About 400 people gathered Saturday evening in a park in the heart of East Haven for a vigil to pray for the family of the two children killed on Friday when a small plane crashed into their house, about a half mile from Tweed New Haven Airport.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have released more details about Friday's plane crash in East Haven, Connecticut. Two children, 13-year-old Sade Brantley, and 1-year-old Madisyn Mitchell, were killed in their home when the plane crashed into it. The plane's pilot, former Microsoft Executive Bill Henningsgaard, and his teenage son Maxwell also died in the crash.
Gun rights advocates around the country plan to spend money at Starbucks stores today to show support for the coffee chain's policy of allowing customers to carry hand guns inside their stores. Gun control activists are trying to discourage any gatherings in Newtown, where 20 elementary school students and 6 educators were killed during a mass shooting in December.
At least three people are believed dead after a small plane crashed into two houses at about 11:20 am on Friday in East Haven, Connecticut. Two bodies have been located so far. Mayor Joseph Maturo says two children were inside one of the houses. He says their mother was with them and she escaped unharmed. Maturo says the children's ages were around 13 and 1. The other home was unoccupied. Governor Dannel Malloy says 1 to 3 people were on the plane.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro said Wednesday that they're concerned about the impact that the budget cuts known as the sequester will have on defense spending and other federal programs. They spoke after a tour of Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut.