Ebong Udoma

Senior reporter

Ebong is WSHU’s award winning Connecticut State Capitol reporter.  He worked at the NPR National News Desk as part of NPR’s diversity initiative and he is a regular contributor of spot news to NPR.   Ebong has covered presidential visits and high profile political races such as former wrestling executive Linda McMahon's two unsuccessful bids for the US Senate. He has also covered several state and municipal corruption trials in Connecticut including one that led to the resignation of former Governor John Rowland. Ebong keenly follows developments with Native American tribes in Connecticut and produced an award-winning feature on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. He also covered political transitions in Nigeria in 1993 and 1999 for Pacifica Network News. Prior to joining WSHU in 1994, Ebong was an award-winning reporter with the Connecticut Post.

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Metro North New Haven line disruption
4:56 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Update on the status of Metro North's New Haven line

Credit Craig LeMoult

Troubles on Metro North have continued into a second week, but officials say things should be able to return to normal by next week. MTA officials estimate service should be fully restored by Tuesday, Oct. 8. Details on the power restoration from Con Edison are online here.

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New laws take effect
4:39 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Stricter Conn. law against texting and driving take effect Oct. 1

Members of the Connecticut House of Representatives meet during the final day of session at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Several new laws take effect October 1st in Connecticut.  One of them means it will cost you more if you get caught talking or texting on a hand held phone while driving.

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State bonds $22 million for Bpt. development
4:54 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Conn. approves state bonds for Bass Pro Shop store in Bridgeport

Governor Dannel Malloy addressing an audience at the site of the proposed Bass Pro Shops store in Bridgeport in July 2012.
Credit File photo/Ebong Udoma

Connecticut's Bond Commission unanimously approved a $22 million financing package on Friday for a planned Bass Pro Shops store that would anchor a Bridgeport waterfront development. This means construction can begin on the Steel Point peninsula development that’s been on the drawing board for more than 25 years.

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Service disrupted on the New Haven line
6:58 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Metro North commuters asked to make alternative arrangments

Commuters wait on a crowded platform at the Stamford, Conn. train station
Credit Kaomi Goetz

 

  An electrical power failure has crippled service on the nation's second largest commuter railroad. Only 30 percent service is currently available on Metro North New Haven line between Stamford, Connecticut and Grand Central Terminal in New York City
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Metro North New Haven line disruption
4:51 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Malloy says Metro North disruption could last up to 3 weeks

Governor Malloy discussing the Metro-North outage at the Disaster Operations Center on Wednesday
Credit CT-N

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the electrical problems that disrupted service on Metro North's New Haven line between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal could continue to be a problem for as much as three weeks.  

The Governor spoke at a press conference at the Emergency Operations Center.

Metro North spokesman Aaron Donovan says there’s usually a second cable that could serve as a backup, but Wednesday morning’s outage came at a bad time, because that second cable is currently out of service for an upgrade.

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