Davis Dunavin

Reporter

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He fell in love with sound-rich radio storytelling while working as an assistant reporter at KBIA public radio in Columbia, Missouri. Before coming back to radio, he worked in digital journalism as the editor of Newtown Patch. As a freelance reporter, his work for WSHU aired nationally on NPR. Davis is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism; he started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.

Davis Dunavin / WSHU

Shoreline Trolley Museum manager Wayne Sanford stepped onto a PATH train car recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

“Here it is,” he said. “It survived.”

AP Photo

60 years ago, Bill Haley and His Comets performed their #1 hit, “Rock Around the Clock,” on Ed Sullivan’s CBS variety show.

The U.S. Department of Education has signed off on Connecticut's plan to relieve thousands of high school juniors from having to take an unpopular standardized test.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday that federal authorities have approved the waiver his office submitted seeking to replace the 11th grade Smarter Balance Assessment, or SBAC, exam. 11th grade students will now take the SAT instead of the SBAC exam.

The change will take effect in the 2015-2016 school year.

The families of 16 victims of the 2012 Newtown school shooting would split $1.5 million under proposed settlements of two lawsuits filed against the estate of the shooter’s mother.

The lawsuits accuse Nancy Lanza of failing to properly secure her legally owned Bushmaster AR-15 rifle. Adam Lanza killed his mother with that rifle before killing 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

(Steve Jensen/Connecticut Department of Agriculture via AP, File)

The state of Connecticut is auctioning off 13 goats taken from a dairy farm in Cornwall. The goats were part of the largest seizure of farm animals in state history.

In January, state animal control officers seized 74 goats after a month-long investigation brought on by a tip from a neighbor.

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