Jackie Pettway (middle) with Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, as well as Congressman Jimes Himes and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (left to right). Pettway's 26-year-old son was killed while trying to shield a group of school children during a shooting in the North End of Bridgeport earlier this month.
Connecticut's U.S. Senators say they are pushing to have Congress consider another gun violence prevention bill before the end of this legislative session. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal held a roundtable in Bridgeport on Monday with about a dozen family members of gun violence victims, community activists and law enforcement.
The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether horses are a naturally vicious species. The case stems from an incident in which a boy was bitten by a horse in Milford. At issue is what state law says about liability in cases like these.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state thruway will offer more places to pull over and answer text messages or make cell phone calls. It’s part of the state’s continuing effort to discourage texting while driving.