Fran Schneidau

FILE -- Metro-North crews work on Dec. 3, 2013, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in a train derailment in the Bronx two days earlier. (Credit: MTA)

Audit: Metro-North Repair Crews Get Little Supervision

A transportation official says railroad maintenance crews get little or no supervision and fail to document their work on the commuter line where six people died in a fiery crash in February.

04/13/2015

Benjamin Seitz  (family photo)

Ridgefield Man Avoids Jail Time In Hot Car Death Of 15-Month-Old Son

Kyle Seitz received a conditional discharge and was spared prison time and probation at his sentencing Thursday in Danbury Superior Court.

04/09/2015

FILE -- A coyote (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Pet Owners On High Alert After Coyote Attack In Darien, Conn.

A recent coyote attack involving a dog in Darien, Conn., has pet owners on alert.

04/09/2015

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Defaced Painting Featuring Mother Teresa Among Pro-Choicers To Remain Hanging At Trumbull Library

Police in Trumbull, Conn., have closed the case into who defaced a painting that hangs in the town library after being unable to pinpoint exactly who did it.

04/08/2015

Head coach Geno Auriemma of the Connecticut Huskies cuts the net after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 63-53 during the NCAA Women's Final Four National Championship at Amalie Arena on April 7, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Elite Company: UConn’s Auriemma Matches Wooden With 10th NCAA Title

“I’ll let the people who write the history decide where I fit in,” Geno Auriemma said after leading UConn’s women to a third straight championship Tuesday night.

04/08/2015

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Report Finds Racial Disparities In Connecticut Traffic Stops

The report singles out five agencies for having “statistically significant” racial or ethnic disparities in their data and says further investigation is warranted.

04/07/2015

Ticks (file/credit: Getty Images)

Untreatable Virus Found In Ticks In Southern Connecticut

The Powassan virus has symptoms that are similar to those of Lyme disease, including headache, nausea and fever.

04/07/2015

I-95 in Bridgeport, Conn (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Connecticut Weighs Privatizing Highways For Toll Collection

Proponents of the idea like the idea that the private contractors who lease highways would not only collect tolls, but also maintain the highways. The downside, state Rep. Gail Lavielle believes, would be inevitable toll hikes.

04/06/2015

A case containing medical marijuana (Photo: CBS 2)

Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Allowing Medical Marijuana For Children

Recently, several parents and their young children testified before lawmakers in Hartford on the need to eliminate the 18-year-old age restriction.

04/06/2015

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Stamford Man Charged In Fatal Beating Of Mother Over Medication

A 76-year-old Stamford woman who police say was severely beaten by her son has died.

03/27/2015

A US Department of Justice seal (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Norwalk Mosque Dispute Prompts Department Of Justice Involvement

Norwalk, which engaged in a lengthy dispute over plans for a mosque, has been asked by the Department of Justice to review regulations related to religious institutions.

03/27/2015

Anthony Sabato  in 2011 (credit: Wallingford Police Department)

Ex-Investigator Claims Man In Custody On Unrelated Charges Is 1981 Darien Cop Killer

Officer Kenneth Bateman, 34, was killed May 31, 1981, while responding to a burglary at a fast food restaurant.

03/26/2015

Gary Castonguay (Credit: Department of Correction)

Connecticut Parole Board Reverses Decision To Free Cop Killer Over Outcry From Victim’s Family

Gary Castonguay is serving a 25 years to life prison term for gunning down Plainville police Officer Robert Holcomb while fleeing from a burglary in 1977.

03/25/2015

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

Connecticut Bill Removes Possibility Of State Land Takeover Near Transit Stations

Local lawmakers, especially in Fairfield County, cried out loudly in opposition to the idea of the state overstepping home rule and erecting buildings that might conflict with local planning and zoning.

03/25/2015

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

Connecticut Could Become First State To Ban Variable-Rate Utility Contracts

Consumers are often tempted to opt for variable rates with electric utility companies, hoping to lower their bills.

03/24/2015

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