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Report: Tri-State Area Has Highest State, Local Tax Burdens Nationwide Yet Again

According to a Tax Foundation study looking at fiscal year 2011 – the most recently available data – New York residents paid 12.6 percent of their collective incomes in state and local taxes.

04/02/2014

A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 16, 2012. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Community Group Sees Long-Term Mental Health Needs

The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation received more than 1,600 responses to the survey it released Monday on town residents’ unmet needs in the wake of the shooting that killed 20 first graders and six educators.

04/02/2014

The FBI released this image of a man they say is a wanted child sex predator. (credit: FBI)

FBI Hunts Suspected Child Sex Predator

The FBI are calling the man “John Doe 28.” They’re hoping certain details released in photos will help identify him.

04/02/2014

Sydney Opera House lit up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day (file/credit: autismspeaks.org)

Thousands Of Landmarks To Go Blue For Annual World Autism Awareness Day

A recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 1 in every 45 children in New Jersey has autism spectrum disorder, the highest rate in the nation.

04/02/2014

Cole Michael Thomas Dillman's mother, Jennifer Scollin of Seymour, Conn., thought she had a stomach bug when she suddenly gave birth to him. (Credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Woman Thought She Had ‘Stomach Bug’ Before Giving Birth

A Connecticut woman thought she just had a stomach bug when she developed abdominal pains, but she ended up giving birth to a 9-pound-3-ounce boy without having known she was pregnant.

04/01/2014

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L.I. Teen Kwasi Enin Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools

A 17-year-old Long Island student has accomplished what few believe is possible.

04/01/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Long-Term Study From Harvard Finds Benefits Of Mammograms May Be Overstated

One of the largest reviews to date finds that mammograms do save lives, but not as many as people believe. That benefit comes with some risks of its own, the study found.

04/01/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 1, 2014, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

On Capitol Hill, General Motors CEO Mary Barra Apologizes For Deadly Ignition Switch Flaws

The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers.

04/01/2014

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen (credit: Getty Images)

Connecticut AG Hopes Legislation Will Power Comparison Shopping For Electric Companies

A lot of consumers in Connecticut have been signing up with electricity providers who promise lower rates, only to find a month or two later, their bills have increased sharply.

04/01/2014

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows a page on the HealthCare.gov website indicating that the site is too busy for the amount of traffic. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Affordable Care Act Projected To Meet Enrollee Goal

The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government’s health insurance website.

03/31/2014

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Study: Parental Involvement Has Little To No Impact On Kids’ Grades

Researchers analyzed 30 years worth of data, tracking the different ways parents participate in their children’s academic lives — helping with homework, observing a child’s class and volunteering at their school — and the impact they have.

03/31/2014

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Police: Stamford Man Admits To Downloading Child Pornography

Lt. Diedrich Hohn said an early morning raid revealed hundreds of images downloaded onto the computer operated solely by 35-year-old Oziel Mazariegos.

03/31/2014

Metro-North Railroad

Metro-North Has 10 Times More Delays Than Last Year As Safety Efforts Ramp Up

Metro-North’s new president Joseph Giulietti, who took over earlier this year, has said the railroad will put safety as the top priority over being on time.

03/31/2014

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Deadline To Enroll In Health Care Approaches

The deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Monday night at midnight.

03/30/2014

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Flood Watch Issued For Tri-State Area With Periods Of Heavy Rain Expected

The flood watch remains in effect from late Saturday through Sunday evening.

03/29/2014