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Ghoulish discovery on eve of Halloween
3:22 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Human Skulls Discovered In Garbage With Witchcraft Books & Videos In Stamford

Two skulls were found at the Stamford transfer station Thursday, along with books and videos on witchcraft and devil worship
Credit Stamford Police

UPDATE:

Police in Stamford say they believe two human skulls that were found Thursday at a garbage transfer station in the city were likely purchased from a catalog.

Stamford police traced the skulls back to a home in Fairfield, and interviewed the elderly father of a man who had the skulls until he passed away recently. Lieutenant Diedrich Hohn of the Stamford Police says the father described his son as mentally ill. He said his son was a fan of the occult, Satan and witchcraft.  Hohn says police found a catalog advertising human skulls for sale.

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Election 2014
9:59 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Michelle Obama Rallies Support For Malloy In New Haven

Michelle Obama rallying the Democratic faithful to support the re-election of Conn Governor Dannel Malloy at Wilbur Cross High School gymnasium in New Haven on Thursday, October 30, 2014
Credit Ebong Udoma

First Lady Michelle Obama rallied the Democratic Party faithful in Connecticut on Thursday, urging voters to help re-elect Governor Dannel Malloy and calling him an "instrumental partner" to her husband.

Obama was treated like a rock star with screams and cheers as she appeared on stage with Malloy in front of a crowd of more than 2,400 at Wilbur Cross High School. But her speech was interrupted several times by some Dreamers - undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children - heckling her about immigration reform. That prompted this response from the first lady.

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Most guns seized from men
5:59 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Gun seizures in Conn. mostly out of concern of harm to self

Police in Connecticut have made 764 gun seizures in the last 14 years or so, since the state’s gun seizure law was passed. The law allows guns to be taken away from people who are viewed as a risk to themselves or others. That’s according to data from a research study released Thursday.

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Connecticut Legislature
5:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Dying Oregon woman's campaign for 'Death With Dignity' laws stoking Conn. movement

This undated photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard. The terminally ill California woman moved to Portland, Ore., to take advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, which was established in the 1990s. Maynard wants to pass a similar law in California and has turned to advocacy in her final days.
Credit AP Photo/Maynard Family

A bill to allow mentally competent, terminally ill Connecticut residents to take their own life hasn't seen a lot of momentum in Hartford. But supporters say an online video of an Oregon woman who is scheduled to die this weekend is helping to draw attention to their cause. 

There is soft piano music, then Brittany Maynard speaks. 

"So after getting married is when I first started experiencing the headaches, and they were quite severe," she says. "I didn't understand them because I never had anything like them before."

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Metro-North derailment
7:13 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

NTSB issues official report on Dec. 2013 Bronx derailment

U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, with State Rep. Charles Clemons of Bridgeport, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut at a news conference on the NTSB report at the Bridgeport train station on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

On Tuesday, Federal regulators announced their conclusions on the cause of the Metro-North derailment that killed four people in the Bronx last December.

A sleep-deprived engineer nodded off at the controls to cause the derailment of the Metro-North Hudson Line commuter train, the NTSB report finds.

The train engineer’s sleepiness was due to a combination of an undiagnosed sleep apnea and a drastic shift in his work schedule, it said.

A system that would have applied the brakes automatically would have prevented the crash, according to the report.

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