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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

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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

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

Rail Workers Injured In Metro-North Crash Hire Lawyer

The engineers of the two trains involved are among the clients of George Cahill, a New Haven-based railroad law attorney.

05/23/2013

Connecticut state investigators examines the scene of a Metro North train collision on May 18, 2013 in Fairfield, Connecticut. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

Metro-North New Haven Service To Be Back By Wednesday Morning

Railroad officials in Connecticut said the morning commute went as well as can be expected following Friday’s train collision that injured 72 people and has shut down service.

05/20/2013

Alyssiah Wiley (credit: Conn. State Police)

Boyfriend Appears In Court In Murder Of Eastern Connecticut State U. Student

The longtime boyfriend of an Eastern Connecticut State University student appeared in court Monday, three days after the student’s body was found in a wooded area.

05/20/2013

Alyssiah Wiley (credit: Conn. State Police)

Bridgeport Man Charged In Murder Of Eastern Connecticut State University Student

State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance says Richards is being held on $2 million bail. He is due in Bridgeport Superior Court on Monday.

05/18/2013

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

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