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Prom Day Stabbing: Will Insanity Defense Work?

Prom Day Stabbing: Will Insanity Defense Work?

By Toni Matthews-El June 5, 2014

When it was announced that Christopher Plaskon’s attornies requested a mental health evaluation for their client, it sent a strong signal as to what his likely defense would be. Plaskon was charged with the fatal stabbing of schoolmate Maren Sanchez …

Amazon To Open Fulfillment Center in Connecticut Amazon To Open Fulfillment Center in Connecticut

It seems like Amazon is announcing a new fulfillment center every other week now. Far be it from me to criticize the online retailer though as the new warehouses create jobs and serve customers more quickly. Now prospective workers and …

Connecticut School Bans the Phrase “Hump Day” Connecticut School Bans the Phrase “Hump Day”

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Geico is famous for it’s original and, at times, annoying commercials. The most recent camel commercial with the infamous “hump day” phrase, has recently caused some problems at a Connecticut middle school. The Vernon Center Middle School has now banned …

"Cheshire Murders": Film Delves Into Tragedy "Cheshire Murders": Film Delves Into Tragedy

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“The Cheshire Murders”, a documentary for HBO about the brutal slayings of a mother and her two daughters in 2007, debuted this week right before the sixth anniversary of the crimes. For the sole survivor, the last six years have …

Miss USA Winner 2013: Miss Connecticut Miss USA Winner 2013: Miss Connecticut

The Miss Universe Organization this weekend crowned Miss Connecticut the next Miss USA. 25-year-old Erin Brady was awarded the title during the 62nd Annual Miss USA Competition. The show was hosted by Giuliana Rancic and pop star Nick Jonas. Jonas …

Obama BB Gun Suspect Arrested in Bloomfield, CT Obama BB Gun Suspect Arrested in Bloomfield, CT

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Pulling out a gun, even a fake one, within sight of the president of the United States is a sure-fire way to get arrested, and a probable way to ensure an even worse outcome. Luckily for one man who pulled …

Google Settles With States Over Wi-Fi Spying Charges Google Settles With States Over Wi-Fi Spying Charges

In 2010, Google was caught siphoning data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks with its Street View cars. It’s now been almost three years since the practice was first revealed, and Google may have finally tied the last loose string of this …

That "Violent" Video Game Burning Party Is Cancelled That "Violent" Video Game Burning Party Is Cancelled

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SouthingtonSOS, a community organization based in Southington, Connecticut, has announced that they are canceling their “Violent Video Games Return” event, as the media surrounding it has been enough to meet their goals. The event, first announced at the beginning of …

Town Schedules 'Violent Video Game' Burning Party Town Schedules 'Violent Video Game' Burning Party

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The town of Southington, Connecticut apparently thinks that destroying “violent” video games, music, and movies is an act of “responsible citizenship.” On Saturday, January 12th, the town is sponsoring a “Violent Video Games Return Program” that asks people to bring …

Nancy Lanza: Did She Play A Role In Son’s Breakdown?
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Nancy Lanza, the 52-year old mother of the gunman who took 26 lives in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, is being portrayed as a potential source of the issues plaguing her son. Lanza was an avid gun collector and was described …

Wrong Ryan Lanzas Drawing Media Attention Wrong Ryan Lanzas Drawing Media Attention
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Once CNN released the name of alleged shooter Ryan Lanza (reports are now saying it was his brother), a mad media scramble ensued to look for this person’s social media profiles. One Facebook profile in particular seemed to fit the …

Obama Speaks on Connecticut Shooting [VIDEO]

President Obama has just wrapped up his statements on the terrible tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut this afternoon. A mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school has left upwards of 30 people dead, a majority of them children. …

Google Street View Car Caught in a Fender Bender Google Street View Car Caught in a Fender Bender

Statistically, if you drive a lot you naturally increase the odds that you’ll be in a car accident; it’s just one of those law of averages that you can’t avoid. Even the driverless cars are involved in accidents sometimes (when …

Connecticut AG Asks Facebook About Security

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is asking Facebook for information about its security measures for detecting and disabling fraudulent accounts following a complaint by a state legislator that her identity was used in a scam that asked her friends for money.

Connecticut AG Declines To Take Google To Court
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Google’s decision to ignore a Civil Investigative Demand issued by Richard Blumenthal may work out all right for the company.  New Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell have reached an agreement with Google that should keep the matter from going to court.

Google Misses AG’s Street View Deadline

The corporate world tends to slow down this time of year; people take time off, offices close, and product announcements are delayed.  A dispute between Google and the Connecticut Attorney General over Street View is escalating, however, and it looks like some lawyers might be called into action as a result.

CT AG Hits Google With Civil Investigative Demand
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The tension over Google’s collection of sensitive WiFi data has risen again.  Today, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal issued a civil investigative demand requiring that Google share the information gathered by its Street View cars.

Blumenthal defined the demand as being the equivalent of a subpoena, meaning Google should have little choice but to comply.  It’s supposed to do so in the near future, too, as Blumenthal’s only given the company until December 17th to obey.