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New Yorkers Dress Up As Santa For "SantaCon" Gathering (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Metro-North, LIRR To Ban Alcohol For SantaCon This Weekend

Nobody attending SantaCon this weekend – and nobody else either, for that matter – will be drinking alcohol on Metro-North or Long Island Rail Road for most of this weekend.

12/10/2014

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Connecticut Voter Turnout Nears 56 Percent In November Election

Connecticut officials report that nearly 56 percent of registered voters turned out for the November election.

12/10/2014

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How Low Will It Go? Gas Prices Expected To Drop Even More In 2015

The Energy Department has again lowered its prediction for the average price of a gallon of gas next year to $2.60.

12/10/2014

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

New Push For Tougher Gun Laws As Newtown Prepares To Mark 2 Years Since Sandy Hook Tragedy

Some supporters of tougher gun laws will be in Washington Wednesday, calling for expanded background checks to prevent gun violence.

12/10/2014

One lane of Route 35N closed in Belmar due to flooding from the Shark River. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Nor’easter Brings Heavy Rain, Wind To Tri-State, Leaves Some Areas Flooded

A flood watch is in effect through late Tuesday night for New York City, parts of Long Island, Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Putnam counties as well as for parts of Connecticut, New Jersey.

12/09/2014

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Documents: Parents Of Several Kids Killed In Newtown Shooting Intend To Sue

Probate court records show that parents of 10 of the 20 first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School have created estates for their children, which would be required to file lawsuits on their behalf.

12/09/2014

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Nor’easter Set To Blow Into Tri-State In Time For Tuesday Morning Rush

In addition to the cold temps, wet and windy weather is heading our way.

12/08/2014

Tree Canopy Over Merritt Parkway (file / credit: U.S. Department of Transportation via Wikipedia)

Days Are Numbered For Connecticut’s System Of Marking Highway Exits

The federal government wants Connecticut to get in line with most of the country, which means highway exits that correspond to mileage.

12/08/2014

Felicia Burl is charged with two counts of manslaughter in connection with a Nov. 7 crash in Stamford, Conn. (police: Stamford Police Department)

Stamford Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Hit-And-Run

A Stamford woman has pleaded not guilty to fleeing the scene of a car crash where two people were left to die.

12/05/2014

Felicia Burl is charged with two counts of manslaughter in connection with a Nov. 7 crash in Stamford, Conn. (police: Stamford Police Department)

Woman Arrested In Stamford Crash That Left 2 Dead

Felicia Burl is accused of being at the wheel of a 2002 Nissan Altima that ran a red light near the Greenwich-Stamford line and slammed into a station wagon Nov. 7.

12/04/2014

Commuters wait for a train in Stamford, Conn. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Rail Officials Weighing Plans To Upgrade Aging Northeast Corridor

The Federal Railroad Administration outlined four levels of proposals in a report last month at NECFuture.com.

12/03/2014

Burglaries struck multiple houses in Greenwich, Connecticut during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. (Credit: CBS2)

Cops: Burglars Hit Empty Greenwich Homes Over Holiday Weekend

Authorities said that at least eight homes were hit by thieves. The targets all had one thing in common, no one was home.

12/02/2014

The new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sandy Hook Teachers Worry About Loss Of Mental Health Services

Teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, have told top union leaders in the state and nationally that they are worried what will happen once funding for mental health services runs out by the next school year.

12/02/2014

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Metro-North Says On-Time Performance Won’t Meet Goal

The president of Metro-North Railroad has told Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that the commuter rail line cannot reach its target of 95 percent on-time service.

12/02/2014

A Connecticut Light & Power truck (credit: Michael Guerrera/WTIC)

Regulators Propose Slashing CL&P Rate Increase

A draft decision issued Monday by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority reduces the amount sought by the utility by more than $100 million.

12/02/2014