Background checks for firearms have spiked more than 6,000 percent in the state of Connecticut in the wake of the Newtown shooting and the state’s sweeping gun control package.
A Connecticut gun manufacturer announced plans to leave the state after the strict gun control measures enacted last week.
Customers all over Connecticut packed into gun stores Tuesday ahead of a vote expected to bring about sweeping changes to the state’s gun laws, the Associated Press reports.
Several Connecticut nursing homes have appealed a federal judge’s order to rehire striking union members, some of whom allegedly mixed up the medical records and identification materials of patients during a labor dispute.
At least 27 people, including 20 children, were killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in a Friday morning shooting, authorities say. One known shooter, 20, is dead. Police are investigating whether there was a second shooter.
A federal judge appointed by former President Bill Clinton has ordered five Connecticut nursing homes to rehire striking employees despite a criminal investigation into allegations that some of those workers endangered the lives of seniors.
With polls running neck and neck in the race for retiring U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I., Conn.) seat, the campaign of Republican candidate Linda McMahon is trying to take advantage of an embarrassing error made by the campaign of her Democratic opponent, Rep. Chris Murphy.
A top Democratic aide has been arrested for federal corruption charges in Connecticut.