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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Wintry Mix Expected Wednesday Night & Thursday Morning
Wintry Mix Expected Wednesday Night & Thursday Morning

Our meteorologists are now focusing their attention on the next weather system that moves into the state Wednesday night.

Snowfall Totals for February 18, 2019
Snowfall Totals for February 18, 2019

Here are the snowfall totals for some select Connecticut towns from February 18, 2019.

State Police, Residents Rescue Pig in Colebrook
State Police, Residents Rescue Pig in Colebrook

A pig that was on the loose in Colebrook is back home after state police and some residents came together to rescue it.

White House Indicates Trump to Veto Disapproval of Emergency
White House Indicates Trump to Veto Disapproval of Emergency

President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on...

Sift Bake Shop in Mystic Breaks Ground on Expansion Project
Sift Bake Shop in Mystic Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

The owner of Sift Bake Shop in Mystic broke ground Monday on an expansion project for the Water Street bakery.