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FBI: Newtown shooter had pedophilic interest in kids

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — There was evidence the Newtown school shooter had an interest in children that could be categorized as pedophilia, but there was no proof he ever acted on it, according to FBI documents released Tuesday. The records were...

 

Body cameras, now gun cameras? Some police trying them out

A small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns, saying it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras. Some law enforcement officials...

 

Court: Students must be protected from insect-borne diseases

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state Supreme Court, ruling in the case of a private school student who became ill and suffered brain damage on a trip to China, said on Friday that schools must warn and protect students from the risk of insect-borne...

 

Report: Teacher continued to work despite assault claims

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Spanish teacher at the prestigious Choate Rosemary Hall boarding school who was fired amid sexual assault allegations by two students in 1999 was able to continue his education career for the next 18 years at several other...

 

Concussions on the brain: Pushing for more research on women

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Katherine Snedaker says she has had 20 concussions, the first three decades ago from a car accident when she was 16. But it wasn't until her son suffered a series of concussions in the sixth grade, around 2008, that she felt...

 

Connecticut case challenges use of cellphone tower evidence

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court is adding to the divided legal landscape nationwide surrounding the validity of cellphone tower evidence used in criminal trials. Eugene Edwards Jr. is serving a 20-year prison...

 

No college? Smoked pot? The police still might hire you

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits, from lowering educational requirements to forgiving some prior drug use, to try to attract more people to their ranks. The changes are designed to...

 

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