Stamford

Distracted Driving (file/credit: ClipArt)

Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

Safety advocates are lobbying now for a total ban on driver phone use, pointing to studies that headsets do not reduce drive distraction.

03/27/2014

Charla Nash speaks with reporters on March 21, 2014. (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Chimp Attack Victim Asks Again For Right To Sue State For $150M

A woman disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack appealed Friday for permission to pursue a $150 million lawsuit against the state, appearing before lawmakers to argue that officials knew the animal was a threat and failed to take action.

03/21/2014

Seventy percent of homes tested in Stamford, Conn., had uranium in their well water, officials said. (credit: CBS 2)

Stamford Officials: Uranium Seeping Into Well Water

The city of Stamford has started testing 5,000 wells in its post northern area. Many of the wells are tucked away in the basements of homes far from public water systems.

03/19/2014

Charla Nash on Aug. 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Charla Nash To Appeal To Conn. Lawmakers For Right To Sue State Over Chimp Attack

Nash contends the state had the authority and obligation to seize the dangerous animal. But a state commissioner last year dismissed Nash’s request for permission to sue the state government for $150 million.

03/19/2014

People board an Amtrak train at Penn Station (file/credit: Getty Images)

Passengers Sound Off On Twitter As Amtrak Train Stalls In Connecticut

An Amtrak train got stuck – reportedly for over four hours – in Cos Cob, Conn. Tuesday, and passengers sounded off about it on Twitter.

03/11/2014

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Crime Down In Stamford; Ranked 16th Safest City In U.S.

Over the first six months of 2013, the percentage of serious crimes and property crimes dropped 3.5 percent compared with the same timeframe in 2012.

03/05/2014

A man on the phone (file/credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Scammers Demanding Cash Transfers Targeting Stamford Residents By Phone

Police in Stamford are warning residents about recent phone scams. Susan Grant at the Consumer Federation of America said it’s a frequent scam and any demand for money by unusual means is a dead giveaway.

02/19/2014

A man walks past a large pile of snow created by snowplows on Broadway near Lincoln Center. (Photo STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Winter Storm Blowing Into Tri-State Area

Forecasters say snow is expected to begin falling Wednesday night and slow the commute into work Thursday.

02/12/2014

SAC Capital headquarters in Stamford, Conn. (credit: Getty Images)

Second Portfolio Manager From Stamford-Based Hedge Fund Convicted Of Insider Trader

When prosecutors announced the case against Mathew Martoma in November 2012, they said it may be the most lucrative insider trading scheme of all time.

02/06/2014

Stamford Police say an 85-year-old woman was attacked in this parking garage at the Stamford Town Center. (Credit CBS 2)

Cops Seek Suspects In Assault, Robbery Of 85-Year-Old Woman

Police in Stamford were looking for a couple who allegedly attacked an 85-year-old woman in the parking garage at the Stamford Town Center.

11/22/2013

Thanksgiving Turkey (file / credit: clipart.com)

Stamford-Based Food Bank Seeking Donations Ahead Of Thanksgiving

The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County gave away more than 15,000 turkeys last year, but the number is much lower this year.

11/20/2013

AmeriCares Emergency Response Manager Karl Erdmann amid the destruction in Cebu, the Philippines. (credit: AmeriCares)

AmeriCares Ships Supplies, Lends Assistance In The Philippines

The Philippines’ main disaster response agency raised the death toll Friday to 3,621, up from the previous figure of 2,360. Most of the casualties occurred on Leyte and Samar islands. It said 1,140 people are missing and more than 12,000 injured.

11/15/2013

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Stamford Police Investigating Possible Link In String Of Car Break-Ins

At least nine break-ins from Wednesday night through early Thursday morning were reported within a small area, according to Stamford Police Chief Jon Fontneau.

11/15/2013

The Stamford Metro-North Station - File Photo

Democrats Retake Mayor’s Office In Stamford, Conn.

Democrats on Tuesday night retook control of the mayor’s office in Stamford, Conn., with businessman David Martin defeating former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele.

11/05/2013

Stamford "hole in the ground" lot has been purchased for development. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Stamford ‘Hole In The Ground’ Purchased For Development

The 4.3-acre site could feature mixed-use development, including 800 units of housing, a hotel and retail.

10/31/2013

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