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The board at the New Haven station on May 16, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Connecticut Lawmakers Mull Measure Seeking To Replace Metro-North

State Transportation Commissioner James Redeker has cautioned legislators against replacing Metro-North Railroad as the operator of the New Haven line linking Connecticut to New York City.

02/12/2015

Scales of justice (credit: ClipArt.com)

Lawsuits: Former Stamford Gym Teacher Molested Boys In 1970s, ’80s

Cindy Robinson, the lawyer representing the plaintiffs, said there are now five lawsuits pending against Martinez.

02/11/2015

FILE -- Traffic moves slowly through a snowstorm along I-95 in Westport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut GOP Offers Plan To Fund Transportation Overhaul

Republican legislators are proposing a 30-year, $37.4 billion plan to pay for a proposed overhaul of Connecticut’s transportation system without resurrecting tolls.

02/11/2015

Rosemary the dog. (credit: Sarah Walters/CBS2)

Connecticut Bill Would Bar Driving With Pet On Lap

Under a bill before the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, people found driving with a pet on their lap would be charged with distracted driving.

02/10/2015

Cars drive in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane (R), also called the diamond or commuter lane. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Connecticut DMV To Close Norwalk, Bridgeport Branches Temporarily For Computer System Overhaul

Connecticut Department of Motor vehicles offices in Norwalk and Bridgeport will be closed all next week as a massive computer upgrade gets underway

02/10/2015

Slick conditions on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Chappaqua on Feb. 9, 2015. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Wintry Mix Creates Slick Roadways Across Tri-State Area

A winter weather advisory is in effect for New York City, Long Island, Rockland and Westchester counties and for parts of New Jersey and Connecticut until midnight Tuesday morning.

02/09/2015

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Health Insurer Anthem Targeted In ‘Very Sophisticated’ Cyberattack

Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information.

02/05/2015

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Final Victim Identified In Deadly Metro-North Crash

A research scientist from Chappaqua has been identified as the final victim of the six people who were killed when a Metro-North train hit an SUV stopped on the tracks at a railroad crossing.

02/05/2015

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Connecticut Boarding School Sued Over Alleged Sexual Abuse

The Hotchkiss School says it is investigating allegations that students were sexually abused there three decades ago.

02/05/2015

Investigators on the scene of the Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, NY on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

NTSB Investigating Deadly Metro-North Crash

The crash Tuesday evening involved a Harlem Line train and a SUV that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing on Commerce Street in Valhalla.

02/04/2015

Investigators on the scene of the Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, NY on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Experts Offer Railroad, Driving Safety Tips Following Metro-North Crash

Rail passengers can improve their safety by familiarizing themselves with emergency procedures, a commuter advocate says.

02/04/2015

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

NTSB Recommends Metro-North Replace Bolts On Brand New Rail Cars

A federal report stemming from the investigation into the May 2013 derailment of a Metro-North Railroad train in Bridgeport says bolts on brand-new M-8 cars are too weak.

02/03/2015

Snow in Yonkers after the winter storm on Monday, Feb. 2. (Credit: CBS2)

Overnight Flash Freeze Brings Concern After Tri-State Area Is Hit With Snow, Ice

A winter storm is dumping snow and ice across the Tri-State area Monday, causing some dangerous driving conditions.

02/02/2015

FILE -- PSEG Long Island building in Melville (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Officials Concerned Ice, Wind Could Lead To Widespread Power Outages

Ice and wind are the biggest causes of outages, PSEG Long Island spokeswoman Elizabeth Flagler said.

02/02/2015

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Conn. Boarding School Accused Of Not Reporting Sexual Assaults Of Students

A federal lawsuit says officials at the exclusive Indian Mountain School in Salisbury did nothing as students were sexually assaulted and blackmailed into keeping silent.

01/30/2015

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