Hartford, Connecticut

Officer Stephen Barone told a group of people that he would lose tens of thousands of dollars if he shot at them.
The state is caught in an economic straitjacket and there's no easy way out.
Animal welfare groups are urging people to keep pets inside and warm.
Brianna Brochu called her roommate "Jamaican Barbie" and is accused of committing vile acts against her.
In the face of these acts of gun violence, our inaction has made us complicit.
The decision comes more than a decade after police officers shot a Saint Bernard in front of a 12-year-old girl.
The letter from Mark Twain (real name Sam Clemens) to his toddler Susie is a holiday classic in our family. Reading it aloud has become an annual tradition, and if you celebrate Christmas and Santa's generosity to well-behaved youngsters, I predict reading it will become a tradition in your family, too.
It's not just wisdom. Your brain is actually changing as you get older.
It was one of the greatest Thanksgivings of my life. The reason for us being there was all but forgotten because we were at The Metropole. Secretly, I hoped my mom would screw up the next Thanksgiving too.
In traveling the country, I've repeatedly been asked: What's going on with the government shutdown and the country? Are we as a nation falling apart?
Within 24 hours of establishing Capes for Kids, the group received over 1,000 donations, Mollica told the Courant. Contributions
Added Robin McHaelen, executive director of True Colors, a nonprofit LGBT youth agency based in Hartford: "I can't tell you