard from her son's 6th-grade teachers pushed her over the edge. "Michael, he told his teacher 'It's OK, I'm getting used to [the bullying],'" after... More »

Beethoven Sleuths: Old Sheet Shows How He Worked

'He writes a line, crosses it out. It's in pencil then written over in ink.'

(Newser) - Appraiser Brendan Ryan was at a house in Greenwich, Conn., to take a look at furniture and other items the owner wanted to sell, but it was a framed document hanging on a wall that caught his attention. "I said to myself, 'Oh my God, that's Beethoven,... More »

Beethoven Sheet Music Scores $100K

A chance find in Connecticut home proves exceptionally valuable

(Newser) - Sheet music written by Ludwig van Beethoven and found in a Connecticut home has fetched $100,000 at auction. Appraiser Brendan Ryan spotted the sheet music when he visited the home of a Greenwich woman looking to sell some belongings. He recognized Beethoven's handwriting in the German words, directions,... More »

Prof Who Says Sandy Hook Was a Hoax Getting Fired

Parents of victim say he harassed them

(Newser) - A Florida Atlantic University professor has been making waves for years with his conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook massacre, and now the school is taking action. James Tracy has been claiming on his blog since 2013 that the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting was staged, and FAU has reprimanded... More »

Conn. to Ban Gun Sales to People on Terrorism Watch Lists

'Simple common sense'

(Newser) - The governor of Connecticut announced Thursday he would sign an executive order to keep anyone on federal watch lists from legally purchasing guns, the Hartford Courant reports. "If you can't fly without clearing government watch lists, you shouldn't be able to buy a gun," Reuters quotes... More »

Cops: 5 Dead Americans Stolen for Arcane Religion

Amador Medina was apparently practicing Santeria

(Newser) - Have skeletal remains lying around at home? Yeah, that's a bit of a problem—as Amador Medina learned when police accused him of keeping five disinterred bodies at his Hartford, Conn., apartment. Medina, 32, allegedly paid someone to dig up the three adults and two children for use in... More »

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