Connecticut Feb 21

NBC CT investigation finds school bus and van drivers violating rules of the road

A school van going over 70 miles per hour on Route 9 near Middletown, with students on board… A school bus pressing to beat a stoplight on a local street in Newington… We caught these incidents on cam...

  • rate hikes Dec 29, 2023

    Regulators give utility a hard ‘no' on interim rate hike

    Electric rates for a large swath of Connecticut consumers will not go up any further, at least in the short term. Regulators said United Illuminating will not receive a proposed interim rate increase of about 2%. This would be on top of the 2% rate increase regulators granted the shoreline utility in August. At that time, UI was asking for…...
  • fantasy football Dec 29, 2023

    Connecticut has a fantasy football obsession, new study shows

    Late in the year has always been an exciting time for football fans between the Rose Bowl and the upcoming NFL playoffs. And don’t forget fantasy football players – fans who manage virtual teams that compete based on statistics. Believe it or not, Connecticut is one of the most fantasy football-obsessed states in the country, according to a n...
  • nbc ct investigates Dec 27, 2023

    Competing solution for mini-liquor bottle problem?

    Mini-liquor bottles, also known as “nips;” you have seen them everywhere, sometimes on the ground in the form of litter. The liquor industry and state leaders have taken steps to address this, but one group says it’s not working; advocating for towns to have the right to ban their sale. It didn’t take long to find mini-liquor bottles, o...
  • killingworth Dec 14, 2023

    Unspecified number of preschoolers abused at shoreline daycare: state records

    NBC Connecticut Investigates has exclusive new information about a months-long investigation into the abuse of preschoolers at a shoreline daycare. Our investigative team obtained new documents in connection with the case at the Killingworth Kid’s Center that was initiated in June. Back then, one of the children going there told a parent that a sta...
  • real estate Dec 1, 2023

    Homeownership trends: New data shows areas of concerns in CT

    Owning a home is the gateway to the middle class and the traditional path to building wealth and passing it along to one’s children. NBC Connecticut Investigates wanted a better idea of home ownership trends and crunched some recently released census figures. For starters, overall home ownership in Connecticut went down in the decade between the 20...
  • Connecticut Nov 30, 2023

    CT gas companies fined for safety, recordkeeping violations

    One million dollars’ worth of fines have been handed down to three Connecticut natural gas companies from state utility regulators. The fines are for safety and recordkeeping violations in 2020 through 2022, according to notices sent by PURA, also known as the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. Two companies owned by Avangrid, which also owns U...
  • fentanyl Nov 20, 2023

    State leaders want to inform fentanyl users about safe use

    As much as illegal drug use has been discouraged in Connecticut, efforts have been made to make sure those who do use, do it as safely as possible. That has been especially true when it comes to fentanyl, which the state said caused 86% of all fatal overdoses in Connecticut in 2022. Initiatives to better prevent, treat and understand, potential&#82...
  • driving safety Nov 17, 2023

    Reckless on our roads

    How many times have you come home from work frustrated about getting cut off, tailgated or worse … and you didn’t have the video to prove it? Don’t worry. We believe you. NBC Connecticut Investigates spent six months on the road with cameras, capturing those scary moments. We asked what you can do to stay safer. During our six-month hidden......
  • Connecticut Airport Authority Nov 15, 2023

    Heated exchange takes place at Connecticut Airport Authority meeting

    A squabble that broke out between the Connecticut Airport Authority and Tweed Airport in New Haven in October generated some brief fireworks at the CAA’s November board meeting. Last month, CAA Executive Director Kevin Dillon told Tweed Airport in a letter that it would take action if Tweed did not get its airport license renewed by CAA. That gener...
  • Hartford Nov 13, 2023

    Police and city videos provide more detail on Hartford firefighter hit-and-run

    Caught on camera. Video obtained by NBC Connecticut Investigates through a Freedom of Information request showed a Hartford first responder crashed his truck into someone’s car and drove away. Then when he’s pulled over, he appeared to ask for special treatment. Hartford Fire Department Lt. Alcides Ortiz was driving on Wethersfield Avenue in Hartfo...
  • doctors Nov 13, 2023

    MD, APRN, PA: What's the difference?

    What do you call someone who can diagnose and treat patients, and prescribe medication? Doctor isn’t the only correct answer. When you make a primary care appointment, you could be seen by a physician. But you might also be seen by an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or a Physician Assistant (PA). Many practices a...
  • Youth Oct 11, 2023

    ‘Disconnected': Foundation says CT youth are in danger of not becoming self-sufficient

    Last month, a young man from Hartford, just 18, was arrested for causing a fatal car crash that killed a Hartford police officer. At the time, Richard Barrington Jr. was living with his mom, not attending school, and without a high school diploma. A leading education foundation just took the wraps off research that indicates younger people ages 14 ...
  • Crumbling Foundation Sep 29, 2023

    CT Bond Commission expected to commit more funds for concrete assistance

    More progress has been made in the effort to repair hundreds of Connecticut homes with defective concrete basements. It’s a problem NBC Connecticut Investigates first told you about eight years ago. The program that’s set up to help homeowners is expected to receive another $25 million when the bond commission meets next month. The comm...
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