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Election 2014
6:51 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

N.J. Gov. Christie gives Republican Foley campaign help

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie stumping for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley in Trumbull, Conn. Behind him are Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llorda and Foley's running mate Heather Somers.
Credit Ebong Udoma

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie campaigned in Connecticut on Monday to rally support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley. Christie spoke to Foley supporters at Foley’s campaign headquarters in Trumbull.

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Government
11:45 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Conn. lawmakers considering regulation of drones

This Feb. 1, 2014 photo, taken by a camera mounted on a drone aircraft and provided by Pedro Rivera, shows an auto that crashed into a building in Hartford, Conn. Rivera filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, alleging that Hartford police officers violated his rights by demanding he stop using the aircraft to record images of the wreck.
Credit AP Photo/Pedro Rivera

Connecticut lawmakers are scheduled to hold a public hearing this week, as they attempt to draft regulations for the use of drones.

States are limited in how they can regulate unmanned aircrafts. That's because national airspace is under the jurisdiction of the  Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA is currently working on its own regulations for drones, but states can restrict how police and other government employees use drones.

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Election 2014
4:47 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Foley calls for a truce on personal attacks in Conn. gov's race

In these Oct. 2, 2014, file photos, Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley, left, and incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy, right, speak during a live televised debate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy's campaign is brushing aside an offer of a truce on personal attacks from his Republican opponent, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley.

During a contentious televised debate on Thursday night, Foley questioned Malloy's integrity, saying the governor had been investigated for corruption when he was mayor of Stamford. Malloy responded by questioning Foley’s business ethics and claiming that Foley had lied to the FBI about a 1981 car crash that had involved Foley spending a night in jail.

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Election 2014
4:38 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Malloy, Foley resort to personal attacks in debate

Incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy, left, and Republican candidate Tom Foley, right, debate at the University of Connecticut, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Storrs, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley put aside their talking points to attack each other's personal character during a live televised debate on Thursday night.

The debate did focus on the economy, taxes, education and jobs. But it became personal after Foley repeatedly accused Malloy of lying to Conn. voters. He went further to say Malloy is untrustworthy because he had been investigated for corruption when he was mayor of Stamford. Malloy responded by referring to a 1981 car crash that involved Foley.

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Transportation
5:09 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Gov. Malloy announces $465M funding plan for replacing aging Norwalk bridge

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is surrounded by U.S., state, and local officials to announced the Department of Transportation's funding plan for the $465 million cost for replacing the Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Conn.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The 118-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Conn., will be replaced. On Thursday, Connecticut officials announced a funding plan to replace the bridge, which is vital to the Metro-North New Haven line.  

Built in 1896, the bridge has seen better days. It's now decayed and prone to failures. The four-track bridge broke down twice this past summer within a two-week period. The malfunction left Metro-North passengers stranded for hours.

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