A new report shows that Connecticut has sharply cut the the rate at which it puts young people behind bars. WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, it’s the sharpest decline in the nation.
Monthly Archives: February 2013
Facebook has apparently agreed to remove pages that exploit the December shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, this comes hours after politicians reached out to the social media giant.
Vice President Joe Biden was in Connecticut to talk about gun control measures at a conference with Governor Dannel Malloy. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, an otherwise somber governor did a little bit to try and make the crowd laugh.
It’s been six months since the City of Hartford’s chief operating officer resigned and Mayor Pedro Segarra said he’d do a national search for a successor. But little has happened on that front. And as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, some on the city council don’t like it.
UPDATE: The mayor’s office says it is not doing a national search for COO.
Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez was back in court today/yesterday, appealing his 2010 convictions on corruption-related charges. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, Perez was sentenced to three years in prison but has been free while his appeal is pending.
Adam Lanza shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School by blowing holes in the school’s front door. But had that door been something more sophisticated and more secure, might Lanza at least have been slowed in his attack? One company that devotes itself to just this question is Assa Abloy, an outfit based in New Haven, Conn., that says it specializes in “secure, safe and convenient door solutions.”