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Florida decision likely clears Pats owner Kraft of soliciting sex

In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft points to fans as his team warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.  Florida prosecutors said Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they will not appeal a court's decision to block video allegedly showing Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

The Florida Attorney General’s office has announced that it won’t appeal a court decision blocking video that allegedly shows Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex at a massage parlor

Providence College coronavirus outbreak continues to grow

The number of Providence College students who have tested positive for the coronavirus has grown to nearly 160

Black Lives Matter mural vandalized for second time

A Black Lives Matter mural painted on a street near Springfield City Hall has been vandalized for the second time in a week, and the city’s mayor is promising to bring those responsible to justice

Lamont: Advisory group will develop plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

Deidre Gifford, acting commissioner of the state Department of Public Health, and Reginald Eadie, president and CEO of Trinity Health of New England, will lead new panel

Conn. congresswoman tests positive for COVID-19

In this March 20, 2019, file photo, Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., attends Rolling Stone's Women Shaping the Future brunch in New York. On Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, Hayes said that she and all of her staff will be quarantining after one of her aides tested positive for the coronavirus. Hayes then announced Sunday, Sept. 20, that she had tested positive. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Boston Public Schools are starting up on Monday with full remote learning

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Legal dispute over logging in state forest back in court

A judge has set a deadline of Friday for the sides in a legal dispute over tree cutting in a Massachusetts state forest to submit additional written comments on the case

Protesters call for renaming of Faneuil Hall because namesake owned slaves

Protesters are calling for Boston to rename Faneuil Hall, a marketplace building, because its namesake traded and owned slaves

Woman killed when gunfire erupts in Stamford parking lot

Stamford police say a woman was killed and several other people were wounded when gunfire erupted in a crowded parking lot

Former college basketball star fatally shot in Hartford

A former star basketball star at Albertus Magnus College has been shot and killed in Hartford

Connecticut congresswoman quarantining after staffer tests positive

In this May 14, 2018, file photo, candidate Jahana Hayes addresses delegates during the Democratic convention for the 5th District in Waterbury, Conn. On Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, Hayes, D-Conn., said that she and all of her staff will be quarantining after one of her aides tested positive for the coronavirus. (Jim Shannon/Republican-American via AP, File)

Connecticut Congresswoman Jahana Hayes says she and all of her staff will be quarantining after one of her aides tested positive for the coronavirus

Pop-up drive-in movie coming to T.F. Green Airport

Rhode Island’s largest airport is hosting a popup drive-in movie in one of its parking lots as a thank you to the community

Stretch of bikeway to close for bridge work

A section of Rhode Island’s second-longest bikeway will be closed for parts of next week as workers install new steel beams for a bridge that passes over the path

Man shot at by officer while fleeing traffic stop surrenders

In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, image taken from Naugatuck Police Department body camera footage, Roznovsky Machado pulls away during a traffic stop in Naugatuck, Conn. Mercado, accused of driving at a Connecticut police officer who opened fire at the car as it fled the traffic stop, turned himself in Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and was charged with assault and other crimes.  (Naugatuck Police Department via AP)

A man suspected of driving at a Connecticut police officer while fleeing a traffic stop has turned himself in

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Norwich man charged with possession of child pornography

A police investigation of a man's death led police to charge a second man with possession of child pornography

Conn College student charged with voyeurism

Police arrest a Connecticut College student in connection with an alleged case of voyeurism in a dormitory bathroom.

Police logs - Sept. 20, 2020

Arrests by state and local police across the region.

Police logs - Sept. 19, 2020

Arrests by state and local police around the region.

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Boardwalk propulsion

Melanie Meador helps her son Ford, 4, push his sister Sabine, 1, from North Carolina, as they walk along the Niantic Bay Boardwalk on Monday, September 21, 2020. The family is in town for a few months for work and decided to spend the day walking around downtown Melanie said.(Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Melanie Meador helps her son Ford push his sister Sabine as they walk along the Niantic Bay Boardwalk on Monday

Summer finale

The last sunset of summer glows over the New London skyline Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The autumnal equinox, the beginning of fall, is at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The last sunset of summer glows over the New London skyline Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The autumnal equinox, the beginning of fall, is at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Norwich officials make case to help customers pay NPU bills

City officials have been told they cannot use federal community development grants to help hardship customers pay utility bills to the city-owned utility.

East Lyme, Colchester schools report COVID-19 cases

One member of the East Lyme high school community and three Colchester Elementary School staff members tested positive.