Bridgeport

Trains following a collision on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line - May 17, 2013 (credit: Fairfield PD)

Railroad Official: Metro-North Far Behind On Maintenance

Chief Engineer Robert Puciloski, who appeared at the National Transportation Safety Board hearing in Washington, D.C., said the railroad is “behind in several areas,” including a five-year schedule of cyclical maintenance that had not been conducted in the area of the Bridgeport derailment since 2005.

11/07/2013

Joseph Callahan outside court in Bridgeport on Oct. 16, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Conn. Man Who Had Arsenal Of Explosives, Guns In Home Pleads Not Guilty

Joseph Callahan, 69, of Fairfield pleaded not guilty in Bridgeport Superior Court to 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives and other charges.

11/05/2013

Rev. Frank Caggiano (credit: Diocese of Bridgeport)

Rev. Frank Caggiano Installed As Diocese Of Bridgeport’s Bishop

Caggiano, 54, was selected to lead the Bridgeport Diocese by Pope Francis himself.

09/19/2013

Architect's rendering of Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus in Bridgeport, Conn. (credit: fairchildwheeler.org)

Greenest School In Conn. Set To Open Its Doors In Bridgeport

When the Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus opens later this month, 750 ninth and 10th graders chosen by lottery will grace the halls as the first two classes of the state-of-the-art school.

08/19/2013

Ramon Castro (Photo: Bridgeport Bluefish)

One Tank Trips: Taking In A Bridgeport Bluefish Game

Tickets are typically about $10 for the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League.

08/14/2013

NTSB investigators on the scene of a Metro-North train derailment and crash in Connecticut. (credit: NTSB/Flickr)

Federal Hearing To Be Held For 2 Recent Conn. Metro-North Incidents

On May 17, an eastbound train derailed and was struck by a westbound train just outside of Bridgeport, injuring 73 passengers, two engineers and a conductor. On May 28, a track foreman was struck and killed by a train in West Haven.

07/31/2013

Rev. Frank Caggiano (credit: Bridgeport Diocese)

Pope Francis Hand Picks New Diocese Of Bridgeport Bishop

Rev. Frank Caggiano, an auxiliary bishop in Brooklyn, will take over a post left vacant since the departure of Bishop William Lori, who was named Archbishop of Baltimore in March 2012.

07/31/2013

East End treatment plant that some locals blame for the occasional smell. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Foul Smell in Bridgeport, Conn. Upsets Residents

Some people in the neighborhood believe the smell might be coming from a local waste water treatment plant.

07/17/2013

FILE - People gather at a rally honoring Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Demonstrators To Protest Zimmerman Verdict In Conn.

Demonstrators are planning peaceful rallies in Bridgeport to protest a jury’s not-guilty verdict against George Zimmerman in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.

07/16/2013

Trains following a collision on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line - May 17, 2013 (credit: Fairfield PD)

911 Calls Show Passengers Remained Calm Aboard Metro-North Trains Involved In Collision

Within seconds, the first caller to 911 had first responders heading in the right direction with accurate information about the derailment and collision.

07/12/2013

NTSB investigators on the scene of a Metro-North train derailment and crash in Connecticut. (credit: NTSB/Flickr)

Conn. Rail Council Wants Answers On Bridgeport Derailment As Dissolution Nears

It will be up to Gov. Dannel Malloy and legislative leaders to appoint members to the new Connecticut Commuter Rail Council.

06/17/2013

NTSB investigators on the scene of a Metro-North train derailment and crash in Connecticut. (credit: NTSB/Flickr)

Conn. Rail Council Wants Answers On Metro-North Derailment

Jim Cameron of the council has submitted a question to Metro-North and to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, seeking to determine why nothing was done to stop trains from traveling over the problem track even after the issue was found and identified.

06/13/2013

(credit: CBS 2)

60 Years For Connecticut Man Who Beat, Burned Woman To Death

A man was hit with the maximum sentence of 60 years in prison last week, after being convicted in the beating and burning death of a Bridgeport, Conn., woman.

06/09/2013

Lyoto Machida kicks Dan Henderson in their light heavyweight bout during UFC 157 at Honda Center on Feb. 23, 2013 in Anaheim, California, an example of mixed martial arts. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Connecticut Legislature Lifts Ban On Mixed Martial Arts

Though some matches are currently permitted at Connecticut’s Indian-run casinos, national promoters and venues in Hartford and Bridgeport have campaigned for years to host the fights.

06/06/2013

Two Metro-North trains collided in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Officials Want More From Feds On Rail Safety

Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.

05/29/2013

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