Though this isn’t exactly a local story, I couldn’t pass it up. Law enforcement officers in Ohio have been trying to roundup a number of exotic animals that escaped from a local farm after owner Terry Thompson released them. After freeing a number of lions, tigers, and bears, police say Thompson apparently shot himself. Most of the animals have since been captured, although sadly a number of them were killed. Only a wolf and a monkey remain on the lam.
Closer to home, police are still trying to find the third suspect in a home invasion burglary that occurred on Marla Avenue in last week. If you have any information, contact State Police in Montville 860-848-6500 or Ledyard Police Department 860-464-6400.
Jobs are very much on the minds of Connecticut lawmakers today. Gov. Dannel Malloy and state legislative leaders are working on a jobs bill that they hope will spur employment in Connecticut. Not all of them agree on what form this bill might take but they’re coming closer to an agreement. A special session on the issue will be held on October 26.
In sports, the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team was picked as the co-favorite to win this year’s Big East. The other team voted most likely to succeed is Syracuse. No big surprises there.
Falling squarely into the "celebrities behaving badly" category today: Lindsay Lohan is headed back to prison, again. A Los Angeles judge ordered her taken into custody for violating her probation, again. Will she ever learn?