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Connecticut Lawmaker Wants To Move Forward With New Stamford Parking Garage

As one of the older parking garages at the Stamford Transportation Center crumbles, a new garage is needed now more than ever, a state lawmaker says.

04/22/2015

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More Than 11M Distracted Driving Incidents Estimated Daily In Connecticut

In Connecticut, it’s estimated nearly 10 percent of drivers talk or text behind the wheel.

04/22/2015

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Connecticut Senator Pushes For Eradication Of Plastic Grocery Bags

On Earth Day, Connecticut officials are pushing for an effort to ban plastic bags in the state.

04/21/2015

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Connecticut Looks To Tighten Boating Laws After Death Of Greenwich Teen

Sen. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, is pushing for a law that would require boating operators to be at least 16 years old and to have a solid background in towing and boating safety.

04/21/2015

Rochester Institute of Technology student Max Maisel has been missing since Sunday, Feb. 22. (Credit: CBS2)

Body Of Missing Connecticut College Student Found In Lake Ontario

The body of a college student from western Connecticut has been found in Lake Ontario upstate, eight weeks after he vanished.

04/20/2015

Gov. Dannel Malloy speaks during his inauguration on Jan. 7, 2015. (credit: Jessica Hill/Pool Photo)

Gov. Malloy Lauds Job Creation Numbers In Recent Report

Gov. Dannel Malloy believes the state is now well poised to recover some of the growth lost in the so-called “Great Recession.”

04/20/2015

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Connecticut Bill Would Fine Some Businesses Not Paying Workers $15 An Hour

A bill being considered in Hartford calls for fines of $1 an hour for every worker on the job who’s earning less than $15.

04/20/2015

Sens. Charles Schumer, right, and Richard Blumenthal hold a news conference at Grand Central Terminal on April 19, 2015. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Propose Bill To Force Implementation Of Railroad Safety Technology

Schumer, D-N.Y., and Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Sunday delays are unacceptable for adding the communications and signaling system called Positive Train Control.

04/19/2015

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No Injuries In UConn Charter Bus Fire In Massachusetts

No one was injured when a charter bus taking UConn students on an outing to Boston caught fire on a ramp to the Massachusetts Turnpike.

04/18/2015

A brush fire broke out in Prospect Park on Monday, April 6. (Credit: Brooklynpippi)

National Weather Service Issues Brush Fire Warning For NYC Area

The National Weather Service has issued a fire warning for the New York City area because of dry brush and gusty winds.

04/18/2015

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.)

Local Leaders Fear State Budget Cuts In Conn Will Take A Toll On Cities, Towns

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is watching the situation at the capital carefully. He said cuts by the state could have a dramatic impact locally.

04/17/2015

Singer Tim McGraw performs onstage during A VERY GRAMMY CHRISTMAS at The Shrine Auditorium on November 18, 2014 in Los Angeles. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Country Music Star Tim McGraw Slammed By Gun Rights Groups Over Sandy Hook Concert

Tim McGraw is defending his decision to headline a Connecticut concert to benefit a Sandy Hook group, responding to critics who call it a gun control fundraiser.

04/17/2015

An exterior view of an Anthem Health Insurance facility on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. About 80 million company records were accessed in what may be among the largest healthcare data breaches to date. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Connecticut AG Urges Anthem Data Breach Victims To Sign Up For Free Credit Monitoring

The Anthem data breach last February has customers concerned their stolen info may be used, or may have been used, to file fraudulent tax returns.

04/17/2015

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ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry Suspended After Parking Garage Tirade

ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended for a week, days after she was caught on a viral video berating a parking lot attendant.

04/16/2015

Beech-Nut has recalled numerous baby food products due to concerns about glass shards. (Credit: Beech-Nut)

Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food Products Over Glass Shard Concerns

Beech-Nut Nutrition on Wednesday announced a recall of more than 1,900 pounds of baby food products, over concerns that small pieces of glass might have found their way into the jars.

04/15/2015