Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Palcohol makes a variety of powdered alcohol products. (credit: CBS 2)

Sen. Blumenthal Wants To Ban Sale Of Powdered Alcohol

Powdered alcohol is a tragedy waiting to happen, said Sen. Richard Blumenthal who is outraged that a federal agency has approved the controversial new product for sale in liquor stores.

04/10/2015

Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Blumenthal: Unclaimed Refunds For Conn. Taxpayers Are Up To $13.4 Million

Thousands of Connecticut taxpayers could potentially receive a lucrative financial windfall, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

04/03/2015

An NTSB investigator examines train involved in MetroNorth accident at maintenance facility. (Credit: National Transportation Safety Board)

Senator: Safety Devices May Have Been Insufficient At Metro-North Crash Site

The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday said the engineer and conductor in the Metro-North accident and fire this week went out of their way to bring as many passengers to safety as possible.

02/06/2015

Photo of car interior showing third rail pieces in the passenger compartment of the Metro-North train that crashed on Tuesday, Feb. 3. (Credit: National Transportation Safety Board)

Investigators Examine Unique Feature Of Metro-North Third Rail After Accident

Five passengers were killed in the Metro-North train accident and fire this week when the electrified third rail dislodged from the tracks and entered the lead car.

02/06/2015

A Metro-North Harlem Line train hit a car and caught fire in Valhalla on Tuesday, Feb. 3.  (Credit: bizzz23)

7 Dead When Metro-North Train Hits Car In Valhalla, Catches Fire

Six people were confirmed dead Tuesday evening, when a Metro-North struck a car and caught fire during the evening rush in Valhalla.

02/03/2015

A Metro-North Harlem Line train hit a car and caught fire in Valhalla on Tuesday, Feb. 3. (Credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS2)

Previous Metro-North Accidents Have Prompted Demands For Better Safety

The Metro-North train accident and fire that left six people dead in Valhalla Tuesday followed a string of incidents that have led to demands for safety improvements on the railroad.

02/03/2015

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Derailment At Grand Central Snags Metro-North Trains, Leaves Riders Shaken

Service on the Metro-North Railroad was disrupted Wednesday evening after a derailment at Grand Central Terminal.

01/28/2015

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Sen. Blumenthal Pushes For Federal Intervention Over CL&P Bill Increase

The push is on for federal intervention over fixed charges on many Connecticut electric bills.

12/30/2014

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Families Of Newtown Shooting Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer

The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.

12/15/2014

Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Senators To NFL: Drop The ‘Blackout Rule’ Or We Might

The Federal Communications Commission voted this fall to stop enforcing the NFL’s blackout policy, but the action did not end blackouts, which are written into the NFL’s private contracts with broadcast and cable companies.

12/04/2014

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Connecticut Senator Seeks Probe Of Outlet Pricing

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he’s asking the Federal Trade Commission to review the pricing practices of outlet stores.

11/28/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit: Getty Images)

Blumenthal Demands Answers From Feds About Controversial Guardrails

Earlier this week, a jury found Trinity Highway Products, the company that makes the guardrails, defrauded and misled government officials about its product.

10/22/2014

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Police In Connecticut: Phone Scammers Posing As IRS Agents, Demanding Back Taxes

One recent victim received a phone call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent who said the man’s family owed $61,000 in back taxes but that the IRS would settle for $3,200, police said.

10/06/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Sen. Blumenthal: Roger Goodell ‘Must Go’ If NFL Had Rice Video

“If these allegations are true, Roger Goodell is part of the problem, and he is incapable of achieving a real solution,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said on Wednesday.

09/11/2014

A Metro-North train is seen in Rye, NY on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Seek Rail Safety ‘Overhaul’

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal say they want to “overhaul'” rail safety laws to prevent future derailments and other accidents.

09/07/2014

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