Richard Blumenthal

Ebong Udoma

On Tuesday, Federal regulators announced their conclusions on the cause of the Metro-North derailment that killed four people in the Bronx last December.

A sleep-deprived engineer nodded off at the controls to cause the derailment of the Metro-North Hudson Line commuter train, the NTSB report finds.

The train engineer’s sleepiness was due to a combination of an undiagnosed sleep apnea and a drastic shift in his work schedule, it said.

A system that would have applied the brakes automatically would have prevented the crash, according to the report.

Murphy & Blumenthal call on retail stores to ban guns

Sep 30, 2014

Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators are asking retail stores to ban people from carrying guns into their stores.  A gun rights advocate says those policies would make people less safe.

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal made the call following the release of an FBI report last week on 160 active shooter incidents from 2000 to 2013 that killed more than a thousand victims.

Lawmakers oppose CL&P rate hike

Aug 26, 2014
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Consumer advocates and Connecticut officials are lining up against a request by the state’s largest utility to raise $232 million from a rate increase.

Craig LeMoult

Advocates and law enforcement officials say child sex trafficking is a real problem in Connecticut, and more resources and awareness are needed to fight the problem. That was the topic of a roundtable discussion in New Haven Monday.

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families reports that the department has received 250 referrals of potential child sex trafficking cases over the last six years. Tammy Sneed of the DCF says most of them are girls from Connecticut between the ages of 11 and 18.

EPA awards funds to help brownfield cleanups

Aug 14, 2014
Craig LeMoult

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $1.6 million on Thursday in Connecticut to help clean up abandoned and contaminated properties, known as brownfields.

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