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'It's not Kosher.' says condemned inmate about his prison food

A Connecticut inmate awaiting execution for his part in the home invasion and murder of a mother and her two daughters in 2007 has filed a complaint with the judicial system again. This time, he says his food is not guaranteed to be strictly Kosher.

Two skulls found near witchcraft book at transfer station in CT

Fairfield - On Friday, police say that the skulls of an older man and woman were found at a Connecticut waste transfer station near some witchcraft books.

Entire ghost town in Connecticut is on sale for $800,000

Johnsonville, a village in Connecticut, has been a number of things in the past, including a movie set, theme park and ghost town, but now it is for sale.

Review: March Fourth Marching Band steps off East Coast tour in CT Special

Hamden - March Fourth Marching Band kicked off their East Coast tour at The Outer Space/Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden, CT Tuesday evening.

Connecticut man arrested for aggressively stabbing a watermelon

Bantam - A 49-year old Thomaston, Connecticut man was arrested on July 12 and charged with "threatening" after his wife reported to police he had stabbed and carved up a watermelon in a passive-aggressive manner.

Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs to play concert in Connecticut

Wilton - Country and bluegrass vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ricky Skaggs will be playing in Wilton, Connecticut on January 12.

Connecticut woman makes bomb threats to postpone court date

New Haven - On Friday, Jennifer Chirico, 31, admitted to making bomb threats to three Connecticut courthouses back in March in order to postpone her own court date.

Raccoon hunter shoots himself while sneezing

New Haven - James Pace, an 81-year-old resident of Connecticut, accidentally shot himself in the leg, in his attempt to shoot a pesky raccoon.

Giant anteater's virgin birth: Zoo asks 'Who's your daddy?'

Greenwich - Armani, a giant anteater at LEO Zoological Center in Greenwich, Connecticut gave birth to a baby, named Archie. Only one problem, there was no male around, so how did this happen?

Op-Ed: Connecticut Senate passes GMO labeling laws, House adds hurdles

Connecticut is the most recent state in the U.S. seeking to require companies producing foods made with genetically modified organisms to carry labels. This week the state Senate approved a bill that would pass such a law. The House had other ideas.

Connecticut considering raising taxes on digital products

Residents in the state of Connecticut may soon have to pay more money to download digital products such as iTunes songs, an apps or e-books.

Meteorite crashes through roof of Connecticut home

Wolcott - An expert confirmed today that an object that sailed through the roof of a Connecticut home was a meteorite. The crash occurred on Friday night.

More than 20 illegal immigrants arrested in sweep in Connecticut

Around 20 illegal immigrants were arrested by Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents (ICE) since last week, in an operation that will continue through Saturday.

Obama goes all out on gun control

Speaking from the White House, President Obama has reinforced his push for gun control measures as gun control remains a hot topic on Capitol Hill.

Pregnant woman pulled through snow on makeshift sled to hospital

Naugatuck - With nearly 30 inches of snow on ground following a visit from Winter Storm Nemo, a frantic husband and neighbors use a makeshift sled to get a women going into labor to the hospital.

'Historic' Winter Storm Nemo lives up to predictions

Winter Storm Nemo has lived up to its projections, dumping in excess of two feet of snow in many parts of northeastern portion of the United States, while heavy winds also knocked out power across the region.

Sandy Hook students and staff will head back to school Thursday

Newtown - Students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School will resume classes on Thursday since last month's last shootings that claimed 28 lives, including the perpetrator.

Sandy Hook survivor seeks permission to sue Connecticut for $100M

Newtown - The family of a six-year-old survivor of the Sandy Hook massacre is seeking permission to sue the state of Connecticut for $100 million as damages the child suffered from witnessing the horrific shooting in which 20 of her school mates were killed.

Photo Essay: The outpouring of support for Newtown Connecticut

Newtown - There is an old saying that says "a picture can say a thousand words", and as many around the world struggle to find the words to express their emotions and sympathies for the families of those killed in Newtown, images are sometimes all they have.

FDNY honors Sandy Hook victim who dreamt of being a firefighter

Newtown - Daniel Barden, a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School, idolized his father's cousins who are firefighters with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

Bells will ring for Newtown dead on Friday

Newtown - On Friday December 21 a moment of silence will take place announced Connecticut Governor Dan Mallory during a live media conference. Mallory also asked places of worship to ring their bells 26 times, once for each of the slain, if they are able.

President Obama: 'We’re not doing enough, we will have to change'

Newtown - Addressing the hundreds of people gathered at Newtown High School for an Interfaith vigil honoring those lost in Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama said as a nation, we are not are meeting that obligations.

President Obama to speak at Interfaith vigil for Newtown victims

Newtown - In a few moments, President Obama will speak to those gathered at an Interfaith vigil for the victims of the the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

Sandy Hook school massacre reignites the gun control debate

Newtown - The shooting at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut has brought national attention and outrage. It has re-greased the wheels of the gun control debate and has made the NRA as the "whipping mule."

TopFinds: Children killed in U.S. shooting, Russia's alien files

A brazen shooting has left 27 people dead in Connecticut, 20 of them children. A former SeaWorld trainer reaches out to a girl bitten by a dolphin. Does Russia have secret documents about existing aliens? These are the top stories on Digital Journal.

Video: Wild turkeys attack car on roadway

Farmington - As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches in the U.S., some wild turkeys' feathers appear to be a little ruffled as they attacked a car in Connecticut as the motorist was attempting to drive to work.

Centuries-old remains uncovered, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy

New Haven - A historical oak tree uprooted by Hurricane Sandy revealed human skeletal remains that are seemingly centuries old and could be traced back to Colonial times.

Court says severely disabled woman must prove she fought rapist

Bridgeport - The Connecticut State Supreme Court has overturned the rape conviction of a man who had sex with a woman who has the mental capacity of a 3 year-old, is unable to communicate verbally and suffers from severe cerebral palsy.

Democrat in Connecticut Senate race rocked by brewing scandal

Hartford - Weeks ago, neither Democrats nor Republicans thought that Sen. Joe Lieberman’s seat would go Republican until recent polls showed Republican candidate Linda McMahon ahead, shaking up the Connecticut Senate race.

Lightning strike on Connecticut golf course sends 15 to hospital

North Stonington - Several people were taken to the hospital yesterday after lightning struck a Connecticut golf course. The incident occurred as workers were clearing the green of water to prepare for a scheduled tournament.
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An ounce of Green Crack bought from a dispensary in California.
An ounce of Green Crack bought from a dispensary in California.
Firehouse Deli on Post Road in Fairfield  CT
Firehouse Deli on Post Road in Fairfield, CT
Screenshot from WABC raw video of police and emergency services gathering outside Sandy Hook Element...
Screenshot from WABC raw video of police and emergency services gathering outside Sandy Hook Elementary School
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Arrest photo of Joshua Komisarjevsky.
Arrest photo of Joshua Komisarjevsky.
Aaron Huntsman  veteran state trooper from Connecticut is accused of stealing money and jewelry from...
Aaron Huntsman, veteran state trooper from Connecticut is accused of stealing money and jewelry from the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash, which was documented by video dashboard camera
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Arrest photo of Steven Hayes.
Arrest photo of Steven Hayes.
Centros Restorante and Bar on Post Road in Fairfield  CT
Centros Restorante and Bar on Post Road in Fairfield, CT
President Obama gives an emotional speech to those attending an Interfaith Vigil in Newtown CT
President Obama gives an emotional speech to those attending an Interfaith Vigil in Newtown CT
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Colony Grill on Post Road in Fairfield, CT
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Las Vetas Lounge on Post Road in Fairfield, CT
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Chef's Table on Post Road in Fairfield, CT

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