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7 Earth-Size Planets Found In Habitable Zone Outside Our Solar System; Audio ExcerptNASA has discovered 7 new Earth-size planets located in the so-called ‘habitable zone’, the area around a parent start where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. NASA used the Spitzer Space Telescope to make the discovery, the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star.
Deadly Plane Crash In East Haven; Audio ExcerptOne man is dead after emergency crews responded to the crash of a small plane in the area of Tweed-New Haven Airport Wednesday morning. The FAA tells WTIC News, the Piper PA38 went down near the approach end of Runway 2 around 10 a.m. East Haven officials say two men were reported to be aboard the single-engine plane from the Connecticut Flight Academy. The man who survived was in critical condition at Yale-New Haven hospital, said authorities.
Jury Convicts Middletown Man In Death Of Infant Son; Audio ExcerptA Middletown man has been convicted of murder for killing his infant son by throwing the boy off a bridge. A jury convicted 23-year-old Tony Moreno on Wednesday of killing 7-month-old Aaden in July 2015. Police say Moreno threw Aaden off the 90-foot-high Arrigoni Bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Middletown and Portland. Moreno then jumped himself, but survived after spending several days in the hospital. The baby’s body was found 14 miles downstream two days later.
Teen Allegedly Driving SUV In Crash That Killed 4 Arraigned; Audio ExcerptAuthorities have publicly identified the Connecticut teenager they say was driving a stolen SUV that crashed in Massachusetts last month killing four passengers. Eighteen-year-old Aaron Thorne, of New Haven, was held on $100,000 cash bail at his arraignment Thursday in the hospital after pleading not guilty to 12 charges, including four counts of manslaughter, stemming from the Jan. 17 crash in Springfield.
Governor Proposes Program to Help Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations to Get Loans; Audio ExcerptGov. Dannel Malloy is proposing legislation to help residents of northeastern Connecticut whose home foundations are crumbling. It includes a state program that will assist homeowners who would otherwise have difficulty getting a loan to repair their properties.
Lawmakers Consider Gun Permit Fee Increase; Audio ExcerptGun owners and legislators lodged sharp criticisms Tuesday against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to hike gun fees to help balance the $20 billion state budget. Lawmakers on the budget and tax committees are simultaneously analyzing the proposal that would raise $11.6 million per year for increased pistol permit and background check fees.