Thursday, July 31 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:33:23 GMT
A divided House of Representatives is moving forward on a bill to address the immigration crisis on the southern border after GOP leaders made concessions to win conservative support.Full Story >
Short on votes, House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support. An hour later, they...Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:04:37 GMT
An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.Full Story >
Two weeks after a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an international team of investigators Thursday reached a wreckage site in eastern Ukraine that remains bitterly contested between government forces and...Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:57:01 GMT
CIA Director John Brennan is apologizing to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.Full Story >
An internal CIA investigation has found that agency officers improperly accessed Senate computers earlier this year in a dispute over interrogation documents, prompting CIA Director John Brennan to abandon his defiant...Full Story >
ORANGE, CT (WFSB) -
Officials with Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating have started to offer estimates to people who have lost power as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
UI said it expects to restore power to 95 percent of its customers before midnight Monday. Thursday evening, UI President and Chief Executive Officer James Torgerson reiterated that the company expects to meet that goal.
The state's second-largest utility company made the promise Thursday morning as 97,197 customers as of 6 p.m. were still without power, three days after Hurricane Sandy caused massive damage in Connecticut and around the Northeast.
CL&P reported 221,371 customers are still in the dark as of 6 p.m. Thursday. The state's largest utility said it is estimating 98 percent of customers that remain in the dark will have power restored by Tuesday.
At a news conference Thursday morning, Bill Quinlan, senior vice president for CL&P, told reporters he would not be more specific because of the extent of damage caused by Sandy.
He said about 2 percent of customers will not have power on Tuesday.
Total outages in Connecticut fell by more than one-fourth in 24 hours. It's still not fast enough for some local officials, who are complaining about the pace as frustration rises among some residents and businesses, particularly as the unusually warm autumn weather ends.
During a press conference on Thursday evening, Torgerson addressed accusations on poor crew deployment.
"We're sending crews everywhere," he said.
Torgerson said crews had to clear lines and trees before they could have started the restoration process, which is fully under way. That can be blamed for restoration delays, however he said towns should have expected this.
"It takes time," Torgerson said. "We have to rebuild the system after it was destroyed."
He wanted to ask residents to stop throwing things and threatening utility crews.
"We can't tolerate that, our crews are working hard," Torgerson said.
No workers have been injured on the job and they are all given training before they start working for UI, Torgerson said.
Norwich Public Utilities announced on Wednesday that it is allowing CL&P to use nine crew members and three bucket trucks to help with the restoration.
"Norwich Public Utilities is to help other communities restore power after this major disaster," said John Bilda, NPU general manager. "Norwich residents can rest assured that NPU customers will not have to pay for our employees working in other towns. One hundred percent will be paid by CL&P."
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Thursday, July 31 2014 4:49 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:49:41 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:33:54 GMT
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Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is not quiet when it comes to his feelings on illegal aliens and illegal immigration, and how it has affected his county. This week, he sent an open letter to the presidentFull Story >
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is not quiet when it comes to his feelings on illegal aliens and illegal immigration, and how it has affected his county. On Thursday, residents of Butler County who disagree with the Sheriff's actions will hold a rally outside of the Butler County Jail.Full Story >
Wednesday, February 5 2014 2:56 PM EST2014-02-05 19:56:29 GMT
This accident was on Interstate 71.
After an ice and snow storm, temperatures will fall Wednesday night. Tonight's forecast low is 12 degrees with mostly cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday will see partly sunnyFull Story >
After an ice and snow storm, temperatures will fall Wednesday night.Full Story >
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