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

Federal Agencies To Testify On Rail Safety At Committee Hearing Chaired By Sen. Blumenthal

Sen. Richard Blumenthal said if federal agencies are not empowered to raise the penalties for safety violations, legislation will be enacted to achieve a higher safety standard.

05/27/2014

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Book Honors Best Friends Killed In Line Of Duty In Iraq, Afghanistan

Memorial day has one former Marine colonel making an effort to honor his own son and others who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

05/26/2014

Distracted Driving (file/credit: ClipArt)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Signs Distracted-Driving Bill Into Law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed a bill that sets a penalty of up to $1,000 for drivers caught texting or talking while driving.

05/20/2014

Danielle Shea (credit: Hamden Police Department)

Police: Ex-Quinnipiac Student In Graduation Day Bomb Threat Appears Before Judge

Fearful that her family would learn she was not graduating, a 22-year-old woman phoned in bomb threats to Quinnipiac University on Sunday to try and force commencement ceremonies to be canceled, police said.

05/19/2014

U.S Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the 2nd Annual Creativity Conference presented by the Motion Picture Association of America at The Newseum on May 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Connecticut Teen Says She Didn’t Expect Vice President Biden To Answer Prom Invite

A Newington, Conn., teen said she never expected Vice President Joe Biden to answer her invitation to her high school prom — seven months later.

05/19/2014

Scott and Lori Gellatly (image via Facebook, modified by CBSNewYork.com)

Donations Sought For Dog Struck In Fatal Oxford, Conn. Shooting

According to police, the dog was shot once after she lunged at Scott Gellatly, 46, as allegedly opened fire on his wife and mother-in-law on May 7.

05/12/2014

Sal Mazzaro shows off his utility bill - Lynbrook, NY - Jul 7, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

CL&P Customers Could Seek Rate Hike As Infrastructure Project Continues

CL&P has not had a rate hike in four years. The utility is asking for $231.5 million.

05/12/2014

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.)

Bill To Open Records Of Adults Adopted As Children After 1983 Reaches Malloy’s Desk

A new state law in Connecticut will make certain records available of adults who were adopted as children three decades ago.

05/10/2014

UConn sign (Jenneen Lee/WTIC)

UConn Sorority Banned From Campus For ‘Bacon Hazing’ May Appeal

The school revoked the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority’s registration Wednesday and ordered it out of its campus house by May 15.

05/09/2014

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)

Poll: Foley Leading Pack Among Conn. GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls; Deadlocked With Malloy

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Foley in an excellent position as he and other GOP candidates head to the convention next week.

05/09/2014

Aftermath of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus accident in Providence, R.I., May 4, 2014. (credit: Alexander Wood via CBS 2)

Circus Comes To Hartford Following Accident That Injured 9

The “human chandelier” stunt, in which performers hang by their hair from a suspended apparatus, won’t be performed. Eight acrobats and a ground worker were injured in an accident Sunday.

05/08/2014

Scott Gellatly (image via Facebook, modified by CBSNewYork.com)

Cops: Alleged Oxford, Conn., Killer Nabbed Amid Suicide Attempt

Connecticut state police say a woman has been killed in a double shooting at a home in Oxford and they have taken her husband into custody.

05/07/2014

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

Metro-North’s Bar Cars Reach End Of The Line

The last of the cars will make their final run on Friday. Metro-North rolled out the bar cars on the New Haven line in the 1970s.

05/07/2014

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

Metro-North New Haven Line Upgrades Almost Done

A major upgrade to Metro-North’s New Haven line is nearly complete — and it should help cut the number of stalled trains on the commuter railroad.

05/06/2014

Gas Pump (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Expert: Gas Prices Could Dip In Connecticut For Summer

Prices at the pump have soared over the past month. Mike Fox, head of the Gasoline & Automotive Services Dealers of America in Connecticut, said the spike in prices is not due to a lack of crude oil or refined gas supplies.

05/05/2014

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