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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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Just as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he was cracking down on pot, Connecticut’s medical marijuana program announced that it was looking for more dispensaries. The challenges could just be getting started.

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ramping up federal enforcement of marijuana laws. That could put medical marijuana businesses and patients in Connecticut at risk.

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New Haven police are investigating their first homicide of 2018 after a reported shooting Tuesday night. This comes just after the city released record low homicide numbers last year. According to the city’s police department, homicides in 2017 were the lowest in decades.

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Columbia, South Carolina is one of the first cities to ban the use of gun bump stocks - an attachment that enables a semiautomatic rifle to fire faster. 

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Two gun buyback events were held over the weekend - one in Hartford and one in New Haven where police collected a record number of guns.

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Five years ago, 20 first graders and six adults were gunned down at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Following the massacre, the state enacted some of the toughest gun laws in the nation.

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People displaced by the disaster in Puerto Rico face multiple problems - finding housing, getting kids settled in schools, adjusting to a new climate. And all of those can be intensified if they’re also dealing with health issues.

Attorney Glenn Formica, Miriam Martinez-Lemus, and Governor Dannel Malloy (left to right) attend a press conference at the Quinnipiac Club in New Haven calling on ICE to grant a deportation stay.
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement has denied a stay of deportation for a Stamford mother of two.

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A recent incident involving Bridgeport police has pushed up the urgency to install police dashboard cameras. 

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The Connecticut Supreme Court has heard arguments in an appeal on whether a major gunmaker should be held liable in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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The East Haven police department has acquired a new piece of equipment to protect one of its most valued employees. 

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New Haven police officers will now be outfitted with body cameras. Police Chief Anthony Campbell said he believes the cameras will make a difference in police-community relations.

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Tens of thousands of Connecticut residents woke up with no power Monday morning after a storm pounded the state with heavy rain and damaging winds.

Cities and towns around the country rely on federal policing grants for a variety of expenses, including training, equipment, and personnel. So far there have been no payments.

The Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) provides hundreds of millions of dollars a year to states, tribes, and local governments. And they're usually disbursed by the end of the federal fiscal year on Sept. 30th.

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The Trump administration’s stance on immigration policy is being blamed for holding up federal policing money across the country, including Connecticut.

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