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Gun spike still a problem
5:48 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Suffolk Police call 2013 safest year ever

Suffolk Police investigate a string of murders near Gilgo Beach
Credit AP

Suffolk County Police say that 2013 was the safest year ever since the department was formed in 1960.  Between 2012 and 2013 there was a 10% drop in overall crime.  However, firearm activity spiked.  

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minimum wage workers get a pay raise
4:25 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Conn. minimum wage goes up on January 1st

Gov. Dannel Malloy and Conn. legislative leaders at the Dec. 30th 2013 news conference at the state Capitol in Hartford
Credit Governor Malloy's office

The minimum wage goes up in Connecticut on January 1st.  The increase is from $8.25 an hour to $8.70 an hour. Governor Dannel Malloy and the Democratic leaders of the state General Assembly celebrated the increase at a news conference in Hartford on Monday.   

 

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Audio, video, and thousands of pages of documents
7:26 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Full Newtown investigative report released

This undated photo released Friday by the Connecticut State Police shows the scene inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Credit Connecticut State Police

Connecticut State police released thousands of pages of documents Friday from the investigation into the school massacre in Newtown. Mark Herz spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult about what is included in the release.

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Anti-discrimination extended to health care
7:10 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Conn. praised for being 2nd state in region to insist on insurance coverage for gender transition

GLAD says it is urging all six New England states to cover all medical treatments related to gender dsyphoria.

A New England gay rights organization is praising Connecticut's Department of Insurance for issuing a bulletin to the state’s insurers. The bulletin is an order that tells insurers they have to pay for gender transition treatments. WSHU’s Mark Herz reports it’s the second state in New England to issue such a bulletin.

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Conn. gun registration deadline is Dec. 31
4:27 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Long lines as Conn. assault weapon registration deadline nears

Credit AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File

Connecticut state police are reporting long lines at their headquarters as state residents attempt to register assault weapons and large capacity magazines before a December 31st deadline. The deadline is part of tough new gun laws passed in Connecticut following last December’s school shooting in Newtown. (A large capacity magazine is defined as any firearm magazine or other device that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition.)

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