NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies under proposed legislation that's drawing opposition from the Motion Picture Association of America. The legislature's Public Safety and Security Committee is considering the bill, which would prevent theaters from showing a film or preview that exceeds 85 decibels. But a hearing loss expert says movies are not harmful.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase criminal penalties for sucker-punch attacks. A bill before the General Assembly's Public Safety Committee would make a so-called "knockout game" assault a Class D felony. It is the least serious felony, punishable by one-to-five years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut state police are stepping up enforcement of laws against tailgating. Police say troopers are on the lookout for drivers following too closely this month on highways in greater Hartford, New Haven, Meriden, Middletown and Old Saybrook. State police say a review of accidents in central Connecticut last year revealed that following too closely was the cause in 40 percent of the cases.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Central Connecticut State University is preparing to swear in a new police chief. The school says Gregory Sneed will be sworn in during a ceremony scheduled for Monday afternoon in Founders Hall. The 54-year-old Sneed will succeed Jason Powell, who retired in August.
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