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Supreme Court: Companies With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception

The 5-4 ruling in the so-called “Hobby Lobby” case upheld the right of the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby craft stores — 600 nationwide — to opt out of a provision of Obamacare that mandates free birth control.

06/30/2014

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Sens. Booker, Murphy Seek Alternatives To Incarcerating Teens

The bill aims to give incentives to states that seek out alternatives to incarceration, such as counseling and other mental health services.

06/30/2014

FILE: Animal shelter.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Friends, Family Rally In Support Of Shelter Worker Accused Of Putting Dangerous Dogs Up For Adoption

Relatives, friends, and co-workers rallied in support of a pet shelter worker who has been accused of secretly putting dangerous dogs up for adoption.

06/29/2014

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Data Suggests Connecticut Cops Stop Minority Drivers At Higher Rate

Between October and April police officers statewide made nearly 304,000 traffic stops. About 14 percent of the stops involved black drivers and 12 percent involved Hispanics.

06/29/2014

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Tri-State Area Gas Prices Soar Ahead Of Fourth Of July

AAA predicts about 35 million Americans will hit the road for the Fourth of July holiday, the most since 2007.

06/28/2014

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Attorney: Mentally Disabled Bridgeport Students Were Pushed Into Sex Act

An attorney for a mentally disabled 19-year-old man charged with sexually assaulting another mentally disabled student in a school restroom said both were led into the situation by “able-minded” students for their own amusement.

06/26/2014

Stamford Fire Truck (file / credit: Stamford Fire & Rescue Department via Facebook)

Stamford Volunteer Fire Chiefs Say They Were Not Invited To Hurricane Tabletop Drill

Stamford has both professional and volunteer firefighters, but some volunteer fire chiefs said they felt slighted when they said they were not invited to a tabletop hurricane drill in the city this week.

06/25/2014

Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner exercises her Fifth Amendment right not to speak about the IRS targeting investigation before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during a hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building March 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republicans Blast IRS Over Lost Emails Allegedly Targeting Tea Party, Others

Contentious hearings on lost Internal Revenue Service emails got back underway in Washington on Tuesday. There was plenty of heated back and forth.

06/24/2014

Police said a suspicious package (pictured) found near the Fairfield station and caused up to two hour delays on Metro-North's New Haven Line turned out to be a school project. (credit: Fairfield Police Department)

Package That Affected Metro-North Trains In Fairfield Was School Project

Fairfield police say the suspicious package that caused delays of up to two hours on Metro-North’s New Haven Line turned out to be a school project.

06/20/2014

FILE: Animal shelter.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Stamford Fires Animal Shelter Manager For Allegedly Adopting Out Violent Dogs

Stamford Mayor David Martin announced the firing of animal control manager Laurie Hollywood on Wednesday.

06/19/2014

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Officials: Connecticut Man Busted At JFK With Nearly 5-Lbs Of Cocaine

A Connecticut man has been accused of trying to smuggle nearly 5 pounds of cocaine inside of his luggage.

06/18/2014

Protesters demonstrate in support of terror suspects Babar Ahmad and Syed Tahla Ahsan outside the High Court in central London on October 5.  (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

Federal Prosecutors Seek 25-Year Sentence In Connecticut Terror Case

According to court papers filed this week, prosecutors said Babar Ahmad supported Chechen fighters, the Taliban and al-Qaida with websites that sought cash, military equipment and personnel.

06/18/2014

Yellow pedestrian flags are seen at a crosswalk in front of the Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport, Conn. as part of a pedestrian safety pilot program. (credit: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch/Facebook)

Bridgeport Offers Pedestrians Yellow Flags To Wave At Traffic While Crossing Street

Bridgeport officials are hoping yellow traffic flags will improve pedestrian safety in the city.

06/18/2014

Heroin overdose kit (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Signs Bill Allowing Good Samaritans To Use Heroin-Overdose Antidote

Malloy’s signature extends the state’s Good Samaritan law to first responders and providers of the life-saving drug.

06/17/2014

Paul Simon and Edie Brickell appear in court after being arrested on disorderly conduct charges at their New Canaan, Conn. home. (Credit: CBS 2)

Charges Against Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Dropped

Prosecutors are dropping a disorderly conduct case against legendary Grammy award-winning singer Paul Simon and his wife, singer Edie Brickell stemming from a fight at the couple’s home.

06/17/2014