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Gunfire Erupts at Connecticut Nightclub, Killing One

4 others injured in Hartford incident

(Newser) - Gunfire erupted at a Connecticut nightclub early Sunday morning, killing a man and wounding four other people, police said. A 28-year-old man died in the shooting at the Majestic Lounge in Hartford's South End, police Lt. Paul Cicero said. Two other males and two females were wounded, with two... More »

With Fotis Dulos Dead, Attorney Files 'Unusual Motion'

His lawyer wants the murder trial to proceed

(Newser) - Connecticut murder suspect Fotis Dulos died Thursday , two days after he was hospitalized following a suicide attempt—but his attorney still wants a murder trial. Norm Pattis said family members want to clear the 52-year-old's name, NBC reports. "We have filed an unusual motion in the Connecticut courts... More »

Lawyer: Dulos Attempted Suicide After 'Devastating News'

Sources say murder suspect is now on life support

(Newser) - Connecticut murder suspect Fotis Dulos is in critical condition after an apparent suicide attempt came extremely close to succeeding. Police say the 52-year-old is being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after officers who conducted a welfare check Tuesday found him unresponsive in the garage of his Farmington home, the AP... More »

Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist Arrested in Florida

Wolfgang Halbig harassed parents of slain children

(Newser) - A Florida man obsessed with harassing the parents of murdered children has been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of the personal identification of another person. Authorities say Wolfgang Halbig—who has long claimed that the December 2012 massacre of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School... More »

Judge Berates Fotis Dulos: 'What He Did Was Stupid'

He violated bond in removing items from wife's memorial

(Newser) - Fotis Dulos is unable to leave his house after interfering with a memorial in honor of the estranged wife he's accused of killing . "What he did was stupid. Don't do it again," Judge Gary White said Thursday from Stamford/Norwalk Superior Court in Connecticut, noting Dulos had... More »

The 10 Most, Least Educated US States

Massachusetts comes in at No. 1, Mississippi is last

(Newser) - Looking to surround yourself with brainiacs? Some states have more of an emphasis on education than others, and WalletHub looked at the data to see which ones graduate at the top of the class. The site analyzed all 50 states in terms of educational attainment (meaning such factors as the... More »

A Day of Arrests in Case of Jennifer Farber Dulos

Estranged husband Fotis Dulos arrested, along with his girlfriend and former lawyer

(Newser) - Jennifer Farber Dulos' estranged husband was arrested and charged with her murder on Tuesday, reports the Hartford Courant . The Connecticut mother of five hasn't been seen since May 24, and her body has not been located. The husband, Fotis Dulos, wasn't the only one arrested: Police also collared... More »

This Is the Best State to Bring Up Your Brood

Minnesota tops the list

(Newser) - Myriad factors come into play when considering where to raise a family, and WalletHub has just tried to make the task a bit easier. The site took a close look at all 50 states, examining more than four dozen metrics in five main categories: family fun (which includes such things... More »

Alex Jones, Infowars Hit for $100K Over Sandy Hook

Judge orders conspiracy theorist to pay court costs, legal fees to family of slain Newtown boy Jesse Lewis

(Newser) - Alex Jones and his Infowars website haven't even gone to trial yet regarding a lawsuit brought against him by a Sandy Hook family, but the case has already put him nearly $130,000 in the hole, not counting his own expenses. Per the Daily Beast , in addition to an... More »

Cops: Man Burnt His Own SUV With Racist Intent

Matthew Bittner, 38, is up on charges including first-degree arson

(Newser) - A minority person touches something, and that's it—torch it? Connecticut police say that's what happened in the case of a volunteer firefighter whose SUV was found gutted by flames, the Connecticut Post reports. Police say Matthew Bittner, 38, didn't want his vehicle back after it had... More »

It Was the Site of a Tragedy. And Now, a Murder-Suicide

3 dead in Connecticut after dispute over smoking

(Newser) - Danielle Jette lost her husband when he fatally shot himself inside her Connecticut home three years ago. On Tuesday, she lost her boyfriend and two children in much the same way. Officers responding to a 911 call found 16-year-old Sterling Jette Jr. inside the Watertown home and 15-year-old Della Jette... More »

In a Connecticut Home, a Grim Find, a Troubling Find

A woman's body is there; her 1-year-old daughter is not

(Newser) - Police responding to a welfare-check request related to a Connecticut woman who didn't show up for work Monday made a grim discovery—and then a troubling second one. While police are revealing little about the unnamed Ansonia woman, they say she was found dead inside, and that "she... More »

Sandy Hook Families' Suit a Go After SCOTUS Decision

Supreme Court refuses to hear gun-maker Remington's appeal in complaint

(Newser) - Family members of the children killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School are free to move forward with their lawsuit against gun-maker Remington . The Supreme Court said Tuesday it wouldn't hear the case, meaning a March ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court stands, per CNBC . In... More »

Grave Diggers Find Empty Grave, Dead Chickens

Police are investigating in Connecticut

(Newser) - Grave diggers working at a Connecticut cemetery Wednesday noticed "a big pile of dirt," one says, and upon walking over to investigate, discovered an empty grave filled with water and what appeared to be two dead chickens. Police say it appears someone dug up and removed remains from... More »

A Late President, a Sword, and a Mystery

Cops says weapon used by William Henry Harrison was recovered; historian says no

(Newser) - A sword believed to have seen action in the American Revolution, been wielded by eventual President William Henry Harrison in the War of 1812, and gone missing from a Cincinnati museum is now said to be recovered after 40 years, though one historian refutes the claim. Fox News reports on... More »

At Least 7 Confirmed Dead After Crash of WWII Bomber

It was one of Connecticut's worst air disasters

(Newser) - Seven people have been confirmed dead in the crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut Wednesday morning, making it one of the worst air disasters in the state's history. State public safety commissioner James Rovella says six of the 13 people on the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress... More »

This Obit for a Beloved Dad Will Make You Do Double-Take

Joe Heller's family gave him a helluva send-off

(Newser) - An 82-year-old Connecticut man died over the weekend, shortly after doctors told his adult children, "Your father is a very sick man." Their response, per his obituary: "You have no idea." That's only the beginning of a very long recap of the life of Joe... More »

He Said He Spilled Coffee. But That's Not What It Smelled Like

Fotis Dulos' girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, says she threw rag out

(Newser) - The girlfriend of the estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother admitted the pair concocted fake alibis outlining their movements on the day Jennifer Dulos disappeared, per a warrant. Michelle Troconis—who carried on an affair with Fotis Dulos for at least a year before Jennifer filed for divorce in... More »

Cops Release Chilling Details in Case of Missing Mom

They believe estranged husband was 'lying in wait' at her Connecticut home

(Newser) - Police in Connecticut have released chilling new details of what they believe happened to Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five who has been missing since May. In an arrest warrant released Wednesday, investigators say evidence suggests estranged husband Fotis Dulos ambushed her at her home before driving away in her... More »

Cops Got Calls of Lewd Conduct in a Park. They Busted 6 Seniors

Senior citizens, not high school seniors

(Newser) - The Grace Richardson Conservation Area in Fairfield, Conn., is where locals go to commune with nature and enjoy the wildlife, though "wild life" may have double meaning for some. Per the Connecticut Post , reports of "lewd and sexual activity" started making their way to police earlier this month.... More »

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