Connecticut http://www.kunc.org en Newtown Parents Seek A Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior http://www.kunc.org/post/newtown-parents-seek-clearer-window-violent-behavior The shooting in Newtown, Conn., last December has left families of the 26 victims, most of them children, struggling to heal in different ways.<p>Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel are one such family. They lost their only child, 6-year-old Avielle, in the shooting. In the year since, they've responded as any parents would: Asking why such a tragedy could have happened.<p>But they also responded as the two scientists they are: They immediately threw themselves into trying to answer the question. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tovia Smith 52749 at http://www.kunc.org Newtown Parents Seek A Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior Connecticut's Insurance Website Struggles At Opening http://www.kunc.org/post/connecticuts-insurance-website-struggles-opening Today is the day the uninsured can sign up for insurance on Connecticut's new health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act. But technical glitches have hampered the rollout.<p>Kevin Counihan is pretty good at managing expectations. He's the head of Access Health CT, the agency that runs the state's new health insurance marketplace.<p>He's got his eyes on 2016 and beyond. By then, he says, we'll be able to judge whether the health care overhaul has succeeded.<p>So, for him, Oct. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:04:00 +0000 Jeff Cohen 50273 at http://www.kunc.org Connecticut's Insurance Website Struggles At Opening Following In The Family Footsteps http://www.kunc.org/post/following-family-footsteps Don Byles, 65, is a funeral director in New London, Conn. His grandfather started the family's business, Byles-MacDougall Funeral Service, in 1904. Now, Byles is getting ready to hand it over to his 25-year-old daughter Mackenzie.<p>"You have to teach me a lot of stuff before you can retire," Mackenzie tells her dad during a recent visit to StoryCorps. "I'm a little nervous about being on my own here. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:08:00 +0000 49006 at http://www.kunc.org Following In The Family Footsteps Not Funny: Clerk Critically Injured In Hasselhoff Sign Theft http://www.kunc.org/post/not-funny-clerk-critically-injured-hasselhoff-sign-theft What's been a relatively amusing trend in New England — the theft in the past year of more than 550 advertising signs featuring actor David Hasselhoff — isn't funny anymore.<p>A clerk who works at a Cumberland Farms convenience store in Shelton, Conn., "remains in critical condition after falling while trying to stop an SUV from driving away with stolen David Hasselhoff signs," <a href="http://www.courant.com/community/shelton/hc-shelton-sign-theft-0821-2-20130820,0,319408.story" target="_blank"><em>The Hartford Courant</em> says</a>.<p>According to the <em>Courant</em>, "the 36-year-old man l Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48611 at http://www.kunc.org Not Funny: Clerk Critically Injured In Hasselhoff Sign Theft Ex-Microsoft VP, Son Dead In Connecticut Plane Crash http://www.kunc.org/post/ex-microsoft-vp-son-dead-connecticut-plane-crash A former Microsoft executive and his teenage son are among the dead after a small plane crashed into an East Haven, Conn., neighborhood a few blocks short of the airport.<p>Pilot Bill Henningsgaard and his teenage son, Maxwell, were in the 10-seater turbo-prop when it struck two small homes near Tweed New Haven Airport on Friday, killing as many as four people, according to The Associated Press.<p>The family learned it was Bill Henningsgaard's plane through the tail number, his brother, Blair Henningsgaard, said.<p><a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/microsoft-exec-teen-son-victi Sat, 10 Aug 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 48198 at http://www.kunc.org Ex-Microsoft VP, Son Dead In Connecticut Plane Crash