Healing the trauma of war
4:59 am
Mon November 11, 2013

From coming home to being home: Veterans find guides on the journey

Roxana Robinson's latest novel portrays the lingering traumas of war. Now she's learned about how some vets find healing on their journey of re-entry.
Credit ©2010 David Ignaszewski / Koboy

Roxana Robinson’s latest novel, Sparta, is about a Marine lieutenant coming home from Iraq. To write that novel, Robinson talked to many veterans, and began to understand how complicated it is for them to really come home.  And now she's learned how an unusual therapy can ease that re-entry.

The sound of the veteran working with a horse came from the video below, which is part of a documentary in progress.

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Conn. wants to keep 911 tapes secret
5:44 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Conn. judge wants to listen to Sandy Hook 911 tapes before deciding whether they should be released

A Connecticut judge said on Friday he wants to hear the 9-1-1 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting before ruling whether they can remain secret. Prosecutors and the town of Newtown are fighting to keep the recordings from being released to the media.

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Advocates: "victims more willing to go to police"
5:40 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Suffolk hate crimes triple after reclassification

Former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy announcing the creation of a national coalition for immigration reform. Many critics blame Levy for the under reporting of hate crimes. Levy refutes this.
Credit AP

The number of hate crimes in New York State jumped 30% in 2012 compared to the year prior.  That’s from a state report released Thursday that says most of the statewide increase is attributed to Suffolk County property crimes classified as hate crimes.

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Local results pretty much mirror statewide
1:16 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Referendum results in New York seen as wins for Cuomo

More gambling is on the way, judges can't work until 80, and a good night for incumbents in New York. WSHU's Mark Herz talks to Albany capitol reporter Karen DeWitt about what it all means.

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Local Globetrotter
12:20 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Bridgeport native Alvin Clinkscales, formerly with Harlem Globetrotters, remembered

Courtesy of Julia Savino

A former member of the renowned Harlem Globetrotters basketball team died this week.  Some also knew Connecticut's Alvin Clinkscales as the first black high school coach in state.  Many called him a  mentor and friend.

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