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Marine Cpl. Kevin J. Dempsey, member of the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, died November 13, 2004 (credit: Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial, Inc.)

Memorial To Honor Fallen Servicemen In Middletown

A two acre site has been chosen for a reflecting pool surrounded by flowering trees, one for each Connecticut service member who died in the war.

06/05/2012

Deer cam

EXCLUSIVE: Deer Cam Busts Alleged Peeping Tom Stalker In Middletown

There was a noise in the night and then a sickening discovery. A suburban homeowner found out that she’d been “stalked” and spied-on by a trusted neighbor. She said he was finally caught because she got the evidence on video.

06/04/2012

Scream rooms

In Wake Of ‘Scream Room’ Controversy, Conn. House Passes Isolation Room Bill

The bill comes after recent incidents in Middletown, where special education students at Farm Hill Elementary School were reportedly isolated in “scream rooms” during outbursts.

05/02/2012

Jacob Tawil (credit: CBS 2)

Hero In Gunman Chase At Orange County Courthouse Speaks Out

“We had eye contact. Maybe it was the way I was dressed, maybe he thought I was a police officer, and that’s when he started running,” said Jacob Tawil.

02/09/2012

Timothy Mulqueen (credit: Handout)

Authorities: Middletown Courthouse Gunman May Have Been Targeting Mayor Joseph DeStefano

The incident took place at around 9:09 a.m. Wednesday shortly after the courthouse opened. Police say a man drove up on a Honda dirt bike carrying a shotgun inside a hunting sling.

02/08/2012

Scream rooms

U.S. DOE Investigating ‘Scream Rooms’ At Middletown, Conn. School

Federal education officials have launched a civil rights investigation into a Connecticut elementary school’s practice of isolating students with disabilities in small rooms when they have emotional outbursts.

01/31/2012

Farm Hill Elementary School

Parents Furious Over Apparent Use Of ‘Scream Rooms’ Inside Middletown, Conn. Elementary School

Two “time-out” rooms were implemented two years ago for special needs students. But with growing community concern about their use, the school district drafted a new support plan to deal with students who act up.

01/11/2012

Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT (file / credit: Wesleyan University)

Man Found Not Guilty By Insanity In Deadly Wesleyan Shooting

A Massachusetts man was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday in the 2009 shooting death of a Wesleyan University student after a trial that portrayed him as anti-Semitic and mentally ill as he stalked and harassed the young woman.

12/16/2011

Visitors at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., view  the "Empty Sky" memorial on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Gerberich)

9/11 Observances Take Place Across Garden State

New Jerseyans across the state are marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with events offering a poignant mixture of sadness and hope while honoring the 746 state residents killed on that day.

09/11/2011

Police Car - New Haven, CT (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Holding Training Conference After Rash Of Police Suicides

No one has a good explanation for why four Connecticut police officers killed themselves from April to June. For law enforcement officials gathering at a conference Wednesday, the most important question now is how to prevent others from taking their own lives.

08/10/2011

Fog was thick at the site of the deadly SUV crash in Milltown, NJ on July 4, 2011. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Investigation Continues Into Tragic Holiday Crash On Garden State Parkway

Survivor Vincent Whiteaker tells CBS 2 that a black BMW sped by, cut them off and forced their SUV to swerve.

07/05/2011

Foggy skies and gas from a refinery caused a suspicious glow in New Jersey on Saturday night. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Two Teens Among Three Killed In Deadly Garden State Parkway Crash

A family of six and a family friend were in the SUV when it wrecked. The survivors are in critical condition.

07/04/2011

Orange County Gets Federal Help In War On Drugs

Orange County admits that it has problems with the Bloods and the Latin Kings gangs.

06/21/2011

New Yorkers celebrate death of Osama Bin Laden (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SOUND OFF: Tell Us Your Reaction To Osama Bin Laden’s Death

It was news New Yorkers had been waiting almost 10 long years for: Osama bin Laden is dead.

05/02/2011

Fourteen-year-old Kristen Grazioso places balloons on a carved stone Monday, May 2, 2011, in Middletown, N.J., that  honors her father, who was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (credit: Mel Evans/AP)

Middletown Residents React To Death Of Osama Bin Laden

Nearly one-fourth of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks were New Jersey residents. Middletown lost 37 residents that day, the second highest 9/11 toll among New Jersey towns.

05/02/2011

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