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Sketch of proposed Greenwich Reform Synagogue (credit: Greenwich Reform Synagogue)

Synagogue Sues After Greenwich, Conn. Rejects House Of Worship Plans

A Connecticut synagogue filed a federal lawsuit this week, alleging the Town of Greenwich violated its civil rights and made a discriminatory decision by denying its plan to build a house of worship.

07/08/2014

A case containing medical marijuana (Photo: CBS 2)

Connecticut Medical Marijuana Growers Feel Bumps In Road To Establishing Industry

Some growers have reported struggles in establishing their businesses.

07/07/2014

Scales of justice (credit: ClipArt.com)

Wife Describes Alleged Beating In Attempted-Murder Trial Of Ex-White House Lawyer Michael Farren

Mary Margaret Farren told her story for the first time publicly as she testified at the attempted-murder trial of Michael Farren.

07/07/2014

The playground at the Woodbury United Methodist Church has been dedicated to Madeleine Hsu. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Long Island Playground Dedicated To Sandy Hook Victim Madeleine Hsu

That playground was dedicated Sunday to honor Maddie, one of 26 people gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012.

07/06/2014

Crime Scene Tape (file/credit: John Li/Getty Images)

2 Killed, 4 Injured In Bridgeport Shootings

Six people were shot, two fatally, in three overnight shootings in Bridgeport, police said.

07/06/2014

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

Newtown Victim’s Dream Animal Shelter Set To Become A Reality

Before she was killed in the Newtown school massacre, 6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard raised money from returnable bottles and cans to buy bones for dogs at the pound.

07/05/2014

Gas Price Sign

AAA: Tri-State Area Gas Prices At Highest Since 2008

Drivers in the Tri-State area are paying the highest Fourth of July gas prices since 2008.

07/04/2014

Metro-North Railroad Train (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro-North Train Hits Tree On Tracks In Bethel, Conn.

It was a rough ride Thursday night from some Metro-North New Haven Line passengers, when a northbound train slammed into a tree that had fallen onto the tracks.

07/03/2014

Severe storms strike the Tri-State Area. (Credit: Alf Daland

Severe Weather Hits Tri-State Area; Tropical Storm Arthur Headed North

Severe weather brought lightning and drenching rains to the Tri-State area early Wednesday evening, while Tropical Storm Arthur threatened parts of the East Coast.

07/02/2014

FILE - Fireworks (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Weather Forecast Forces Stamford To Push Fireworks Show Back To Saturday

Mayor David Martin said the move was made because there the weather forecast is calling for a 70 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms Thursday night.

07/02/2014

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

Sen. Blumenthal Introducing Rail Safety Bill

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday he is introducing federal legislation that would require the nation’s passenger and freight rail systems, including Metro-North, to adopt what he calls “life-saving technology.”

07/01/2014

Graco announces car seat recall (GracoBuckleRecall.com)

Graco Recalls 1.9 Million Infant Car Seats In Largest Seat Recall In U.S. History

Graco Children’s Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, agreeing to government demands in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.

07/01/2014

Hobby Lobby Protest

Supreme Court: Companies With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception

The 5-4 ruling in the so-called “Hobby Lobby” case upheld the right of the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby craft stores — 600 nationwide — to opt out of a provision of Obamacare that mandates free birth control.

06/30/2014

Jail cells (credit: ClipArt.com)

Sens. Booker, Murphy Seek Alternatives To Incarcerating Teens

The bill aims to give incentives to states that seek out alternatives to incarceration, such as counseling and other mental health services.

06/30/2014

FILE: Animal shelter.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Friends, Family Rally In Support Of Shelter Worker Accused Of Putting Dangerous Dogs Up For Adoption

Relatives, friends, and co-workers rallied in support of a pet shelter worker who has been accused of secretly putting dangerous dogs up for adoption.

06/29/2014