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

Sen. Chris Murphy, Pennsylvania Congressman Team Up To Generate Rail Line Funding

Teaming up with an out-of-state Republican congressman, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut is embarking on a plan to generate funding for the Northeast Corridor Rail Line, WCBS 880’s Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

08/07/2014

FILE - A corn field. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Thieves Make Off With Hundreds Of Ears Of Corn From Bristol, Conn. Farm

Workers at Green Acres Farm in Bristol went to pick corn to sell at a market Sunday and discovered that the stalks had been all but picked clean.

08/06/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy speaks at a rally to promote gun control legislation on February 14, 2013 in Hartford.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Expert: Malloy’s Sandy Hook Reference In Campaign Ad Unnecessary Political Risk

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s second television ad was released Monday. It features Nicole Hockley, whose son Dylan was one of 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

08/05/2014

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Conn. Parents Of Child Left In Hot Car Work To Prevent Similar Deaths

Weeks after her son’s death upon being left in the family’s car, Lindsay Rogers-Seitz and her husband are working to prevent future deaths, WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reported.

08/01/2014

Health workers wearing protective suits walk in an isolation center for people infected with Ebola at Donka Hospital in Conakry on April 14, 2014. (credit: Cellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images)

US Warns Against Traveling To Ebola-Hit Countries

The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbreak in those West Africa countries has killed more than 700 people this year.

07/31/2014

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, left, and House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller hold a news conference to announce that the two committees have struck a deal to reform the Veterans Affairs Department. (Credit: Getty Images)

Deal To Improve Veterans’ Health Care Costs $17B

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill’s chief supporters said Monday.

07/28/2014

"The SMART Playbook" was developed by Suzanne Wind, a mother of three in Greenwich, Conn.

Connecticut Mom Develops Workbooks To Help Tech Kids Lacking Social Skills

A Greenwich mother has created a series of workbooks to help children develop social skills, believing they are becoming too wrapped up in technology and missing out on face-to-face interaction.

07/27/2014

Crews examine the separation on the Metro North "Walk Bridge" over the Norwalk River (Tom Kaminski/Chopper 880)

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy Secures State Money For Walk Bridge Repairs

Temporary repairs to the Walk Bridge can begin right away now that the state Bond Commission has given the OK to the $3 million fix.

07/25/2014

Tom Foley, former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and businessman, has announced he'll run again as a Republican for governor of Connecticut. He's seen here debating eventual Gov. Dannel Malloy on Oct. 5, 2010 in Hartford. (redit: John Woike-Pool/Getty Images)

Connecticut Gubernatorial Candidate Hopeful Tom Foley Calls For Fellow Republican McKinney To Drop Out

Schneidau reports Republican candidate Tom Foley is calling on fellow Republican John McKinney to drop out.

07/24/2014

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Stamford Police Bust Alleged Scam Artist By Staking Out His Mom’s Funeral

Police in Stamford, Connecticut have tracked an alleged scam artist who escaped police in that and other states for months.

07/23/2014

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Conn. Officials Say Mosquitoes In East Haven Test Positive For West Nile

Officials in Connecticut are warning residents after mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in East Haven.

07/23/2014

Crews examine the separation on the Metro North "Walk Bridge" over the Norwalk River (Tom Kaminski/Chopper 880)

Malloy Seeks $3 Million For Century-Old Rail Span That Failed Twice This Year

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is seeking to borrow $3 million in state bonds to fix a railroad bridge in Connecticut that blocked commuter rail traffic in May and June.

07/21/2014

Stamford High School English teacher Danielle Watkins is being held on bond after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student. (Credit: Stamford Police Department.)

Conn. H.S. Teacher Held On Bond For Alleged Sexual Relationship With Student

A Stamford High School teacher is being held on bond after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student.

07/17/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Federal Request To House Migrant Children In Conn. Denied

The federal government is looking for housing following a recent surge in unaccompanied children crossing the border illegally.

07/16/2014

Watermelons are seen for sale at a local 'Farmer's Market' August 7, 2013, in Oakton, Virginia. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Man Charged With Threatening Wife By Stabbing Watermelon

Carmine Cervellino was formally charged and could face up to a year behind bars if a judge decides his impaling the watermelon was a threatening message he was sending to his wife.

07/15/2014

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