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These Are the Best, Worst States for Jobs

Washington tops WalletHub's list; West Virginia comes in last

(Newser) - After a tumultuous couple of years marred by the pandemic, the job market is looking up, with many employers eagerly seeking new workers for their payrolls. Conditions for the job hunt are better in some states than in others, and WalletHub is here to break it all down. The site...

Wealthy Connecticut Socialite Guilty of Voyeurism Involving Minor
Socialite Sentenced
in Voyeurism Case
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Socialite Sentenced in Voyeurism Case

Connecticut's Hadley Palmer gets a year in prison, 20 years of probation

(Newser) - A wealthy Connecticut socialite has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to voyeurism and child endangerment. Hadley Palmer, 54, could have faced a maximum of five years. Under a plea deal, she has already served 90 days in a state prison. Few details on the case...

5 Cops Charged Over Police Transport That Paralyzed Man

Randy Cox was handcuffed but not wearing a seatbelt in June incident

(Newser) - The five Connecticut police officers involved in the transport of Randy Cox, who was paralyzed during the rough police van ride while handcuffed but not wearing a seatbelt, have been arrested and charged in connection with the June incident. Officers Oscar Diaz, Ronald Pressley, Jocelyn Lavandier, Luis Rivera, and Sgt....

Charges Dropped Against Man Paralyzed in Police Van

Randy Cox's arrest is under investigation

(Newser) - Update: All criminal charges against Randy Cox have been dropped, reports the Guardian , a move that comes four months after the 36-year-old ended up paralyzed from the neck down after hitting his head against the wall of a police van that was taking him to a detention center on illegal...

Connecticut Boy, 10, Mauled by Bear in Backyard

Grandfather rolled wheelchair over, threw metal bar at animal

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy in Connecticut is recovering from injuries sustained in a terrifying bear attack Sunday morning. The boy was playing in his grandparents' backyard in Morris, about 45 miles southwest of Hartford, when the black bear attacked him and tried to drag him away, CBS reports. Grandfather James Butler,...

Bodycam Footage Shows Injured Cop Kill Suspect

Officer Alec Iurato fired a single, fatal shot

(Newser) - In agony due to a gunshot wound from an ambush that had just killed two comrades , a Connecticut police officer’s bodycam shows him hobbling back behind a police cruiser and firing a single bullet at the suspect. Investigators say the shot was fatal. “Shots fired, shots fired, more...

Before 911 'Ambush,' Caller Reportedly Kicked Out of Bar

2 officers were fatally shot after bogus 911 call to lure them to the scene, say police

(Newser) - Update: Police in Connecticut believe two officers killed in Bristol Wednesday were shot after a 911 call was placed in a "deliberate act to lure law enforcement to the scene," the New York Times reports. Investigators believe Nicholas Brutcher, 35, made the call about a domestic dispute with...

For a Minute-Plus, He Was Tased by Cop. 4 Days Later, He Died

Conn. police conducting internal probe after Ryan Marzi's death following trooper encounter

(Newser) - An obituary for Ryan Marzi notes that he "passed away unexpectedly in his sleep" in August, but an encounter he had with Connecticut state troopers just four days before his death is now under investigation. Per the Hartford Courant , two troopers, Desmond Stimson and Jessie Rainville, had responded to...

This Is the Happiest State in America
This Is the Happiest
State in America

This Is the Happiest State in America

Hawaii tops WalletHub's list; West Virginia lands at the bottom

(Newser) - Happiness is said to be a state of mind—but what state you're in could affect that state. WalletHub wanted to find out where people in the US are at their most content, especially in the wake of the worst of the pandemic and amid new stressors like inflation....

Here Are the Best, Worst States to Have a Kid

Massachusetts is the No. 1 state, in WalletHub's assessment; Alabama comes in last

(Newser) - If you're thinking of starting a family, or want to expand the one you have, there are some US states that may be better than others, from the birthing process onward. WalletHub looked at nearly three dozen metrics for all 50 states and DC, in four main categories: cost,...

This State's Health Care Ranks No. 1

Rhode Island tops WalletHub's list; Mississippi comes in last

(Newser) - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that the average American spends more than $12,000 annually on health care—and that's not even counting the costs incurred by COVID. That's why it's beneficial, if possible, to set down roots in a place where you can...

Cops: They Didn't Thank Him for Holding the Door. So He Pulled a Gun

Connecticut man has been arrested and charged

(Newser) - Joshua Murray held the door for two women at a Family Dollar store in Connecticut on Saturday afternoon and got upset, customers say, when they didn't thank him. Really upset. Murray, 25, is accused of brandishing a gun in his anger and pointing it at multiple customers, the New ...

Dolphin Makes Wrong Turn, Ends Up in Connecticut River

Wildlife officials monitoring, but hope it makes it back to ocean on its own

(Newser) - A wayward dolphin has been swimming in a Connecticut river after making its way upstream from Long Island Sound. The dolphin was first spotted Thursday morning by fishermen along the Thames River. A video posted on social media shows the dolphin jumping around near the Norwich Marina, about 15 miles...

Bus Driver's Sweet Snack Has Him in Hot Water

Jinhuan Chen, who blacked out behind wheel, says he didn't know gummies he ate had THC in them

(Newser) - A commercial bus driver has been charged with 38 counts of reckless endangerment after blacking out behind the steering wheel while snacking on gummies he says he didn't know were infused with THC. Jinhuan Chen appeared Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court after being arrested at his home in Boston,...

Cops: Video Doesn't Show Boy, 6, Being Intentionally Burned

Family of Dominick Krankall, 6, who suffered serious burns to face, had claimed bully attacked him

(Newser) - Update: Police in Bridgeport, Conn., have examined footage to see what they could find out about a 6-year-old who was seriously burned in late April—and their assessment is that there's no evidence from that footage that Dominick Krankall was deliberately attacked, per NBC News . Authorities are said to...

Husband Convicted of Wife's Murder in 'Fitbit' Trial

Richard Dabate said one thing, his wife's fitness tracker said another

(Newser) - The Connecticut man who claimed a home intruder murdered his wife two days before Christmas in 2015 was on Tuesday convicted of murdering her himself. Richard Dabate claimed he left for work that morning, then returned home around 9am after realizing he'd left his laptop behind, and found the...

Here Are the 10 Best States for Remote Workers

The Garden State tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - During the pandemic, much of America got a taste of what it's like to be a full-time telecommuter. Now that many businesses have started to open back up, a good number of them are allowing workers to remain remote. To see which states are most conducive to this type...

Prosecutors: Ex-Yale Worker Swiped $40M in Electronics

Jamie Petrone pleaded guilty to wire fraud, which could land her in jail for up to 20 years

(Newser) - For nearly a decade, Jamie Petrone had the ability, in her role as an administrator for the Yale School of Medicine, to place orders for computers and other electronics for the school's Department of Emergency Medicine. Prosecutors say that routine administrative task turned into a yearslong scheme that brought...

Here Are the Most, Least Educated States
This State Is
America's Smartest

This State Is America's Smartest

Massachusetts is most educated, per WalletHub ranking; West Virginia is least

(Newser) - Schools have taken a big hit during the pandemic, with continual disruptions to in-person learning in elementary and secondary schools and colleges across the nation. Still, as WalletHub notes, "amid these struggles, some states are able to provide safe, quality education more than others." To find out which...

FBI Warns of 'Route 91 Bandit': 'We Need to Put a Stop to This'

$10K reward for perp who's hit nearly a dozen banks along New England interstate

(Newser) - His disguise is no more elaborate than a coronavirus-preventing face mask (usually not worn properly, hanging underneath his nose), but the man dubbed the "Route 91 Bandit" has still managed to pull off nearly a dozen bank robberies throughout New England over the past several months. Now, the FBI...

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