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Senator John McCain,  Senator Richard Blumenthal (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)

Blumenthal, McCain Ask NFL To Drop Blackout Rule

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and John McCain say the NFL’s “blackout” rule is unfair to fans.


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Man Pleads Guilty To Collecting Dead Mother’s Social Security For 26 Years

A Milford man is charged with collecting his mother’s Social Security benefits for 26 years after her death.


Adam Lanza's house in Newtown. Photo from Photo from States Attorney's Report)

Lanza Home Transferred To Newtown

The Colonial-style home where Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother has been transferred to the town in a deal with a bank.


Kathryn McDonough testified she lured 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott to the home she shared with defendant Seth Mazzaglia, where prosecutors say he raped and murdered the victim. (Joshua Gates Weisberg-Pool/Getty Images)

Jury Selection To Start In Newton’s Fraud Trial

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The alleged campaign fraud case of former Bridgeport state Sen. Ernest Newton II is headed to jury selection. Jury selection for Newton’s trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Hartford Superior […]


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Arts Grants To 11 State Groups Total $290,000

_ The National Endowment for the Arts has announced 11 grants totaling $290,000 for a range of performing arts and literary publications in Connecticut.


Mayor Bil Finch, Fire Chief Brian Rooney, Firefighter Bobby Hernandez, Lt. Neal Carr (Courtesy City of Bridgeport)

Bridgeport Honors Firefighters In Rescue Of 93-Year-Old Woman

Bridgeport’s Mayor and City Council have honored three firefighters for their rescue of a 93-year-old woman in a house fire last month.


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Rail Line Head Says On-Time Performance Will Lag

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The president of Metro-North Railroad has told Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that the commuter rail line cannot reach its target of 95 percent on-time service. Joseph Giulietti, president of the […]


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State Deficit Forecast

(HARTFORD,Conn./CBS Connecticut)   –   The state is on track to end the current fiscal year,June 30, with a $44.8 million deficit.The is the latest  consensus  revenue forecast  by the Office of Policy and Management and the […]


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PURA Draft Okays $19.25 Monthly Electric Hike

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority cut the increase in its “fixed rate” charges sought by Connecticut Light and Power — but the draft decision still means a $19.25/monthly service charge for residential customers, up from $16 at present,



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