City | 1:22 am | August 11, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Plane crashes into East Haven home, kills at least four

A mini plane carrying at least two passengers crashed into an East Haven home Friday morning en route to Tweed-New Haven Airport, according to The New Haven Register. The pilot, 55-year-old Bill Henningsgaard of Medina, Wash., had been flying his 17-year-old son Maxwell to visit Yale, the next stop on a nation-wide college tour. At approximately 11:25, half a »

City | 7:43 am | August 10, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

New Haven man attacks occupant of off-campus apartment

A New Haven resident broke into a University-owned, off-campus apartment on Edgewood Avenue near Park Street and assaulted one of its occupants late Friday afternoon, according to a New Haven Police Department press statement. The man, Kenneth Jackson, 52, whose address is listed as a homeless shelter on Grand Avenue, knocked on the victim’s door and asked her whether she might help »

City | 12:25 am | August 9, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

S&P downgrades city bond rating to BBB+

Standard & Poors’s, one of the nation’s three bond ratings agencies, announced on Thursday that it has downgraded New Haven’s bond rating to BBB+ from A-. The Elm City has seen its bond ratings at all three major agencies fall recently, due to budget deficits and high fixed costs from pension obligations. Citing similar monetary concerns, Moody’s downgraded the city »

City | 8:08 pm | July 28, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Kedem quits Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign

In a significant blow to New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, Danny Kedem — Weiner’s campaign manager — quit on Saturday, The New York Times reported. Kedem, who gained recognition by guiding New Haven Mayor John Destefano to his 10th term in office, quit after news broke of Weiner’s continued lewd online conduct just two years after »

City | 5:43 pm | July 24, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Senate minority leader to run for governor

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, a Republican from Fairfield who played a key role in negotiating the gun control package that passed in April, announced on Tuesday he would seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2014. McKinney, a state senator for the past 16 years, is known throughout the state for his moderate legislative style, touting fiscally conservative »