Connecticut

Crime
3:53 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Report: Racial Disparity In Some Connecticut Traffic Stops

A report commissioned by the state of Connecticut and released Tuesday shows at least five police departments, Granby, Groton, Waterbury, and state police troops in Tolland and Hartford, are stopping Black and Hispanic drivers at unusually high rates.

Ken Barone, one of the authors of the report, says that doesn’t mean racial profiling is definitely going on there – just that there are “disparities” in how often those five departments stop Black and Hispanic drivers compared to everybody else.

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Government
1:45 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Conn. Considering Ban On Drinking While Riding In A Car

Credit Andy Dean / AP Images

In the state of Connecticut, it's currently legal to have an open container of alcohol in a moving car, and even to drink from it. As long as you're not the driver.

In allowing that, the state's in select company. Only 10 other states permit "drunk riding," including Mississippi, where you can actually drink and drive, as long as you stay below the legal blood alcohol limit of 0.08 percent.

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Government
12:02 pm
Sun March 1, 2015

Conn. Lawmakers Dig Into Details Of Malloy's Budget

Malloy outlined his budget proposal before the General Assembly on Feb. 18.
Credit Jessica Hill / AP Photo

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's two-year, $40 billion budget proposal contains more than $1.3 billion in spending cuts. It outlines a $100 billion transportation plan that he says will take 30 years to complete. And Malloy says it contains no tax increases, although Republicans disagree on the definition of a tax increase.

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Fourth Congressional District
1:57 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Debicella and Himes tackle foreign policy in third debate

Republican challenger Dan Debicella debates Democratic Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) at the University of Connecticut's General Re auditorium in Stamford Monday. The event was sponsored by the World Affairs Forum and focused on international relations and U.S. foreign policy.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Connecticut Democrat Jim Himes of the Fourth Congressional District and Republican challenger Dan Debicella debated Monday night at the University of Connecticut's General Re auditorium. It was the third time for the two to debate in this year's election campaign.

Himes, of Greenwich, is vying for his fourth term in Congress. Debicella, of Shelton, is challenging Himes for a second time after being defeated in 2010.

About 160 people listened to the two debate issues such as U.S. foreign policy and national security.

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Superstorm Sandy clean-up
2:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Federal officials award grants to clean shoreline debris from Superstorm Sandy

In this Oct. 29, 2012 file photo, storm surge hits a small tree as winds from Hurricane Sandy reached Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn. Water from Long Island Sound spilled into roadways and towns along the Connecticut shoreline, the first signs of flooding from a storm that delivered a devastating surge of seawater.
Credit Jessica Hill / A.P.

Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, several Northeastern states, including Connecticut and New York, are receiving $4.7 million in federal money to track down and remove debris, including boat remains, docks, and construction material.  The grants were awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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