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Disability fraud at LIRR
5:42 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Three convicted in LIRR disability claim fraud

A doctor and two consultants were convicted Tuesday of helping hundreds of Long Island Rail Road employees make phony claims for disability benefits.


Online lenders
5:37 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

NY tries crackdown on online lenders

Fee schedule for QLoot.com

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued cease and desist orders to 35 online lenders who make short-term loans, also known as payday loans. Cuomo says the companies are breaking the state's usury laws by charging as much as 7000% interest.


Crime
10:40 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Training to become a police officer in New Haven

Student officers in class at the New Haven Police Academy
Brian Scott-Smith

The City of New Haven is looking for police recruits. Recently the police department held a recruitment drive to get the word out. Brian Scott-Smith went behind the scenes of the New Haven Police Academy to find out more about the training recruits go through to become a police officer.


Children's mental health
6:09 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Report: Conn. schools not using state mental health resources

Connecticut schools aren’t making use of state mental health programs for children. That’s according to report released  Monday by the advocacy group the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut.  The groups says 160,000 children in Connecticut need mental health care, but only 20 percent receive it.


Health care exchange
6:02 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Conn. health exchange approves rates for three plans; a fourth drops out

The Connecticut Insurance Department has approved $215 a month as the cheapest insurance plan premium offered under the state's new health insurance exchange. The department approved three plans Monday, and a fourth plan has dropped out.


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