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Lottery hopefuls buy Powerball tickets (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Wednesday’s Powerball Jackpot Grows To $485 Million, 5th Largest Prize In U.S. History

Because of strong sales, lottery officials Tuesday raised the estimated jackpot from $450 million to $485 million.

02/10/2015

Cars drive in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane (R), also called the diamond or commuter lane. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Connecticut DMV To Close Norwalk, Bridgeport Branches Temporarily For Computer System Overhaul

Connecticut Department of Motor vehicles offices in Norwalk and Bridgeport will be closed all next week as a massive computer upgrade gets underway

02/10/2015

UConn sign (Jenneen Lee/WTIC)

Outbreak Of Unknown Illness Hits UConn Campus

UConn health officials have begun interviewing students affected by an unspecified illness on campus, hoping to pinpoint what led to the outbreak.

02/09/2015

Slick conditions on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Chappaqua on Feb. 9, 2015. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Wintry Mix Creates Slick Roadways Across Tri-State Area

A winter weather advisory is in effect for New York City, Long Island, Rockland and Westchester counties and for parts of New Jersey and Connecticut until midnight Tuesday morning.

02/09/2015

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 To Billionaire Taxpayers: Please Don’t Leave State

In a state home to some of the richest Americans, tax officials go to some lengths to keep them — or, more accurately, keep the billions of dollars in revenue their income taxes generate.

02/09/2015

Tri-State area residents are hoping to win the $380M Powerball drawing on Feb. 7, 2015 (Credit: Darius Radzius/1010 WINS)

Tri-State Residents Dream Big With Hope Of Winning $380M Powerball Jackpot

Tickets can be purchased in 44 states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

02/07/2015

Yale-New Haven Hospital (file / credit: Hospital Photo)

Yale Student Admitted To Hospital Likely Has Meningitis

The university said in a statement that it was working with local and state health officials to identify and offer preventative treatment to any other people who had close or extended contact with the student.

02/07/2015

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NYC Sanitation Dept. Issues Snow Alert As Another Winter Storm Nears

As the storm begins to hit the region around noon Sunday, precipitation will mostly be in the form of rain with a wintry mix north of New York City.

02/07/2015

New Yorkers walk down the street in bitter cold on Friday, Feb. 6. (Credit: CBS2)

Bitter Cold Makes For Icy Sidewalks, Miserable People

Temperatures were frigid and brutal Friday – struggling to get into the upper 20s with wind chills peaking in the teens.

02/06/2015

New York City Pothole (credit: CBS 2)

Winter Weather Means More Pothole Problems Across Tri-State

Pothole season has gone into full swing, and some drivers have found themselves with their cars damaged or even trashed.

02/05/2015

A Connecticut man has been fighting to collect his lottery winnings for almost 20 years. (Credit: CBS2)

Connecticut Man Continues Fight For Lotto Winnings After Barely Missing Deadline

You could call it a terrible misfortune for a man who won a lotto jackpot worth $5.8-million. Due to bad timing he’s never seen a penny of it.

02/05/2015

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Connecticut Boarding School Sued Over Alleged Sexual Abuse

The Hotchkiss School says it is investigating allegations that students were sexually abused there three decades ago.

02/05/2015

Powerball Ticket (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images/File)

No Winner In Wednesday’s Powerball Drawing, Jackpot Soars To $360 Million

There was no winner in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, so the jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is $360 million, according to New York lottery officials.

02/05/2015

Investigators on the scene of the Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, NY on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Experts Offer Railroad, Driving Safety Tips Following Metro-North Crash

Rail passengers can improve their safety by familiarizing themselves with emergency procedures, a commuter advocate says.

02/04/2015

A Metro-North Harlem Line train hit a car and caught fire in Valhalla on Tuesday, Feb. 3. (Credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS2)

Previous Metro-North Accidents Have Prompted Demands For Better Safety

The Metro-North train accident and fire that left six people dead in Valhalla Tuesday followed a string of incidents that have led to demands for safety improvements on the railroad.

02/03/2015