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Starbucks is using the hashtag #RaceTogether in an effort to get baristas and customers talking about race relations. (Credit: Starbucks/CBS2)

Amid Criticism, Starbucks Baristas No Longer Writing ‘Race Together’ On Cups

Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson said the chain’s initiative will continue more broadly without the handwritten messages.

03/22/2015

Childhood obesity (credit: AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

Connecticut Bill Aims To Combat Childhood Obesity, Boost Physical Activity Of Kids

Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether to create a new commission that would devise ways to increase physical activity among students.

03/21/2015

Yolanda McDowell, 45, has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Stamford. (credit: Stamford Police Department)

CT Woman Gets 10 Years For Hit-And-Run Death Of Elderly Woman

A Connecticut woman prosecutors said was high on drugs and alcohol has been sentenced to the maximum 10 years for the hit-and-run death of a police officer’s 70-year-old mother.

03/21/2015

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Tri-State Area Gets Another Blast Of Winter On 1st Day Of Spring

Snow fell across the Tri-State Area all day Friday, causing travel delays and leaving people fit to be tied on the first day of spring.

03/20/2015

A school bus crashed into a home in Stamford Conn. amid a snow storm on March 20, 2015. (credit:  Twitter.com/LayLay_65)

9 Students Hurt When School Bus Crashes Into House In Stamford

There were 42 students were on board the bus at the time of the crash. Nine were treated for minor injuries.

03/20/2015

A MetroCard machine at Grand Central. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

MTA Fare And Toll Hikes Go Into Effect Sunday

The MTA said the hikes are needed to balance the budget against rising operating costs, pointing out they’ve cut $1 billion in spending.

03/20/2015

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Tri-State Area Faces More Snow From Late Season Storm

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday for New York City, northeast New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley, southern Connecticut and Long Island.

03/19/2015

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.)

Conn. Chief State’s Attorney Backs Impartial Prosecutors For Police Shooting Cases

The top prosecutor in Connecticut plans to tell state lawmakers that steps have been taken to ensure fatal shootings by police are investigated by potentially impartial prosecutors.

03/19/2015

Stamford Police Department (credit: Stamford Police Department CT/Facebook)

Stamford Police Arrest 3rd Suspect In Killing Over Spilled Coffee

Stamford police have arrested a third suspect in a fatal stabbing that police say began as a fight over spilled coffee.

03/19/2015

FILE -- U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)  (credit: Attila Kisbenedek/Getty Images)

Sen. Chris Murphy Seeks Alternative To School Suspensions, Expulsions

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy wants to find a new approach to dealing with bad behavior in schools.

03/19/2015

I-95 in Bridgeport, Conn (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Electronic Tolls Proposal Spurs Heated Debate Among Connecticut Lawmakers

This proposal would allow tolls to be placed anywhere on Connecticut highways, not just along the state’s borders.

03/19/2015

I-95 in Bridgeport, Conn (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Electronic Tolling Bill Clears Connecticut Transportation Committee

A bill that could lead to electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

03/18/2015

Human and animal footprints in fresh snow cover the ground in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Snow Expected To Fall In NYC On First Day Of Spring

The snow and rain will come to an end Friday evening with possible snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches in the NYC area.

03/18/2015

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland and his wife, Patricia, leave federal court in New Haven, Conn., on March 18, 2015. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland Sentenced To 30 Months For Campaign Scam

Former Governor John Rowland today faces sentencing for trying to conceal his work on a 2012 congressional campaign.

03/18/2015

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Connecticut Teen Charged As Adult In Fatal Stabbing Allegedly Over Spilled Coffee

Marquest Hall, of Stamford, was arraigned Tuesday in the fatal stabbing of Antonio Muralles, 52, last Wednesday outside the McDonald’s on Bedford Street.

03/18/2015