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Sandy Hook school shooting
5:02 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Commission seeks mental health info on Newtown school shooter

Members of a commission created by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy to make legislative recommendations following the deadly school shooting in Newtown want more information about the mental health of the shooter. Members of the commission complained on Friday that not enough mental health information is included in a report released by Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky.

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Economic recovery
9:32 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Unemployment rate down in NY, Conn.

Labor officials say New York's unemployment rate has reached its lowest level in nearly five years. It dropped from 7.7%  in October to 7.4% in November.

The largest gains came in the educational and health service sectors.  Suffolk and Nassau counties have added more than 31,000 total non-farm jobs since November of 2012.

The unemployment rate in Connecticut has dropped to 7.6%.  It's the third consecutive month that rate has fallen. Officials caution the decline has come amid a shrinking labor force.

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Authorities pay better than NY state
6:36 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Audit shows high pay at NY public authorities

An audit says employees of New York public authorities are paid more than 7 billion dollars a year.   The New York Comptroller’s office performed the audit to look at how the authorities are using public money. 

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Breach may not be "silver bullet"
4:27 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Fire Island gets $1m to study breach

Fire Island and Pelican Island, N.Y. before and after Superstorm Sandy. The top photo was created May 21, 2009 and bottom photo taken Nov. 5, 2012
Credit U.S. Geological Survey

Fire Island National Seashore has received a $1 million federal grant to study a controversial breach caused by last year's Superstorm Sandy.  The money is part of the $50 billion dollar Sandy Recovery Act and will go toward answering both short and long term questions.  

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Metro-North safety
9:47 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Conn. lawmakers suggest looking elsewhere for rail operator

Commuters stand in the doorway of a Stamford bound train at Grand Central Terminal in this file photo.
Credit AP Photo/John Minchillo

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.

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