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

Metro-North Trains Involved In ‘Major Derailment’ In Conn., Dozens Injured

About 700 people were on board the trains when one heading east from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven derailed about 6:10 p.m. just outside Bridgeport, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.

05/17/2013

Karim Kharbouch (credit: Connecticut Science Fair Association, Inc.)

Bridgeport High School Student Creates Flexible Seaweed Battery

Among the finalists up for the Intel science prize tonight is Karim Kharbouch, a 17-year-old from the Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center.

05/16/2013

Bianca Lebron

Bridgeport, Conn., Police Still Searching For Girl Who Vanished In 2001

Those involved in a search for a little girl who vanished over 10 years ago continued this weekend to hold out hope that she will one day be found and returned home.

05/11/2013

Sample Connecticut Driver's License (credit: CT DOT)

Connecticut Legislators Back Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

A proposal in Connecticut to expand access to driver’s licenses to immigrants regardless of their legal status has received the support of the governor, legislative leaders and mayors from across the state.

04/30/2013

Kevin Wallin (credit: The Connecticut Post)

Two Plead Guilty In Connecticut ‘Monsignor Meth’ Drug Ring

A California man and his girlfriend have pleaded guilty to federal drug conspiracy charges for supplying four pounds of methamphetamine to a Roman Catholic priest’s Connecticut drug operation.

04/19/2013

Church

Connecticut’s ‘Monsignor Meth’ To Plead Guilty

A Roman Catholic priest from Connecticut is expected to plead guilty to one of the charges accusing him of making more than $300,000 selling methamphetamine.

03/26/2013

Connecticut State Capitol (credit: League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.)

Conn. Mayors Fear Tax Hikes Might Be Needed With Malloy’s Budget

Mayors from around Connecticut and of both parties say they don’t want to raise property taxes, but say that if Gov. Dan Malloy’s budget goes forward, they will have no choice.

03/21/2013

Money

Bridgeport Grandma Says Mystery $74,000 Was God-Sent; Police Disagree

A Bridgeport woman charged with theft told police she believed the $74,000 that mysteriously appeared in her bank account was “God-sent” after she prayed for relief from her financial problems.

03/14/2013

Gavel (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Gives More Than $16 Million To Connecticut Man Who Lost Leg To Police Car

A Connecticut Superior Court jury awarded more than $16 million Tuesday to a Bridgeport man who lost his leg after being struck by a state police squad car.

03/12/2013

Bridgeport, Conn. (file / credit: City of Bridgeport)

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch Braces For Sequester Cuts

On the minds of most big city mayors around the country today is the impact of federal budget cuts if there’s no agreement between Congress and President Barack Obama to avert the sequester.

02/28/2013

A street in Bridgeport, Conn., following a blizzard in February 2013. (file/credit: CBS 2)

Bridgeport Officials Respond To Public At Hearing On Snow Response

Bridgeport officials held a hearing Tuesday night to discuss their response to the blizzard earlier this month.

02/20/2013

A snow-covered street near St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport - Feb. 11, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Critics Assail Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch For Inadequate Snow Response

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch was warned of the intense snowstorm on the way last weekend, but his critics argue he didn’t act quickly enough to order emergency plans for the city.

02/19/2013

Snow removal in Bridgeport Feb. 13, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Crews Making Progress In Bridgeport Snow Removal Effort

More blacktop is visible on the streets and snow blowers and shovels have gone to work on the sidewalks.

02/13/2013

Bridgeport Street Feb. 12 (CBS 2)

Bridgeport, Conn., Residents Furious They Are Still Snowed In 4 Days Later

Streets remain blocked. Some residents remain snow-bound. Even main drags are choked with ice and snowpack. Some suggested Tuesday they’d be better off anywhere else.

02/12/2013

A snow-covered street near St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport - Feb. 11, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

The Big Dig Continues In Connecticut; 2 Found Dead In Snow-Covered Car

Monday proved to be a snow day in Connecticut, mostly because people had the same problem they had on Saturday and Sunday. They couldn’t get anywhere.

02/11/2013

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