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MGM interested in building casino in CT; Would require law to change

MGM interested in building casino in CT; Would require law to change

The legislation would require state agencies to develop a system for businesses or tribes to propose developments. But East Windsor First Selectman Bob Maynard has accused MGM of waging a misinformation campaign about plans by the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to build a satellite casino in his town.


Verify: Rumors about Cleveland shooter Steve Stephens

Verify: Rumors about Cleveland shooter Steve Stephens

The armed man's whereabouts are still unknown, but nearby states have been warned. But in a statement Monday, the woman shed little light on what might have gone wrong and said Stephens was good to her and her children. "That's why he is shooting people and he won't stop until his mother or girlfriend tell him to stop". Rumors continue to circulate on social media as the manhunt for Cleveland shooter Steve Stephens continues, Monday, April 17.



Death penalty critics speak up as U.S. judge blocks series of executions

District Judge Kristine Baker granted the inmates stays of execution on Saturday, but she rejected their arguments that too little time between executions violated their constitutional rights. The inmates' attorneys had challenges the compressed timetable and the state's use of midazolam, which has been used in flawed executions in other states.



No signs of criminality in death of judge found by river

Medical examiners are still planning to perform an autopsy on 65-year-old Sheila Abdus-Salaam. " 'Who knew that we would both attain such high positions, and that you would be the first black United States attorney general, and I would be the first black woman on the New York Court of Appeals?' she told him with a big smile".


Arkansas still faces legal hurdles in execution plan

Arkansas still faces legal hurdles in execution plan

The court, in a 4-3 decision, stayed the executions for Don Davis and Bruce Ward while the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a separate case concerning access to independent mental health experts by defendants. "While this has been an exhausting day for all involved, tomorrow we will continue to fight back on last minute appeals and efforts to block justice for the victims' families", said Governor Asa Hutchinson in a statement.



Arkansas court lifts execution drug order

Supreme Court denied Rutledge's request to vacate the stay. In a statement, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he's disappointed after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to lift a stay. But the state high court's ruling halting the executions remains in effect. The decision set off a whirlwind of appeals. If court proceedings are pushed into May, it won't be able to carry out the executions with the drugs it has on hand.