Government Shutdown - NBC Connecticut

Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 at 12:20 AM EST

Bon Jovi's Restaurant Offers Furloughed Workers Free Meals

Bon Jovi's Restaurant Offers Furloughed Workers Free Meals

A New Jersey-based “community restaurant” owned by Jon Bon Jovi and his wife will serve a free meal to furloughed federal workers on Monday.

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 09:04 AM EST

Fraud Victims Unable to Get Help From FTC During Shutdown

Fraud Victims Unable to Get Help From FTC During Shutdown

After thieves stole her handbag and briefcase and everything inside - credit cards, checkbooks, business and Social Security documents, Louette Duvall, 67, a widow, scrambled to freeze or close her bank accounts...

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 07:37 PM EST

FAA Bringing Back Safety Inspectors Sidelined by Shutdown

FAA Bringing Back Safety Inspectors Sidelined by Shutdown

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has brought about 500 furloughed safety inspectors back to work and expects more to return next week, potentially easing strains on the aviation system amid a partial...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 07:11 PM EST

Federal Shutdown Delays Some State Road, Bridge Contracts

Federal Shutdown Delays Some State Road, Bridge Contracts

Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay contracts for new road and bridge work while others are preparing for that...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 04:22 PM EST

TSA Officers Prepare for Extended Shutdown

TSA Officers Prepare for Extended Shutdown

Transportation Security Administration screeners at U.S. airports are facing their first missed paychecks as an impasse between President Donald Trump and lawmakers over funding for a new barriers at the U.S....

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Son Charged After Elderly Mother Dies While in His Care in North Canaan
Son Charged After Elderly Mother Dies While in His Care in North Canaan

A North Canaan man has been charged with intentional cruelty to persons following an investigation after his elderly mother, who was in his care, died earlier this year.

Last Week of Summer Filled With Sunshine, Warm Temperatures
Last Week of Summer Filled With Sunshine, Warm Temperatures

The last week of summer is filled with sunshine and warm temperatures.

6th Person Charged in Connection With Vernon Stabbing
6th Person Charged in Connection With Vernon Stabbing

Police have arrested another juvenile in connection to an assault and stabbing that injured a 17-year-old Rockville High School student and another person on a trail in Vernon on Friday night, the sixth...

Human Case of EEE Reported in Connecticut
Human Case of EEE Reported in Connecticut

A human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been reported in Connecticut.

House Judiciary Committee to Hold First Impeachment Hearing
House Judiciary Committee to Hold First Impeachment Hearing

As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's...

Governor to Seek End of Religious Exemptions for Vaccines
Governor to Seek End of Religious Exemptions for Vaccines

The governor and state health officials are recommending that the general assembly repeal the religious exemption for vaccinations for school children.