After 56 years, retired submariner says undisclosed records could provide other causes for Thresher sinking

The USS Thresher. On April 10, 1963, the submarine sank approximately 220 miles east of Cape Cod. Everyone aboard — 16 officers, 96 sailors and 17 civilians — died. (Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command)

Family members of those lost are apparently mixed on whether they’d welcome a re-examination of the submarine’s sinking.

Trump proposal would cut food stamps for at least 11K Connecticut residents

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, a champion of the SNAP program, said about 500,000 children would lose access to school meals if the rule were implemented.

Libertarian, petitioning candidate added to Norwich City Council ballot

Two-time Libertarian mayoral candidate William Russell and petitioning candidate Rebecca Melucci will be on the Norwich Nov. 5 election ballot for City Council.

Norwich utilities commission appoints Chris LaRose as general manager, approves contract

The 'acting' title was removed from new Norwich Public Utilities General Manager Chris LaRose’s title Tuesday, with an approved three-year contract.

Norwich woman faces larceny charges in alleged purse theft

A woman was charged in connection with an alleged theft of two Stop & Shop employees’ purses from the store’s employee locker room, police said.

Women business professionals to share tips, services with job seekers

Women Empowered, First Job Success will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Café Otis, 80 Broadway in Norwich.

East Lyme Republicans, Democrats pick candidates for next election

Republican and Democratic Town Committees on Monday night endorsed their slate of candidates for positions across several boards and commissions in this year's upcoming election.

New London Fire Department extinguishes vehicle fire

The New London Fire Department said it extinguished a vehicle fire on Interstate 95 Northbound prior to Exit 85 that was reported at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday.

Roof torn off Cape Cod hotel, as high winds, tornado strike

Yarmouth Fire crews look through the parts of the roof that blew off the Cape Sands Inn during a morning tornado that touched down on the structure, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in West Yarmouth, Mass. The National Weather Service said radar showed that a tornado struck Yarmouth just after noon on Tuesday. (Steve Heaslip/The Cape Cod Times via AP)

A hotel roof was torn off, downed trees blocked roads and thousands of customers lost power as a series of powerful winds including a radar-confirmed tornado tore across Cape Cod

Miss America pageant leaving Atlantic City for Connecticut

The Miss America pageant is leaving one casino town for another

Police: Pawcatuck man found in girl's bedroom, charged with sexual assault

Police said they charged an a 18-year-old Pawcatuck man with sexual assault Tuesday morning after he was found in the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl.

USDA rule could cut food stamp benefits for 3.1 million

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies during a House Agriculture Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is proposing to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program. The Agriculture Department says the change could affect about 3.1 million people. The agency says the rule would close “a loophole” that enables people receiving only minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be eligible automatically for food stamps.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Trump administration is proposing to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program, a change could cut benefits for about 3.1 million people.

Attorney general given diocese files to review abuse claims

Rhode Island's attorney general says he has gained access to nearly 70 years of records from the Diocese of Providence for his review of allegations of sexual abuse by clergy

Boris Johnson wins race to become UK's next prime minister

Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks after being announced as the new leader of the Conservative Party in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Brexit champion Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and will become the country's next prime minister. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Brexit hard-liner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on and will become the country's next prime minister.

Justice officials tell Mueller not to stray from his report

In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, about the Russia investigation. House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

The Justice Department has told former special counsel Robert Mueller not to stray beyond his report on Russian election interference when he testifies to Congress on Wednesday

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian warplane

South Korean fired warning shots after a Russian military plane violated South Korea's airspace in the first such incident between the countries

Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

This July 21, 2012, file photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc. in Atlanta. Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. The proposed settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, if approved by the federal district court Northern District of Georgia, will provide up to $425 million in monetary relief to consumers, a $100 million civil money penalty, and other relief.  (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people

Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across U.S.

In this July 8, 2019, file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a man during an operation in Escondido, Calif. The administration of President Donald Trump announced Monday, July 22, 2019, that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to first appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two years. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

The Trump administration is expanding the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without requiring them to appear before judges ahead of deportation

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Norwich woman faces larceny charges in alleged purse theft

A woman was charged in connection with an alleged theft of two Stop & Shop employees’ purses from the store’s employee locker room, police said.

New London Fire Department extinguishes vehicle fire

The New London Fire Department said it extinguished a vehicle fire on Interstate 95 Northbound prior to Exit 85 that was reported at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday.

Police: Pawcatuck man found in girl's bedroom, charged with sexual assault

Police said they charged an a 18-year-old Pawcatuck man with sexual assault Tuesday morning after he was found in the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl.

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Norwich utilities commission appoints Chris LaRose as general manager, approves contract

The 'acting' title was removed from new Norwich Public Utilities General Manager Chris LaRose’s title Tuesday, with an approved three-year contract.

Salvation Army revives Boys & Girls Club in New London

Girls in the new Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of New London, from left, Amani McClellan, 12, Jaivana Monplaisir, 10, Diana Coronado, 13, and Edwina Wallace, 13, joke around after finishing their lunch Tuesday, July 23, 2019, during a local history program at the New London Historical Society's Shaw Mansion. The Salvation Army has revived the Boys and Girls Club that had closed with the shuttering of the Thames River Apartments on Crystal Avenue last year. The program at the Shaw Mansion has the children studying their personal family history and will culminate with the Aug. 8 opening of an exhibit of personal

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of New London County, a partnership between the two nationally affiliated groups, has opened in New London.