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Lori Mack

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Lori is a reporter for WNPR.

She came to WNPR after working as News Operations Coordinator for WCBS Radio in New York City, covering stories for one of the nation's largest AM news stations. She went on to work as a reporter and afternoon news anchor with WWYZ and WATR in Waterbury, Connecticut. Lori also helped to start a morning drive show for the Fox News Radio Network in New York.

She lives in Branford with her daughter.

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Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. In East Haven, The Shore Line Trolley Museum commemorates the day with a special permanent display. The museum has one of two subway cars that survived the collapse of the World Trade Center. 

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New Haven police Capt. Anthony Duff, who was hit multiple times while responding to a shooting incident last week, was discharged from hospital Thursday morning. 

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After three years, the city of New Haven and the police union have finally reached a contract agreement.

Police union members on Friday overwhelmingly approved the contract by a vote of 259 to 13, after ongoing negotiations, and then a binding arbitration process. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said part of the goal is to retain recruits and attract new police officers to the city. 

Interim Police Chief Otoniel Reyes speaks to reporters outside Yale New Haven Hospital to provide an update on Capt. Anthony Duff, who was shot Monday night.
Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

A search is underway for the man suspected of shooting a New Haven police captain and fatally shooting another man Monday night. 

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New Haven police announced the arrest Saturday of a man from Orange for allegedly making an implied threat of gun violence on social media aimed at the city’s Puerto Rican Festival.

Jeffrey Hanson, 53, was charged with second-degree breach of peace. He was released after posting $50,000 bond, according to police. 

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Governor Ned Lamont signed legislation Wednesday that makes Connecticut the first state in the nation to mandate the collection of prosecutorial data statewide. The measure is aimed largely at addressing racial disparities in the criminal justice system. 

State police investigate the scene after an officer fired shots at the vehicle driven by Paul Witherspoon on April 16, 2019. Witherspoon was charged in seperate incident Friday after he allegedly struck a bicyclist.
Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

The driver of a car involved in a high-profile police shooting in New Haven earlier this year was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly struck a bicyclist and led officers on a car chase. The bicyclist left the scene on foot. Police are urging the person to come forward.

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While pressure grows on Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, senior members of the party, including Connecticut's Rosa DeLauro, say they're focused on the bread and butter issues. 

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Flooding from Monday’s heavy rainfall and thunderstorms caused Tweed-New Haven Airport to cancel all flights through Tuesday afternoon.

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Forensic expert Dr. Henry Lee is standing by his testimony in a three-decades-old murder trial. This is the third case from the 1980s, in which Lee has now been accused of offering inaccurate testimony. 

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A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled in favor of Tweed New Haven airport following a lengthy lawsuit seeking to extend the runway and attract additional service to the area.

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and Community Services Administrator Dakibu Muley at a city hall press conference announcing lead mitigation plan.
Lori Mack / Connecticut Public Radio

New Haven is about to get tougher on its lead poisoning standards. The mayor outlined a plan Monday following multiple lawsuits against the city for not enforcing existing lead laws.

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Police are investigating two Friday night shootings — one in Hamden and one in New Haven — and investigators believe the incidents are connected. 

THOMAS BREEN / NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT

New Haven officials say they’re cooperating fully and working to compile documents requested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

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Norwalk officers spoke Tuesday about a homicide "cold case" that they've now been able to close after three decades. Marc Karun was charged last week with first-degree kidnapping and murder with special circumstances in connection with the brutal 1986 killing and sexual assault of 11-year-old Kathleen Flynn.

Dr. Henry C. Lee speaking to reporters at at the Henry Lee Institute of Forensic Science
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Eminent forensics expert Dr. Henry Lee is defending his reputation, after the Connecticut Supreme Court last week ordered a new trial in a decades-old murder case. The decision was largely based on what the court said was incorrect testimony given by Lee.

RYAN CARON KING / CT Public Radio

Over the next year, Connecticut’s juvenile justice system will be under review by the Council of State Governments Justice Center. The state was selected, in a competitive process, to be part of an initiative to improve outcomes for youth. The review kicked off Tuesday. 

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Workers at trucking company XPO Logistics went on strike early Thursday morning over what they say are unfair labor practices.

ADAM WALKER CLEAVELAND/FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS

A first-in-the-nation bill that would make phone calls from Connecticut prisons free is moving to the next level. 

RYAN CARON KING / CT Public Radio

Lawmakers introduced a measure in Washington that would protect abortion rights. 

The part of the street where Ridge Road meets Lexington Avenue in Danbury was closed after a telephone pole snapped and took down power lines.
Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

One year after tornadoes ripped through Connecticut, many residents are still struggling with post-storm cleanup. In response, federal lawmakers announced Monday that they’re reintroducing what they call the DEBRIS Act (Diversifying Emergency Benchmarks for the Recovery of Individuals after Storms). 

A poster offering a $2,500 reward for information about the burning of a New Haven mosque lay in the mosque's parking lot on May 14, 2019.
Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public Radio

New Haven fire and police officials say a two-alarm fire at the Diyanet Mosque on Middletown Avenue on Sunday was intentionally set. 

Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public Radio

A majority of Hamden residents feel that the April 16th police shooting incident in New Haven was not justified, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. But 62 percent of residents said they approve of the overall job that Hamden police are doing. 

Ryan Lindsay / Connecticut Public Radio

As the repercussions from two police shootings in Connecticut continue to reverberate, municipal governments in Hamden and in Wethersfield attempted Monday to address the incidents. But neither ended the night by taking any action.

THOMAS HAWK / CREATIVE COMMONS

Connecticut legislators are hoping to pass a bill that would make phone calls from prisons in the state free. Currently the high cost of communication between prisoners and their families has negative consequences.

Lori Mack / Connecticut Public Radio

Parishioners stood swaying and singing as they called for unity and change at Varick Memorial AME Zion Church in New Haven. The parish hosted a community prayer service Sunday following a recent shooting incident in which an unarmed woman was injured earlier this month. 

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New Haven religious leaders called for the immediate termination of the police officers involved in a shooting last week that injured an unarmed woman. 

Ryan Lindsay / Connecticut Public Radio

The state's attorneys office says 16 shots were fired in total during an incident in New Haven last week when a woman was injured by police officers. But there's not much camera footage of the encounter, because the officers -- one from Hamden and one from Yale, failed to follow protocol. 

Lori Mack / Connecticut Public Radio

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp called an incident Tuesday in which a woman was shot and injured by police "unacceptable." Hamden police identified one of the officers involved in the shooting as Devin Eaton. He’s been in law enforcement for almost five years. Eaton reportedly started in New Haven before joining the Hamden police department. An officer with the Yale Police Department who was also present has not been named.

Jesse Costa / WBUR

As the Stop & Shop strike stretches out past one week, some are starting to calculate its wider effect on the economy. Meanwhile, many of the striking workers themselves are waiting to hear if they have a chance to collect unemployment benefits.

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