Police: Connecticut father, son die in fall from cliff

Police say a 71-year-old man and his adult son riding an all-terrain vehicle near an abandoned quarry in Connecticut have died in a fall off a cliff

GOP leaders want special session to correct 'badly written' meal tax law

Republicans and Democrats dug in Wednesday on whether Connecticut law clearly defines what is a meal subject to the sales tax. At issue is the impact of two words in the new budget, "grocery store," on a longstanding interpretation by state tax...

Elephant at center of 'personhood' legal fight dies

An elephant that had been at the center of a legal effort to give animals "personhood" has died

Connecticut library hosts Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour, which has drawn protests in some areas of the country, is coming to another Connecticut library

Embattled Fall River mayor survives preliminary election

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, left, speaks beside his attorney Kevin Reddington outside the federal courthouse in Boston after his appearance on bribery, extortion and fraud charges. Correia, who faces multiple federal corruption charges, is confronting a new challenge - surviving a preliminary election. Correia is on the Fall River mayoral ballot for Tuesday, Sept. 17 along with Paul Coogan and Erica Scott-Pacheco. The top two vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 5 general election.  (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo, File)

A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges will be on the November ballot after surviving a preliminary election

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Review of planned state tax on prepared foods under way

State Sen. Kevin Witkos, a Republican from Canton, talks with reporters at the Legislative Office Building, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Hartford, Conn., about a planned tax on prepared meals. The second-highest ranking Republican in the state Senate says lawmakers should meet in a special session to scrap the tax, which is scheduled to take effect on Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)

Gov. Ned Lamont says a review of which prepared foods should be taxed is under way by Connecticut's tax department

Providence Diocese reports steep decline in parishioners

The Diocese of Providence says Catholic churches across the state have experienced a steep decline in the number of parishioners in recent years

Police: Connecticut man neglected elderly, sick mother

Authorities say a Connecticut man who was supposed to be caring for his severely ill 85-year-old mother instead let her wallow in squalor in a home without heat or running water

Rhode Island reports two more people have mosquito-borne EEE

Rhode Island officials have confirmed two more human cases of eastern equine encephalitis this season

Review of Connecticut shelter data finds high numbers of ex-convicts

In this Sept. 11, 2019 photo, Barry Marchinkoski sits at a table for breakfast at the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen in Middletown, Conn. Marchinkoski has been in-and-out of prison and jail, while also being homeless, for most of his life. Nearly half of the people entering homeless shelters in Connecticut in the last three years have spent time inside a state prison or jail at some point in their lives, according to data collected by the state. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)

Data from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness shows nearly 50% of people in homeless shelters in Connecticut over the past three years were also incarcerated at some point

No new measles cases reported in fading U.S. outbreak

In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. U.S. Health officials there were no new measles cases reported last week, a sign the nation’s worst epidemic of the disease in 27 years could be in its final stages. The current epidemic emerged about a year ago. It took off this year, with most of the cases reported in Orthodox Jewish communities in and around New York City. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

U.S. health officials say there were no new measles cases reported last week

Propane blast kills Maine firefighter, hurts 6

A firefighter walks through the scene of an explosion Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Farmington, Maine. Officials say a town's fire chief is among the injured in a propane explosion that killed a firefighter. State public safety spokesman Steve McCausland said after Monday morning's explosion at a nonprofit center in Farmington that multiple people remain hospitalized. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Officials say a propane gas explosion in Farmington, Maine, killed a firefighter and injured six other people

Lamont seeks to end religious exemption to vaccinations

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is recommending Connecticut join a growing number of states in eliminating the religious exemption to childhood vaccinations

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Stormy Daniels keeps her clothes on at Mohegan Sun

The porn star turned stand-up comic roasted President Trump Wednesday in a gig at Comix Roadhouse.

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Police: Driver taken to hospital after having medical emergency in Norwich

A driver was taken to the hospital under life-threatening conditions after witnesses observed him apparently having a medical emergency and hitting a school bus and other vehicles, police said.

New London police investigating possible shots fired at convenience store

Police say they are investigating a Saturday night disturbance involving several people and possible shots fired in the parking lot of H&T Mart at 1 Ocean Ave.

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Arrests by state and local police across the region.

Two arrested for burglarizing Stonington home with crowbar

Police charged two people from Westerly with burglarizing a home on Pequot Trail Saturday.

LOCAL NEWS

Norwich racing legend Bob Potter dies

Hall of Fame race car driver Bob Potter, a top competitor for decades, died this week after suffering a medical emergency while driving.

Debates announced in Waterford and New London

In the coming weeks The Day and League of Women Voters will be hosting debates in Waterford, for first selectman, and in New London for the office of mayor. More debates should be announced soon.

Be an Angel: Cycle for the Cause makes a stop in southeastern Connecticut

Cycle for the Cause, a 257-mile bicycle ride starting in Boston and ending in New York City, raises money to combat HIV and AIDS.

Butterfly release honors 15th anniversary

From left, StoneRidge resident and Conservation Committee Chair Sally Taylor is pictured with StoneRidge Director of Wellness Tracey Randolph. (photo submitted)

In recognition of its 15th anniversary, StoneRidge Senior Living nurtured chrysalises and released 15 monarch butterflies in the community’s butterfly garden Sept. 9.