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Jackie Fortin's daughter, Cassandra, was forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state of Connecticut.  (Photo Courtesy of Jackie Fortin)

Connecticut Teen Who Fought Cancer Treatment Heading Home From Hospital

The teen, identified in court documents only as Cassandra C., said she is being released from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center on Monday.

04/27/2015

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CT Teen’s Life Celebrated On Anniversary Of Prom-Day Stabbing

The Connecticut high school where a 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death a year ago Saturday is celebrating her life with a day of art, activities and music.

04/25/2015

Connecticut Gov. Dannel  Malloy. (credit: CBS2)

Malloy: Relationship With MTA Has Improved Since Metro-North Mishaps

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday he believes the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a “more respectful attitude” toward the state in the wake of various crises involving the Metro-North Railroad.

04/24/2015

This Skywest flight made an emergency landing in Buffalo due to an unconscious passenger. (Credit: CBS2)

Plane Headed To Conn. Makes Emergency Landing In Buffalo After Passenger Passes Out

A plane headed for Connecticut was forced to make an emergency landing upstate Wednesday, after a passenger lost consciousness.

04/22/2015

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Connecticut Lawmaker Wants To Move Forward With New Stamford Parking Garage

As one of the older parking garages at the Stamford Transportation Center crumbles, a new garage is needed now more than ever, a state lawmaker says.

04/22/2015

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More Than 11M Distracted Driving Incidents Estimated Daily In Connecticut

In Connecticut, it’s estimated nearly 10 percent of drivers talk or text behind the wheel.

04/22/2015

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Connecticut Senator Pushes For Eradication Of Plastic Grocery Bags

On Earth Day, Connecticut officials are pushing for an effort to ban plastic bags in the state.

04/21/2015

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Connecticut Looks To Tighten Boating Laws After Death Of Greenwich Teen

Sen. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, is pushing for a law that would require boating operators to be at least 16 years old and to have a solid background in towing and boating safety.

04/21/2015

Rochester Institute of Technology student Max Maisel has been missing since Sunday, Feb. 22. (Credit: CBS2)

Body Of Missing Connecticut College Student Found In Lake Ontario

The body of a college student from western Connecticut has been found in Lake Ontario upstate, eight weeks after he vanished.

04/20/2015

Gov. Dannel Malloy speaks during his inauguration on Jan. 7, 2015. (credit: Jessica Hill/Pool Photo)

Gov. Malloy Lauds Job Creation Numbers In Recent Report

Gov. Dannel Malloy believes the state is now well poised to recover some of the growth lost in the so-called “Great Recession.”

04/20/2015

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 Bill Would Fine Some Businesses Not Paying Workers $15 An Hour

A bill being considered in Hartford calls for fines of $1 an hour for every worker on the job who’s earning less than $15.

04/20/2015

Sens. Charles Schumer, right, and Richard Blumenthal hold a news conference at Grand Central Terminal on April 19, 2015. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Propose Bill To Force Implementation Of Railroad Safety Technology

Schumer, D-N.Y., and Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Sunday delays are unacceptable for adding the communications and signaling system called Positive Train Control.

04/19/2015

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No Injuries In UConn Charter Bus Fire In Massachusetts

No one was injured when a charter bus taking UConn students on an outing to Boston caught fire on a ramp to the Massachusetts Turnpike.

04/18/2015

A brush fire broke out in Prospect Park on Monday, April 6. (Credit: Brooklynpippi)

National Weather Service Issues Brush Fire Warning For NYC Area

The National Weather Service has issued a fire warning for the New York City area because of dry brush and gusty winds.

04/18/2015

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.)

Local Leaders Fear State Budget Cuts In Conn Will Take A Toll On Cities, Towns

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is watching the situation at the capital carefully. He said cuts by the state could have a dramatic impact locally.

04/17/2015