Connecticut

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.)

Connecticut Business Leaders Say State Democrats’ Budget Plan Will Be A Disaster

Business leaders from Fairfield County heard from state lawmakers, Republican and Democrat, about their parties’ budget plans.

05/13/2015

Daniel Fischer (left) and Gregory Williams are accused of refusing to leave a temple in Westport, Connecticut as they protested a talk by the Israeli Defense Force. (Credit: Westport Police)

Police: Protesters Refused To Leave Conn. Temple, Forced School Lockdown

Four schools were put on lockdown in Westport, Connecticut Tuesday, amid concerns that two men protesting an Israeli Defense Force talk inside a temple might have been carrying a gun.

05/12/2015

A Metro-North train enters a station in Bridgeport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers To Hear From Metro-North President At Operations Briefing

State Rep. Gail Lavielle, of Wilton, said she plans to press for an update on providing Wi-Fi for every passenger who needs to work on a laptop while traveling on the train.

05/11/2015

Gov. Dannel Malloy speaks during his inauguration on Jan. 7, 2015. (credit: Jessica Hill/Pool Photo)

Gov. Malloy Lauds Job Creation Numbers In Recent Report

Gov. Dannel Malloy believes the state is now well poised to recover some of the growth lost in the so-called “Great Recession.”

04/20/2015

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.)

Local Leaders Fear State Budget Cuts In Conn Will Take A Toll On Cities, Towns

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is watching the situation at the capital carefully. He said cuts by the state could have a dramatic impact locally.

04/17/2015

(Credit: Darien Police Department)

Black Bear Seen Eating From Bird Feeder At Darien, Conn., Home

Police in Darien, Conn., caught an unlikely visitor at a home on Partridge Lane Thursday night.

04/03/2015

Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Blumenthal: Unclaimed Refunds For Conn. Taxpayers Are Up To $13.4 Million

Thousands of Connecticut taxpayers could potentially receive a lucrative financial windfall, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

04/03/2015

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer worries that new tolls on I-95 in Connecticut will cause traffic jams in towns such as Port Chester, seen here. (Credit: CBS2)

Schumer: New Tolls On I-95 In Connecticut Will Jam Up Westchester Streets

Lawmakers in Connecticut have been discussing bringing tolls back to Interstate 95. But residents across the state line in New York are worried that such a move could jam their local streets with traffic.

03/31/2015

NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Malloy: Move 2016 Final Four Unless Indiana Changes Law

Gov. Dan Malloy and UConn’s athletic director called on the NCAA on Monday to consider moving next year’s Women’s Final Four out of Indianapolis.

03/31/2015

FILE -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Malloy Bans State-Funded Travel To Indiana Over ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday banned state-funded travel to Indiana, because of the controversial new “religious freedom” law that critics say enables discrimination against the LGBT community.

03/30/2015

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

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Reward Announced In Case Of Dead Skunks With ‘Obama Stinks’ Sign In Connecticut

A reward of up to $5,000 was being offered Wednesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for two dead skunks found with a political sign in Fairfield, Connecticut.

03/11/2015

Cigarette Smoking (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Connecticut Reconsiders Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids

Connecticut lawmakers are again considering a bill that would prevent people from smoking in a motor vehicle when there’s a young child inside.

03/11/2015

Benjamin Seitz  (family photo)

Ridgefield, Conn. Man Pleads, Is Deemed Guilty In Death Of 15-Month-Old Son In Hot Car

A Connecticut man accused of causing his 15-month-old son’s death by leaving the boy in a hot car has entered a plea that has led to his being deemed guilty.

03/10/2015

A coyote chased this shepherd mix dog in Stamford, Connecticut recently, even though the dog is much bigger. (Credit: Karen Hart)

Coyotes Seen Going After Large Dogs In Stamford, Connecticut

Coyotes were attacking in Connecticut this week, with three reports of the animals hunting down dogs.

03/06/2015

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