| Jan 12, 2010
| 4:14 AM
BETHLEHEM, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut state police say they've charged a Bethlehem man with arson for allegedly setting his SUV on fire in front of Town Hall in an aborted suicide attempt on Thanksgiving Day.
Troopers say 27-year-old Edward Barker turned...
| Mar 30, 2010
| 2:43 PM
LITCHFIELD, Conn. -- Actor Rip Torn pleaded not guilty Tuesday to burglary and firearms charges stemming from his January arrest inside a Connecticut bank after hours.
State police have said the 79-year-old Emmy award winner was so intoxicated on the...
| Feb 1, 2010
| 3:32 PM
Rip Torn was so intoxicated when he broke into a Connecticut bank carrying a loaded gun that he thought he was home, taking off his hat and boots and leaving them by the door, according to court records.
The 78-year-old actor was wearing the same...
| May 14, 2011
| 6:47 PM
In May 1861, Samuel Colt was Hartford's richest, most famous citizen.
A charismatic, driven entrepreneur, Colt possessed inventive genius, boundless imagination and unsurpassed marketing prowess. He had built an internationally renowned business centered...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 6:38 AM
For the second time in less than a month, federal meteorologists are in Connecticut, trying to determine whether or not a tornado struck.
Westport, about 40 miles northeast of New York City, and Litchfield in Northerwestern Connecticut are where National...
| Aug 24, 2010
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: From Lichfield in Staffordshire, England. Local historians have concluded that the added "T" was the result of a clerical error.
ORIGINS: Originally called Bantam by the Indians, the area was settled in 1719 when a group from...
| Sep 1, 2010
While many veterans and their families planned to watch President Barack Obama's speech on Iraq Tuesday night, few seem to think that the formal end of America's combat role there will make much difference for them or for the strife-torn country where...
| Sep 7, 2010
The scenic village green here has long symbolized the charms of small-town life, but this fall Litchfield will receive unwelcome publicity for quite a different reason: charges of religious discrimination.
Last month, a federal district court judge ruled...
| Jul 10, 2011
Arlene K. Hoffman was a "Mad Woman" in the twilight of the "Mad Men" era, rising in just six years to head her own agency. Some of the ad campaigns she spearheaded became cultural touchstones: the Dannon commercial starring 100-year-old Russians; the...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 1:57 PM
The flowers in Joseph C. “Joe” Snavely Jr.’s Belvedere Road garden in Hagerstown were thriving this year — “his best garden in years,” said Joseph C. “Chris” Snavely III of Chambersburg, Pa., the oldest of...