Rob Ryser, The Middletown Press

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Past articles by Rob:

CT prosecutor urges judge to suspend Alex Jones’ lawyer immediately in Sandy Hook leaked records case

Lawyer Norm Pattis asked Judge Barbara Bellis to delay suspending him for the sake of his clients, Alex Jones and an accused ringleader in Jan. 6 Capitol riot. → Read More

CT attorney defends records breach in Alex Jones Sandy Hook case

New Haven defense attorney Norm Pattis argues he shouldn't be suspended for six months because of sharing confidential medical records of Sandy Hook families. → Read More

Owing $1.48B, Alex Jones takes up post Sandy Hook trial battles

Attorneys for Alex Jones take up after-trial battles in CT and Texas to limit losses after defamation awards to Sandy Hook families of $1.48 billion. → Read More

Alex Jones wants new trial with Sandy Hook families in CT

Alex Jones wants a new trial in Connecticut where a jury ordered him to pay $965 million to eight families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook massacre. → Read More

First full day of jury deliberations in Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation case ends without a verdict

Jurors completed their first full day of deliberations in the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation trial without deciding how much he must pay families he defamed. → Read More

Sandy Hook families’ quiet presence in Alex Jones defamation trial permeates first week of testimony

Each day, six-to-12 members of the Sandy Hook families have been in the Waterbury... → Read More

Sandy Hook mom of slain boy who’s spoken with Parkland school shooter won’t testify at his trial

Sandy Hook mom Scarlett Lewis, who founded a nonprofit in her slain son’s name, has been speaking with the Parkland, Fla., shooter Nickolas Cruz. → Read More

After Alex Jones is stripped of bankruptcy protection, CT judge sets Sandy Hook jury selection date

A new trial for other Sandy Hook families the Infowars host defamed will begin in... → Read More

CT judge won’t budge on trial date to accommodate 2 Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation trials in Texas

Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis' ruling implies Jones' two other Sandy Hook defamation awards trials in Texas may need to be rescheduled. → Read More

Officer among first to respond to Sandy Hook massacre ‘terminated based on disability,’ lawyer says

A 32-year veteran Newtown police officer who was among the first to respond to the Sandy... → Read More

Alex Jones ordered to pay $1M to 4 Sandy Hook parents

A Texas judge has ordered Alex Jones to pay $1 million in fees to the parents of two slain Sandy Hook children and a man falsely accused of being behind the Parkland, Florida, shooting. → Read More

Sandy Hook charity doubles outreach to ‘honor the beautiful bond’ between seniors and their pets

The Senior Paw Project has grown from a constituency of 11 towns at the end of last year... → Read More

Alex Jones avoids jail, faces escalating $25K daily fine until he complies with Sandy Hook testimony order

The fine, which could accumulate into six figures in as quickly as four days, was imposed... → Read More

We’ve ‘lost our innocence’ to COVID, but are we stronger or more vulnerable? Observers say both.

The pain and loss during the last two years of the coronavirus crisis means Connecticut... → Read More

With Alex Jones set to answer questions under oath, Sandy Hook families’ fight for damages heats up

Four months after eight families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook shooting won their... → Read More

Sandy Hook families accept settlement from Remington, ending 8-year wrongful death lawsuit

The nine families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre have accepted a... → Read More

After Michigan shooting, Murphy bemoans ‘low likelihood’ Senate will pass a background check bill

As the 9th anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre approaches, a leading gun control... → Read More

Gun sales delays and backlogs as CT updates background check system: 'We just can't get through'

Gun sales were delayed or were still on hold across Connecticut Monday after the state... → Read More

Hawk found impaled with arrow rehabilitated and set free

The final scene of the unlikely story about a red-tailed hawk from Newtown shot with an... → Read More

First study in 30 years to document whether minorities are getting their fair share of CT contracts

A Danbury legislator pushed legislation through the state Senate last week to study... → Read More