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The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin...Full Story >
The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to...Full Story >
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As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its tires...Full Story >
Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned to soon bring in...Full Story >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:54:26 GMT
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) - Johnny Cueto tossed his second three-hitter against Pittsburgh in a week and the Cincinnati Reds eased past the struggling Pirates 4-1 on Tuesday night. CuetoFull Story >
Johnny Cueto pitched his second consecutive complete game and the Reds evened their four game series in Pittsburgh with a 4-1 win on Tuesday.Full Story >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:49:23 GMT
The Hamilton Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing 16-year-old girl.Noel Roy was last seen April 18 when a friend dropped her off at a meeting in the 400 block ofFull Story >
Noel Roy was last seen April 18 when a friend dropped her off at a meeting in the 400 block of Henry Street.Full Story >
MADISON, CT (WFSB) -
Connecticut Light & Power officials said they believe the utility company is making good progress on power restoration due in part to the staging areas set up in the most affected communities.
Those areas are Madison, Waterford, Westport and Newtown.
As of 5 p.m., CL&P was reporting 156,303 customers in the dark, which is 12 percent of its customers. United Illuminating was reporting 62,131 outages, which is just over 19 percent of its customers.
Crews working for CL&P dispatched out of the Hammonasset State Park staging area are working along the shoreline from Branford to Clinton, as well as in Killingworth.
"It's very much like a military operation in the field," Frank Poriot of CL&P said. "We've got the mess tent, a motor pool, we're warehousing or bringing out supplies."
Barbara Colley of Branford is one of the thousands of CL&P customers who has been without power since Hurricane Sandy hit.
"We could see there were two trees," she said. "One fell on top of the other, and both hit the wires"
On Friday, Colley was happy to see crews arriving in her neighborhood to start repairing the damage left by the storm and wanted to show her appreciation.
"And I said 'I'm so sorry, I would love to make you cookies,'" she said. "And he said 'Oh, well don't worry, we're well fed where we are.'"
Before the crews receive their assignments, they get breakfast, a boxed lunch and supplies for their trucks.
Then, they work a 16-hour shift, head back to the staging area for dinner and are bused to their hotels.
"All these crews are from out of state, so we don't want them to be spending a lot of time trying to figure out, where do I stay? Where do I eat? We even do their laundry," Poriot said.
However one state legislator is not happy with the progress of CL&P.
"Almost five days after the storm hit, far too many families are left in the dark," said Ed Meyer (D- Guilford). "It is unacceptable that power will not be restored until next week - especially in light of performance standards for utility companies that I fought for last session."
Madison is still reporting 45 percent of the town in the dark and more of the same in several surrounding towns.
In addition, 51 percent of Guilford remains without power, while Clinton is at 43 percent. East Lyme is reporting 22 percent in the dark with 53 percent in Killingworth, 68 percent in Old Lyme and 58 percent in North Stonington.
"Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm exposed major weaknesses in CL&P's storm response plan," said Meyer. "After those storms and after Hurricane Sandy I have seen service trucks parked along the road, not doing anything because in both instances CL&P has been unable to give crews specific assignments. I'm afraid CL&P has not learned their lesson."State Senator
CL&P officials say it hopes to have 98 percent of its customers back online by Tuesday, while officials from UI said they were still on track for 95 percent restoration by midnight Monday.
No workers have been injured on the job and they are all given training before they start working for UI. However, there have been reports that residents have been throwing things and threatening utility crews.
During Hurricane Irene, staging areas were set up for out of state crews. But crews are fanned out across the state before the storm hit.
This year, staging areas will be set up as long as needed.
CL&P is expected to hold another press conference at 2 p.m. in Westport on Saturday, however UI does not have any plans to hold a press conference over the weekend.
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Friday, April 11 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:07:05 GMT
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014.Full Story >
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014. Full Story >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:25:34 GMT
Kyle Stein appears Tuesday in Hamilton County Common Pleas where he was sentenced to four years in prison. FOX19 photo
A Hamilton County judge sentenced an 18-year-old man to four years in prison for a deadly car accident last September that killed his two teenage passengers. Kyle Stein, 18, last month pleaded guilty toFull Story >
A Hamilton County judge sentenced an 18-year-old man to four years in prison for a deadly car accident last September that killed his two teenage passengers.Full Story >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:12:51 GMT
Cincinnati Police arrested a West End man early Tuesday after authorities said he exposed himself to passing cars on the Eighth Street Viaduct.Tyre A. Huffman, 35, was charged with one count of publicFull Story >
Cincinnati Police arrested a West End man early Tuesday after authorities said he exposed himself to passing cars on the Eighth Street Viaduct.Full Story >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:13:21 GMT
Former Dayton Independent Schools Superintendent William Rye walks on Tuesday walks to the federal courthouse in Covington. FOX19
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former Dayton (Ky.) Independent Schools superintendent to two years in prison for embezzling schools funds. In December, William Rye pleaded guilty and admitted thatFull Story >
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former Dayton (Ky.) Independent Schools superintendent to two years in prison for embezzling schools funds.Full Story >
Thursday, April 10 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
WLOX News has uncovered new details about what led investigators to arrest a Long Beach Police officer for three counts of sexual battery involving a minor. A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
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