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  • TWO DAYS After Governor Declares CT Sanctuary State – Illegal Alien Murders Mother and Kidnaps

    02/25/2017 8:32:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | February 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy issued a memo to his state’s authorities, telling them to ignore federal law regarding illegal immigrants. Malloy declared Connecticut a sanctuary state. On Friday a previously deported illegal alien murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her six year-old daughter. Oscar Obedio Hernandez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on Friday night.
  • Undocumented immigrant arrested after double stabbing, kidnapping [once deported for felonies]

    02/25/2017 2:32:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    news4jax/CNN ^ | February 24, 2017 | LAUREN DEL VALLE
    (CNN) - An undocumented immigrant previously deported for felony convictions was arrested Friday as a suspect in a double stabbing and kidnapping, authorities said. Oscar Hernandez took off with his 6-year-old daughter, Aylin, around 3 a.m. Friday after fatally stabbing Aylin's mother and wounding another female victim, according to police in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A citizen of El Salvador, Hernandez was deported in November 2013 with felony convictions for assault and threatening and several misdemeanor convictions, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer. Early Friday, a fight broke out after Aylin's mother, Nidia Gonzalez, 26, and the other...
  • Connecticut governor to cops: Don't follow Trump immigration orders

    02/23/2017 7:04:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/22/17 | Reid Wilson
    Connecticut’s Democratic governor is telling state and local law enforcement they do not have to comply with federal requests to detain residents who are in the country illegally, a day after the Trump administration detailed plans that could lead to millions of deportations. In a memo to state law enforcement and school district officials Wednesday, Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) said Connecticut officials should not detain anyone solely on the basis of their immigration status. Federal immigration detainer requests do not constitute orders or warrants, Malloy’s memo says. Law enforcement officials should not give federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers access...
  • Teen charged with lying about being raped by college football players

    02/23/2017 3:08:22 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/22 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Two college football players who were suspended from their team last year and saw their scholarships revoked after rape accusations have been cleared by police after authorities say their accuser recanted her story. Nikki Yovino, 18, of South Setauket, NY, has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection to an incident at a Sacred Heart University football party in October, the Connecticut Post reports. When pressed about inconsistencies in her original statement, Yovino admitted that she made up the rape allegations against the two football players in hopes of gaining...
  • Interracial couple are FINED for refusing to remove racial slur graffiti from their garage

    02/21/2017 3:58:48 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 45 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 02/21/2017 | By Jordan Gass-Poore for Dailymail.com
    An interracial Connecticut couple who had a racial slur spray-painted on their garage door has been fined thousands of dollars for refusing to remove or cover it up. The N-word has remained on the home of Heather Lindsay, who's white, and Lexene Charles, who's black, for about five weeks, despite a city order to paint over it, the Stamford Advocate reports. City officials issued the couple a citation, which carries a $100 daily fine, and it has now reached $3,600. Lindsay said their home has been vandalized multiple times and at least three of her neighbors have yelled the N-word...
  • Blumenthal announces Wi-Fi upgrades at Connecticut VA locations

    02/20/2017 12:21:18 PM PST · by Puppage · 21 replies
    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced Monday morning that contracts have been requested from vendors to provide every room at VA hospitals in Connecticut with Wi-Fi access, after a News 8 exclusive report in 2016. At a news conference Monday, Blumenthal said that every veteran staying at a VA facility should feel connected to the world around them.Every veteran who goes to this facility for patient care deserves this connection to the outside world. It’s just as important as those drugs and doctors are to their recovery.According to Senator Blumenthal, half a million in federal...
  • Opponents Of Permit Fee Increases Say Gun Owners Being Targeted [Connecticut]

    02/18/2017 6:12:21 AM PST · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Chris Keating
    Legislators and advocates charged Friday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is specifically targeting gun owners for a fee increase that they said is not justified by an increased workload. Rep. Rob Sampson, a Wolcott Republican, said the proposal represents an unreasonable jump from the current $70 to $300 for a five-year permit renewal and $370 for an initial permit for first-time gun owners, up from the current $140. "I just don't understand why he would single out this particular group and increase it by an exorbitant amount," Sampson said of the Democratic governor.
  • Yale hires Kerry: Those who can't do...

    02/17/2017 2:32:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    the former secretary of state "will supervise the new school's Kerry Initiative as a distinguished fellow for global affairs," where he's set to teach a seminar next school year. Per Yale's description, Kerry will supervise, "an interdisciplinary program that will tackle pressing global challenges." . . . Now, Yale says, Kerry will work with researchers "on issues including climate change, global economic development, authoritarian populism and violent extremism."
  • Russian spy ship spotted off CT coast

    02/15/2017 11:31:12 AM PST · by Daffynition · 43 replies
    WFSB ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | sta
    GROTON, CT (WFSB) - A Russian spy ship was spotted off the Connecticut coast on Wednesday. The ship was seen patrolling the waters 30 miles from the Groton SUBASE. Congressman Joe Courtney, who is a ranking member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, said the sighting "underscores that the threats posed by a resurgent Russia are real.”
  • Yale drops slavery proponent Calhoun from college name

    02/12/2017 5:30:44 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | AP
    After years of debate, Yale University announced Saturday it will change the name of a residential college that honors a 19th century alumnus and former U.S. vice president who was an ardent supporter of slavery. Yale trustees said the Ivy League university is renaming Calhoun College after trailblazing computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, a mathematician who earned Yale degrees in the 1930s, invented a pioneering computer programming language and became a Navy rear admiral.
  • CT Senator Richard Blumenthal almost hit by speeding train while talking about commuter rail safety

    02/09/2017 8:19:21 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 19 replies
    New Yor Daily News ^ | 04/19/2014 | Michael Sorrentino
    A speeding train barreled right through U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s (D-Conn.) Friday press conference that was, ironically, on commuter rail safety. “Safety as you know it is paramount …” Blumenthal said just before an Amtrak train whizzed by near him, pausing the conference. Video of the moment from KHON2 shows the politician at the Milford, Conn., train station on a narrow platform where he is standing near the yellow warning strip, while he and another man standing even closer to the tracks held a visual aid from blowing away as the train breezed by.
  • Richard Blumenthal: Senate Candidate Lies About Vietnam Service [2010 Article]

    02/09/2017 6:54:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Time ^ | 5/10/10 | Dan Fletcher
    When you’re the attorney general of Connecticut, you may be able to get away with fibbing about military service. But when you’re running for the state’s U.S. Senate seat? Not so much.
  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.
  • Immigrant students seek access to state financial aid

    02/07/2017 11:33:15 AM PST · by Puppage · 19 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 2/7/2017 | AP
    <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — College students without legal immigration status are asking Connecticut lawmakers to give them access to some financial aid.</p> <p>Connecticut already allows those students to pay in-state tuition as long as they have spent at least two years at a state high school.</p>
  • Anti-Trump Protesters Shut Down Highway, Delay Ambulance [Critically Ill Patient]

    02/06/2017 8:56:38 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 06, 2017
    Anti-Trump Protesters Shut Down Highway, Delay Ambulance Protesters in Connecticut temporarily shut down a highway, delaying an ambulance that was on the road and forcing workers to perform an emergency medical procedure on a patient. More than 100 people protesting President Donald Trump's travel ban Saturday afternoon blocked a highway in New Haven. As protesters were being cleared from the road, state police say ambulance workers had to perform a procedure on a critically ill patient in the vehicle instead of at the hospital.
  • Lawyer says police responsible for ambulance problems at New Haven demonstration

    02/06/2017 5:44:34 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 10 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | February 6, 2017 | Pat Eaton-Robb (Associated Press)
    <p>HARTFORD >> Police said protesters who temporarily shut down a highway over the weekend delayed an ambulance, but an attorney for the demonstrators said officers are responsible for the vehicle getting stuck in traffic.</p> <p>Saturday’s demonstration in New Haven involved more than 100 people protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration order. Police said the protesters obstructed the ambulance, forcing medics to perform an emergency medical procedure, when they blocked the northbound lanes of Route 34.</p>
  • Police: Woman Upset Trump President Tried To Hit Officer [w/car]

    02/03/2017 10:58:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    connecticut.cbslocal.com ^ | February 3, 2017 9:47 AM | Staff
    BURLINGTON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A court date Friday for a Harwinton woman accused of trying to hit a police officer with her car Thursday in Burlington. State police say 58-year-old Eileen Pierce tried to hit an officer directing traffic at a tree-trimming site on Route 69– allegedly driving her Subaru wagon directly at him, yelling out the window, and shaking her fist. The officer quickly got out of the way, and police say Pierce narrowly missed hitting a tree crew. When Pierce was pulled over at the Burlington-Bristol line, troopers say she rambled for several minutes, saying she was...
  • Town Holds ‘White Privilege’ Essay Contest for Teens

    02/02/2017 10:56:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/2/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A small town in Connecticut is holding an essay contest for teens on "white privilege," with winners receiving up to $1,000. The contest is sparking outrage, the Associated Press reported Wednesday, as residents of Westport, Conn., are questioning why the town's "diversity council" chose the topic. In a press release announcing the contest, the town government said the competition for teenagers in the mostly white town will "foster understanding" on "white privilege," claiming it was a topic in the presidential election. "As the nation faces historic social shifts relating to race and identity, young people will find themselves at the...
  • Connecticut to Cut Funding for 21 Gun Salutes at Veteran Funerals – Too Costly

    01/23/2017 6:06:02 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 23rd, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Veterans are furious over a proposed state budget cut that will eliminate the firing detail at veteran funerals. The Connecticut state military said funding for the gun salutes will run out around April. Meanwhile Connecticut state university and colleges, along with Hartford and New Haven, have declared themselves sanctuary cities. And state employees were given fat raises at the end of December. ... they have money to give to illegals but not to give to soldiers to have a proper and decent burial and celebration of their service. ... At a press conference earlier this month, Malloy said of the...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,January 23-27,2017,EST

    01/23/2017 6:04:53 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And WELCOME TO SOUND OFF CONNECTICUT WITH JIM VICEVICH!
  • Remembering Rich Blumenthal's Vietnam Deception

    01/16/2017 5:37:17 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Senate smear never paid a price for claiming he served. In the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, proceeded as though David Horowitz had been the AG choice. David Horowitz was not present but Blumenthal cited his statements that all the major Muslim organizations are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, that 80 percent of the mosques in America are filled with hate against Jews, and that too many blacks are in prison because too many blacks commit crimes. Senator Blumenthal, an attorney, had not taken the trouble to investigate...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,January 16-20,2017

    01/16/2017 4:58:26 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 16, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning!
  • Quinnipiac poll: U.S. Voters approve Obama but disapprove Trump

    01/11/2017 10:59:19 AM PST · by Puppage · 70 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 1/11/2017 | Puppage
    HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Quinnipiac University National Poll has released their recent findings on president Barack Obama and president-elect Donald Trump. According to their polls, American voters have given Obama his highest approval rating in seven years with 55-39 percent voters approving of the job he has done. The same voters disapproved of way that Trump has been handling the position 51-37 percent. Polling of these same voters also found that 45% of voters believe that Trump will be a worst president, 34% saying he will be a better president, and 15 % saying he will do about the...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,January 9-13,2017

    01/09/2017 8:50:12 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 9, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning!
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,EST,January 2-6,2017 WTIC AM,9AM-12NOONPM

    01/03/2017 8:50:07 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 3, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning!
  • Mysterious 'Boom' Rocks Homes in Southington, Surrounding Towns [CT]

    01/02/2017 9:24:05 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 44 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | 2 January 2017 | NBC Connecticut
    A loud 'boom' rocked homes in Southington and surrounding towns on Monday morning. Police were unable to determine what caused the explosion-type sound. Southington police are investigating reports of a loud bang after residents report the noise shook homes in the Southington, Wolcott and Cheshire areas.
  • Dems to Trump: F-35 substitute a 'total nonstarter'

    12/29/2016 10:23:02 AM PST · by Mariner · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 23rd, 2016 | By Rebecca Kheel
    A trio of Connecticut Democratic lawmakers is calling President-elect Donald Trump’s calls for finding an alternative to the F-35 a “total nonstarter.” “Any suggestion that there is a substitute for the F-35 is a total nonstarter,” Reps. Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro and John Larson said in a statement Friday. “This is a program that has been vetted ad nauseum by the Pentagon, the Congress and independent experts. There is simply no aircraft in production today that can compare with the F-35’s advanced avionics, networked capabilities and integrated stealth.” On Thursday, Trump took aim at the F-35 fighter jet for the...
  • Former SEAL retains right to carry handgun while with his 3-year-old daughter

    12/14/2016 9:08:19 PM PST · by Daffynition · 17 replies
    via WaPo ^ | May 9, 2016 | Eugene Volokh
    [snip] In this case, while the parties have stipulated to joint legal custody, the [mother] seeks an order that either grants her final decision making authority on the issue of the presence of firearms, concealed or otherwise, during parenting time, or that all firearms shall be secured in a locked container when either party exercises their parenting time. Thus, the [mother] is essentially asking this court to remove subsection (B) of § 29-37i as an option available to each party in determining how to store loaded firearms. . . .
  • Sound Off Connecticut,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 12,2016-January 1, 2017

    12/12/2016 6:46:13 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 12,2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, And Happy 2017!
  • State Official Threatens Christian Group Over Opposition to Gay Agenda

    12/09/2016 8:16:38 AM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 December 2016 | Michael Tennant
    An openly homosexual elected official in Connecticut is threatening to strip the American Family Association (AFA) of its status as a charity to which state employees may donate via payroll deduction because he considers the group’s traditional Christian positions discriminatory. Connecticut State Comptroller Kevin Lembo (D), shown, the first openly gay man elected to statewide office in the Nutmeg State, is “married” to Charles Frey; the two men have adopted and reared three children. Naturally, Lembo is not particularly fond of the AFA’s opposition to the homosexual agenda and its defense of traditional marriage. On November 30, he sent a...
  • Gay Bureaucrat Wages War With Christian Ministry [Gay Controller Targets Am.Family Assn.]

    12/06/2016 5:31:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 5, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Gay Bureaucrat Wages War With Christian Ministry By Todd Starnes Donald Trump may be the next president of the United States but the war on religious liberty rages on. The other day I received word that Connecticut’s openly gay comptroller is targeting American Family Association, one of the nation’s most prominent and respected Christian ministries. If Comptroller Kevin Lembo has his way, AFA could be kicked out of the Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign for Charitable Giving (CSEC) — even though they are qualified as a charity under the rules. Lembo sent AFA a letter accusing them possibly being in “violation...
  • UConn campus police won't enforce immigration laws

    12/06/2016 3:09:57 PM PST · by matt04 · 37 replies
    The University of Connecticut says campus police will continue to steer clear of enforcing immigration laws. UConn President Susan Herbst announced Tuesday that campus police formally adopted a longstanding policy of not inquiring individuals about their immigration status, not detaining people based solely on their citizenship status and not making arrests based on warrants from federal immigration authorities. She also said the university will continue admitting qualified students regardless of their immigration status and offering qualified undocumented students the in-state tuition rate, as state law requires. Herbst stopped short of declaring UConn a "sanctuary campus" as colleges including Wesleyan University...
  • Senate Dems Pen Letter Indicating Fight Against Jeff Sessions’ AG Nomination

    11/30/2016 7:57:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Senate Democrats are making it clear that Sen. Jeff Sessions will not have an easy time being confirmed as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s first attorney general. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Democrats on the committee pushed for extensive confirmation hearings, indicating that they plan resistance, despite the fact that they referred to him as “a colleague” with whom they “have a personal and cordial relationship.” The senators also requested that Grassley allow for outside witnesses to testify on Sessions’ track record on immigration, civil and voting rights, women’s rights, and government oversight due...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,November 28-December 2,2016

    11/28/2016 8:44:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 28,2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning/Afternoon!
  • Larson’s tunnels: Big plan, even bigger challenge

    11/27/2016 8:28:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | November 15, 2016 | Tom Condon
    Not everyone is thrilled with U.S. Rep. John Larson’s proposal to build massive highway tunnels under Hartford, but Daniel Burnham might be, were he still with us. It was Burnham, the great Chicago architect and planner, who said, “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.”Larson’s is anything but a little plan; it is breathtaking in scope. It has stirred the blood of some public officials and business leaders. But the concept is so vast, complex and potentially expensive – it would be longer than Boston’s “Big Dig” tunnels...
  • ESPN Losses Hurts Disney Income, Network Continues Decline (new rules against liberal rants)

    11/23/2016 2:20:16 PM PST · by drewh · 43 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11/23/16 | by DYLAN GWINN
    SPN’s well-publicized hemorrhaging of subscribers peaked in recent months, greatly hindering the Bristol-based giant’s all-important ability to purchase sports rights. Now, subscriber loss reached such a level that ESPN has become a financial drain on its parent-company Disney. Other Disney TV properties have also taken hits, but ESPN’s subscription face-plant, highlighted by the earth-shattering loss of 621,000 subscribers in October, has Disney most concerned, considering that ESPN accounts for a huge portion Disney’s operating income. By some estimates, ESPN accounts for as much as 30% of Disney’s operating income, and the sports powerhouse has shed 10 million subscribers in the...
  • Wesleyan U Declares Itself A Sanctuary Campus For Undocumented Immigrants

    11/23/2016 1:55:52 PM PST · by drewh · 91 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | Kathleen Megan | 11/23/16 6:00
    Following student outcry for protection of undocumented students, Wesleyan University President Michael Roth declared this week that Wesleyan is a sanctuary campus that will not voluntarily assist the federal government in any efforts to deport students or faculty because of their immigration status. Wesleyan appears to be the only school to publicly call itself a sanctuary campus, though other college administrators have expressed strong support for undocumented and immigrant students and are moving toward creating safe havens for those students, Roth made the announcement after meeting last week with students, faculty and staff and conferring with the school's trustees. Roth...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 21-25,2016

    11/21/2016 7:51:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 21,2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And A Good And Blessed Happy Thanksgiving Day Week!
  • Illinois’ wealth flight explained in 4 graphics

    11/18/2016 9:32:13 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | November 15, 2016 | Michael Lucci
    IRS data show the average income of taxpayers leaving Illinois surpassed the average income of taxpayers entering the state by $20,000 in 2014, a record loss for Illinois in the wake of the 2011 income-tax hike. Politicians enacted Illinois’ 2011 income-tax hike during a late-night legislative session in January 2011 and raised the state’s personal income-tax rate to 5 percent from 3 percent. This 67 percent income-tax hike lasted for four years, during which time Illinois experienced record wealth flight. IRS data reveal what happens when politicians choose short-term tax revenue gains over long-term stability. The short-term increase in tax...
  • Newtown families seek to reinstate lawsuit against gun maker

    11/15/2016 10:54:10 AM PST · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    AP via GreenwichTime ^ | November 15, 2016 | Dave Collins
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of some of the victims killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are trying to reinstate their wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that made the rifle used in the massacre. Lawyers for a survivor and relatives of nine who died filed papers Tuesday asking the state Supreme Court to hear their appeal.
  • How besieged FBI director James Comey lived like a king in one of America's wealthiest towns

    11/08/2016 10:48:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-8-16 | Caroline Howe
    Before he became FBI director, James Comey lived the Gold Coast high-life in Connecticut as a hedge fund high-roller. Now the besieged Comey - under fire for his surprise letters to Congress about Hillary Clinton's controversial emails that have thrown the presidential election into chaos - is about to take another hit, this time on his palatial $3 million-plus home. Comey bought the estate on more than three acres not far from where Martha Stewart used to live in ritzy Westport, Connecticut, for $3,050,000 in August 2010. He's now had to reduce the price four times down to $2.5 million...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevih,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,November 1-11,2016

    11/01/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 1,2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning/Afternoon!
  • Political Leaders Blast Ad That Links William Petit To Trump And 'Attack On Women And Families'

    10/27/2016 5:22:52 AM PDT · by gogulls · 7 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 10/27/2016 | Hartford Courant
    Dr. William Petit, whose wife and two daugters were killed in a 2007 home invasion, reacts after a union ad ties him to Donald Trump's "attack on women and children".
  • For some, college name impacts transfer choice [Yale Snowflakes]

    10/20/2016 6:11:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Yale News ^ | October 18, 2016 | Jingyi Cui and Britton O'Daly
    Student response to the recent announcement that transfers into the two new residential colleges will be randomly placed into either Pauli Murray or Benjamin Franklin college has shown that Yale’s campus is not of one mind on the significance of a college’s name to its community. When its name was announced last April, Pauli Murray College — which honors civil rights activist and 20th century intellectual Anna Pauline Murray LAW ’65 — became the first residential college named after a woman or a person of color. Under the shadow of a yearlong debate over the name of Calhoun College, the...
  • Desperate cockpit fight as Jordanian flying student intentionally crashed airplane in Conn.

    10/15/2016 10:11:55 PM PDT · by politicianslie · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 12, 2016 | Ben Ashford
    East Hartford police Chief Scott Sansom said he asked the FBI to respond because the crash occurred so close to Pratt & Whitney, which he described as "critical infrastructure." "It will be a lengthy investigation for the next few days," Sansom said, noting that it was too early to tell what caused the plane to crash. NOTE: THIS IS A LIE. The Flight Instructor said the Jordanian intentionally crashed the airplane.
  • Judge dismisses Newtown families’ lawsuit against gun maker

    10/14/2016 1:23:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 101 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | October 14, 2016 | AP via WTNH
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, saying federal law shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Friday granted a motion by Madison, North Carolina-based Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the 2012 attack. A gunman killed 20 children and six adults at the school with an AR-15-style rifle.
  • UNH lecturer apologizes for uninviting Sheriff David Clarke over Black Lives Matter stance

    10/13/2016 1:46:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    A University of New Haven lecturer behind canceling a campus appearance by Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has come forward to apologize for misrepresenting the popular conservative sheriff. Patrick Malloy, a senior lecturer at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, issued a statement last week saying he and university officials decided not to finalize the event with Sheriff Clarke because of his political views and extravagant requests for his arrival, which Mr. Malloy admitted he “unintentionally” misrepresented. “I would like to apologize and take responsibility for my actions that have compromised the University of New Haven...
  • CONN GOV WARNS OF "JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS" ON MUSLIM PILOT CRASHING (Shortened)

    10/13/2016 4:19:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 13, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Please let's not jump to any conclusions. Conclusion jumping must be avoided in the cases of Muslims killing people. Or rather we must jump to any and every other possible conclusion. This particular Muslim was homicidally suicidal... but in a non-Islamic way. A 28-year-old Jordanian Muslim who who was studying to become a pilot died after crashing a small plane Tuesday afternoon in Connecticut, and the instructor pilot who survived the crash said it was intentional. Arian Prevalla, another pilot on the plane said, “the crash was not an accident”. Local and state police, along with several federal agencies, including...
  • Plane was crashed in East Hartford CT on purpose, says NTSB

    10/12/2016 11:33:25 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 16 replies
    According to federal transportation investigators, Tuesday's deadly plane crash in East Hartford was intentional.
  • Survivor claims deadly Connecticut plane crash was intentional; FBI investigating

    10/12/2016 11:05:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    A small plane crash that killed a Jordanian national and injured another man in Connecticut on Tuesday was "an intentional act," The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement on Wednesday. The unnamed man who survived the crash also told investigators the wreck was not an accident, the mayor of East Hartford said Wednesday. That man was in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital, but was able to speak to detectives, officials said.