An Amtrak train, top, traveling on an unaffected track, passes a derailed Metro North commuter train, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York. Officials are standing on a curve in the tracks where the Metro North train derailed.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is calling on federal officials to conduct an expedited investigation into Sunday's train derailment on Metro North's Hudson line, which killed 4 people and injured more than 60.
Blumenthal cited recent incidents that impacted Connecticut commuters on the New Haven Line in his call to action.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut returned Wednesday from a 3 day trip to Germany and Brussels. The trip was intended to help manage the relationship with Europe following news of spying there by the NSA.
A new system being developed to allow law enforcement agencies in Connecticut to share information has been hampered by a lack of communication and management problems, according to a state report released this week. A member of the Governor’s administration says those concerns have been addressed.
It’s traditional for Governors to deliver Thanksgiving Proclamations every year. They usually include something about being thankful and a recap of the year. This year, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s message says, in part, “From a once-in-a-lifetime economic downturn, to dangerous storms, to unthinkable tragedy, we have faced challenges that no one would ever have asked for. Yet, in those darkest moments of need, I have been thankful for the tremendous grace and compassion we have shown to one another.”
Credit AP Photo/Office of the Connecticut State's Attorney Judicial District of Danbury
This image contained in the "Appendix to Report on the Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and 36 Yogananda St., Newtown, Connecticut On December 14, 2012" and released Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, by the Danbury, Conn., State’s Attorney shows a scene outside the entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza opened fire inside the school killing 20 first-graders and six educators before killing himself as police arrived.
After a long wait, the investigative report into the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December was released yesterday. It provides some new details about the shooter and the tragic events of the day. Butthe most important questions remain unanswered.