Issues facing Metro-North railroad were the focus of a public hearing on Wednesday. Members of the Connecticut General Assembly's Transportation Committee voiced concern about recent incidents, including two derailments, a power failure, and the death of a track foreman.
Suffolk County settled another lawsuit with the US Attorney's office Wednesday. This latest one will cost tax payers $2-million for environmental violations stemming from underground storage tanks owned by the county.
In this Nov. 19, 2008 file photo, men carry the coffin of slain Ecuadoran citizen Marcelo Lucero in Gualaceo, Ecuador. Lucero, who lived in the U.S., was killed on Nov. 8, 2008 during an attack on Long Island.
The Suffolk County Legislature approved a settlement on Tuesday between the county police department and the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations of discriminatory policing.
The agreement comes after a five-year federal investigation into the murder of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero in 2008. The Justice Department concluded that police discouraged Latinos from reporting crimes and improperly classified hate crimes.
James Redeker, Connecticut Transportation Commissioner, right, stands by as Governor Dannel Malloy, second from right, speaks about a Metro-North service disruption at a press conference at Grand Central Terminal in this September 26th file photo.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says he's received a report from Metro-North on actions its taking to address concerns about its safety practices and infrastructure. The governor had asked for the report earlier this month following train derailments in Connecticut and New York, as well as a power failure and the death of a track foreman in West Haven.
A new economic report by the University of Connecticut says the state gained 53 hundred jobs in the last quarter. The report says things might have been even better if it weren’t for political brinksmanship in Washington.