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Komisarjevsky Wants New Trial Over 'Undisclosed' Cheshire Police Tapes

courant.com — Attorneys for death row inmate Joshua Komisarjevsky have filed a motion with the state Supreme Court seeking a hearing to determine why more than 40 taped Cheshire police calls were not turned over to the defense before Komisarjevky's conviction in the 2007 slaying of three members of the Petit family.
Sep 02, 2014

#Komisarjevsky seeks new trial over Cheshire PD tapes he claims were withheld. Prosecutors say they were turned over. courant.com/news/connectic…

Sep 02, 2014

One of the men convicted in the horrific Cheshire Home Invasion murders I covered back east wants a new trial. courant.com/news/connectic…

Sep 02, 2014

Komisarjevsky Wants New Trial Over 'Undisclosed' Cheshire Police Tapes courant.com/news/connectic… via @davealtimari

Sep 02, 2014

here's our story on Cheshire murder case and the missing tapes. cour.at/1CmXQO1.

Sep 02, 2014

Home Invasion Killer Komisarjevsky Wants New Trial Over 'Undisclosed' Cheshire Police Tapes courant.com/news/connectic…

CREC Renames School In Honor of Sandy Hook Victim

courant.com — The Capitol Region Education Council has renamed one of its magnet schools in honor of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, a former Hartford resident who was among the young victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Elementary School, located temporarily in Avon, will now be known as CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary School, the education agency announced Tuesday.

Police: Farmington Man Set To Propose To Girlfriend Stabbed In Vero Beach, Fla.

courant.com — A Farmington man who was biking from Maryland to Miami, where he planned to proposed to his girlfriend, was stabbed to death on Monday night by a homeless man outside a McDonald's restaurant in Vero Beach, Fla., local police said Tuesday.

Hartford Teen Missing Since Monday

articles.courant.com — HARTFORD - The14-year-old city girl who disappeared from her home on Natalie Street on Monday still has not been located, police said Friday afternoon. Jillian Burgos was last seen by her father around 2 p.m. when she asked to go outside.

Miami High School Receiver Commits To UConn

courant.com — Here a few thoughts from new UConn commit Frank Battle, a 6 foot 5, 180-pound wide receiver from a really good academic as well as athletic institution Belen Jesuit High in Miami "I talked to a couple of kids who went to my school [and worked summer camp there] that went there," Battle said by phone.
Sep 02, 2014

Checking In With the Newest UConn Football Commit From Miami courant.com/sports/uconn-f…

Police: Robbery Suspect Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

courant.com — SOUTHINGTON - A bank robbery suspect who fled from police Tuesday morning ran into a house on Marion Street and committed suicide, according to police. Police were pursuing the suspect in a vehicle when the suspect crashed in the area of Marion Street, police said.
Sep 02, 2014

Police: Man Suspected Of Robbing Bank For Second Time Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide courant.com/community/sout…

Sep 02, 2014

A man convicted of robbing bank in 2011 had robbed bank again Tuesday morning, police say #Southington courant.com/community/sout…

Hartford Picks Baseball Stadium Developer For Council To Consider

courant.com — HARTFORD - The city has chosen DoNo Properties LLC, a group formed by Centerplan Development Co., to develop a vacant stretch of land north of downtown - a project that includes retail, housing and a minor league ballpark. Centerplan Development formed the DoNo group on July 29, according to state records.
Sep 02, 2014

City chooses CenterPlan's proposed development of stadium etc. in #NoDo Hartford for council to consider. cour.at/1uvWHhN #rockcats

UConn Wide Receiver Kamal Abrams Has Overcome Adversity

courant.com — STORRS - Turning around the UConn football program is a process, one that resulted in a resounding 35-10 loss to BYU Friday. Next up is FCS member Stony Brook at Rentschler Field Saturday (SNY, noon). "So the objective is that the team gets better, and the team got better," UConn coach Bob Diaco said Tuesday at his weekly media briefing.
Sep 02, 2014

UConn's Abrams Moving Forward After Injury, Personal Loss courant.com/sports/uconn-f… (updated)

Manchester Neighborhood Academy Offers Free Fall Classes

courant.com — MANCHESTER - The town's Neighborhood Academy is to offer several free new classes this fall for people who live, work or attend school in Manchester. Upcoming offerings include: *Service Learning 101 _ Oct. 7 to Dec. 16 (Tuesdays) from 3:15-5 p.m. *The Young Writers and Illustrators for Literacy Project - Oct.

Manchester Developer Carving Commercial Lot On Busy Buckland Street

courant.com — MANCHESTER - Excavators have been carving a level lot at Buckland Street and Red Stone Road, one of the few open sites left in the busy commercial area. The property owner is Hayes Developers, a local company that also owns the nearby Xtramart convenience store/gas station, the Buckland Street Wendy's restaurant and the Buckland Plaza on Tolland Turnpike, which is anchored by BJ's Wholesale Club.

City Treasurer Hired Own Lawyer In Grand Jury Probe; Wants Money From Pension Fund

courant.com — HARTFORD - City Treasurer Adam Cloud is seeking payment from Hartford's pension fund for attorney's fees he has incurred, a quest that has concerned some officials who say the city is already paying Cloud's legal fees related to a federal grand jury investigation.
Sep 02, 2014

Hartford's City Treasurer Wants Money From Pension Fund For His Personal Grand Jury Lawyer courant.com/news/connectic…

Labor Ruling: Facebook Posts Were Protected Speech

courant.com — A former bartender/waitress and a cook at a Watertown sports bar are owed both their old jobs and back pay by Sept. 5, because their 2011 firing for critical Facebook comments was ruled illegal.