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1 year 6 months ago

President Obama heads to Connecticut today

President Obama heads to Hartford, Connecticut today to push for new, stricter gun control legislation. He will visit the campus of the University of Hartford. The president is expected to call on the American people to join him in pressuring Congress to approve measures in reducing gun violence. The visit...

1 year 6 months ago

Sheriffs criticize Colorado gun laws

DENVER - Sheriffs from more than a dozen Colorado counties held a news conference Wednesday to highlight what they see as flaws with the state's new gun control laws. The event was held a short distance away from the Denver Police Academy where President Obama held up the gun laws...

1 year 6 months ago

NRA Day controversy highlights political divide

COLORADO SPRINGS - El Paso County Commissioners will vote this week whether to declare Thursday as Friends of the National Rifle Association Day . The resolution of appreciation is entirely symbolic. "They're fabulous community partners," said commissioner Peggy Littleton, who doesn't mind people knowing that she carries a concealed...

2 years 2 months ago

Obama turns 51; plays golf, will go to Camp David

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is playing a round of golf on his 51st birthday, kicking off a quiet birthday weekend away from re-election campaigning. Obama was playing golf at Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday before heading to Camp David, the private presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains....

2 years 11 months ago

Air Force beats UConn, 3-1

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Stephen Caple stopped 17 of 18 shots as Air Force defeated the University of Connecticut, 3-1, in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Friday night at the Academy's Cadet Ice Arena. Air Force, 6-4-2, 5-2-1 AHA, opened the scoring at the 10:19 mark of the...

4 years 2 months ago

Conn. shooter was stealing beer, selling it

The president of a beer distribution company says the employee who went on a shooting rampage there had been systematically stealing beer and selling it to a third party. Ross Hollander, president of Hartford Distributors in Manchester, said the investigation into thefts by warehouse driver Omar Thornton led to...

4 years 4 months ago

Passengers stuck on plane for 4 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) - Virgin Atlantic says its pilot asked for permission to unload passengers stranded on a grounded plane in Connecticut but a customs official threatened to have them arrested if they got off the plane. Greg Dawson, a London spokesman for the airline, said in an e-mail Thursday...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado city makes a 'Best' list

Kiplinger's Personal Finance has named its 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade-with a focus on innovative thinking. The list includes Boulder, at #4. Kiplinger's teamed with Martin Prosperity Institute, a think tank that studies economic prosperity. "New ideas generate new businesses," says Stolarick, who this year evaluated U.S....

4 years 6 months ago

Woman tried to use 911 as taxi service

Police in one Connecticut city have a warning for nightclub patrons: Don't call 911 for a ride home. New Haven police say that's what 28-year-old Quandria Bailey did, calling the emergency line six times to request a ride from a nightclub back to her Meriden home. Bailey was charged with...

4 years 7 months ago

Police: Robbers called bank for money to go

Police in Connecticut say they had ample warning of a bank robbery because the two suspects called the bank ahead of time and told an employee to get a bag of money ready. Police arrested 27-year-old Albert Bailey and an unidentified 16-year-old boy on robbery and threatening charges Tuesday afternoon...

4 years 7 months ago

Something foul is afoot in girl's sneakers

An 11-year-old from Connecticut has the most disgusting shoes in America. Trinette Robinson of Bristol, Conn., was crowned the winner of the 35th annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker contest Tuesday in Montpelier, Vt. Her sneakers were judged the most vile on the basis of their condition and odor. She says...

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado tops nation in Do Not Call registry

Colorado tops the nation in participation in the Do Not Call Registry. Attorney General John Suthers says that a new report by the Federal Trade Commission shows Colorado has the highest participation rate. More than 3.8 million people in Colorado has registered their phone numbers with the program as of...

5 years 1 month ago

Police: Student is suspect in Yale killing

Police have identified a suspect in the killing of Annie Le, whose body was found stuffed behind a wall in a high-security laboratory building at Yale University, law enforcement sources told NBC News on Monday. The suspect, a student, has defensive wounds, and failed a polygraph test, the sources...

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