A noose was found Monday morning at Brodie Park in New Hartford. But you wouldn’t know that from the initial police summary of the incident.
More than 20 million people watched President Obama’s inauguration in January, which included a spirited performance by singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter belting out – or at least pretending to belt out – the Star Spangled Banner.
In Feb. 2012, I singled out a “stunningly clever” series of stories in the South Florida Sun Sentinel that exposed dangerously reckless driving by hundreds of off-duty police officers across the state. I named it an investigative-reporting “best of the week.” Today, the Pulitzer Board declared it the best of the year.
The Sun [...]
The release this week of search warrants related to the Sandy Hook school shooting opened the window a little wider on the tragedy and on life inside 36 Yogananda Street, where Adam Lanza prepared for his deadly rampage. But confusion remains over certain elements contained in the warrants. Here are [...]
No court or federal agency has ever deemed parking tickets racked up by college students to be “educational records” protected by privacy laws.
But when student journalists at the University of Oklahoma sought parking-ticket data from their school – to determine whether student-athletes or other VIPs were getting their tickets fixed – the university refused [...]
We may spend years trying to understand the troubled mind of Adam Lanza. But just two months after his deadly attack on the Sandy Hook Elementary School, my colleagues Alaine Griffin and Josh Kovner have produced an unmatched examination of Lanza’s life and his relationship to his protective mother, Nancy Lanza, whom he also [...]
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney gave Steven Spielberg a bit of a history lesson this week, taking exception with the legendary director’s depiction, in the film “Lincoln,” of congressmen from Connecticut voting against the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.
Courtney watched the movie over the weekend, and scratched his head at the thought that representatives [...]
A New York newspaper’s decision to publish a map with the names and addresses of area pistol-permit holders continues to generate backlash, with officials in one county now saying they won’t comply with a state law mandating that such information is public.
As reported here last week, the Journal News, a paper covering [...]
Are there guns in your neighbors’ homes?
What about the homes where your kids play?
It’s a point of curiosity in many cities and towns, and the massacre in Newtown has sparked fresh debates over the proliferation of weapons in seemingly quiet communities. But one New York newspaper’s decision to map the exact [...]
“Black Friday weekend sales soar 13 percent to $59B” – Boston Herald
During election season, that Claim Check logo up above usually indicated another politician flooding the airwaves with another questionable ad. But with the votes tallied, we return to using Claim Check to analyze – and occasionally debunk – claims found [...]
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