Ex-Gov. John Rowland asks for early release from probation

After two stints in federal prison, former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland has asked to be released early from the probationary period. He is regional director of development for Prison Fellowship, a Christian group that ministers to convicts.

Driver livestreams himself speeding, crashing

Police in Connecticut were able to provide a compelling reason for drivers to slow down and take care after a man in New London livestreamed himself speeding over Gold Star Memorial Bridge, before spinning out of control and crashing at an exit ramp.

Sculptor finishing Central Park women's monument

Sculptor Meredith Bergmann is putting the finishing touches on the Women's Rights Pioneers monument, featuring Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, which will be installed in Central Park.

Christmas tree prices rise 2 years in a row

It takes as long as 10 years to grow a Christmas tree, so any change in how many trees a supplier might plant won't affect supply for nearly a decade. Christmas tree growers planted fewer trees after the Great Recession. That is why the prices of Christmas trees rose about 4% in 2018 and are likely up about the same amount in 2019.