13 Children Injured in Connecticut Carnival Ride Accident

Lacey Donohue · 09/08/13 05:03PM

According to reports, 13 children were injured, including two seriously injured, on a swing ride at the Oyster Festival at Veterans Memorial Park in Norwalk, Connecticut this afternoon. Children with minor injuries were treated and released at the scene, but the more seriously injured were transferred to Norwalk, Stamford, and Bridgeport hospitals.

Man Critically Injured Trying to Rescue a Stolen David Hasselhoff Ad

Camille Dodero · 08/20/13 07:04PM

For the second summer in a row, '80s relic David Hasselhoff has starred in a deliberately cheesy advertisement for Cumberland Farms' Farmhouse Blend iced coffee. Last summer, the kitsch-nostalgia campaign was so wildly successful that according to the Boston Globe, the 600-plus in-store cardboard cutouts and pole signs of the Hoff were all stolen, later making social-media cameos at weddings, concerts, and even in a canoe.

Dramatic Footage from the Aftermath of Friday's Metro-North Crash

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 05/19/13 01:59PM

A group of skaters hanging out at a skate shop in Bridgeport, Conn., got a first-row seat to the massive train derailment during Friday's rush hour that left 72 people injured. The video above features strong language, but also incredible footage of the massive track damage that occurred.

Texas Smells a Business Opportunity in Newtown Massacre

Adam Weinstein · 04/17/13 12:38PM

On the heels of Connecticut's post-Newtown push to restrict assault weapons, a Texas tea party congressman has plans to send form letters to Yankee gunmakers, goading them to move their operations to the Lone Star State.

Gun Manufacturer Threatens to Leave Connecticut After People Are Mean to Him Because of Sandy Hook

Cord Jefferson · 03/21/13 06:50PM

For seven years now, Dennis Veilleux has held leadership positions at Colt, a Connecticut-based company whose sole reason for existence is to manufacture weapons designed to kill things. In December, using a gun modeled after Colt's trademarked AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, a man named Adam Lanza stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 26 people, 20 of whom were children. Naturally, the massacre of dozens of Connecticut's most innocent citizens has made some residents question their state's relationship with guns. The governor of Connecticut, Dannel Malloy, has gone so far as to say he'd like to see stricter state gun laws enacted, perhaps even a ban on the AR-15-type rifle used by Lanza in his rampage.

What We Know from Last Night and this Morning: Lanza Forced His Way into the School

MTanzer · 12/15/12 11:04AM

Over the night, a bunch of news has trickled out of Connecticut. A press conference held by state police managed to establish a few new facts. The press conference was led by Lieutenant J. Paul Vance and the biggest nugget of new information he gave reporters was that the shooter, Adam Lanza, forced his way into the school.

Here's How TV News Dealt With All the Confusing Breaking Information About Today's Sandy Hook Shooting

Kate Bennert · 12/14/12 07:30PM

Which is to say, here's how everyone dealt with all the confusing information surrounding the Sandy Hook shooting this afternoon. There were tentative reports, and then confirmed reports, which were then supplanted by new reports, and the details are only beginning to fall into place now. We do know, however, that there was a shooter and that they killed a lot of people with guns, which is more than enough information to start a discussion.