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

Electronic Tolls Proposal Spurs Heated Debate Among Connecticut Lawmakers

This proposal would allow tolls to be placed anywhere on Connecticut highways, not just along the state’s borders.

03/19/2015

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland and his wife, Patricia, leave federal court in New Haven, Conn., on March 18, 2015. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland Sentenced To 30 Months For Campaign Scam

Former Governor John Rowland today faces sentencing for trying to conceal his work on a 2012 congressional campaign.

03/18/2015

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Connecticut Teen Charged As Adult In Fatal Stabbing Allegedly Over Spilled Coffee

Marquest Hall, of Stamford, was arraigned Tuesday in the fatal stabbing of Antonio Muralles, 52, last Wednesday outside the McDonald’s on Bedford Street.

03/18/2015

Kevin Wallin (credit: The Connecticut Post)

Kevin Wallin, Connecticut’s ‘Monsignor Meth,’ Pleads For Leniency Ahead Of Sentencing

A suspended Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency when he is sentenced next week.

03/17/2015

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

Connecticut Lawmaker Looks To Derail Proposal Allowing Eminent Domain Near Bus, Train Stations

Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, stumbled upon Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposal to transfer all local authority regarding land near the stations to the state while she was going over the transportation budget with a fine-tooth comb.

03/17/2015

Stamford Police Department (credit: Stamford Police Department CT/Facebook)

Police Arrest Teen, 22-Year-Old Man In Stamford Murder

Police in Stamford have made two arrests in connection with the city’s first murder of the year.

03/16/2015

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.)

After Watching Mother Suffer Before Death, Connecticut Senator Pushes For Right-To-Die Bill

Sen. Gary Winfield became a co-sponsor of legislation after watching his own mother die in agonizing death from an illness he says painkillers couldn’t help.

03/16/2015

A woman smokes an e-cigarette. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Woman Claims Underage Kids Used Her Address To Buy Banned E-Cigarettes

In Darien, Conn., some underage children believe they may have found a way to get their hands on outlawed e-cigarettes.

03/13/2015

A flooded street can be seen on Long Island on Dec. 9, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Army Corp Of Engineers Agrees To Help Find Ways To Curb Fairfield Co. Flooding

Help to stem the tide of flooding Fairfield County is on the way.

03/13/2015

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Controversial Painting Featuring Mother Teresa Among Pro-Choicers Defaced At Trumbull Library

First Selectman Tim Herbst said some witnesses reported seeing a woman vandalizing a painting that depicts Mother Teresa standing alongside pro-choice advocates.

03/12/2015

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.)

Stamford Teacher Sentenced To Prison For Inappropriate Relationships With Students

A former Stamford High School teacher who reportedly had sex with one of her students and supplied marijuana to others was sentenced to prison Wednesday.

03/11/2015

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

Poll Shows Connecticut Gov. Malloy’s Approval Slipping Among Key Groups

Poll director Doug Schwartz said what’s surprising, however, is the governor’s waning support among Connecticut Democrats.

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

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2 Dead Skunks Found With ‘Obama Stinks’ Sign In Fairfield, Conn.

Police in Fairfield, Connecticut, are investigating the discovery of two dead skunks with a sign reading “Obama Stinks.”

03/10/2015

FILE -- A gamblers plays a slot machine at Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn.  (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Some Connecticut Lawmakers Want To Place Bets On Expanded Gambling

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff said both major tribal casinos in Connecticut are strongly in favor of setting up slots and gaming tables near the state’s borders to attract Connecticut residents who now cross the line to gamble.

03/10/2015

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