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A Metro-North train enters a station in Bridgeport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Bill Removes Possibility Of State Land Takeover Near Transit Stations

Local lawmakers, especially in Fairfield County, cried out loudly in opposition to the idea of the state overstepping home rule and erecting buildings that might conflict with local planning and zoning.

03/25/2015

Adam Lanza, Nancy Lanza (credit: Handout)

Connecticut Home Of Sandy Hook School Shooter Adam Lanza Demolished

The 2-acre lot where the 3,100-square-foot house once stood in a leafy, suburban neighborhood will be left as open space under a plan approved by town officials.

03/24/2015

Sal Mazzaro shows off his utility bill - Lynbrook, NY - Jul 7, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Could Become First State To Ban Variable-Rate Utility Contracts

Consumers are often tempted to opt for variable rates with electric utility companies, hoping to lower their bills.

03/24/2015

Connecticut state Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Senate President: Local Tax Hikes On The Table

With massive state budget deficits projected over the next several years, state Senate President Martin Looney is immersing himself in ways to deal with the challenges.

03/23/2015

Bridgeport Police Patch

2,000 Apply In Bridgeport Police Recruitment Effort

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said the candidates are from varied backgrounds, which was one of the goals in the effort that saw city officials working closely with communities.

03/23/2015

Starbucks is using the hashtag #RaceTogether in an effort to get baristas and customers talking about race relations. (Credit: Starbucks/CBS2)

Amid Criticism, Starbucks Baristas No Longer Writing ‘Race Together’ On Cups

Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson said the chain’s initiative will continue more broadly without the handwritten messages.

03/22/2015

Childhood obesity (credit: AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

Connecticut Bill Aims To Combat Childhood Obesity, Boost Physical Activity Of Kids

Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether to create a new commission that would devise ways to increase physical activity among students.

03/21/2015

Yolanda McDowell, 45, has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Stamford. (credit: Stamford Police Department)

CT Woman Gets 10 Years For Hit-And-Run Death Of Elderly Woman

A Connecticut woman prosecutors said was high on drugs and alcohol has been sentenced to the maximum 10 years for the hit-and-run death of a police officer’s 70-year-old mother.

03/21/2015

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Tri-State Area Gets Another Blast Of Winter On 1st Day Of Spring

Snow fell across the Tri-State Area all day Friday, causing travel delays and leaving people fit to be tied on the first day of spring.

03/20/2015

A school bus crashed into a home in Stamford Conn. amid a snow storm on March 20, 2015. (credit:  Twitter.com/LayLay_65)

9 Students Hurt When School Bus Crashes Into House In Stamford

There were 42 students were on board the bus at the time of the crash. Nine were treated for minor injuries.

03/20/2015

A MetroCard machine at Grand Central. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

MTA Fare And Toll Hikes Go Into Effect Sunday

The MTA said the hikes are needed to balance the budget against rising operating costs, pointing out they’ve cut $1 billion in spending.

03/20/2015

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Tri-State Area Faces More Snow From Late Season Storm

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday for New York City, northeast New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley, southern Connecticut and Long Island.

03/19/2015

Connecticut state Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Conn. Chief State’s Attorney Backs Impartial Prosecutors For Police Shooting Cases

The top prosecutor in Connecticut plans to tell state lawmakers that steps have been taken to ensure fatal shootings by police are investigated by potentially impartial prosecutors.

03/19/2015

Stamford Police Department (credit: Stamford Police Department CT/Facebook)

Stamford Police Arrest 3rd Suspect In Killing Over Spilled Coffee

Stamford police have arrested a third suspect in a fatal stabbing that police say began as a fight over spilled coffee.

03/19/2015

FILE -- U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)  (credit: Attila Kisbenedek/Getty Images)

Sen. Chris Murphy Seeks Alternative To School Suspensions, Expulsions

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy wants to find a new approach to dealing with bad behavior in schools.

03/19/2015