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Victim Advocacy Group Wants Meeting with Pope

The group SNAP -- the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests -- wants a meeting with the newly-elected pontiff. The group's midwest director in Chicago on Friday called for a new rule mandating...

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N.J. Couple Charged with Animal Cruelty

A couple who turned in an ill, emaciated cocker spaniel to animal authorities, saying they found it in a bag on the side of a New Jersey roadway, has been charged with animal cruelty, according to the...

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9-Year-Old Among 4 Charged in Carjacking

A 9-year-old boy was reportedly one of four people arrested Thursday night in connection with a carjacking in Chicago's East Side neighborhood. The boy was in the stolen car with two 15-year-olds and a...

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2 Injured in Hot Air Balloon Crash in Fla.

Two people were rushed to a regional trauma center after a hot air balloon crashed in Homestead Saturday morning, Miami-Dade Police said. It appears that the hot air balloon's passenger basket, which...

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Enthusiam Spikes at Volleyball Tourney

About four dozen teams are crowding the gymnasium at Trinity College in Hartford this weekend to spike funds for Easter Seals of Connecticut.  The local charity provides health services to people with...

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New York Insurance Company Moves to Stamford

Navigators Group, a New York-based insurance company, is moving from New York to Stamford and bringing 200 jobs to the state. The state of Connecticut will be giving the company a 10-year forgivable...

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Man Sexually Assaulted Teen Facebook Friend: Cops

A Bridgeport man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook. Jean Eugene, 26, was arrested this week. According to police, the father of the 14-year-old girl...

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Vernon Police Call Human Remains Found "Suspicious Death"

Police in Vernon are considering the discovery of human remains a suspicious death. At a press conference held Saturday afternoon, police confirmed that it was a single victim found and are now calling...

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Plane Pilot's Widow Speaks Out About Crash

Police on Saturday preliminarily identified the three victims of Friday’s deadly plane crash in Fort Lauderdale. Steven Waller, 65, of Deerfield Beach, Wallis “Wally” Watson, 66, of Boca Raton and...

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Hartford Police Investigate Death as a Homicide

Hartford police are investigating the body found in an apartment as a homicide. The body of a 59-year-old woman was discovered at 76 Main Street Saturday evening. Police have not released the name of...

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Race Car Runs Off Calif. Track, Kills Two

A race car at the Marysville Raceway Park about 40 miles north of Sacramento lost control and killed two people on pit row Saturday night, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department reported. The...

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Gunman Kills Himself Inside Dick’s Sporting Goods

Police say a gunman is dead after a barricade situation in eastern Pennsylvania. Investigators say the ordeal began around 7:30 p.m. at the Dick's Sporting Goods store. A middle-aged man walked into...

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Shoots Himself in Groin, Blames Ninjas

A teen in a Chicago suburb who was injured in a shooting Friday is believed to have shot himself, officials said, NBC Chicago reported. The 17-year-old boy was taken to Loyola Hospital in Maywood, IL,...

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Utah City Picks Mayor by Drawing Names out of a Hat

Ed Chavez Jr. became the mayor of a city in Utah thanks to a little luck. Chavez and opponent Councilman Kirk Mascaro were hoping to fill the position as mayor of Helper, located 100 miles southeast of...

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Disney Bans Children Under 14 From Entering Parks Alone

Disney theme parks will soon require anyone under the age of 14 to be accompanied by someone who is older than 14, a Disney spokeswoman said Saturday. The new policy will take effect March 23 at all...

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UConn to Unveil New Logo

 Come this Spring, the UConn Husky logo will look a little bit more intimidating.   According to The Daily Campus, the university newspaper, the school will be unveiling a new Husky logo that will...

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Seaside Installs 1st Piece of New Boardwalk After Sandy

Officials in Seaside Heights took another big step in rebuilding the shore town’s hurricane-ravaged boardwalk today, installing the first piece of the new boardwalk. The ceremony took place at 3 p.m....

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Philly Professor Sinks $10K Half-Court Shot

If you ask Brad Baer how confident he was before he made that unbelievable, $10,000 half-court shot and gained overnight fame, luck did not appear to be on his side. “I wasn’t nervous at first but at...

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Waterbury Fire Causing Road Closures

Firefighters are battling a fire at a vacant apartment building on Bishop Street in Waterbury that broke out late on Sunday night and roads remain closed on Monday morning. The fire at 331 Bishop...

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Woman Killed in Mansfield Crash

A 30-year-old Mansfield woman was killed in a crash in Mansfield on Sunday night. Somer Payne, 30, was driving south on Route 32 near North Eagleville Road at 8:44 p.m. when she went off the right side...

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