3:43 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Cloud Of Corruption Hangs Over Capitol As Legislature Returns

N.Y. Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre.
Credit (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

The New York State Legislature returns for the second half of the legislative session, once again under a cloud of corruption, and with numerous unsettled issues.

The session begins Tuesday, after the spring break, and this time it’s the leader of the Senate who is the focus of a federal corruption probe. State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos confirmed that he’s the target of an investigation, after the New York Times reported that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has convened a grand jury that is looking into some of the Senator’s business dealings, as well as those of his son.

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7:12 am
Wed April 22, 2015

May Day at Yale, 1970: Recollections

Members of Students for a Democratic Society stage demonstrations on the New Haven Green near an area where a rally was being held by Black Panthers and their supporters, May 1, 1970. The Panthers were protesting the jailing of eight of their group in New Haven.
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"An explosive situation is brewing in New Haven over the impending Black Panther murder trial and the times call for an immediate lowering of the heat and cooling off of passions."

This was the opening line to an editorial that appeared in the New Haven Register on April 23, 1970. 

New Haven was preparing for a May Day demonstration supporting the Black Panthers and decrying the official authorities of the city. 

Fears grew that the violence which had erupted in other cities would come to New Haven. 

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11:48 am
Thu April 16, 2015

A Survivor Remembers The Holocaust

Henny Simon as a child
Credit Henny Simon

Around the world today, people are marking Holocaust Remembrance Day.

It’s been almost 70 years since World War II ended.  As the years pass, the number of survivors who can offer first-hand accounts of the Nazi brutality is dwindling.

Reporter Rhonda Miller spoke with one survivor who lives in Connecticut.

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1:43 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Connecticut Librarians Rally Against State Funding Cuts

Hartford Public Library
Credit (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Dozens of librarians in Connecticut rallied at the Capitol building in Hartford Wednesday in opposition to nearly four million dollars in cuts in Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposed two-year budget. The librarians are concerned that the proposed budget would eliminate funding for the state’s inter-library loan program.

Under the Connecticard program, a library patron can use their local library card to check out books at any of more than 800 libraries in the state.

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11:50 am
Fri April 10, 2015

BuzzFeed Serial Takes A Third Look At A New Haven Murder

Ronald Taylor, left, Gerald O'Donnell, center, and George Gould, right, speak to the media after a hearing at Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Connecticut, April 1, 2010.
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In the early hours of July 4, 1993, New Haven, Connecticut, bodega owner Eugenio DeLeon Vega was shot in the head inside his store. Two local men, Ronald Taylor and George Gould, were jailed for the murder. 

Eight years later, a private investigator begins reviewing the case. His investigation leads to their freedom. But the story doesn't end there.

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