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Plane From Newark To Connecticut Lands Safely After Small Cockpit Fire

A United Express flight landed safely at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut Friday, after the pilot extinguished a small cockpit fire.

06/05/2015

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Millions Of Federal Employees May Be At Risk Of ID Theft After Massive Hack Of Gov Computers

The massive hack of U.S. government computers could put the entire federal workforce, including tens of thousands in the Tri-State area, at risk.

06/05/2015

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.)

Senate Leader Says GE May Be Using Conn. Budget As Layoff Cover

General Electric says the idea that it has been planning layoffs in Connecticut and plans to use the state’s just-passed budget as “cover” is completely untrue.

06/05/2015

A data breach may have compromised personal information for some 4 million federal employees. (Credit: CBS2)

Officials: Data Breach May Have Affected Up To 4 Million Current, Former Federal Employees

China-based hackers were being blamed Thursday for a data breach that may have left personal information vulnerable for current and former federal employees around the country.

06/04/2015

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Connecticut Senate Passes Budget Minutes Before Deadline

The vote came about a half-hour before the midnight adjournment Wednesday.

06/04/2015

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Connecticut House Passes $40B Budget After Pulling All-Nighter

It now heads to the Senate, which by law must act on the package by midnight when the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn for the summer.

06/03/2015

Connecticut state Sen. Toni Boucher (Credit: CTSenateRepublicans.com)

Connecticut Lawmakers Set To Vote On Revised Budget Plan

Rank-and-file members of the House of Representatives were learning details of the new revisions Tuesday morning.

06/02/2015

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Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Bill Making It Easier For Transgender People To Change Birth Certificates

Advocates say the course of care for transgender people does not always involve surgery.

06/02/2015

FILE -- U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn (Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Connecticut Rep. Jim Himes Calls On Congress To Help Replace I-95 Bridge In Stamford

The senator said Congress has been funding repairs for the Stamford bridge and other spans nationwide in piecemeal fashion.

06/01/2015

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Connecticut Lawmakers Plan To Vote Monday On Budget Deal

Rank-and-file Connecticut lawmakers will be briefed Monday on a tentative two-year budget agreement reached between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly’s Democrats early Sunday.

05/31/2015

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As Temperatures Soar, Connecticut Utility Working To Prevent Power Outages

In an effort to boost reliability, Eversource Energy has been installing new equipment and checking substations and power lines.

05/27/2015

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Clock Ticking For Connecticut Lawmakers To Strike Budget Deal

Republicans, the minority party in both chambers, have a plan that calls for no new taxes and are frustrated that none of their lawmakers have been invited to budget talks.

05/27/2015

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Stamford Police: Man Posing As Utility Worker, Accomplice Steal $51K From Elderly Woman

A man claiming to work for the water company showed up at the woman’s front door saying he was there to check a leaky pipe, a service that would cost $50, police said.

05/26/2015

Pleasure Beach Pier (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Connecticut’s Pleasure Beach Reopens For 1st Full Summer In 19 Years

A barrier beach is reopening for its first full summer season in 19 years.

05/23/2015