Ignoring clash with Lamont, Senate passes family leave

Setting aside the 11th-hour threat of a gubernatorial veto, the state Senate voted 21-15 Wednesday night to pass a Democratic bill that would create a paid family and medical leave insurance policy, a step toward a long-sought goal of labor...

Vendor won't oppose bill that would make prison calls free

The vendor that provides phone service for Connecticut's prison system has withdrawn its opposition to legislation that would make calls from prison free for inmate families

Fugitive says he'll surrender if people 'like' wanted poster

A Connecticut police department says a fugitive has agreed to surrender if enough people respond to an online wanted poster on social media

RI might say goodbye to 'wave' license plates

An effort is underway to replace Rhode Island's distinctive 'wave' license plates and more than double the cost of the new ones

Connecticut considers restrictions on police chases

This still image from police dash camera video released Friday, May 3, 2019, by the Hartford State's Attorney shows Police Officer Layau Eulizier pointing his weapon at a car being driven at him by Anthony Jose Vega Cruz during an attempted traffic stop April 20 in Wethersfield, Conn. Eulizier shot through the windshield, striking Vega Cruz, of Wethersfield, who died two days later at a hospital. (Hartford State's Attorney via AP)

Connecticut officials are considering restricting when police statewide can chase motor vehicles in response to what appears to be an increase in dangerous pursuits

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Woman who had hot wax dropped in her eye settles suit for $400,000

A Connecticut woman who got hot wax dropped in her eye at beauty spa has settled a lawsuit against the now-closed business for $400,000

Lamont calls for focus on budget, special session on tolls

Gov. Ned Lamont called on lawmakers to focus on the state budget and wait for a special legislative session to address electronic tolls

Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling

In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat in New York. A Florida judge has blocked prosecutors from using video that allegedly shows Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor. Judge Leonard Hanser ruled Monday, May, 13, 2019, that Jupiter police did not follow proper procedures after installing the hidden cameras that secretly recorded Kraft visiting the Orchids of Asia Day Spa twice in January. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor

Bank teller gets 1 month in prison for stealing over $100K from elderly, including a dying man

A former teller at a Massachusetts bank has been sentenced to a month in prison for stealing more than $100,000 from elderly clients

Coast Guard to open 3 seasonal stations this week

The Coast Guard is opening three seasonal stations later this week

Connecticut police kill bear that fatally attacked dog

Connecticut authorities say police were forced to kill a bear after it fatally attacked a dog and threatened an officer

Complexity of Connecticut highway toll bill could delay vote

Tim Sullivan, of Vernon, Conn., dresses in a Grinch costume as he joins anti-toll protesters in front of the Capitol building, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. Protesters have gathered outside the state Capitol to rally against a proposal to put electronic tolls on the state's highways. Demonstrators on Saturday called the plan another tax increase state residents can't afford. They held

Connecticut lawmakers may vote on tolls in a special legislative session as they try to craft a complicated toll bill

Vaccination opponents go viral in communities battling measles

Del Bigtree speaks against legislation to narrow exemption to state mandated vaccines during a rally at the state Capitol Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

In a suburban shopping center an hour north of New York City, hundreds of mostly ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in a sex-partitioned ballroom to hear leaders of the national anti-vaccine movement.

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Two Stoningtons: One rich and protected, the other going to the highest bidder

Stonington Borough, which has its own Planning and Zoning Commission, with strict rules, protects...

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Police: Norwich resident had 400 bags of fentantyl in his home

Police have charged a city resident with having 400 bags of fentanyl and $3,000 in cash in his home at 12½ Terrace Ave. in Taftville.

Police: Suspect used screwdriver to stab person in New London

Police are searching for a person who they said used a screwdriver to stab someone else near Riverview Avenue and Crescent Street Wednesday.

Casino staff puts out fire at Mohegan Sun

No one injured in incident in Sky Tower, casino spokesman says.

Police: Norwich man intentionally crashed into ex-girlfriend's car

Police have charged a Norwich man with intentionally crashing into a car driven by his ex-girlfriend on the evening of April 28.

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Teen Talk: A time to explore many different facets

Last summer, I heard about the opportunity to take a ski patrol course. Although an avid skier, I knew little aside from the fact that becoming a ski patroller would get me a free skiing pass for the coming winter.

New London officials address concerns over proposed city offices move

About 50 residents turned up for a public forum held at 6 Shaw’s Cove to discuss the city's proposal to consolidate and relocate much of its municipal offices into that building as part of a long-term lease that is being negotiated.

UPDATED: Somers clarifies proposed state assistance efforts for Smiler's Wharf

A pending bill that would provide up to $10 million in grant money to the Town of Stonington for infrastructure and other improvements would be solely used for the proposed Smiler’s Wharf project in downtown Mystic and not for other town...

Artist's descendants attend whale-painting unveiling

Hugh Peltz, left, head of corporate services, procurement and property services for Citizens Bank, stands with Susan Tamulevich, executive director of the Custom House Maritime Museum, just after the unveiling of a 1929 Lars Thorsen painting Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the museum. The painting was donated by Citizens Bank to the museum after an outcry about its possible removal from New London following a corporate consolidation. (Amanda Hutchinson/The Day)

The granddaughter and great-grandson of maritime painter Lars Thorsen said Wednesday they were delighted to hear that the artist's whaling scene, having hung for years in the Citizens Bank building on Eugene O'Neill Drive, would not be leaving the...

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Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID'd on Alabama coast

Authorities say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States

Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center

More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center on the Mexican border that was temporarily closed to stop the outbreak