Fran Schneidau

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Stamford Man Charged In Fatal Beating Of Mother Over Medication

A 76-year-old Stamford woman who police say was severely beaten by her son has died.

6 hours ago

A US Department of Justice seal (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Norwalk Mosque Dispute Prompts Department Of Justice Involvement

Norwalk, which engaged in a lengthy dispute over plans for a mosque, has been asked by the Department of Justice to review regulations related to religious institutions.

14 hours ago

Anthony Sabato  in 2011 (credit: Wallingford Police Department)

Ex-Investigator Claims Man In Custody On Unrelated Charges Is 1981 Darien Cop Killer

Officer Kenneth Bateman, 34, was killed May 31, 1981, while responding to a burglary at a fast food restaurant.

03/26/2015

Gary Castonguay (Credit: Department of Correction)

Connecticut Parole Board Reverses Decision To Free Cop Killer Over Outcry From Victim’s Family

Gary Castonguay is serving a 25 years to life prison term for gunning down Plainville police Officer Robert Holcomb while fleeing from a burglary in 1977.

03/25/2015

A Metro-North train enters a station in Bridgeport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Bill Removes Possibility Of State Land Takeover Near Transit Stations

Local lawmakers, especially in Fairfield County, cried out loudly in opposition to the idea of the state overstepping home rule and erecting buildings that might conflict with local planning and zoning.

03/25/2015

Sal Mazzaro shows off his utility bill - Lynbrook, NY - Jul 7, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Could Become First State To Ban Variable-Rate Utility Contracts

Consumers are often tempted to opt for variable rates with electric utility companies, hoping to lower their bills.

03/24/2015

Connecticut state Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Senate President: Local Tax Hikes On The Table

With massive state budget deficits projected over the next several years, state Senate President Martin Looney is immersing himself in ways to deal with the challenges.

03/23/2015

Bridgeport Police Patch

2,000 Apply In Bridgeport Police Recruitment Effort

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said the candidates are from varied backgrounds, which was one of the goals in the effort that saw city officials working closely with communities.

03/23/2015

Connecticut state Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Conn. Chief State’s Attorney Backs Impartial Prosecutors For Police Shooting Cases

The top prosecutor in Connecticut plans to tell state lawmakers that steps have been taken to ensure fatal shootings by police are investigated by potentially impartial prosecutors.

03/19/2015

FILE -- U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)  (credit: Attila Kisbenedek/Getty Images)

Sen. Chris Murphy Seeks Alternative To School Suspensions, Expulsions

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy wants to find a new approach to dealing with bad behavior in schools.

03/19/2015

I-95 in Bridgeport, Conn (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Electronic Tolls Proposal Spurs Heated Debate Among Connecticut Lawmakers

This proposal would allow tolls to be placed anywhere on Connecticut highways, not just along the state’s borders.

03/19/2015

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland and his wife, Patricia, leave federal court in New Haven, Conn., on March 18, 2015. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland Sentenced To 30 Months For Campaign Scam

Former Governor John Rowland today faces sentencing for trying to conceal his work on a 2012 congressional campaign.

03/18/2015

Gavel (file/credit: clipart.com)

Connecticut Teen Charged As Adult In Fatal Stabbing Allegedly Over Spilled Coffee

Marquest Hall, of Stamford, was arraigned Tuesday in the fatal stabbing of Antonio Muralles, 52, last Wednesday outside the McDonald’s on Bedford Street.

03/18/2015

Kevin Wallin (credit: The Connecticut Post)

Kevin Wallin, Connecticut’s ‘Monsignor Meth,’ Pleads For Leniency Ahead Of Sentencing

A suspended Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency when he is sentenced next week.

03/17/2015

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Connecticut Lawmaker Looks To Derail Proposal Allowing Eminent Domain Near Bus, Train Stations

Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, stumbled upon Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposal to transfer all local authority regarding land near the stations to the state while she was going over the transportation budget with a fine-tooth comb.

03/17/2015

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