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New Safety Measures In Place For Metro-North Trains

Following the release of a scathing report from the Federal Railroad Administration, Metro-North Railroad has instituted some new safety measures.

03/24/2014

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Shop Owner Who Sold Rifle To Nancy Lanza Faces Sentencing On Unrelated Violation

The owner of a gun shop that legally sold a rifle to the Newtown school shooter’s mother is facing sentencing for unrelated federal firearms violations.

03/23/2014

Former Conn. Gov. M. Jodi Rell (file/credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox)

Former Conn. Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s Husband Dies Of Cancer

In a tribute to Lou Rell, the Connecticut Republican Party said he served the nation as a Navy pilot and the state as the governor’s spouse. He was 73.

03/23/2014

Charla Nash seeks right to sue state, March 21, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Some Conn. State Lawmakers Have Doubts About Letting Chimp Attack Victim Sue

Some Connecticut lawmakers have expressed doubts about giving a woman mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009 the right to sue the state for $150 million.

03/22/2014

Charla Nash speaks with reporters on March 21, 2014. (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Chimp Attack Victim Asks Again For Right To Sue State For $150M

A woman disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack appealed Friday for permission to pursue a $150 million lawsuit against the state, appearing before lawmakers to argue that officials knew the animal was a threat and failed to take action.

03/21/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Obama Picks UConn To Win NCAA Women’s Basketball Tourney

He is putting two undefeated teams, Connecticut and Notre Dame, in the April 9th final. He has Stanford and Louisville rounding out the Final Four.

03/21/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

MTA To Install Cameras, Audio Recorders On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

The move is in response to safety recommendations put forward by the National Transportation Safety Board following a December derailment that killed four people in the Bronx.

03/19/2014

File photo of springtime in Central Park (credit: Getty Images)

Lonnie Quinn’s Long-Range Forecast: Expect Chilly Start To Spring

In his long-range forecast, CBS 2 meteorologist Lonnie Quinn says the Tri-State area is facing a colder-than-average start to spring,

03/19/2014

People board an Amtrak train at Penn Station (file/credit: Getty Images)

Amtrak Seeks To Reinvest Northeast Corridor Revenues Into Rail Line In New Budget

Amtrak has big plans to improve service on the Northeast Corridor, but said Congress has to get on board first.

03/19/2014

Seventy percent of homes tested in Stamford, Conn., had uranium in their well water, officials said. (credit: CBS 2)

Stamford Officials: Uranium Seeping Into Well Water

The city of Stamford has started testing 5,000 wells in its post northern area. Many of the wells are tucked away in the basements of homes far from public water systems.

03/19/2014

Charla Nash on Aug. 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Charla Nash To Appeal To Conn. Lawmakers For Right To Sue State Over Chimp Attack

Nash contends the state had the authority and obligation to seize the dangerous animal. But a state commissioner last year dismissed Nash’s request for permission to sue the state government for $150 million.

03/19/2014

A man fills out his numbers for Mega Millions lottery tickets.  (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Jackpot Swells To $400 Million; 3rd Largest In Game’s History

Tuesday’s jackpot is now the third largest in jackpot in the multistate lottery game’s history. It will also be the sixth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

03/18/2014

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Look To Combat ‘Exploding’ Heroin Crisis

Connecticut’s U.S. senators have outlined steps to combat the growing number of fatalities from heroin in the state and nationwide.

03/18/2014

Rep. Chris Murphy is seen in his official headshot - File / Photo: Office of Chris Murphy

Sen. Murphy On Crimea Vote: Putin’s ‘Done Something Incredibly Stupid’

President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine.

03/17/2014

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Advocates Make Renewed Push To Pass Assisted Suicide Legislation In Conn.

Gov. Dannel Malloy said he supports people having a document that spells out their final wishes, but he’s “a little uneasy” when it comes to enacting state policy that calls for “proactive actions to end life.”

03/17/2014