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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

Adam Lanza, Nancy Lanza (credit: Handout)

Connecticut Home Of Sandy Hook School Shooter Adam Lanza Demolished

The 2-acre lot where the 3,100-square-foot house once stood in a leafy, suburban neighborhood will be left as open space under a plan approved by town officials.

03/24/2015

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

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.)

Connecticut Senate President: Local Tax Hikes On The Table

With massive state budget deficits projected over the next several years, state Senate President Martin Looney is immersing himself in ways to deal with the challenges.

03/23/2015

Bridgeport Police Patch

2,000 Apply In Bridgeport Police Recruitment Effort

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said the candidates are from varied backgrounds, which was one of the goals in the effort that saw city officials working closely with communities.

03/23/2015

Starbucks is using the hashtag #RaceTogether in an effort to get baristas and customers talking about race relations. (Credit: Starbucks/CBS2)

Amid Criticism, Starbucks Baristas No Longer Writing ‘Race Together’ On Cups

Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson said the chain’s initiative will continue more broadly without the handwritten messages.

03/22/2015

Childhood obesity (credit: AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

Connecticut Bill Aims To Combat Childhood Obesity, Boost Physical Activity Of Kids

Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether to create a new commission that would devise ways to increase physical activity among students.

03/21/2015

Yolanda McDowell, 45, has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Stamford. (credit: Stamford Police Department)

CT Woman Gets 10 Years For Hit-And-Run Death Of Elderly Woman

A Connecticut woman prosecutors said was high on drugs and alcohol has been sentenced to the maximum 10 years for the hit-and-run death of a police officer’s 70-year-old mother.

03/21/2015

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Tri-State Area Gets Another Blast Of Winter On 1st Day Of Spring

Snow fell across the Tri-State Area all day Friday, causing travel delays and leaving people fit to be tied on the first day of spring.

03/20/2015

A school bus crashed into a home in Stamford Conn. amid a snow storm on March 20, 2015. (credit:  Twitter.com/LayLay_65)

9 Students Hurt When School Bus Crashes Into House In Stamford

There were 42 students were on board the bus at the time of the crash. Nine were treated for minor injuries.

03/20/2015

A MetroCard machine at Grand Central. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

MTA Fare And Toll Hikes Go Into Effect Sunday

The MTA said the hikes are needed to balance the budget against rising operating costs, pointing out they’ve cut $1 billion in spending.

03/20/2015

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Tri-State Area Faces More Snow From Late Season Storm

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday for New York City, northeast New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley, southern Connecticut and Long Island.

03/19/2015